It’s time to laugh in the New Year with four very funny New York City comedians as Seven Angels Theatre presents their annual Stand-Up and Count Down, New Year’s Eve Comedy Night on December 31. With Ellen Karis, Davin Rosenblatt, Hiram Kasten and Carol Siskind. There will be two shows offered, at 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM. The second show includes appetizers and a champagne toast at midnight. Bring your friends and family for a great fun way to ring in the New Year.. Come Join The Funny.
Tickets are $50 for the 6:30 PM show, and $60 for the 9:30 PM show. Doors and Devil’s Corner Bar open 45 minutes before each show. Season subscribers save $5 on tickets. To purchase tickets stop in or call the box office at 203-757-4676, or online at SevenAngelsTheatre.org. Seven Angels Theatre is located on Plank Road in Waterbury with plenty of free parking.
Ellen Karis is the “Greek Goddess of Comedy” and has performed stand-up comedy all over the US and Canada. Agents and Promoters have described her as the “little dynamo” given her petite stature and unique ability to build a quick rapport with the audience. Ellen can easily entertain any crowd with her brand of sarcastic, observational humor rooted in her conflict of being raised as a traditional Greek American woman in a modern world. Many have described her delivery as “Richard Lewis-esque” given her energy and passion in joking about her recent marriage, her very large and loud family and the idiosyncrasies of the ever changing world we live in.
Ellen is also an accomplished actress having been in several independent films and TV shows including “The Sopranos.
Davin Rosenblatt is a New York based comedian and has been entertaining audiences throughout the world for several years. His likeable, yet confident, style leaves audiences wanting more of his unique perspective on current events, social issues, every day life and more.
Davin’s versatility enables him to perform in a vast variety of venues. He routinely works in destination resorts, private parties, major clubs, colleges, and corporate events. It is the constant work in the kaleidoscope of venues that makes him the chameleon of comedy. You may have seen him performing at New York Comedy Club, NY; Ha Comedy Club, NY; Funny Business Comedy Clubs, various; Comedy Zone, various; Catch a Rising Star, various; Many universities & colleges including Montclair State University, NJ; Cornell University, NY; Johnson & Wales University, RI; A few prestigious festivals including New York Underground Comedy Festival, and the Toyota Comedy Festival. Davin was featured on Comedy Central’s “Fresh Faces of Comedy” in 2003. He headlined a tour on Liberty Travel’s Cruise Line, “The Regal Empress.” Davin also excels in live radio. He hosts his own weekly radio show which has been carried by WTBQ in NY and is currently working with Anthony Cumia of Opie & Anthony who is a regular contributor to Davin’s Den when the show is recorded in Anthony’s studio, the Compound. Davin was also featured on New York’s number one drive time radio show, WFAN’s Mike’d Up “The Mike Francesa Show.”
Hiram Kasten -From the day he was born (Gosh, he looks great for his age!) in a little log cabin in the Bronx, Hiram Kasten was headed straight into comedy. The doctor slapped him and he did 5 minutes. Studying all the great entertainers on television, Hiram practiced each day in his room. Hiram played Broadway Cast albums every afternoon and taught himself to sing, which was no mean achievement, if you knew the paucity of musical ability in his family. They had no rhythm. His father thought a meter was something you put a dime in. Hi taught himself to dance from standing in front of the TV and copying the moves of all the greats
At the Comic Strip on a snowy night in 1978, he was introduced by the emcee, a young fellow who just happened to be Jerry Seinfeld! Hello stand-up comedy! From there to emceeing at Catch A Rising Star and starring in his own Sunday night show at Dangerfield's for 5 years, In 1986, by now totally debauched, but still tanned and slim, he married his long time sweetheart Diana Kisiel (they would broadcast together on Howard Stern's WNBC radio show) -- who insisted that it was time to leave the Bronx because Hollywood beckoned (!) and urged a move by their first anniversary. They loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly ...Boulevard that is! Swimming pools, movie stars, and dozens of shuls. Since then, Hiram has guest starred on some of television's most popular programs. From Seinfeld (3 times), Mad About You (twice), and Everybody Loves Raymond to a recurring role as the pharmacist, Mr. Piel, on 7th Heaven.
Hiram was hand-picked by producers Don Reo and David Cassidy to star in the Las Vegas production of The Rat Pack is Back at the Desert Inn. It was voted the Number #1 New Show in Las Vegas.
Carol Siskind started her stand-up career in New York, honing her skills in all of the comedy clubs in the City. She then moved on to Los Angeles where she appeared on many television shows. When she first appeared on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson", he came to her dressing room after her spot and said , "Welcome to the family"). She did 'stand-up' and 'panel' on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", was a regular on Fox's "Comic Strip Live" and "Sunday Comics" where she performed and wrote a series of personal film pieces. She's been seen on two Showtime specials and also hosted a segment of Lifetimes popular series, "Girls' Night Out". Carol has headlined clubs, colleges and theatres throughout the United States, England and South Africa.
Carol is known for her neurotic, edgy take on her own behavior, with lines like, "I am so neurotic, I wish there was a 'Miss Neurosis Pageant". I could win this; I have my speech ready... my hobbies are... stewing in my own juices, making mountains out of molehills, and blowing things completely out of proportion... and for the talent portion, I'd like to jump to the wrong conclusions".
Carol's comedic performances have not only been limited to stand-up. She played comedy roles on TV, including an unforgettable episode of "Baywatch" (where she was thankful to wear a wet suit, rather that the pre-requisite bikini.) She played another memorable role, as "The Potato Lady" on Garry Shandling's brilliant HBO series, "The Larry Sanders Show" and in the Off Broadway play, "Ernie and Arnie". The American Comedy Awards also nominated her a "Best Club Comic of the Year".