Ron Bennington, Jim Florentine, Derek Gaines, Ben Bailey, Sherrod Small, Bonnie McFarlane, and More!

Ron Bennington, Jim Florentine, Derek Gaines, Ben Bailey, Sherrod Small, Bonnie McFarlane, and More!

Fri · September 8, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 16 and over

Ron Bennington
Ron Bennington
Finding comedy in everything and everything in comedy. Ron Bennington has been a stand up comedian and comedy club owner and promoter. He's also been part of two legendary radio shows, the Ron and Ron Radio Network and the Ron and Fez show. All of that experience comes together for Bennington. Three hours of talk entertainment with nationally known comedians. His co-host is Gail Bennington who has literally grown up in the buisness of comedy. It's fun, edgy and covers everything in comedy today. What ESPN is to sports, Bennington is to comedy.
Weekdays 12pm-3pm ET
Jim Florentine
Jim Florentine
JIM FLORENTINE is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, comedian, voice artist, and performer, who is currently co-hosting VH1 Classic's hit heavy metal talk show series "That Metal Show" alongside Eddie Trunk and now label-mate Don Jamieson. JIM FLORENTINE is best known for his work on Comedy Central's show Crank Yankers where he performed the voice of Special Ed, a mentally challenged teenager, and Bobby Fletcher, a despicable, alcoholic slob who is the older cousin of Ed. Recently, JIM FLORENTINE opened up the American Carnage Tour for Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer in arenas across the country. JIM FLORENTINE comments; "performing in front of 13,000 Slayer fans every night was insane! It was like emceeing a rape!" JIM FLORENTINE also appears in the feature film "A Little Help" starring Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesley of The Office) and Chris O' Donnell (Scent of a Woman). JIM FLORENTINE plays the character Brian, who is Jenna Fischer's love interest in the film. A Little Helphas already won best film in several different film festivals and JIM FLORENTINE appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! on June 22 to promote the movie.

In June 2012 Jim just hosted the OMA Awards for MTV that aired worldwide. In Aug of 2012 That Metal Show that Jim co hosts on VH1 Classic will be going into it's 11th season. Jim also recently opened for the band Metallica at a festival called Orionfest that attracted over 50,000 fans!

"Being a fan of the Metal Blade label since its inception, it is truly an honor to be part of the family now. I will try my hardest to make the heaviest comedy album ever. So expect plenty of fat jokes!" comments JIM FLORENTINE.

Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel adds: "I have always been a big fan of comedy and Jim is a great comedian. He is also a metal head and friend so I am so excited to welcome him to the Metal Blade Family!"

JIM FLORENTINE has also been in involved in shows such as HBO Inside the NFL, Late Late Show withCraig Kilborn, Chelsea Lately on E, The Howard Stern Radio & TV Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, MTV Music Video Awards, Spike TV Video Game Awards, HBO Down and Dirty Comedy Show, and The Apprentice just to name a few.

On Oct. 25 2011 Jim released his stand up CD on Metal Blade Records called Cringe N Purge. It landed at #3 on the Itunes Charts and #5 on the Comedy Billboard Charts. Here is one of the many positive reviews.

On Sept. 4 2012 Jim released his 2nd CD on Metal Blade Records called Awful Jokes From My First Comedy Notebook. That CD also landed at #3 on the Itunes Charts and # 10 on the Comedy Billboard Charts. Jim is only the 3rd comedian ever to have 2 CD's land in the top 10 in the same year! The concept for this CD was that Jim stumbled across his first comedy notebooks from when he first started doing comedy back in the early 90's. He couldn't believe how bad his early jokes were and decided to share them with his fans and went into a recording studio and read his awful jokes directly out of his notebook. The CD has recieved massive critical acclaim in the comedy world for taking a huge risk. Check out this review
In 2011 Jim launched his weekly Podcast called Comedy, Metal, Midgets. It is one of the most popular comedy Podcasts out there constantly landing in the top 20 every week. You can listen and subscribe for free here. iTunes

History (taken from Jim FLORENTINE's Wikipedia page):
In July 2001, FLORENTINE released Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 1. After numerous plays on the Howard Stern Radio Show, his CD ranking on Amazon.com went from 282,363 to number 2. The only artist ahead of him was the Backstreet Boys. Later that week, FLORENTINE's CD came in at #17 on the Internet Billboard charts.

