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L.I. Comedy Festival at Westbury June 15

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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 2:12 pm

The “11th Annual Long Island Comedy Fest” will be held at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m.   

Producer Darcy Novick will bring together Joe Starr, Gary Valentine, Chris Monty and Richie Minervini - four of Long Island comedy’s biggest names for the evening - a portion of  whose proceeds  will benefit the American Cancer Society and ComedyCures

The night will kick off with one of Long Island’s Favorite Bands, Peter Mazzeo and the Hit Squad, followed by the four comedians. 

Valentine is best known as Cousin Danny from the CBS Hit Series “King of Queens.” Starr was seen in “The Adventures of TinTin.” Monty is starring in the original play, “Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat!”

And Minervini, who will be the master of ceremony for the evening,  has appeared in the CBS hit show “The King of Queens.”  He was also in “Paul Blart Mall Cop” with Kevin James, “Grown Ups” with Adam Sandler, “Here Comes the Boom” with Kevin James, Henry Winkler and Salma Hayak. 

Tickets are $49.50 and are available online at, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office.  Event, date and time are subject to change. For more information, visit:

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