Empire City Casino will start the 2018 year in laughs with a pair of Wednesday night comedy shows on January 17 and 31. Comedy Central funnyman and MSG Networks’ The Bracket host, Yannis Pappas, headlines on the 17th, while on-the-rise Westchester-born stand-up Paul Virzi tops the bill on the 31st in the casino’s popular Good Time Room.
Pappas has appeared on AXS TV, TruTV, VH1 and Good Morning America, and was the first comedian to ever do stand-up on the new Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. His album, Let Me Be Yannis, was awarded Album of the Year for 2016 by SiriusXM Comedy, and his half-hour Comedy Central special is available on Amazon, iTunes, and ComedyCentral.com. Pappas is also co-host of MSG’s sports fan show, The Bracket.
Westchester-native Paul Virzi takes center stage on January 31. His 2015 debut comedy album Night at the Stand reached #1 on iTunes and #4 on Billboard’s Top 100. Virzi has made appearances on a gamut of television programs including TruTV’s Comedy Knockout, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, FOX’s Redeye, and has also written for the ESPN ESPY Awards. .
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door the night of the show. Admission is $5 for Empire Club Members and $25 for non-members; non-members can stop by any promotions booth prior to the show and join the Empire Club for free. Elite Club and President’s Club members gain free admission. All attendees receive a complimentary drink ticket.