After the release of Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 2 in late 2001, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla took a liking to FLORENTINE's prank calls and hired him for a show to debut in June 2002 on Comedy Central called Crank Yankers. FLORENTINE played Special Ed, a mentally challenged teenager, and Bobby Fletcher, a despicable, alcoholic slob who is the older cousin of Ed.

After season 1, Eminem took a liking to FLORENTINE's characters and flew him out to his Detroit studio to do prank calls together for the upcoming season of Crank Yankers. The following year in 2004, Eminem and FLORENTINE did a bit together on the MTV Music awards show where Eminem beat up Special Ed, who kept annoying him (and tore his leg off). Crank Yankers lasted 3 seasons on Comedy Central. The show moved over to MTV2 in 2006 for one season. FLORENTINE's Special Ed character that he created is still played at various Sporting Events at stadiums across the USA.

FLORENTINE was featured on the series premiere of Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, a stand-up comedy series that aired on HBO on October 3, 2008. The series spotlights new and established talent, including Artie Lange, Bill Burr (Chappelle Show), Patrice O'Neal (Scary Movie 4), and Andrew Dice Clay. Lemmy, leader of the heavy metal band Motörhead, serves as the musical director.

Later that year, That Metal Show which FLORENTINE hosts made its debut on VH1 Classic. It's described as "The Tonight Show for AC/DC fans". He is also co-hosting along with Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson. The show is currently in its 8th season.

FLORENTINE has been seen on The Apprentice, Comedy Central's Mother Load, HBO's Inside the NFL, Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Opie and Anthony Show, The Howard Stern Show, Spike TV's Video Game Awards, MTV Music Video Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, VH1's The List, and Louie Anderson's Comedy Showcase. He also voiced the redneck radio host Bobbie Ray in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

FLORENTINE has a series of prank call CDs known as Terrorizing Telemarketers Volumes 1-5. The CDs feature a series of recorded telephone conversations, often with FLORENTINE receiving calls from telemarketers, wherein he turns the tables on often aggressive salespeople by being deliberately difficult and creating awkward situations.

In 2004, FLORENTINE worked one season on HBO's Inside the NFL performing various comedy sketches. The show won an Emmy that season and FLORENTINE has proudly said in various interviews that when he was single he kept it on his night stand and it would close the deal anytime he had a date over. He called it his "Mariano Rivera".

At the same time, FLORENTINE released two hidden camera DVDs called Meet The Creeps where he and his partner Don Jamieson pull outrageous pranks on people. The DVD has got in the hands of some Comedy Central executives and they brought Meet The Creeps to their broadband channel called Motherload. After the two successful seasons, Comedy Central did a Meet The Creeps pilot for the network. The pilot was deemed too mean spirited and the show never made it on the network.

Between 2004 and 2008, FLORENTINE made 3 appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC. He also appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. In 2007, FLORENTINE appeared on the last episode of The Apprentice in season 4 doing his edgy stand-up comedy at a conservative charity event. He asked Trump's partner George if he wears a diaper. He has not been asked back on the apprentice since. He is an occasional guest on the late-night Fox News Channel show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. Later in 2010, FLORENTINE appeared in the feature film A Little Help as Brian, the love interest of Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesley of The Office).

