The Royal will host a New Year’s event on Saturday, December 31 from 8:00pm to 1:00am.
Doors will open at 7:30pm. A comedy show will run from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, followed by a dance party until midnight. The Royal will ring in the new year with a countdown and a champagne toast. Dress code is “dressy casual.”
Early-bird tickets to the event are available here. The cost of a ticket is $25 until December 23, and $35 until the day of the event.
The night will be hosted by local comedian Andrew Sironi with full sets from the following comedians:
You might say Marc is a “Jack of all trades, master of none” except his name is Marc and his trades really won’t help you out if your pipe springs a leak or you get lost in the forest. So, scratch that – maybe “restless creative type” is better.
Marc has been writing – scripts, essays, articles and songs – since he was a kid and as a stand-up comedian, performed internationally. His most recent comedy release “I’m a Good Dad” is available on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and numerous platforms and can be heard on Sirius. Marc is also co-founder of VitalConex (www.vitalconex.com) a connect and create company that combines the disciplines of psychology, marketing and the creativity of humor to help train, develop content and drive strategic planning in a new, more effective way.
Belynda Cleare’s comedic, writing, and performing abilities are often overshadowed by her striking resemblance to Beyonce. Even as her stand up broaches topics like poverty, aging, and death, Belynda’s bright, warm energy brings life to every room. Since moving to Philadelphia from The Great White North (emphasis on the “White”), Belynda has shared the stage with comics like Bob Nelson and Luenell. In 2015, she was featured on Amazon Prime’s Comics Watching Comics, and her one-woman show, Staying on the Right Side of Sanity, Diary of a Dirt Road Diva was the top grossing show in the Wilmington Fringe Festival for four years in a row. This show, which has captivated audiences from Nashville to Nova Scotia, inspired a forthcoming script that has made Belynda a finalist in the Yes And…Laughter Lab. Fox 29 News did a segment on Belynda’s use of comedy to cope with grief. Belynda is so committed to addressing mental health in comedy that she teaches a course on the topic at The Comics ROCK Convention, wherein she has been a presenter for the last 9 years. Her festival appearances include: Black Girls Giggle, Ladies Room, Meadowland, and Ladies of Laughter. She is a frequent guest on THE HAWK radio station, has been featured on CBC’s The National and in Nova Scotia’s Guysborough Journal. Belynda can be seen on club stages all over Philadelphia, Delaware, and New York, as well as walking past Andre 3000 in a party scene in AMC’s Dispatches from Elsewhere.
Chris Coccia’s act is a perfect combination of hilarious material and the ability to present it “in the moment”. Flowing seamlessly between material and improvised interaction with the crowd, Chris is able to open the audience up as he pulls them into a shared recognition of our own human-ness.
Chris keeps a full schedule working everything from the country’s top comedy clubs to corporate events to colleges. In addition, Chris Coccia won the 2008 Purina Pet Comedy Challenge, a national event with a $10,000.00 prize. He was also invited to be part of the Great American Comedy Festival in Johnny Carson’s hometown, Norfolk, NE put together by the talent coordinator of the Late Show with David Letterman, Eddie Brill. He has appeared on Comedy Central, The Game Show Network, and XM Radio. Chris is also a frequent and favorite guest on several Philadelphia based radio shows.
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The Ways Restaurant & Brewery will be selling beer both evenings. No outside beer will be permitted at the event, and BYO-Wine is allowed with a $10 corkage fee.
Guests of The Royal are permitted to park in the lot behind St. Paul’s Lutheran Church off of Mt. Carmel Avenue. At-your-own risk parking is available at the Glenside Train Station. Street parking is also available.
The Royal Music & Arts Center:
The Royal, soon to be The Royal Music & Arts Center (RMAC), is moving toward its $25,000 goal. For more information on The Royal’s non-profit transition and fund drive, you can click here.