Penguins Comedy Club located inside The Vault presents Mike Vacchione for two shows.
November 16 and 17.
Show times at 7:30 PM
Michael Vecchione was born in Youngstown, Ohio and graduated High School
in Boca Raton, Florida…. He played football and placed second in the 1991 AAA state
wrestling tournament…He attended Pennsylvania State University where he earned a
bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Special
Education from Cabrini College in Pennsylvania. Mike has worked as a counselor and
Special Education teacher in the Philadelphia area.
At the end of 2003, Michael moved to New York City. He has appeared
on Comedy Centrals Live at Gotham, Comedy Centrals Fresh Face Debates, and
Russell Simmons Presents: Stand Up at the El Rey Theatre. Michael also had a guest
appearance on the IFC hit show Z Rock.
In 2010, Mike won the People’s Choice Award for the New York Comedy
Festival, was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and was selected to perform
at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival (New Faces). Later that year, Mike went on
to perform on the Tonight Show starring Jay Leno and shot his own Half Hour Special
for Comedy Central.
Michael headlines across the United States and is based in New York City.
Michael made his network debuts on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the same year. He followed that up with performances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central's The Half Hour and most recently Conan. Currently you can see Michael as a contestant on NBC's Last Comic Standing.
Desiring to perform all forms of comedy, Michael took sketch and improv classes at The Second City in Chicago, iO, and Annoyance. In Chicago, Michael debuted his one-person sketch show--Pursuing Happiness: A bunch of scenes about people that moved out of their parents' house, got a real job and got married. Performed by a guy who didn't.
Gayle Becwar and his funny, bizarre, innovative, magical performance will fulfill all of your entertainment needs. Growing up in a family of magicians, Gayle’s first introduction to entertainment came as a child, performing with his family’s traveling magic show. Since then, Becwar has spent several years presenting his fresh, fast paced magic and comedy act as a full time solo professional. Audiences from coast to coast will attest that his act is truly unique and entertaining. Becwar has opened for Dan Seals and Holly Dunn, and worked a series of shows with legend comedienne Phyllis Diller. He recently taped for HBO’s Comic Relief, where he scored big to thunderous applause, and for Showtime in their Funniest Man in America Contest. Gayle Becwar has a likeable, ad-libbing style that makes each of his performances special and exciting. His college degrees in broadcasting and Speech have contributed to his professionalism, as well as a warm and engaging rapport. From comedy clubs, colleges and state fairs to banquets, conventions, and trade shows, Becwar’s magic, mindreading and humor involves all types of people. Your audience will be no exception. The Associated Press said it best, “More than just a magician, Gayle Becwar is a complete entertainer.”