Show Calendar for Catch! Reno

Bill Simas

September 23 - 28

Bill Simas, started doing stand-up in 2005, when he was given his first  chance to perform with the RI Comedy Factory thanks to a RI comedy  legend, Mr. John Perrotta! After a hiatus, Bill returned in January 2011 to  chase a dream that should have been chased two decades ago. Since then, he has hosted at the Comedy Connection in East  Providence RI, performed at Catch a Rising Star at Twin River Casino  in Lincoln RI, and headlines various benefits and fundraisers.

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Cowboy James Gleason

September 30 - 5

Comedy Clubs - Cowboy has performed in comedy clubs from New York to Los Angeles to Las Vegas, including Improv and Funny Bones.  USO Tours - Cowboy has done 17 USO / MWR tours - nine of them in Iraq - and has entertained troops as far away as Africa Guam and Japan.  Television - Cowboy has appeared on Last Comic Standing, and in 2009 he was chosen as one of the top three comedians on America's Got Talent.  He has done numerous commercials throughout the Southeast and just completed a TV pilot for NBC.  Cruise Lines - Cowboy is currently performing on Carnival and other cruise lines, appearing before 5,000 to 15,000 people a month.  Future Plans - Cowboy and his wife have introduced an online TV show called "Bow Hunt With Us" to share his passion for bow hunting with his fans.

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Lowell Sanders

October 7 - 12

Lowell Sanders is the consummate professional comedian; hard-working, extremely talented, and a go-getter. After high school, Lowell served three years in the US Navy.

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Jimmy Della Valle

October 14 - 19

Jimmy Della Valle, born and raised in NY, now living in Los Angeles, confesses – “Once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker.” His streetwise edgy flare, macho vulnerability, and blue-collar twists are what allow Jimmy to keep audiences on the brink of laughter. For over 20 years, he has been a stand up comedian entertaining at comedy clubs, casinos, corporate events and colleges with his quick comedic timing, and his uniquely skewed observations.

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Gilbert Gottfried

October 24 - 25

At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mic nights in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as “the comedian’s comedian.” After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show “Saturday Night Live” became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn't until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel.

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Harrisson Greenbaum

October 28 - 2

Harrison began performing stand-up comedy while studying psychology and English at Harvard. A summa cum laude graduate, Harrison was the co-founder of the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society (or "Harvard College SUCS," as the group's name is cheekily acronymized), the first organization at Harvard dedicated to the performance and appreciation of stand-up comedy and one still popular on campus today. Now living in Manhattan, Harrison has quickly become one of the most in-demand comedians in New York, performing in more than 600 shows a year and thus leading the NY Daily News to call him "the hardest-working man in comedy." One of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch," Harrison has also received many awards and honors for his comedy, including the Andy Kaufman Award (2010) for creativity and originality in comedy, the Shorty Award in collaboration with Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival for "Best Emerging Comic" (2011), and the Magners Comic Stand-Off (2011). On television, Harrison is the warm-up comic for Katie, Katie Couric's daytime talk show on ABC.

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Bobby Collins

November 8 - 9

Bobby Collins is always the funniest guy in the room. With more than 200 stand-up performances around the country each year, he is a show-business institution who has made millions laugh.   A native of New York, he was literally born into comedy when his father named him for his favorite comedian, Bob Hope. In the 1980s, Bobby left a lucrative position as vice president of Calvin Klein to pursue his dream and ended up working alongside such comedy legends as Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno.

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New Years Eve Bash with K-von

December 30 - 31

As the star of MTV’s hit show “Disaster Date” K-von’s humor has made an international impact. This hilarious hidden-camera show displays his many talents as each of his characters prove funnier and more outrageous than the last.

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