YONKERS, N.Y. -- Wisconsin-born television comedy star Pete Lee and Bronx-raised funnyman Vladimir Caamaño will headline the two Wednesday Comedy Nights in February at Empire City Casino in Yonkers.
Lee will take the stage on Wednesday, Feb. 8, and Caamaño's performance will be on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Both shows will take place in the casino's Good Time Room.
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., and the shows will begin at 8:00 p.m. on both nights. Admission is $5 for Empire Club Members and $25 for non-members. Elite Club and President’s Club members gain free admission. All patrons will receive a free drink ticket.
Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent, according to a release from Empire City Casino.
In 2005, Lee flew to New York to make his television debut on Comedy Central’s standup comedy series "Premium Blend." Soon after moving to NYC, he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer.
In 2008, Lee made his network television debut performing on NBC’s "Last Comic Standing" finishing as a semi-finalist. At the end of 2008, he shot his own Comedy Central half Hour Special.
Accompanying Lee on his Feb. 8 show will be featured performer Crystian Ramirez and MC Aaron Berg.
With the name “Vladimir,” few people expect a Dominican from The Bronx to take the stage. Caamaño's comedic style is the fruit of an immigrant Dominican family living in the cultural mecca that is New York City and is described as an elegant combination of urban grit and intellect, the release said.
He has quickly become a staple of the New York Comedy scene performing at The Stand, Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Dangerfield’s and the Comic Strip Live.
Caamaño has been featured on AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live" and "Adam DeVine’s House Party" for Comedy Central.
Joining Caamaño on Feb. 22 are featured funnyman Nore Davis and MC Josh Wesson.
Empire City Casino is at 810 Yonkers Ave.,Yonkers. Visit www.empirecitycasino.com or call (914) 968-4200 for more information.