Stars of Late Night Comedy
May 4, 2022 at 8pm
Tickets: $45 Regular, $60 Premium
Direct from your television screen, Bedford Playhouse presents Stars of Late Night featuring performers from The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central and more.
Starring Ray Ellin, Erin Jackson, Brian Scott McFadden and Dan Naturman
Besides being a self-proclaimed expert on Barry Manilow and Little House on the Prairie, Ray Ellin is a host, comedian, producer, and writer. He is an executive producer of Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar, which wrapped its third season right before the NYC lockdown.
Ray is the founder of www.ComedyCloud.co, producing live, interactive online comedy events for companies and non-profits. Ray produced over 150 online events in the past two years.
Ray was profiled on “Dateline NBC,” where it was discovered that his blood pressure actually drops when he’s onstage.
Ray was the popular host of Late Net with Ray Ellin, the groundbreaking comedy/variety show to simultaneously combine both in-studio and interactive online audiences, live. The show featured A- List celebrities, top comedians, and musical guests including Chevy Chase, Hank Azaria, Leonard Nimoy, Paul Shaffer, Fran Drescher, and more. Ray was also the host/writer of the tv shows New York Now, Brain Fuel, and The Movie Loft.
Ray produced and directed the film The Latin Legends of Comedy, which he sold to 20th Century Fox. The film came in third in per-screen average during its limited theatrical release.
Ray is the owner of Aruba Ray’s Comedy Club on the island of Aruba. The venue recently celebrated its nine-year anniversary, and does approximately 100 shows a year, featuring top US comedians on each show (including Ellin). The wildly successful venue is rated Number One on TripAdvisor in three different categories, including ‘Best Show’, ‘Best Nightlife’, and ‘Fun Activity’.
Known for his ability to ad-lib and improvise with any crowd, Ray has become one of the most sought-after hosts for corporate and charity events. Ray’s ability as a comedic auctioneer has raised over two million dollars for worthwhile causes.
Ray co-starred in the romantic comedy “Killing Cinderella,” has appeared on numerous television programs, and has been featured in many tv commercials including those for Volkswagen, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser.
Ray is a regular performer and host at the Comedy Cellar in New York City.
Erin Jackson is one of the fastest-rising comedians in New York City. She works nightly in the city’s top comedy clubs, and most recently made her Netflix debut as part of Season 2 of Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready. She currently writes for the hit Netflix show, The Upshaws, and has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, This Week at the Comedy Cellar, and Last Comic Standing. Erin co-hosted three seasons of Exhale, a panel talk series on the ASPiRE television network, and has been a panelist on sports and pop-culture programs on MSNBC, NFL Network, VH-1 and TV Guide Network. Her comedy album, Grudgery, was released in 2018 and debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes comedy charts.
She is a proud alumna of Howard University and a die-hard fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Brian Scott McFadden
Actor/Comedian/ Brian Scott McFadden is one of the funniest stand up comics working in the industry today. A regular on the NY comedy club circuit, Brian has recently taken his act to a whole new level with his high energy performances & some of the most unique, incisive & hilarious routines around. After making his debut on The Late Show with David Letterman, Brian followed that up with an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. A multidimensional performer, Brian is both an accomplished stage actor, who has played Hamlet in New York, and a versatile voice over artist with a vast range of accents and character voices in his repertoire. Brian was recently seen on the big screen in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller, & also performed in such films as Ice Age II with Ray Romano, and Robots with Robin Williams & Halle Berry. Brian has released his first live Comedy CD “What Women Want”.
Dan Naturman has had many television appearances, including those on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Conan, Last Comic Standing, and as a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent. He also has his own Comedy Central Presents special, and recently wrote the novel IRA SPIRO: BEFORE COVID, available on Amazon.