The Soul Joel Comedy Tour

Soul Joel Presents

The Soul Joel Comedy Tour

Richie Byrne, Dustin Chafin, Kevin Israel, Mark Riccadonna, Mike Sicoli

Thu / October 19, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

Proceeds from this show will benefit local, Hammonton charities including:

FACES 4 Autism (www.faces4autism.org)
Knights of Columbus of Hammonton Padre Pio 14191

Joel Richardson
The founder of Soul Joel Productions, the biggest independent comedy production company on the East Coast. For over 10 years, Joel has been producing 200 plus shows every year. Half of the those shows are fundraising events that benefit schools, non-profit, and charitable organizations. SJP has had 500 plus comedians work in 15 different states, who have appeared on The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, MTV, and heard on SiriusXM Radio.
Richie Byrne
For over twenty years Richie Byrne has worked the top comedy venues here and abroad. Richie is also very proud to be the warm-up comic for "The Dr. Oz Show" since it's inception in 2009. He recently performed at Radio City Music Hall as the opening act to the "Dr. Oz Health & Happiness Summit". Richie is also an accomplished actor and singer with a long resume of theatrical and television credits including "Sex & the City", "The Sopranos" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent". He can also be seen in the indy film, "Goodbye Baby", where he served as featured actor, comedian and advisor, as well as writing material for the leading characters stand-up routine. He also writes, produces and stars in his own musical variety series "The Richie Byrne Show," which can be seen at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.
Dustin Chafin
Born in a doublewide trailer in Kilgore, Texas; son of a used-car salesman and a beautiful and wild hippy child; grandson of Choctaw Native Americans: Dustin Chafin is both Cowboy and Indian.

Dustin set foot in the boxing ring at the young age of five. Full of fight and fury, he quickly won golden gloves. As a young man, Dustin’s path took a turn towards the spiritual, and led him to the mountains of Chile where he worked as a missionary for many years. After developing a love and deep appreciation for people and their experiences, Dustin followed his calling from the Chilean
forests to the tall buildings and crazy streets of New York City. There he found his true passion, culminating his experience of peoples and their voices and the fight of the ring: stand-up.

Since Chafin first grasped the microphone, he has been very busy. He has been featured in the New York Underground Comedy Festival, where he was honored by The Bill Hicks Tribute show at the Laugh Factory. Dustin has also been featured in the Chicago and Las Vegas comedy festivals where he won “Best of Fest.” He headlines regularly at premiere New York City venues such as Caroline’s on Broadway, Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club and Standup NY. He is the creator of “Uncensored Comedy,” a critically acclaimed show that runs weekends in New York City and a nationwide tour. Chafin has toured with the USO to perform in Korea, Japan, Africa, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. He has been a staff writer for the Sci-Fi Channel, and contributing writer for The Chris Rock Show, Dennis Miller Live, Chappelle’s Show, and Blue Collar TV. Dustin is a regular on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio—he has been featured on Jim Breuer Unleashed, One Hour special Southern Discomfort on Raw Dog on Sirius, Court TV Radio, Blue Collar Radio and Howard Stern radio, Howard Demand and on National Lampoon TV on Demand. . He was also featured on ABC’s special coverage of the New York Comedy Festival. Dustin brought down the house on Showtime's White Boyz in the Hood. Dustin is also a writer, producer for United Stations Radio their comedy segments reach over a hundred radio affiliates across the U.S and Canada
Kevin Israel
Kevin Israel has a resume that will make you look twice. If you can think of a job, Kevin has probably worked it during his 40 years on earth. He was a lawyer, a political operative, a communications specialist, and, of course, a stand-up comedian.

For over 15 years Kevin had been entertaining audiences with an act forged at his family’s dining room table, in his fraternity house, and in the halls of law school. Kevin has an act unlike any other, because it is his story and his alone. With razor sharp wit and the ability to improvise that only a lawyer could possess – once you see him, you won’t forget him.

Considered one of the top political operatives in New Jersey, Kevin left that life, and a lucrative position at a law firm, to pursue his one true passion – comedy. Now he tours the country regaling audiences with his decades of life experience. From stories of his mother, to relationships, to the reality of growing up the only Jewish kid in his school, when Kevin leaves the stage you won’t just feel that you’ve seen a great show, you’ll know you made a friend.

Kevin has worked with some of the top acts in the nation. He has appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX. He guest hosted the Sirius Satellite Radio RawDog comedy morning show and he won the prestigious Gilda Radner’s Laugh-off in 2013. Now he stars in his own web series, “B.R.O.’s” and cohosts the Comedy Point Radio show.
Mark Riccadonna
Mark Riccadonna grew up an artsy jock outside of Youngstown, Ohio. At age 17 (like a bad independent movie), Mark moved to NYC in search of himself and happiness. He pursued Theatre at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, joining "The Company" after graduation. Soon after, Mark stumbled upon Stand-Up Comedy and found success as a storyteller, performing throughout New York City, and 'on the road'. Mark currently also performs for Armed Forces Entertainment, and has entertained U.S. and U.N. Troops worldwide, performing in six continents while working with his childhood heroes. Outside of comedy, Mark is an accomplished actor and writer. Most recently Mark has a lead role in the feature film "Days of Power" and is writing for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update.

Whether he is working with The Amoralists Theatre Company (In the acclaimed hit "Happy in the Poor House"), Angry Shih Tzu Productions or on tour with Stand-Up, Mark continues to climb the ranks. He is a gifted storyteller, with a charisma that makes you feel like you’ve known him forever, unique delivery, signature voice (that has landed him several commercials) and likability; you will see why he is a favorite at clubs and theatres everywhere.

Not only is storytelling an art that throughout time has passed information, life lessons and entertainment from generation to generation, it is one of the oldest art forms celebrated. It is also the best part of the entertainment business. Just ask Mark Riccadonna about when the the show is over. After the place has cleared out, there is no better feeling then bellying up to the bar with your fellow performers, cracking a drink and a smile, while entertaining your fellow entertainers. What he does on stage isn't what entertains Mark. He loves the stories from the green room, a sparkle in the eye, a drink in hand and a great tale from the road. In "Drinks, Jokes and Storytelling" it Mark's goal to bring the green room out to the stage and let the audience see behind the scenes of what entertains their entertainment.
Mike Sicoli
At only 25 years old, Mike Sicoli has amassed an impressive resume. Mike has worked with industry favorites like Pete Davidson and Bobby Collins. He recently won Catch A Rising Star's funniest comic competition and regularly performs at clubs around the tri-state area. You can hear Mike every week on The Comedy Point Radio Show.

Mikes wit, fast charm, and sharp sense of humor have quickly made him a crowd favorite.Audience member regularly request him and those in the industry say they are expecting big things from him.
Venue Information:
Kathedral Event Center
499 S Egg Harbor Road
Hammonton, NJ, 08037
http://www.kathedral.com/