Comedy Urban Riot - NYC's Best Urban Comedians
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The last date listed for Comedy Urban Riot was Sunday August 19, 2007 / 9:00pm.
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He's been called "a master raconteur" (The Advocate), "relentlessly hilarious" (Time Out New York)… More
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Featured review from Karin O.
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As a whole the event was just ok. The comedians were very distracted by people in the audience and the place itself was a little whole in the wall. There were a lot of tourists, I would have preferred a place where the locals hang out. The tickets are cheap but they get you with a two drink minimum.
Dante’ Nero grew up in the mean Streets of Brooklyn where he … Well those files have been sealed now. At age 11 he began on his martial arts journey with hard style Shotokan as well as training in modern dance tap and jazz. When he couldn’t get a job Dante taught himself how to ride a unicycle and handed out flyers for $50 a pop.
He attended SUNY at New Paltz on a fencing scholarship and started a lucrative business selling… Well maybe we shouldn’t mention that either. He then got a job working with emotionally disturbed children because who knows disturbed better than the disturbed. His many years of college courses in Theoretical Physics paid off in the lucrative 11-year business of male stripping? He pledged Omega Psi Phi fraternity and did strip shows for sororities on campus.
When he got home to Brooklyn he immersed himself in many different martial arts Ju Jitsu, Jeet Kune do Boxing and Judo he initially did some no hold barred fighting for money for Italian guy named Tony. When money was tight he organized some of his mixed martial arts friends to do security at some of the biggest clubs in the city. He produced many male revues, where he hired great comics such as Tracy Morgan and Mike Epps to open the shows.
That’s when the comedy bug bit him. While working as a phone guy and a union rep, he began writing jokes a desire that haunted him since he was a teen. At the same time managing to raise a daughter. At 313 lbs his rugged appearance almost contradicts his heady and socially conscience comedic sensibilities tempered with an understanding of urban life. Throw in a love for classic philosophers such as Ayn Rand Nietzsche and Understanding life’s underlying concepts give him a wisdom that almost says laugh or else!