LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia is pleased to announce that it will host a night of live comedy on Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m.
Tony V started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston's prestigious Comedy Connection. He wandered in one night, quite by accident, looking for a little stress relief from a high pressure job as a case worker at the Somerville Mental Health Center. Tony was working his way toward a Masters degree in social work having graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B. S. in Psychology. It was not long after that he took to the stage himself.
Tony's street wise humor tempered with a genuine feel for the human condition quickly propelled him to headliner status on the national comedy club circuit. In 1986 Tony V was named "Funniest Person in Massachusetts" by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central and MTV.
Network Television was next for Tony with appearances on Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central's Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and several sit-coms including Seinfeld, Boston Common, The Single Guy and Dr. Katz Professional Therapist.
Admission $15, doors open at 7 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For reservations call 527-0043 or 494-3334. www.pitmansfreightroom.com