THE LAUGHING VINE COMEDY NIGHT
Mike Merryfield with Joey Novick
In a business where too many performers rely on shtick or the latest political joke du jour to get laughs, Mike Merryfield is refreshingly original. His act never feels fake or forced. By simply being himself, he’s become a comic on the verge of stardom.
Since 1979, Joey has been a much sought-after speaker, trainer and seminar leader. As a professional stand-up comedian and actor, he’s appeared on MTV, Rascal’s Comedy Hour, One Life to Live and Comedy Central. He’s featured regularly at Catch A Rising Star, The Comedy Zone and Dangerfield’s and at scores of comedy venues across the country. He’s opened in concert for comedy legends Jerry Seinfield, Ray Romano, Paul Reiser, Chris Rock, Robert Klein and Rosie O’Donnell. He is an award winning speaker, having been presented with the Leadership New Jersey Progam Development Award for his United Nation conference program.
As an improv actor, he’s had the privilege of appearing with Robin Williams at the Comic Strip in NYC, and studied with Chicago’s famed ‘Second City’ improvisational theater director Del Close. And Joey was hired by the Ricki Lake Show as a comedy coach for young comedians.