Hackettstown comedian Chad Peterson, a regular on the New York comedy club scene, will be opening a special night of comedy at Vasa Park in Mount Olive on Nov. 7.
Featuring four comedies over the course of the evening, Johnny Watson, of New Jersey, headlines. Carmen Lagala and Zach Sharif, will also perform, in what is sure to be a night of ultimate laughs.
The show will be held in Vasa Park’s Cultural Center, 93 Wolfe Road, Mount Olive. The show is open to the public. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door, with an option to also purchase dinner for an extra charge.
Peterson is fast becoming one of comedy’s rising stars and has been recognized as one of the funniest comics in New England. Ever since he was a child he felt the need to entertain. Peterson took advice from his friends and pursued a career in stand up comedy. He immediately fell in love with it and began to perfect his craft.
Peterson is now doing stand up comedy throughout the Northeast and looks forward to making crowds laugh throughout the United States and the world. In 2011 Peterson moved to Vermont and in 2014 he was a finalist in the Vermont Seven Days Daysies as one of the best comedians in Vermont. He recently moved back to the area here and continues to entertain anyone who wants to listen, and anyone who doesn’t!
Watson grew up in a tough New Jersey neighborhood. “I had to do something because I couldn’t fight a lick,” he said. “I was the poor kid on free lunch who always got picked on. I had to be funny if I wanted to stay alive!”
And he’s still funny, making countless fans laugh until they cry throughout North America. Many of his (based on real life) bits are about his family: His heroin addicted dad, apathetic mom, and his own juvenile alcoholism before quitting at age 18.
“I was the designated driver before they had designated drivers,” he says. Johnny has turned life’s hard-knocks into comedy and is loved by audiences for it.
After graduating dead last in his class, Grandma Watson implored him to become a comedian because “It’s what you do best! And…you’re no good at anything else!”
Several years later he remains one of the most popular comics on the circuit. Watson has appeared throughout the United States and Canada at many of the biggest clubs, including HA Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club in New York City, and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. He has also appeared in numerous TV, film and theater productions.
Lagala and Sharif, are the perfect openers. Lagala is also considered one of the best in New England and Sharif has been honing his comedy on the New York City circuit for some time.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. with seating starting at 6 p.m. For those interested in dinner there is a choice of chicken or pasta, for $10. Vasa Park offers a full bar. It is located just off of Route 46.