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Pickett’s Village Bar and Stand Up New York Join Forces for Dinner and a Show March 3

Storied NYC Comedy Club Delivers Top Talent for Night of Entertainment

Evening Kicks Off with Three Course Meal by Chef Rich Krug

Maplewood, NJ – February 10, 2022 – Pickett’s Village Bar has joined forces with legendary UWS comedy club Stand Up NY to create a pairing of a great meal and lots of laughs. The “dinner and a show” will take place at Pickett’s Upstairs on Thursday, March 3, beginning at 7PM. A rollicking comedic line-up, plus a three-course meal by Chef Rich Krug, is $95 per person. The meal will include a Pickett’s Salad and a duet with your choice of Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Honey Lemon Glaze, Roasted New York Strip Steak and/or a Vegan option, along with a glass of wine or beer and cookies for dessert. You can buy your ticket here.  

According to Pickett’s Village Bar General Manager, Nicholas Ciccone, the collaboration with Stand Up NY is a natural progression of the live music program the restaurant has been building over the past couple years. 

“Pickett’s has become a destination for awesome live music in an inviting outdoor setting,” said Ciccone. “Now that we have Pickett’s Upstairs, another extension of our dining room, we’re thrilled to up the ante with live entertainment all year round. We’re excited to expand our offering from music to comedy, and to welcome the talented folks from Stand Up NY into the Pickett’s family.” 

Stand Up NY, one of the country’s premier comedy clubs, is known for giving a stage to emerging stars like Chris Rock and Amy Schumer and continues to be a breeding ground of up-and-coming comedic talent. Dani Zoldan, owner of Stand Up NY is equally excited about the collaboration. 

“With fewer folks commuting regularly, we see a real opportunity to bring the Stand Up NY experience to creative, fun-loving communities that enjoy comedy, and may miss going to shows,” said Dani Zoldan, owner, Stand Up NY. “We’re excited to partner with Pickett’s to bring our outstanding roster of nationally acclaimed comedic talent to their beautiful venue for a great night out.” 

Here’s the evening’s lineup:  

Ashley Austin Morris will emcee. In addition to being “house host” at Stand Up NY, She’s a regular performer at Gotham Comedy Club, West Side Comedy and Dangerfield’s. You may also recognize her from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife and Ugly Betty. 

Jeff Arcuri has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Laughs! on Fox, SiriusXM, and a plethora of comedy festivals around the country. Jeff works as a regular at Zanies Comedy Clubs as well as The Laugh Factory and in clubs and colleges across the US. 

Our headliner is Gianmarco Soresi, who made his television debut on CBS’s Blue Bloods playing Tom Selleck’s waiter, a role he prepared for by actually becoming a waiter for 12 years. Gianmarco won Amazon’s Comics Watching Comics Season 8, and also earned 1st place at the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, Devil’s Cup Comedy Festival, Empire State Comedy Festival and Last Comic Standing at Mohegan Sun. His standup has been featured on Comedy Central, Real Housewives of New York, PBS’s Stories from the Stage and George Takei Presents. Look for him in the upcoming Billy Crystal/Tiffany Haddish movie “Here Today.” 

The relationship between Picketts Village Bar and Stand UP NY was conceived and brokered by The Erlick Group, a leading New York based entertainment sponsorship agency. Find them at


About Pickett’s Village Bar
Pickett’s Village Bar is owned by Doug and Beth Sasfai, Brinton Brosius and Ashlee Anthony, and Heidi Hovland. Jim Pickett, Heidi’s husband, passed away in July 2018. We honor his memory and the way he lived his life in our intention for Pickett’s: with heartfelt appreciation for how connecting over a drink or a meal brings us closer together and how these connections make life, and all of us in it, better.

About Stand Up NY 

Stand Up NY opened its doors in 1986 and has since become one of New York City’s premiere comedy clubs. Celebrated for its rich history, elegant interior and outstanding performers, Stand Up NY has created an exclusive comedy experience as it sets the standard for other comedy clubs. From Jerry Seinfeld (well, maybe not anymore – Google it) to Chris Rock and Amy Schumer, our stage continues to be a breeding ground for the brightest stars of today and tomorrow.

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