Comedy Alley Feb 17, 2018

Comedy Alley Feb 17, 2018

Comedy Alley Feb 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

The 2018 Comedy Alley Season continues on Saturday, February 17th when the Ukiah Main Street Program presents an All-Star Line-Up of critically acclaimed comedians. Comedy Alley is held at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center in Historic Downtown Ukiah. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are now On-Sale and can be purchased in advance for the discounted price of $18.00 at Mendocino Bounty or Dig Music. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the evening of the event for $20.00. Comedians for February show are Jeff Applebaum, Ian Williams and Ngaio Bealum.

The 2018 Comedy Alley Season is made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, which include Eagle Distributing, Barr Family Chiropractic, WOW Smiles and Park Falls Dental and Redwood Ford. Additional support provided by Thurston Auto Plaza, Price Waterman, KWINE & MAX Radio, Ukiah’s Super 8 Hotel, DFM Home Audio Video, KOZT “The Coast”. For more information about this and other upcoming Comedy Alley shows visit our website at www.downtownukiah.com or call the office of the Ukiah Main Street Program at (707) 462-6789.

Ian Williams Bio

Ian Williams first stepped onto the comedy stage in Chicago in the mid ‘80s after graduating from college. By the end of the decade, he had appeared on MTV, A&E, Showtime and Star Search and moved to San Francisco. Williams took a break from full-time work at the end of the ‘90s and emceed events throughout the Bay Area. He also married and help raise 4 kids. Now, he has returned with a fresh perspective!

Jeff Applebaum Bio

Jeff made his national TV debut on CBS as a comedian on the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” He has also appeared on Comics Unleashed and Comedy.TV, Byron Allen’s nationally syndicated Entertainment Studios program, ABC-TV, America’s Got Talent on NBC and opened for and performed with comic legends Robert Klein, Mort Sahl, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Kevin Pollak, Elayne Boosler, Jimmy “JJ” Walker, and more. He’s also a frequent guest on KGO Radio, AM810 in San Francisco, CA Jeff was cast by Sandy Hackett, the late Buddy Hackett’s son, to play the principal role of Joey Bishop in the long-running musical tribute “The Rat Pack Is Back,” in San Francisco, Chicago, and Las Vegas. Jeff is also credited and appears in the blockbuster film “The Pursuit of Happyness,” starring Will Smith.

Ngaio Bealum

Ngaio Bealum Started as a street performer at San Francisco’s Pier 39, quickly moved indoors, and became a San Francisco Favorite. A finalist in the San Francisco International Stand Up Comedy Competition, his great storytelling ability, combined with hit razor sharp wit and engaging stage presence never fail to leave any audience howling with laughter. He has appeared on ABC, MTV, BET, Comedy Central (most recently on The Sarah Silverman Program), and many other television shows like Byron Allen’s Comics Unleashed and Merv Grifin’s Crosswords. He is also a regular guest on The Doug Benson Podcasts. Ngaio is constantly on the road, and has headlined comedy clubs and performed at music and arts festivals all over the country. He can also be found on twitter: @ngaio420

Comedy Alley Jan 20, 2018

Comedy Alley Jan 20, 2018

Comedy Alley Jan 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Comedians Mickey Joseph & Mark Pitta – January 20, 2018 at the Convention Center downtown.  Tickets will be $18 in advance and $20 day of show. Table reservations will be available so get some people together and make a plan! MUST be at least 21 years of age.

Mickey Joseph Bio

Mickey Joseph was born the youngest of three siblings to an Italian immigrant jazz musician and a Croatian Seamstress. His parents learned to speak English by watching the Television … Their learning curve accelerated greatly when they figured out how to “Turna da demed ting on!”

He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where he attended the Catholic School which influenced what would later develop into his unique style of Physical comedy which includes, bobbing, weaving and most importantly, pleading for Mercy.

Mickey left his loving home to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena. He rented a small room in the home of an East Indian family. To support himself, he waited tables in an Italian restaurant. One night, after observing Mickey’s tableside antics, celebrity impressions1 and roll juggling, his boss suggested that he dive into show business. Or any business other than his restaurant.
Heeding this loving advice, Mickey entered the world of Stand Up Comedy. He moved to Hollywood, joined an improv comedy group, and began to write and perform his act. He married, fathered two beautiful children, and divorced, all in one sentence. He returned as a single parent, to the San Francisco Bay Area, where be quickly became a favorite in some of the most well known comedy clubs in the country.

