Comedy Night: NY vs. Boston

Saturday November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 PM

The forever comedy battle of who is the best city returns to our stage on Saturday, November 30th at 8 PM. For years it's been Yankee fans versus the Red Sox nation, subways versus trolleys, a New York pizza pie versus a foot long Fenway Frank. Two comedian acts battle it out to determine once and for all which city is the best.

Laugh it Up! Is the brainchild of Dan McRitchie, a local talent with 20+ years of comedy experience under his belt. After winning the “Funniest Person in the Hudson Valley” in 1996, McRitchie took to the road to hone his skills. After working with many legends of comedy, he returned to the Hudson Valley and formed “Smells Like Comedy”, a traveling comedy show that entertained in many rooms in the Dutchess, Orange, Ulster area. It was through these shows that he realized that Poughkeepsie was in need of a centrally located comedy venue, and Laugh it Up! @ Mahoney’s was born.

Suicide Jimmy Mathieu is a no holds barred stand up comedy show! Leave the P.C. at the door! If you are not afraid of some seriously raw comedy, this the comedian for you! Originally from the Boston area, he spent a year in the NYC comedy before moving Los Angeles where he earned himself a regular spot at The World Famous Comedy Store. He has performed at The Laugh Factory, The Improv, The Borgata, The Comedy Zones, Biker Bars & Strip Clubs across the country. You’ve seen him on Kalifornication, Happily Divorced, Baggage with Jerry Springer & he is also the host of the MMA Adult series “Battle Bang”!

Hosting our NY vs. Boston Comedy Night is the legendary Dr. Jay Sutay! The self-proclaimed “Hardest Working Pediatrician in Comedy”, is a frustrated pediatrician from South Windsor, CT, who brings his tales from the exam rooms, his experience working with kids and their parents, as well as his own tribulations as the father of two daughters to his stand up comedy. His cutting and sometimes incisive commentary about society, parenting and raising kids, has left audiences laughing.

Dr. Jay Sutay began doing stand up comedy in 1983 while attending Fairfield University. He was a regular at Open Mic Night at the Treehouse Comedy Club when it was still located in the basement of the New England Motor Lodge in Westport. While in college, Jay had narrowed his career choices to two. Medicine or Stand up Comedy. A chance encounter with comedian, Jay Leno, on October 31, 1983 sealed Jay’s career path. Leno’s advice was to go to medical school and become a doctor. Insisting that after medical training, at the very least, Jay would have a job. Sage advice. Comedy offers no guarantees.

After 20 years away from comedy, Dr. Sutay resurrected his long dormant stand up act in December 2006 by taking the stage at Hartford’s Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club. According to those in attendance, he did not suck. Since that night, Dr. Jay has performed at clubs throughout the northeast, and clubs and casinos as far away as Nevada, California, and the Bahamas. Dr. Jay was a finalist in the Pro Division of both the 2012 Funniest Comic in New England Contest, and the 2014 Funniest Comic on the East Coast Contest held at Mohegan Sun Casino. He was named one of Hartford’s Best Local Comics in the Hartford Courant’s CT Now 2015 Reader’s Poll. Dr. Jay was a regular contributor to The Miserable Men Show on Sirius/XM Radio, and can be heard monthly on “The Dad Podcast”. Dr. Sutay has consistently been named a “Top Doc” in Pediatrics by Connecticut Magazine. In addition, he has performed his stand up comedy for medical and pharmaceutical groups, and at many charity benefits including: Golf Fore the Kids, Autism Speaks, Cherish the Children Foundation, Crayons for Cancer, Griffin’s Friends, Stand Up 2 Cancer, The Leukemia Lymphoma Society, The Alzheimer’s Association, The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, and Stand Up to CF.

Tickets to see Comedy Night: NY vs. Boston are $15 for General Admission and $25 for VIP Reserved (plus fees).