NCF Presents: Stand Up & Learn Pro Show


Main Theater Sat, Jun 9, 2018 7:00 PM
Run Time:1h
Genre:Live Comedy


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Saturday, June 9, 7:00 p.m.  The Nantucket Comedy Festival presents the 2018 Stand Up & Learn Winter Workshop and Professional Comedy Series.  Executive Director Kevin Flynn, Producer Karen Morgan and nationally headlining comedians Mark Riccadonna, Richie Byrne and host Joel Richardson will be on island to entertain local audiences and conduct Stand Up & Learn, a comedy education program for people aged 8–18.




Richie Byrne

Combine the sharpness of the New York observationalist with the charm of an old-school storyteller--add a dominating stage presence with one of the highest laugh-per-minute counts in the business & you have only scratched the surface of Richie Byrne.  He has performed at Dangerfield's, Caroline’s and Gotham Comedy Club, Hilarities, and The Ice House.  His television appearances include Comedy Central, VH1, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet.  Richie is currently the warm-up act for The Dr. Oz Show.

Mark Riccadonna

Mark Riccadonna is an amazing storyteller and comedian.  He grew up an artsy jock outside of Youngstown, Ohio and later moved to NYC in search of himself and happiness. He pursued Theatre at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, joining "The Company" after graduation. Soon after, Mark stumbled upon Stand-Up Comedy and found success as a storyteller, performing throughout New York City, and 'on the road'. Mark currently performs for Armed Forces Entertainment, and has entertained U.S. and U.N. Troops worldwide, performing in six continents while working with his childhood heroes. Outside of comedy, Mark is an accomplished actor and writer. Most recently Mark has a lead role in the feature film "Days of Power" and is writing for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update.

Joel Richardson

Joel Richardson is the founder of Soul Joel Productions, the biggest independent comedy production company on the East Coast. For over 10 years, Joel has been producing 200 plus shows every year. Half of those shows are fundraising events that benefit schools, non-profit, and charitable organizations. SJP has had 500 plus comedians work in 15 different states, who have appeared on The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, MTV, and heard on SiriusXM Radio. 

Comedy Shows:  Saturday, June 9- FREE Kids Show at 5:00 p.m. followed by the professional show at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for Pro Comic Show (ages 18 and over): $20

Tickets for the show can be purchased at the Dreamland box office or online at

To sign up for or find out more about Stand Up & Learn workshops, please email Alyssa Corry,