Mark Pitta Bio

It’s difficult to know why a person is destined to be a comedian but Mark can point to one incident: “I was watching the movie Scarface at home when my mom came to visit and this was her reaction to the ending of that movie: Pacino is blowing guys away with a machine gun, bodies are going down, he gets shot from behind and falls into an indoor swimming pool, splashing blood as the camera pulls back to reveal the carnage and my mom says, ‘That’s a lovely house.’”

Mark Pitta is a national headliner coming from the fervent San Francisco comedy scene of the 1980’s. “It was the best time to want to be a comedian,” says Mark. “The clubs created a cooperative nurturing environment almost like a baseball farm system. It got us all ready for Los Angeles when it was time to jump into that scene.”

First Joke: Here’s something you’ll never hear at a Catholic School: “What are you wearing tomorrow?”

Mark’s career flourished in LA, first, fulfilling his dream of appearing on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson then subsequent appearances with Jay Leno. Mark landed a job as host of Totally Hidden Video for the FOX network, playing different characters in hidden camera situations and then hosting Friday Night Videos for NBC. Mark has made guest appearances on Mad About You and Third Rock From the Sun.

For Comedy Central Mark has appeared on Premium Blend; The A-List; Dr. Katz; and Make Me Laugh.

Mark wrote and starred in his own sitcom for NBC but the pilot wasn’t chosen for the fall season. Head of NBC, Warren Littlefield picked a show called “Union Square” instead. It lasted three episodes. Mark predicts that his show would have lasted at least four. When the word came down that the project wasn’t a go Mark magically received a call from the top rated morning show in the San Francisco Bay Area to be the roving entertainment reporter/host.

For five years Mark brought his unique comic expertise to the man on street format and enjoyed the original approach to interviewing newsmakers, movie stars and everyday folk. In 1997 Mark achieved the comedy version of the hat trick when, during a show, he made a women (name withheld) laugh so hard she wet her pants, cried, and liquid came out of her nose. There is no higher honor.

A favorite on the comedy club; college; and corporate circuit, Mark has also opened for Chris Issak, Celene Dion, Vanessa Williams, Paul Anka, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton John, Smokey Robinson, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Rick Springfield.

The prestigious ELAN AWARDS has chosen Mark as Master of Ceremoniesfive times, and Anthony Robbins has employed Mark to liven up his financial seminars.

Every Tuesday in Mill Valley, Ca. Mark runs a comedy showcase at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre new comics a chance to develop. Veterans like Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, and Richard Lewis have also stopped by. Read more about it at www.MarkPitta.com.

When not working for money, Mark lends his time to his favorite charity, The Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation.

More Holiday Events

More Holiday Events

WIN DOWNTOWN DOLLARS and more!

Starting November 28th there will be elves hiding in different downtown businesses. Help us find out who is spending the month in which location before Christmas (game ends December 24th)! So how do you play you ask? Don’t worry it’s not a tough task! Come downtown and start searching around, there are 13 elves that need to be found.

Each participating business will have cards listing their fellow merchants whom are hosting an elf.
​Once you have completed the list of names (elves will have name tags) matching the location, leave the card at ​the Visit Ukiah desk in the Ukiah Valley Conference Center, 200 S. School Street for a small treat and be entered to win gift cards to places downtown or a gift basket ! Have fun! hashtag a photo #elvesdowntown for another chance to win.

PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS INCLUDE:
Triple S Camera       Tango Beauty Bar       Paper Birds Boutique       BONA Marketplace
Bead Fever       Village Books       Liv Fashion Boutique       Mode Boutique       Mendo Baby
Shoefly&Sox       Mendocino Bounty       Schat’s Courthouse Bakery       ​Windermere Platinum Real Estate

See-the-Trees

Take a walk downtown and see all the fun festive windows.

We are happy to share some trees decorated by children!

See participants listed above.

Pictures with Santa at Triple S Camera

Who’s been Naughty or Nice? Come meet St. Nick and make the holidays special with Santa and me photos.
Saturday, December 2nd – 3p-5p
Saturday, December 9th- 11a-1p
Thursday, December 14h- 3p-6p
Saturday, December 16th- 11a-1p
Thursday, December 21st- 3p-6p
Saturday, December 23rd- 11a-1p