The laughter is coming to Bristol when Homebrewed Comedy hits the stage at Lock Stock Bar & Grill on Thursday, March 30. Dario Joseph is headlining the show and RJ Purpura and Greg Owens will join host Mike Peters.
The show starts at 8 p.m., and we’re asking for a $5 donation at the door. Seating begins at 7:30, so come out and enjoy the show and tip the bartenders extra well.
About the comedians:
Mike Peters, a Binghamton comedian, specializes in self-deprecating, observational humor. A contributor for Funny or Die, Peters is the founder of Homebrewed Comedy. He hosts at the Syracuse Funny Bone and WiseCrackers in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., won the Utica Brews Laugh Contest and Uptown Roast Battle and opened for Super Troopers’ Rabbit, Erik Stolhanske and Gilbert Gottfried. Peters produces shows all over New York and hosts his weekly podcasts, On the Mic with Mike Peters and It’s About Time: A Sopranos Watch Podcast.
Greg Owens is a Philadelphia transplant who moved to western New York to raise his family. He’s been entertaining audiences with his sardonic takes on suburban life, teenagers and middle age ever since. He recently left the corporate world because making laughs is way more enjoyable than making money. Owens has featured for Bobby Collins, Bobby Slayton, Jimmy Shubert, Moody McCarthy and Earl David Reed.
Originally from Rochester, RJ Purpura has been writing and performing comedy for many years and has had the privilege of working with comedians such as Dave Attell, Doug Stanhope, Big Jay Oakerson, Gilbert Gottfriend and Dan Soder. Purpura’s rapid-fire witticisms cover a wide variety of topics, all with an (un)healthy dose of self-deprecation, that lead to him being named the 2017 Funniest Person in Rochester. Purpura has performed all over upstate New York, in New York City, at the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival and the Rochester Fringe Festival.
Dario Joseph got his start in comedy in 2011 and worked all through New York City for four years before coming back to Rochester. Joseph has opened for Brian Posehn, Ari Shaffir, Kurt Braunholer and Iliza Shlesinger and performs anywhere he can. He was Rochester’s Funniest Person in 2014 and was a Cleveland Comedy Festival Finalist in 2016. Joseph produces shows in the Rochester area and he’s the co-host of the podcast Refined Taste with Dario and Chris.