By Mario Miceli
The roar of laughter that you heard as you drove down Grandview Highway on Saturday night was coming from the Osteria at il Centro Italian Cultural Centre. Mixed Nuts Comedy Productions held their first Pasta Mic Comedy Show. The sold-out crowd enjoyed an all you can eat pasta bar created by the fantastic kitchen of il Centro. With all three venues; Main Hall, Trattoria and the Osteria being used, Fabio Rasotto’s catering team did a fabulous job ensuring the food and our guests were well taken care of with food and drink. There was just a little space left in the Osteria for our stage and the remainder was filled with a community, hungry for pasta and comedy. Our Facebook networks; Italians in Vancouver, Vancouver Italians, il Centro and our friends at il Marco Polo digital were instrumental in securing our sold-out crowd. We thank them and encourage every Italian and non Italian to become a member of these sites.
It was more than just food, great wine and good friends. The evening had a selection of exceptional comics to entertain the crowd. Yuk Off semi finalists; Mario Miceli, Tania Taylor, Ray Morrison and Kalyn Miles. Yuk Off Finalist and 5th place overall winner, Joey Commisso. Curtis Pyke our youtube sensation took the crowd over the line and back. We had a drop in guest, Vic Lippucci, a touring comic who had the crowd roaring discussing his Italian upbringing. The feature of the night, Johnny Perrott, a national touring comic, who has travelled from Tofino to St Johns Newfoundland killed the audience with his observational humor with insights into his Italian upbringing as well.
If you missed this show, don’t despair. You asked for it, we are going to bring you more. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 25th for Cena di Risate (Dinner of Laughs). Mixed Nuts; Mario Miceli, Tania Taylor and Curtis Pyke perform with LaughterZone 101 owner, Janice Bannister, Sy Bosel (BC’s Funniest New Female 2018). Maybe Vic will be able to stop in again but returning for sure, will be Joey Commisso and our feature, Johnny Perrotta. Don’t miss this show. To find out more “Like” Mixed Nuts Comedy Productions on Facebook to see how to get tickets to our next show.