Jim's TV & Radio Appearances:
Lopez Tonight in June 2010
VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show"
HBO "Down and Dirty Comedy Show"
TMZ
The Apprentice
Comedy Central's Mother Load
HBO "Inside the NFL"
"Late Late Show" with Craig Kilborn
Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers"
Fox News Red Eye
Chelsea Lately on E!
Spike TV Video Game Awards
MTV Music Video Awards
Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC
Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central
The Howard Stern Radio & TV Show
MTV's "Beach House"
VH1's "The List"
Louie Anderson's "Comedy Showcase"
The Joy Behar Show
Derek Gaines
Derek Gaines
The man with the smile of a thousand angels, Derek Gaines, a California born New Jersey resident, raised a new face in the wonderful art of comedy. July 29th 1984 was the day that the Lindenwold's only campaign began. Derek started in the vicious comedy clubs of Philadelphia and than began to move around the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York) working and still working on what he would like to call the "Left field crusader show", the style of comedy that speaks to all but touches the very hearts of the Black, "can't-be-a-thug suburbanite only children" of the US. Derek trusts and believes God for this gift he has been given and just wants to bring it back for the people. "Progress and not peril" is his motto and he plans to take that with him through every stage of his career.
Bonnie McFarlane
Bonnie McFarlane
Bonnie McFarlane hails from Northern Canada but is still always cold.
A national headlining comedian, McFarlane's radio and television credits includes an HBO special, two comedy central specials, three Letterman appearances, a Tonight Show appearance, The Howard Stern Show and a regular on the Opie and Anthony/Jimmy radio show. Bonnie regularly appears as a guest on Fox's Redeye and is a regular cast panelist on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show starring Larry Willmore. Bonnie is also a cast member on the current season of Tru TV's, How To Be A Grown Up. Bonnie has acted in numerous television shows and can be seen in the newly acclaimed web series "Cop Show" starring Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld. She most recently made an award winning comedy documentary feature about funny women called Women Aren't Funny starring Joan Rivers, Rosie O'Donnell, Sarah Silverman and Maria Bamford. It's available on iTunes and Netfix. The HuffingtonPost listed McFarlane as the number one funniest female you should know. Marie Claire Magazine said she is one of the 50 Funniest Women Right Now. Paste Magazine chose the podcast she does with her husband, Rich Vos as one of the Top Ten best comedy podcasts today. It's called My Wife Hates Me. McFarlane also co-hosts a national radio show on Sirius XM with her husband based on the podcast. Bonnie has written a book for Harper Collins that will be coming out February 23 2016 called: You're Better Than Me. Her comedy has been described as sly, inventive and edgy. Huffpo referred to her crowd work as "the best in the biz."She is active on social media and was singled out by several online publications as one of the top people you should be following on Twitter.
Ben Bailey
Ben Bailey
Before he got behind the wheel of The Cash Cab -Ben Bailey began his career as a Stand Up comedian... as a young man Bailey left his home in a small town in New Jersey and headed to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of a career in show
business... just a few weeks later he found himself onstage at The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip and knew right away that he had found his calling... he soon after returned to the East Coast and quickly became a crowd favorite at the clubs in New York City. He has since performed at all the major festivals including Montreal and Chicago(Just For Laughs), the (hallowed &former) Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, The Edinborough Fringe Festival, and at clubs and Theaters around the world. He has starred in 2 specials for Comedy Central, his most recent- "Road Rage and Accidental Ornithology" has been a huge hit on Netflix for the last few Years. (there is a new special due out in the Spring). By the summer of 2005 Bailey had appeared in Several Commercials, on FOX's "Mad TV" become a regular on "Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn" recorded his 1st special for Comedy Central, and made stand up appearances on HBO, NBC, "Star Search" "Last Call w/Carson Daly" and "The Late Show" It seemed that Bailey's star was on the rise... and then along came "Cash Cab." Ben drove the Smash Hit series (still on in Syndication around the world) for over 400 episodes, he and the show won 6 Daytime Emmy Awards, Bailey has appeared on ""The Tonight Show", "The Today Show", "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "Rachel Ray" and virtually every major morning show(TV&radio) in the country... He has gone on
to host Several other TV shows including "Who's Still Standing" for NBC, "Best in The Business" and "After the Catch" for Discovery as well as several Pilots... He has appeared in numerous other TV shows - "30 Rock" "Parenthood" "Law and Order", "Hope & Faith", "The Knights of Prosperity", "One life to Live"... as well as several films- "Bad Parents", "Don't Shoot the Pharmacist", "Bad Meat"... Bailey can currently be seen hosting segments on NatGeo's "Brain Games" and has a new show in the works with A&E as well as commercial campaigns for DTE Energy, Nature Valley nut
bars, and Aldi Supermarkets. Bailey tours as a national headliner, you can see him live at a Theater or Comedy Club in your area and in his latest Stand Up Special in 2015.
Sherrod Small
Sherrod Small
He often performs at the Comedy Cellar and Comic Strip Live in Manhattan, frequently as the MC. Sherrod was a regular on VH1's Best Week Ever, and serves as a regular guest, occasional ombudsman, and one time host of Fox News's late-night satire program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. He has appeared on Tough Crowd, Premium Blend, and The Chris Rock Show. He can also be seen with John Mayer on the parody cover of Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain". He can also be seen on the G4's International Sexy Ladies.
In 2009, Small was a guest commentator on both VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the '80s and 100 Most Shocking Music Moments.
Venue Information:
The Stand
239 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/