Comedy Night at Spuntino Restaurant

Spuntino Restaurant holds their first comedy night.

Dix Hills, NY, October 25, 2012 --( Stevie GB headlines this great night of comedy.

Known as "The World's Funniest Accountant," Stevie GB is refreshingly clean on stage. His approach to comedy involves how we deal with everyday life. From working for a living, to voice mail, HMO's, married life and owning a home on Long Island. His well received off-Broadway play, Vampire's Suck, the Musical was also performed at the Vail Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead.

He also wrote, directed and produced plays in NYC. Six one-act plays were produced at Theatre Studio, Inc. in NYC. (Death Here, Cheeseburger Deluxe Please, What's With Walter, Action Figure, Number One With A Bullet, Benchmarks).

He recently produced and hosted Stevie GB’s Great Big Variety Show held at the Bellmore Theater. He also starred as Grouch Marx in the play "Groucho, A Life In Revue" and is currently touring with his one-man play "Welcome To Lawn Guyland."

Robyn Schall also appears on the show. Growing up in Hewlett, NY, actress and comedian, Robyn Schall had to wear leg braces and endure five hip surgeries after she was diagnosed with Perthes disease at 6-years-old, a condition resulting in a temporary loss of blood supply to the hip, but despite her struggle, she never lost her ability to make people laugh.

At an early age, Schall, 26, began performing and was very involved in theater at Hewlett High School. "Theater in Hewlett prepared me with acting skills that got me into a great college acting program," she said. "It also showed me how much I love performing and how I need to spend my life making people laugh."

Upon graduation from high school, Schall attended the University of Connecticut where she received a bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Acting. After college, she continued to go to auditions and her father, Ira, suggested she take a comedy class at Caroline’s, a comedy club in New York City. "I know the entertainment field is risky but I think it’s something she has to do," Ira said. "As a parent, it’s a beautiful thing to watch."

Two years ago, Schall, now a Long Beach resident, enrolled in a six-week stand-up comedy program at Caroline’s where she met performer, Linda Smith, who taught the classes. Smith said she saw something in Schall during the first class and began guiding her, acting as her mentor.

"Robyn had never done comedy before," said Smith, who thinks that Schall is very funny and creative and views her as a "Fran Drescher type." "But I really saw something in her and you have to get behind the new talent."

When the classes ended, Schall continued to work with Smith to perfect her stand-up act. "Linda helped me book shows and she’s been my motivator," Schall said. "From the day I met her she said it doesn’t matter how funny you are, you have to have the 'it' factor and work hard."

Schall’s brother, Richie, missed her first show, but saw the video and couldn’t stop laughing. He had just moved back to Hewlett from Los Angeles where he had been a casting editor for game shows. Richie told his sister she had something and offered to be her manager.

"I book Robyn’s shows, keep her calm and make sure her career is going in the right direction," Richie said. "I also make sure she gets to places on time and that she always has a smile on her face." "It’s like having a best friend around," she said.

With the creative juices flowing from her funny life stories, Schall is expected to launch a web series, "Not the Sharpest Crayon," online this month. It stars Schall and a close girlfriend and focuses on how they can’t keep a job or a man, and can’t get their lives together. "It’s a modern day, ‘I Love Lucy,’" Schall said.

It’s been a long road said her days as an unhealthy youth. Now healthy, she is excited about her comedy career. She lost 85 pounds and works as a personal trainer with up to three in-home clients daily.

"I’m a very busy person," Schall said. "Someday, I’d love to be a talk show host, but right now I really just want to keep heading in the direction I’m going." Robyn headlined at the world famous Carolines Comedy Club last August.

Opening the show is crowd favorite Greg Rahner. His humor centers on his family and how he copes with everyday life. Greg has performed at all the major clubs on Long Island and performs at many private events.

This great night of comedy takes place Saturday, November 10 at the Spuntino Restaurant, 687 Old Country Road, Dix Hills NY. Seating starts at 7:00pm, and tickets are $49.95 per person, which includes a 4 course dinner, tax and gratuity. Tickets must be paid in advance by calling (631)547-9300.

Wilshire Comedy Group has been producing quality stand-up comedy shows throughout Long Island since 2008. Other fine Long Island restaurants where you can see stand-up comedy produced by Wilshire Comedy Group include Sergio’s Italian Restaurant in Massapequa, Popei's Seafood Restaurant in Sayville, and the Cooperage Inn in Baiting Hollow.
Wilshire Comedy Group
Alan Streisfeld