Candlelight Comedy Club

Thursday, October 17

Tickets are $30    BUY TICKETS
Includes a complimentary light fare buffet.
Cash bar available.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Show at 7:30

Box Office: 302-475-2313

Thursday, October 17 our headliner will be

LEAH BONNEMA      

Leah  is a stand-up comic based in New York City. She’s been featured on Stephen Colbert, AXS TV’s   Gotham Comedy Live, IFC’s Comedy Crib, Broadway Video’s The Henkle Factor with Michael Che, VH1’s 100 Greatest series, and is a regular on Sirius XM Radio.

Huffington Post named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians and she was on The America Stands Up Showcase at The International Glasgow Comedy Festival. Bonnema has had the honor of performing with the USO overseas, touring with Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice League and has been featured in The New York Comedy Festival, The Women in Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival, 360 Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Fest, The Charleston Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, AfroPunkFest and at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC for The District of Comedy Festival. She has had two solo shows in NYC, Always with the Heart & Never with the Brain directed by Karen Sommers at The BMCC Theater and Wake Up and Yell at Me which had three runs at The PIT. Solving Leah, a half hour comedic detective series that Bonnema wrote, starred in and produced with Frankenmel Films, was an *Official Selection* of The 2017 New York Television Festival and The 2018 Portland Film Festival.  The NY Times said Bonnema is “one of the city’s most consistently excellent young comics” and The Scotsman called her “A force of nature.” You can find Bonnema performing almost every night of the week at top NYC venues – Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, West Side Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Stand Up NY and UCB.  She loves animals, mystery novels and Gandalf.

Our feature is

NEIL RUBENSTEIN

Neil Rubenstein doesn’t do drugs. He’s never had a sip of alcohol. So it may come as a bit of a surprise when the Long Island comedian references past occupations like owning a brothel or running an illegal poker room. It’s a dynamic that makes Neil both incredibly interesting and incredibly funny – something that served him well when his role on a Spike TV show as a gambling expert introduced him to the world of stand-up comedy. Stand up was more than an outlet – it straightened out his life.

“I accidentally became a good role model,” Neil Rubenstein says.  Neil doesn’t shy away from discussing his former life of crime. Though he credits comedy with in some ways saving his life, his past experiences inform his understanding and his art. They also inform his work ethic.

“I can’t just play cards, I had to run a poker room,” Neil says, by way of explanation. It’s an ethic he brings to his comedy: a dedication to doing something to the utmost degree. “I couldn’t just do stand up, I had to quit my job and focus everything on the craft.”

His dedication and humor have earned him accolades including runner up in 2017 Long Island Laugh Off and the Main Event of The World Series of Comedy.

 

Our Emcee is

NATALIE LEVANT

My career in the business of show began when I was born..the doctor spanked me..I thought it was applause..

I have done community & dinner theaters in Philadelphia & New Jersey..including  a scantily clad  chorus girl in ‘Funny Girl’…’Dolly’ in ‘Hello Dolly’ & my favorite.. ‘Vera’ the role that Bea Arthur owned in ‘Mame’..I also did a one woman show in Philly & NYC..’Should’a Would’a Could’a about my unrequited love affair with Broadway…time out….then started doing standup comedy a few years ago when the AARP turned me down for a membership.. performances in the area include The Comic Strip in NYC..The Stress Factory in New Jersey..The Grand in Wilmington De & the best dive bars in Philadelphia..I have won  competitions including the Northeast Comedy Cabaret..Comic Cure & March Maddness..I have a website with totally inapproprate  stuff /  tastelessdiva.com      together with my partner in assorted crimes Dan Mahon, Sr we produce a monthly show ‘Now You See Us’…my mantra is ‘keep moving..it’s much harder to hit a moving object’…my goal in comedy is to disgrace my family