LOCAL MEDIA AND COMEDIANS PREPARE TO ROAST MAYOR SHEILA DIXON
(BALTIMORE – April 19, 2012) – The Comedy Factory at Power Plant Live will present “Roast and Toast Mayor Sheila Dixon” on April 19 at 8pm. The former Mayor Sheila Dixon was persuaded by organizer Richard Siegel to subject herself to potential ridicule for the good of several charitable organizations.
Tickets are $35 and are available for purchase at www.baltimorecomedy.com, the Comedy Factory’s website. A VIP reception will be held prior to the show at 7pm. A limited number of tickets are available for the reception at $55, also available on the Comedy Factory’s website.
Siegel, Founder and CEO of the Funniest Celebrity Charitable Fund, is himself a local comedy veteran and founder of DC's annual Funniest Celebrity Contest and similar contests around the country. Siegel states that proceeds from the event will be shared by the Fund and the Agape House. Dixon stated, “When Richard first tried to talk me into this, I was hesitant, but being roasted to benefit charity will be worth it.”
Roastmaster Peter Schmuck will moderate the friendly firing-squad of local comedians and media, which includes:
Chris Thomas, considered one of the nation's brightest comedic stars, famous for his
2,000 celebrity impersonations, appearances at New York’s Catch a Rising Star and
The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, and work in various media.
Kirk McEwen, a Baltimore local, is an award-winning morning show DJ, formerly of 98
Rock, DC 101 and other local rock stations.
Marc Steiner, host of the widely acclaimed public radio news and interview program,
"The Marc Steiner Show" on WEAA-FM and founder of the Center for Emerging
Maria, a mysterious Baltimore local is still rising through the comedy ranks.
Pete Eibner has served as opening act for comedians such as Drew Carey, Frank
Caliendo, and Chris Rock; additionally, he is well known for his radio work.
Greg “Judge” Poole, local stand-up comic, has performed at Catch a Rising Star, The
Improv, and The Comedy Store, as well as directing and acting with several theatre
Devon Brown, a 19 year old former candidate for Baltimore City Council, will do the
honor of opening act for the Sheila Dixon Roast and Toast.
Miss Maybelle, (Mrs. Pamela Rene Manning) has performed her signature comedic
character "Miss Maybelle" at The Comedy Factory, The Improv, The Five Seasons, BET
Comedy Show, and Jokes on Us.
Peter Schmuck, a sports columnist for the Baltimore Sun, has covered almost every
major sporting event, including 25 World Series, four Super Bowls, the 1996 Olympics,
NBA Finals, and many golf tournaments. He is also a sports talk show host on WBALAM.
The Comedy Factory, located at Baltimore’s Power Plant Live!, moved to its current location one year ago. The city’s premier comedy club has been bringing the brightest and funniest comic stars to Baltimore for 30 years.