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Dave Russo & Friends Comedy Show

Dave Russo & Friends Comedy Show

Show Starts:9/23/2023

The Thomaston Opera House welcomes back Boston & Nationally Known Comedian Dave Russo and his traveling show "Dave Russo & Friends" on Saturday Night, Sept. 23rd at 8:00 PM on the Thomaston Opera House main stage. Part of an ongoing series of comedy nights, Dave will be joined by fellow comedian and headliner Frank Santorelli of The Sopranos fame along with New England comedian Darren Sechrist.  The show will be hosted locally by Kareem Blue of Blue Boy Boxing fame.   Tickets are $35 & $25 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Veterans at the Newington Campus of the VA in CT.  Additional funds raised will benefit the local Seth Thomas Park Renovation project.  Financial support for the event comes from sponsors Mohegan Sun, Crabby Al's Seafood and Empire Insurance both in Thomaston. 

Tickets are available at The Thomaston Opera House Box Office at 860-283-8558. Please join "Dave Russo & Friends" for a great Night of Laughs and helping to raise some money for our Veterans and local projects.  


About the Comedians


Recently named “Best Male Comic” in the City by the Boston Examiner, Dave Russo has been a mainstay of Boston comedy for over fifteen years. As co-host of NESN’s Dirty Water TV, he produces a regular comedy series, in addition to reporting on the Best of Boston night life. He has appeared on The E! TV series “The Entertainer”, NBC’s “The Today Show,” FOX 25 with Gene Lavanchy, “The Phantom Gourmet,” and was hand selected by the producer of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” to perform on NESN’s Comedy All-Stars.  Dave was recently featured on’s “Boston, A Comedy Capital” panel, where he participated in a discussion of the history and future of Boston comedy.

Dave Russo is a comedian like no other. He’s a diminutive guy with a big voice. His high energy act never fails to leave audiences doubled over in laughter. Dave has yet to meet a crowd that he can’t win over with his charm and upbeat attitude. His quick wit and clever improvisation skills keep audiences on their toes, never sure where Dave’s mind will ricochet to next. His artful storytelling, combined with his flair for theatrics, mime, and killer Robert DeNiro impression has entertained audiences around the country. 

Frank is an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of “Georgie the Bartender” in The Sopranos.  Frank is also well known for his role in the Godfathers of Comedy.  Frank has starred in numerous movies, including No Reservations, Mett the Parents, and Crooked Lines. 

Nationally known in more countries than Slovakia, he has been a headliner at some of the world's most famous comedy clubs, with venues such as Catch a Rising Star, The Improv, and Caroline's on Broadway to name a few. And Mr. Santorelli, appearances on the big screen (he needs one) include "Johnny Slade's Greatest Hits". "Crooked Lines", and "Meet the Parents." Frank Santorelli has appeared on over 21 television shows, besides, The Sopranos where is plays the lovable character of "Georgie, the Bartender." Frank has also done commercial's for some of our favorite products, Olive Garden, Coor's Beer, and Mc Donald's. 


Darren Sechrist's bizarre and hilarious take on fatherhood, family, and the absurdities of life make him a hit with audiences of all types. He's appeared at the Comic Strip Live, Comix at Mohegan Sun, the Comedy Connection, and other top clubs across New England and New York.


Kareem Blue is a former boxer turned comedian. He is an actor and producer of his own comedy shows and owner of Blue Boy Entertainment in Thomaston. Kareem was also a runner up in the New England’s Funniest Comic at Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theater. He has established himself as a tried and true funny guy. Kareem will leave you laughing and exhausted from his show.


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