Upcoming Boardman Shows
Cafe 422 Boardman
(8586 South Ave, Youngstown, OH 44514)
December 1st, 2018
Once one of the country's fastest rising sportscasters, Bill Boronkay enjoyed stops in Clarksburg, WV, Evansville, IN and Kansas City before finally landing in sunny Cleveland, OH where he was assigned various hazardous duties. Along the way, Boronkay won 5 Emmy’s, one of which is proudly displayed in his mother's home office behind a lamp. After a failed audition with ESPN (a mirror was involved), Bill reevaluated his career and took off in lukewarm pursuit of his true 14th dream and stand up. Bill's been seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, SportsTime Ohio, Time Warner Cable and heard on ESPN Radio, Bob & Tom and various radio stations across the country along with the comedy website Funny or Die. In 2015, Bill moved to New York to where he can often be found taking the right train in the wrong direction.
Dom Leonelli was born an raised in Youngstown Ohio. He performs regularly all around New York City. Whether he’s working out material in a coffee house on a Tuesday night or playing a sold-out show in Times Square on the weekend. The way he connects with his audiences leaves an unforgettable impression. Dom fearlessly opens up making light of his deepest insecurity’s. His silly conversational an yet brutally truthful style makes it feel like your hanging with an old friend.
January 12th, 2019
Mike Head regularly performs at clubs, churches and private parties all across the country. He has also been featured on television programs showcasing fresh comedic talent: Laughs TV on Hulu, “We Got Next” on Aspire TV and Tru TV’s Laff Mob’s Laff Tracks. In recent years he was given an opportunity to showcase his comedic acting ability in the Lifetime feature film “With This Ring” directed by Nzingha Stewart.
Greg is a member of the Youngstown Comedy Syndicate. He has come in 2nd place of Shaker's Comedy Contest and was the house emcee of the Funnyfarm Comedy Club.
This crazy bartender turned comic Milton Wyley has been entertaining customers for years from behind the bar with his drinks and making them laugh. Now he steps from behind the bar and onto the stage to entertain people at colleges and clubs all over Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and has been a regular comic in the Cleveland Comedy Festival.
February 2nd, 2019
Kirk grew up on the streets in South Philadelphia which is where the roots of his comedy come from. His comedy spin looks at the very simple things that happen to us all every day from a slightly cockeyed point of view. Still a card-carrying member of the Psychedelic ’60s, he finds himself four marriages and three divorces later, on the other side of the generation gap. According to Kirk, all you have to do “is pay attention.” If you do, the hilarious side of life will rear its bizarro head. It’s not always pretty but it’s really….really funny. And being slightly older than his comedian colleagues he can connect with audiences of all ages. With a finely dulled wit and the experience from the ’60s and ’70s, for 17 years, this Cleveland comedy veteran has been making a name for himself from coast to coast as he features and headlines at comedy clubs, theaters and performs at corporate events and special functions. He’s worked with some of the country’s top touring professionals, has appeared in the Marvel blockbuster, “The Avengers” as “Man Getting Out of Bus” and Captain America as Male Extra #399. He’s been heard on XM/Sirius Satellite’s “Raw Dog Comedy” channel. And was one of the winners at The World Series of Comedy in Boston and moved on to perform at the Main Event in Las Vegas. Kirk contends that it's easy to be funny when you’ve survived the 60’s and 70’s, did all the drugs you were supposed to, been married 4 times, been fired by President Reagan as an Air Traffic Controller AND actually owns a copy of the record album, “Leonard Nemoy’s Greatest Hits.” All he needs is a microphone and a stage and a few people to laugh with him.
Growing up under the influence of Jim Gaffigan and Brian Reagan, Dan combines his real-life observations and experiences into a performance that is honest and insightful that audiences can relate to and laugh at. Dan talks about life from a wannabe superhero's point of view on having to grow up, family and relationships while maintaining honest and true.
Mike Rumsey is from Louisville, Ohio. He loves Cleveland sports and all sorts of mustard.
March 2nd, 2019
For nearly thirty-five years, Eric has been delighting audiences with his hilarious performance of comedy and award-winning magic & illusion. Eric is a veteran of comedy clubs, theaters and college campuses where he has worked with Jay Leno, Paula Poundstone, Dick Gregory, Tom Arnold, Singers Kenny Loggins, Engelbert Humperdinck, and so many more. He is also a veteran of numerous television appearances.
Husband. Father. Teacher. Nerd. Jerry has traveled the world, teaching at different universities while directing plays on three continents. He brings his wry and ironic sense of humour to his world-weary experience on everything from parenting to physics. He combines observational humour about marriage with nerd comedy about Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons. With his Ph.D. in comedy, Jerry raises the IQ of audiences everywhere he goes.
Karsnak & Makatura
Youngstown natives Ed Karsnak & Tim Makatura are singers/acoustic guitarists who play classic songs of the singer/songwriter genre. Their distinctive finger-style playing technique is characteristic of his musical heroes, artists such as James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, and Paul Simon (among many others). One the region’s most popular music acts, the duo of Karsnak & Makatura were a staple on stages across Ohio and Pennsylvania in the 1970s and 1980s. We are proud to have them together again on our stage for their first public performance together in more than thirty years.
April 6th, 2019
A native of Dearborn, Michigan Scott, has honed his stand-up comedy act among the many talented comics in Houston, TX. Scott has worked on comedy stages across the country. He has also had the pleasure of entertaining our troops in Korea, Japan, and Guam. You can also hear Scott on XM Satellite Radio. This high energy comic still leaves the audience hysterical with laughter when heading out the exit door!
When you’ve been told you look like Seinfeld and Sandler throughout your life, why not go into comedy? Michael Gershe has been performing comedy for over 20 years at clubs, colleges, and military bases. He has worked with legends such as Harry Anderson and George Wallace.