FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kambri Crews
RUN DMC’S DARRYL DMC MCDANIELS TO HOST BENEFIT SHOW
AT THE NEW COMEDY NIGHTCLUB COMIX
Additional performances by Goumba Johnny & Greg Giraldo
NEW YORK, NY – September 26, 2006 – Darryl DMC McDaniels of RUN DMC will host a special night of comedy on October 10, 2006, at the new comedy nightclub Comix to benefit DKMS Americas - Where Leukemia Meets Its Match. Additional performances from New York's own Goumba Johnny and Greg Giraldo, host of Comedy Central's "Stand Up Nation".
The evening will consist of:
Cocktails and Appetizers: 6:30 - 8:30PM
Comedy Show: 8:00 - 9:30PM
After Party By Francesco Mo: 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
$75 -- 6:30 PM Seating for Open Bar. Table service in showroom with a la carte dinner available (not included) and Performance
$110 -- 6:30PM VIP Reception with Hors d’Oeuvres and Open Bar followed by VIP seats to 8PM Performance, Plated Appetizers, Table Service, & Open Bar
October 10, 2006
353 West 14th Street (just east of Ninth Avenue)
To purchase tickets for the event, please visit www.comixny.com or call 212.524.2500.
DKMS represents patients, donors, doctors, volunteers, families and friends. They connect the missing pieces, creating a forum where people can come together with one common goal. With a little courage, commitment and generosity, together we can find answers and help provide happy endings for patients fighting leukemia and other blood diseases. Visit http://dkmsamericas.org for more on this important organization.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Darryl McDaniels, or DMC as most of the world knows him, helped transform the musical landscape as one-third of the trailblazing, multi-platinum rap group Run-DMC. They sold more than 30 million album and singles worldwide and the rest is now a matter of musical history. Since forming the legendary band with Joseph (Rev. Run) Simmons and the late Jason (Jam Master Jay) Mizell, DMC has remained in the public eye. He is recognized as a pioneer in stoking the popularity of rap and hip-hop into the best-selling and most influential musical genre that it is today.
Greg Giraldo is well known from his stint as a regular panelist on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He regularly contributes a “rant” segment to Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) where he provides his unique spin on current events, politics, and family life. Both of his half hour stand-up specials, Comedy Central Presents… Greg Giraldo are currently airing on Comedy Central. Greg also has performed on Late Show with David Letterman (CBS), and he has been a guest on Late Night with Conan O’ Brien (NBC) a dozen times.
Goumba Johnny has appeared on various television shows such as The Weakest Link, The Montel Williams Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The CBS Early Show, The Ricki Lake show, The Queen Latifah show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Metro TV/Naked New York and Court TV. In the past Johnny has written for the popular national magazine Cosmopolitan; contributed to US Weekly’s Fashion Police for 3 years, and he currently contributes weekly to national magazine Star in Style Stalkers.
Comix is New York's hottest new comedy nightclub featuring headline comedians and established New York-area comics, the best of cutting edge alternative comedy, improv and sketch comedy as well as music and variety programming.
Comix is an elegant space with comfortable seating, unobstructed stage views, the purest sound, superior food, and NO MINIMUMS. Perfectly situated in Manhattan's booming Meatpacking District at 353 West 14th Street (just east of Ninth Avenue), Comix draws upon the rich experience of going to the theater uptown but brings with it a decidedly downtown attitude…not to mention a very “now” décor, food and drinks.
Visit www.comixny.com for coming attractions and much more.
Official Website: http://www.comixny.com