Raritan Valley Country Club, 747 NJ-28, Bridgewater will again be our venue for the Hillsborough UNICO comedy night on November 23, 2019. The event starts at 6:30pm and includes the Comedy Show and a family style meal prepared by Executive Chef Filomena (See below).
Community Options, Inc., a nationally based nonprofit (IRS 501(c)(3) certified) organization incorporated in 1989 and headquartered in Princeton, NJ, will share in a portion of the proceeds. Community Options believes in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Embracing this philosophy, they provide housing and employment opportunities for people with disabilities and serves thousands of individuals with disabilities throughout 10 states. They support individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fragile X Syndrome, Prader-Willi, and traumatic brain injury. Many of the individuals they serve also have co-occurring medical and mental health conditions such as Seizure Disorder, Pica, Diabetes, Mood Disorders, Schizoaffective Disorders, and Impulse Control Disorders.
ABOUT EXECUTIVE CHEF FILOMENA
Executive Chef Filomena Lombardi was born and raised in Calabria, Italy. She grew up on a farm taking care of her family of seven and was so busy with that she never even learned to ride a bicycle. Chef Filomena received accolades and was inducted into the Chaîne de Rôtisseurs Food and Wine Society as Chef Rôtisseur in 2012. The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is the world’s oldest international gastronomic society, founded in Paris in 1248. It is devoted to preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table and to promoting excellence in all areas of the hospitality arts.
Tickets will include the Comedy Show, Family Style Meal with a cash bar.
Paul Bond is a New York born, 27 year veteran of stand up with a high-energy act that always finishes on a up, funny note. He toured with Jim Breuer, of SNL, for 3 years as his opening act and heavy metal guitar player, has been on “The Roast of Denis Leary,” the Comedy Central special, “Hardcore” with Jim Breuer, and MTV’s Metallica Icon. If you like your comedy served up fast and furious with an adult edge, then Paul will satisfy your appetite and then some.
Gemini Lombardi has performed on Fox5, NBC, and at hundreds of comedy clubs, casinos, resorts, and theaters across the country. Gemini has been called the “Maestro of Magic & Laughter," because of his magic, his jokes, the way he reads the audience and his unique style of showmanship. Gemini is also an accomplished ventriloquist, with several “friends” that keep the audience in the palm of his hand.
Jocelyn Chia is a lawyer turned comedian originally from Singapore. She has been featured on cnbc.com, and has been a guest comedian on the Howard Stern Channel of Sirius XM, and a guest host on MTV. She made her standup television debut on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, hosted by William Shatner. She taped her second Live at Gotham on June 20th, 2019, at the Gotham Comedy Club.