The Fulton Lions Club has announced that they will be hosting their 5th annual Mane Event comedy night with nationally known comedians Moody McCarthy and Paul Kozlowski on Friday, October 20, at the Fulton Polish Home. All proceeds raised will benefit community members in need.
“This event has been very successful for us and the community. It’s sure to be a fun, entertaining night for all,” said Michelle Stanard, Fulton Lions president. “Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. There will also be a 50-50 drawing and a raffle for a ticket in our next Lions Loot Sweepstakes.”
Presale tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Devine Designs, Fulton Medicine Place, Phoenix Medicine Place, Mimi’s Drive-In, PathFinder Bank-Fulton, and the Fulton Polish Home. Ticket donations sold at the door can be purchased for $20 per person and “Laugh Package” tables of eight may also be purchased in advance until October 18, for $200 per table. “Laugh with the Lions-Laugh Package” includes reserved preferred seating near the stage, waitress service, specialty pizzas, snacks and soda, and one complimentary drink per person. Laugh Package tables can also be purchased online at fultonlionsclub.com. For more information contact Deana Michaels, event co-chair, at (315) 529-5508, or co-chair Linda Hughes at (315) 960-3019.
The event feature act, Moody (Matthew) McCarthy, a Syracuse native, now performs internationally and resides in New York City with his wife and two daughters. Since beginning stand up comedy in 1992, Moody has made numerous TV appearances, highlighted by performances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and two sets on The Late Show With David Letterman.
According to his website (moodymccarthy.com), “Moody’s material is described as original but universal, and smart without being trite. Couple that with a disarming stage presence and in-the-moment chops, you’ll see why he’s earned the admiration of his peers for his ability to ‘go up cold’ and turn any setting into a lively comedy room. From country clubs to pubs to corporate outings, he will brighten any event.”
Paul Kozlowski is a well-known writer, actor, and great comedian who was born in Wellsville, New York. Kozlowski has performed stand-up comedy on Evening At The Improv, A&E’s Caroline’s Comedy Hour, FOX’s Comic Strip Live, PBS’ Comedy Tonight, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Stand Up, NBC’s Friday Night Videos, VH1’s Two Drink Minimum and MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour
In addition to comedy, he was a screenwriter for The Chris Rock Show, which then earned the show an Emmy Award for it’s outstanding writing in 1999. He has written and appeared on The Jon Stewart Show, The Chris Rock Show, Comedy Central’s Gong Show, MTV’s Idiot Savants, Fox Sport’s Ultimate Fan League, Exit 57 with Stephen Colbert, Ellen, The Wayne Brady Show, and HBO’s Mr. Show. Kozlowski has also made appearances in the movies Punchline, Shakes The Clown and Call Me Lucky. An accidental painter and sculptor, he owned the legendary “Fake Gallery” in Los Angeles, home to many fantastic comics including Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford and Robin Williams.