As a child growing up on Long Island, I always knew I was different. Apparently not all young boys grow up singing show tunes in front of the living room mirror. Go figure!
It wasn’t until college, however, that I was dragged kicking and screaming out of the closet and I've been kicking and screaming ever since. Because, as I say in my act, I'm “not gay enough for gay people and not straight enough for straight people.” I'm what they call a “straight-acting gay.” I'm a “stray.”
After performing in community and college theater on Long Island with such future stars as Edie Falco (The Sopranos), Phil Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Nancy Cassaro (Tony ’n’ Tina’s Wedding), I moved to New York City to attend New York University and spent my early years there writing a semi-autobiographical novel (New York Trilogy), a play (Tear Me Apart) and performing as a singer at such clubs as CBGB, The Duplex and Don’t Tell Mama.
Eventually I decided to try my hand at stand-up comedy and I haven't looked back. I perform regularly in New York City and have performed at clubs and colleges across the United States and around the world. A favorite of both gay and straight audiences, I was named one of “7 Funny LGBT Comics You Shouldn't Have Missed” by The Advocate.
I’ve performed my one-man show, “Take My Job, Please! Confessions of a Stand-up Doorman” (a.k.a. “Doorman Confidential”) at Dixon Place and The Pit Loft in New York City.
I’m also the author of a book called New York Trilogy and a blog called The Gay Curmudgeon.
NEW YORK CITY
Manhattan: Adoro Lei, Avoca, Bakehouse Bistro, Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant, Beauty Bar, Botanica Bar, Broadway Comedy Club, Bungalo Lounge, Bureau of General Services Queer Division, Caroline's, Cha Cha's, Cocktail Lounge, Colonial House Inn, Comedy Cellar, Comedy
Corner, Comic Strip Live, Coney Island Baby, Decolores Garden, Dillon’s, Don't Tell Mama, Duplex, Eastville Comedy Club, Fez, Gotham Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Happy Valley, Huron Comedy Club, Improv, Jazz on the Park Hostel, Jimmy's No. 43, No Fun, Klimat, Meemo Tapas Sport, Mug Lounge, M. White Bar, New York Comedy Club, Otto’s Shrunken Head, Pangea, Path Cafe, Phoenix, Pine Tree Lodge, Rockbar, Rose's Turn, Ryan's Daughter, Solas, Stage 72, Stand Up New York, Stonewall Inn, Therapy, Triad, Twirl, Underground Lounge, Village Lantern, Word Up Bookstore, xl, Yello. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Colony, Postmark Cafe Queens: Laughing Devil, Creek and the Cave Staten Island: 120 Bay Cafe, Flagship Brewery, Looney Bin Bronx: Bronx Brewery
Fubar, Hybrid, The Parlour Club
Q Comedy Showcase
Bar Code, Comedy Café
Bay Leaf, Ice Palace, Sunsets on the Bay
Club Whatever (Cathedral City)
Blue Chairs Resort, San Franciscan Comedy Club
City Grind (Cranford), Crossroads (Garwood), McLynn's (Springfield), Pat's Place
(Nutley), Rock n Joe (Union), Station Bar and Grill (Cranbury), Station Bar and Grill
Daniel Street (Milford), Director's Cut (Stratford), Funky Monkey Café (Cheshire),
Mystic Performance Workshop (Mystic)
Behind Bars (Wantagh), Classic American Restaurant (West Babylon)
UPSTATE NEW YORK
Olive's (Nyack), Poughkeepsie Public Library (Poughkeepsie)
Rainbow Mountain Resort (East Stroudsburg), Wisecrackers (Scranton)
Alfred University (Alfred, NY), Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ), SUNY
Fredonia (Fredonia, NY), Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
Brooklyn Pride (Brooklyn, NY), Gay Life Expo (New York City), Laughing Liberally
(New York City), Millennium March on Washington (Washington, D.C.), Original
GLBT Expo (New York City), Out Professionals Networking Intensive (New York
City), Staten Island Pride (Staten Island, NY), Where the Bears Are Weekend (Fort
4.11 from the Heart (New York City), Comics for Ukraine 1 & 2 (New York City), Comics Love Bernies Sanders 1 & 2 (New York City), Comics Love the East Village (New York City), Comics Love Joe Biden 1 & 2 (Zoom), Lower Hudson Valley Narcotics Anonymous (Zoom), Middle Class Action Project (Staten Island, NY), New York State Senator Tom Duane (New York City), Soundwaters (Stamford, CT)
COMMERCIALS & VOICEOVER WORK
(Conflicts Upon Request)
The British Jew with the Loose Screw, various roles
Truth, Father, Erik Powell, dir.
Asmali Konak, Extra, ANS Productions, Apo Oguz, dir.
Autumn's Tale, Extra, D & D Productions, Mabel Cheung, dir.
Doorman Confidential, writer/performer, Dixon Place, New York City
Thought Experiments, Sammy, Theater Row Studios/Producers Club, New York City
Endgame, Clov, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Picnic On The Battlefield, Zepo, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Life With Father, John, Arena Players, Farmingdale, NY
Leader of the Pack, Danny Cohen, dir.
PN, Paul, Todd Montesi, dir.
Hired Gun (Bad Brains), Extra
Wally Guitar (Mike Barry), Extra
Reform School Girls (Wendy O. Williams), Extra
Uniform of Youth (Mr. Mister), Extra
New York Trilogy follows the lead character, Perry, from his days as a student at New York University to his initiation into the gay scene, the early days of the AIDS crisis, and his first relationships.
Bureau of General Services Queer Division, New York City
Rockbar, New York City
Don't Tell Mama, New York City