LACONIA — The New York-Boston rivalry takes a "funny" twist Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia when Boston comedian Steve Bjork and New York's Corey Rodrigues will be making his way up from the Big Apple in this blockbuster comedy night at the 94 New Salem St. venue.
Rodrigues is appearing at the Pearl prior to heading for a week long engagement at Catch a Rising Star, at the Silver Legacy Resort in Reno, Nev. He is a regular at the major clubs in and around New York City including Dangerfields and the Gotham Comedy Club as well as appearing at Comix at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Wise Crackers in Allenstown, Uncle Vinnies in NJ and more. Rodrigues is a high powered who has also been seen on Comedy Central.
Bjork is a national act who is based in the Boston area. He plays Las Vegas, cruise ships, has been seen on Comedy Central and major clubs across the country. Bjork has performed at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, Hilarities in Orlando, FL and Cleveland, OH; TSM Comedy Club in Louisville, KY; Crackers in Indianapolis, IN, Penguins in Cedar Rapids, IA, and many, many others as well as being a New England favorite.
"We thought it would be fun do to a version of the New York – Boston rivalry," said Pitman's owner Dick Mitchell. "Neither of these comedians has ever been here and both are headliners. It should be a fun night.
"Our comedy shows continue to be a great draw from not only people in the immediate area, but word about the quality of the shows is spreading ands we are now starting the attract people from a much wider area."
Following the April show, the May 17 comedy night stars two more comedians who have never appeared at Pitman's, in Lou Ramey who recently returned to the area from Los Angeles and Joey Carroll as the main performers.