Coming April 8th: Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour to benefit The Barn!

Friday, February 3, 2017, By: Casey Polomaine

The Albany Barn and The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour Proudly Present:

An Evening of Professional Stand Up Comedy Proceeds To Benefit The Albany Barn

Saturday, April 8 at 8pm

Tickets $15 Per Person Advance; $20 Per Person Door

The Albany Barn
56 2nd St
Albany, NY 12210

Headliner: Aaron David Ward
TV’s Glenn Slingerland Situation
MTV and VH1 Pilot The List
World Series of Comedy Las Vegas
Boston Comedy Festival

Feature: Jaye McBride
Boston Comedy Festival
Maine Comedy Festival
Long Island Comedy Festival
NYC Comedy Clubs

Emcee: Frank Gentile
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
NYC clubs

(Albany NY) — The Not Too Far From Home Stand Up Comedy Tour stars
comedian Aaron David Ward and his hand-picked fellow comedians who
work throughout the Northeast and Midwest on a tour that truly is “not
too far from home.”  All the comedians either live in or have ties to
upstate New York and have been performing professionally for years.
Join Aaron and the other rising stars in the professional stand up
comedy world for a night of laughter.  Visit



Aaron David Ward

For 14 years, comedian Aaron David Ward has entertained audiences from
New Hampshire to California by getting them to laugh and think at his
self-deprecating, socio-political, and culturally critical comedy. He
opens his heart, mind, and soul to fans during each trip deep inside
his mind for a funny, honest, and twisted look at his concerns,
disappointments, doubts, fears, and worries. You get to see a tug of
war between the emotional and intellectual brains when Aaron is on
stage. Aaron began his stand up comedy career on May 31, 2002 when he
lost a job and realized he had nothing left to lose but his dignity
and self-respect by stepping on stage and making people laugh and
think about what’s wrong with our world, culture, and ourselves and
how to fix them with absurd solutions. Since that fateful day, Aaron
has performed throughout the Northeast and Midwest, appeared in the
Boston Comedy Festival, Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival, Cape May Comedy
Festival, The World Series of Comedy, and in several movies including
What I See In The Dark and Aftermath as well as a pilot for MTV and
VH1 entitled The List. Every week on GSSTV, Aaron appears on a hit TV
show called The Glenn Slingerland Situation where he provides comedic
commentary critics describe as “Andy Rooney on Acid.”  Aaron prides
himself on always writing and performing new bits to keep his act
exciting, fresh, and original. He never does the same set in the same
order. Instead, Aaron adds new material to his act as his life
changes.  His act is both auto-biographical and worldly. Aaron
explores his inner demons and outer foes with honesty, integrity, and,
of course, humor. If you are a fan of funny, insightful, and
intelligent comedy, Aaron David Ward is your kind of comedian. Catch
Aaron David Ward on his Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour making stops
throughout the Northeast.  Visit

Jaye McBride

Jaye McBride has performed stand-up all over the country, sharing the
stage with stars like Aziz Ansari & Jim Norton. In addition to
stand-up, Jaye has written, produced and acted in a variety of short
films. When not performing on-stage or on-screen Jaye hosts “Planet
Funny Radio” on iHeart radio and writes “The Comedy Blog” for the
Albany’s Times Union.  Visit


Frank Gentile
Frank Gentile grew up in nomadic fashion attending six different
schools before entering junior high. For Frank, being the class clown
was a means of gaining social acceptance, adapting to new environments
and avoiding wedgies. Frank has performed in clubs, theaters and
colleges all over the Northeast including The Egg, Proctor’s and The
Comedy Works in New York’s Capital District; well known venues like
Stand Up New York, UCB Theater and Broadway Comedy Club in NYC and
numerous stages in MA, VT, NJ, PA & RI. In 2009 Frank opened for Jimmy
Fallon and in 2012 he appeared on national television, acting, on Late
Night with Jimmy Fallon.  Visit

Major Underwriters

The Bender Family Foundation

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