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  1. End-of-Summer Comedy Show! at The Artist (formerly the Starving Artists Café) 249 City Island Avenue, City Island will be rockin’ on Friday, September 13, 2019 .  Arrive at 7:45 for seating and settling in.  Showtime 8pm.  Ten bucks admission.  No minimum though you may be tempted to try a delightful dessert.  A jar is passed around later to show your appreciation for the comics.  And what a wonderful line-up we have!

    Mark Larsen is a writer, poet, comic, and a Yankees fan.  Mark has 
    performed at Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, and will be bringing his funny to City Island for this show.

    Lisa Harmon has been causing laughter in all boroughs of NYC and beyond.  She’s performed at all the major NYC clubs, at the 17th Annual BAAD! 
    Ass Women Festival (Bronx, NY), the Third Annual Ladies Laugh Comedy Festival (Madison, WI), the She Makes Me Laugh Femme Fest (NYC), and has a weekly show at Phoenix Bar in the East Village (NYC).  More at her website:

    Joanna Briley, known to some as Miss Swipe, is the friendliest, and very 
    likely the funniest, token booth clerk.  Joanna has performed at Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, Stand-Up New York, and many other clubs.  Now she produces her own show:  Laff Tracks Comedy Showcase which is monthly.  She wrote, produced, and performed, “Swipe This: My Life in Transit!” which received great reviews.  Always providing opportunities for others, she co-founded the Black Women in Comedy Festival.

    Melissa Diaz is a comic, writer, and actress from the Bronx.  As a 
    youngster, Melissa made up stories and plays for her friends and family, which were supposed to be very serious, extremely epic tragedies that, instead, made everyone crack up.  Now she talks about overcoming the patriarchy while patrons drink beer and laugh in her face.   Melissa co-produces two comedy shows:  Bunga’s Den every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, and a monthly comedy/variety showcase at New York Comedy Club every second Friday of the month.

    Curated and hosted by Mindy Matijasevic, comic, actress, writer, human 
    being, woman, mom, ex-wife, and originator of the Divorced Divas of 
    Comedy .   Her comedy was aired on WBAI-FM’s feminist radio show “Joy of Resistance,” and she has performed at clubs, cafes, and special events.  Mindy regularly blogs at   and at

    Before the summer officially ends, stroll along the quaint City Island, 
    enjoy the restaurants, and get your laughs at the End-of-Summer Comedy Show!  at The Artist.