Get ready for Friday, July 5 of the Ellicottville Summer Music Festival with a completely different event than Ellicottville has ever hosted before. The Mountain of Laughs “ A HILL-arious Event” sponsored by the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival has just added two new acts and an MC to their already stellar lineup.
The star comedian Tammy Pescatelli, winner of Comedy Central’s Stand-up Showdown and finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing 2, will be headliner for the “Mountain of Laughs” evening. Considered by her national following as “the kind of woman you wish was your sister or best friend,” Tammy has borrowed from her rich Italian upbringing in Cleveland, to share advice on everything from drinking tips to ways of keeping you grounded … all the while making sure the laughs are coming from good clean humor.
Tammy will be preceded by rising young talent Tony Deyo, known for his sharp wit and comedic timing. Named one of the year’s best stand-up comedians by the New York Post in 2011, Tony was thrust into the limelight in 2007 when he participated in the 2007 HBO Aspen Comedy Festival.
Tony will now be preceded by a showcase of Comedians starting at 7:15 p.m. The showcase features host Nick Siracuse, a Buffalo native who performs around the country and writes for Jay Leno; Moody McCarthy, a Syracuse native that has been featured on “Letterman,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and CBS’s “Star Search”; Erik Rivera, who has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” MTV’s “Tr3s,” Comedy Central, and more; and Harrison Greenbaum, a Lucy Comedy Fest crowd favorite who is one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” He is also the warm-up comedian for Katie Couric’s daytime talk show on ABC. You can also see him on Spike TV, at the Gotham Comedy Club and more.
Just in case you can’t catch the Mountain of Laughs Comedy Night, don’t forget that Saturday, July 6 will have you feeling a little bit country with a performance by Grammy award-winning country music star Gretchen Wilson, and if classic rock is more your style, then Sunday’s performance by the legendary Creedence Clearwater Revisited will be sure to please.
To purchase tickets for Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival and to see a full schedule of the event, visit www.ellicottvilleny.com, or contact the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-349-9099. “Fans” are always welcome at www.facebook.com/Ellicottville.