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A Night of Comic Relief! TONIGHT

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm


Coming soon to Arts on the Lake

Forget Winter, Forget Politics

LoHud Comedy brings comedians: Kyle Ocasio, Frank Liotti, and Adam Oliensis to the Center. Regulars in NYC comedy clubs, they have been on many television shows, entertained US troops world wide, been nominated for Tony and Clio awards and won numerous comedy awards.


LoHud Comedy was founded in 2010 for the purpose of bringing stand-up comedy to the Lower Hudson Valley. Since then, LoHud Comedy has presented roughly two shows per month, headlining both locally and nationally known talent, including such comedy legends and luminaries as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, and Gilbert Gottfried.


LoHud Comedy shows also play monthly at New York City’s premier comedy destination, Gotham Comedy.

A Night of Comic Relief! TONIGHT in the News

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About the Event

FRANK LIOTTI has been seen playing criminals on multiple episodes of Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Fox TV's Jonny Zero, Canturbury's Law with Julianna Margulies, and others. A graduate of Yale School of Drama, he landed the cover of The New York Times Arts & Leisure section for the production of "Cats Talk Back", a mocumentary of life as a cast member within the Broadway hit "Cats", which won "Best Overall Production" in NYC Fringe Festival, 2003. Frank performs in New York City (Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Comix) and across America. He recently came in first place in the New York division of the prestigious Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and goes on to compete in the finals in Atlanta this upcoming April.

KYLE OCASIO hails from Cleveland, Ohio and moved to New York City at age 18. She has been performing stand up all over the country for well over a decade. She recently returned from an Armed Forces Entertainment tour in Europe where she brought laughter to the US troops in five different countries.

Kyle was the face of Optimum TV's Soccer Mom Goals, a show with a comedic twist of moms commentating on the 2018 World Cup that quickly became an internet sensation.

In 2014, She was featured on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live and regularly appeared on several TV shows including the popular Fox News satirical political comedy show, Red Eye as well as shared her insights as a panelist on Fox & Friends.

She has contributed to sketches with Lady Parts Justice to bring both creativity and awareness to women's issues.

In 2015 Rooftop Comedy released her debut album "Tell Mommy Your Name Again" which is in regular rotation on Sirius XM and in 2018 she recorded her second album with Rooftop, this time a collaborative piece entitled "Three's Comedy" with two other comedians.

She has been a guest on many Sirius shows including John Fugelsang's Tell me Everything as well as on The Tom Shillue Show on Fox News Radio and the podcast Keith and The Girl.

Her comedy has been featured in Time Out NY, AM New York, and Glady's Magazine. Her funny merchandise that has been an audience favorite has been featured on the website

In 2017, she performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland where she showcased her unique storytelling abilities for international audiences. While New York City based, she regularly features and headlines around the country. Her unique brand of high energy and deeply autobiographical humor have made it easy for her to connect with diverse audiences.

ADAM OLIENSIS explores the lessons in humility he’s learning from his wife and children, along with the adjustments being forced on him by being a grown-up. Having lived as a child in East Africa, studied martial arts in India, and languished spiritually in New Jersey, Adam is attuned to the absurdities that arise in the everyday, mining the ironies and silliness found in the most humbling situations (with which he continues to gain vast experience).

Adam has recently opened for such comedy legends and luminaries as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, and Larry Miller. He performs at comedy clubs all over NYC and the surrounding area, including Gotham Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, Levity Live, Broadway Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, and Treehouse Comedy. Also at corporate & private events, synagogues, theatres, & JCCs throughout the Northeast.

He co-authored the movie, The Pompatus of Love, with Jon Cryer (Best Comedy, Worldfest-Charlotte), in which he stars along with Mr. Cryer and Kristen Scott Thomas. His plays have been produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre, among other companies in NYC, as well as in LA and regionally. As an actor, Adam has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, in Regional Theatre, in the movies, on TV, and in hundreds of commercials.

He has been nominated for a Clio Award (the Oscars of commercials) for Best Performance. He's also been nominated for both Tony & Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival. (And, no, it’s not an honor just to be nominated. Just being nominated sucks.)