Adam Grabowski featuring Joey Gaynor
Saturday, February 10, 7:00PM at Vail Theatre of the Arts
Doors open at 6:00PM
Comedian, lecturer, advocate, human.... Adam Grabowski has been performing and speaking for audiences professionally for 10 years. His main goal in any and every aspect of his life and career is creating a genuine connection. "There is and will always be things we can laugh about, discuss, and relate to one another. These things can bring us together.... My job is to facilitate that!"
Raised by a family of educators in the suburbs of Chicago, Adam has spent his life questioning, joking, sharing, debating, and entertaining!
Named College Comic of the Year multiple times by APCA and Campus Activities Magazine, Adam Grabowski has performed at over 600 colleges and headlined in all 50 states. Simon Cowell of "America's Got Talent" called Adam "the funniest comedian" in season 11. After nine years of NACA showcases and college touring, Adam now speaks about his depression and anxiety, introducing the #SAYITANYWAY Campaign through which he empowers students to talk about their own experiences and mental health. Adam's message about finding your voice and understanding you're not alone in how you think and feel leaves a much greater impact because it's a part of a hilarious comedy show.
Because you want hilarious, we are pleased to have the talent of Adam Grabowski grace our stage!
Joey is likely the most seasoned comedic artist of our day. Known for his rich singing voice and stunning impressions, he is an iconic actor, comedian, and writer hailing from Newark, New Jersey and most recently residing in the land of stars, Los Angeles. He began his standup career in the mid 70's and was doing television shows like ABC's FRIDAY's the west coast answer to Saturday Night Live. It was there that he cemented his friendship with one of his mentors, Andy Kaufman. In 1983 Richard Pryor took Joey under his wing having him as his opening act for countless sold out shows in Hollywood whee Joey says, "I got the best damn tutoring you could ever have; every night after the shows he would sit down with me and talk to me about what I was doing, and more importantly why and how I should try this or that. I feel so blessed to have had a relationship like that with my idol."
Over the years, Joey has worked in film and television with the likes of Leslie Neilson, Paul Sorvino, Thora Birch and the late great Jonathan Winters. He also co-starred in what is now a cult classic, "Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen" with Chris Rock, Tim Allen and the late great Bill Hicks.
And yes! Joey works clean and promises no embarrassing moments for those who attend our show.
With a career that boasts performances with legends like Richard Pryor, Sam Kinison, and George Lopez, Joey is set to bring a storm of laughter with his renowned comedic style. Dive Deep into his world, filled with remarkable sitcom appearances, heartfelt performances, and timeless recordings.