Published : Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 2:09 PM
The Ice House Comedy Club is always the place to be on New Year’s Eve and this year is really going out with a bang when the “Lovemaster” Craig Shoemaker takes the stage to bid adieu to 2018. In addition, to Craig, Eric Schwartz (The Tonight Show, Showtime, BET) and KT Tatara (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central) will ring in 2019 with laughs.
Best known for his engaging, relatable standup and iconic baritone-voiced character, “The Lovemaster”, Craig Shoemaker’s extensive accomplishments, spanning more than three decades, are beyond impressive. He has performed for major television and cable networks, writes for the hit sitcom Fuller House, a radio guest on countless stations, hosted his own syndicated radio and podcast shows, on stage stand up, performances on Broadway, has written two children’s books, invented “ON Hold” advertising and hosted motivational presentations and speeches; all with audiences ranging from 50 to over 70,000 people.
These efforts have earned him accolades including, but not limited to, “Comedian of the Year” by American Comedy Awards; Number One comedy routine of all time by XM Radio, iTunes #1 comedy album; The Last Stand Up, voted in the Top 20 on Comedy Central, two Emmy awards, an induction into the Association of Transformational Leaders and the Communicator Award Crystal prize. And, let’s not forget to mention, the honor of performing for four United States Presidents.
Craig has a big heart with a brilliant mind attached to it. He is not just interesting, he is interested! Watching, learning and understanding people have been a life-long fascination for him. With the wisdom and insight of an old soul, his focal point is laughter. His range of topics is practically limitless and always spot-on. No matter the topic, including kids, parents, work, sex, sports, ethnicity, etc… no one is exempt from his finely tuned and targeted humor. Once experienced, one will claim he was a fly-on-the-wall during a fight or interlude with a spouse, a go-around with a child, friend or boss and so on. Whatever the topic, you will swear he was watching and finding the humor. As they say, Laughter is the Best Medicine” but for Craig, it’s “Laughter is a Gift for the Soul.”
In short, his humor is engaging, side splitting, hilarious and a laugh-‘til-you-hurt experience! Don’t miss it!
He may look like an unassuming nerd, but Eric Schwartz is one of the most creative and original comedians working today, earning the description, “everything there is to love about entertainment” (First Order Historians). With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comics Unleashed, BET and more, this multi-dimensional entertainer unleashes a mind-blowing show filled with musical comedy, physical antics, multicultural satire and social commentary.
KT Tatara has been charming audiences with his extraordinary blend of wit and likeability for over 15 years. A Washington D.C. native and former resident of West Virginia, KT possesses an uncanny ability to connect with people from urban and rural backgrounds. His numerous television appearances include NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, FOX’s Lethal Weapon and CBS’s How I Met Your Mother. He has also been invited to perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival 5 times.
New Year’s Eve show times and prices are:
East Coast New Year’s Eve at 7:30 p.m. – $35 Gold Package Includes: All-Star Comedy Show…NYE Party Favors…2 Admissions to a Future Ice House Show ($40 value)…Champagne Toast $45 Platinum Package Includes: Priority Seating…All-Star Comedy Show…NYE Party Favors…. 4 Admissions to a Future Ice House Show ($80 value)…Champagne Toast
A special 3 course dinner is available before the 7:30 p.m. show. Dinner is only $30 and includes upgraded seating for the show.
West Coast New Year’s Eve at 10 p.m. – $45 Gold Package Includes: All-Star Comedy Show…NYE Party Favors…2 Admissions to a Future Ice House Show ($40 value)….Champagne Toast $55 Platinum Package Includes: Priority Seating…All-Star Comedy Show…NYE Party Favors…4 Admissions to a Future Ice House Show ($80 value)…Champagne Toast.
Tickets are advance sale only and may be purchased at www.icehousecomedy.com or by calling the box office at (626) 577-1894. New Year’s Eve shows are Special Events.
There is a two-drink minimum in the showroom and patrons must be at least 21 to attend. The Ice House is located at 24 N. Mentor Ave. in Pasadena. For more info or to make reservations, call (626) 577-1894 or visit www.icehousecomedy.com.