Comedy: “Comedy Night with Rich Cyr & Friends” on Thurs., July 16, at 8 PM

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Rich “The Claw” Cyr

Best Video Performance Space expands its programming parameters on Thursday, July 16, with the show “Comedy Night with Rich “The Claw” Cyr & Friends.” The show starts at  8 PM and the cover is $5.

Headliner Rich Cyr is a comedian currently residing in Connecticut. Rich first got his start in radio, and is now bringing his unique look at the world to the stage. Whether it is a story from his childhood, or an absurd observation, his sincerity, along with his genuine likability factor, allows him to make any subject funny. His hard work and dedication has paid off. He has performed at some of the biggest venues in  7 different states. He also has run 3 monthly showcases and numerous benefits, which have featured some of the funniest comedians from CT, NYC, MA, RI, and NH. Several have appeared on the television shows ‘Last Comic Standing’ and ‘Bored To Death’. His quick wit and self-deprecating humor will have you laughing from start to finish. Rich looks forward to making people laugh for many years to come.

Joanna Rapoza hosts the show. The other comics on the bill are Dave Sheehan, Matt Heath, Kevin Dolan, Mike Briskin, Rodney Norman and  Marcellino ‘Moose’ Hill.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

• Thursday, July 9. SINGER-SONGWRITER: CHRIS PETERS & BILL MILFORD

• Friday, July 10. INDIE SINGER-SONGWRITER: DEEPER SLEEPER, NATIVE SAGE

• Wednesday, July 15. JAZZ: THE ELLIGERS BROTHERS

• Thursday, July 16. STAND-UP COMEDY: RICH CYR & FRIENDS

• Friday, July 17. PIANO POP/PAINTING: POCKET VINYL

• Tuesday, July 21. ECLECTIC ACOUSTIC MUSIC: DR. CATERWAUL’S CADRE OF CLAIRVOYANT CLAPTRAPS with SPECIAL GUESTS

• Wednesday, July 22. ACOUSTIC ROCK: THE BIRDMEN (Former members of JAMES VELVET’S groups THE LONESOME SPARROWS & THE IVORY BILLS)

• Thursday, July 23. SINGER-SONGWRITERS: SHAUN BOWEN, KEVIN MF KING

• Friday, July 24. SINGER-SONGWRITERS: ANNE MARIE MENTA, SHELLYE VALAUSKAS

• Wednesday, July 29. CARIBBEAN/FOLK: THE LUKE RODNEY BAND

• Thursday, July 30. CABARET/CROONING/SPOKEN WORD: RICH MORAN & FRANZ DOUSKEY

• Friday, July 31. SINGER-SONGWRITER: SAMUEL BASS

• Thursday, Aug. 6. INDIE ROCK: ZOO FRONT

• Friday, Aug. 7. INDIE ROCK: MERCY CHOIR

• Wednesday, Aug. 12. ELECTRONIC IMPROVISATION: DAVID ELKIN-GINNETTI & DEREK PIOTR

• Thursday, Aug. 13. INDIE FOLK: KINDRED QUEER

• Wednesday, Aug. 19. FOLK: WALKINGWOOD MANDOLIN QUARTET

• Thursday, Aug. 20. INDIE ROCK: THE LYS GUILLORN BAND

• Friday, Aug. 21. BLUEGRASS: FIDDLE FOREVER

• Tuesday, Aug. 25. BLUEGRASS: STACY PHILLIPS & HIS BLUEGRASS CHARACTERS

• Friday, Aug. 28. FILM SCREENING: “HEAD” (CT-PRODUCED LIVE PUPPET HORROR FEATURE)

• Wednesday, Sept. 16. COMEDY OPEN MIC WITH DAN CARRANO & DAN RICE

• Tuesday, Sept. 29. SINGER-SONGWRITER: HANNAH FAIR

• Wednesday, Sept. 30. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ANGELA EASTERLING

• Thursday, Oct. 8. SINGER-SONGWRITER: FRANK CRITELLI

• Friday, Oct. 23. ALT-COUNTRY: TANNERSVILLE