Stand Up Comedy Showcase at Waterfront Park (FREE)

Saturday, October 8

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring your lawn chairs and join us under the stars for another FREE Stand Up Comedy Showcase (intended for 18+) down at Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park’s Concert Stage! 

Please register with to sign up (max 4 people/sign up) in order to help us verify program attendance • show starts 7pm EST • open lawn seating area 

Featuring comedians: Tom Padovano, Josh & Tamra, Johnny Bob Musgrave, Jessie Murphy, Mike Noble, Tim Deery, and headliner Kate Nichols (see bio’s below)

While the event is FREE, we will gladly accept ca$h donations for the performers (who are doing this event free for the library) on behalf of the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.

WEATHER (TBD updated 9/24/22)
In case of inclement weather, the show will take place in our library Community Room (seats up to 75 people).

address: RR Station 11 Station Plaza Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
If you are driving: Parking regulations will be suspended between 6pm to 10pm at the Waterfront Park lot thanks to our Village and Police Department.  No special tag necessary.
For any arriving by rail: The park is located right next to the Dobbs Ferry Metro North Hudson Line train stop.

We recommend bringing lawn chairs to sit in.  You are welcome to bring a picnic blanket, but keep in mind the ground could be cold or wet and your view may be obstructed by others who bring chairs.  We will not be providing seating.  The show will begin promptly at 7pm and run til roughly 9pm.  It is an open lawn seating area, so it is recommended you arrive by 6:30pm, as there are no assigned spaces.  Please check in with our staff before 7pm in order to help us verify program attendance.

+ drink

Hudson Social has some great food & drink and is located right across the parking lot.  Please keep in mind that seating gets tight, especially on the weekends, so make reservations if you plan on going (914) 478-3634.  There are also a number of great spots nearby to grab a bite and a brew before or after the show.

The public restrooms at the park are open and a short walk north of the concert stage.  

This event may be filmed.  Being as such, there is a chance that you could wind up in the recording at any given point.  If this is an issue for you, we recommend that you not attend, as we will not be able edit around individual preferences.


Tom Padovano

Tom has performed clean comedy on cruise ships, at comedy clubs, libraries, private events, and places beyond description!  Tom has sold over 1,000 jokes to comedians, professional speakers, politicians, publications, and total strangers.  He has also sold scripts, skits, and song parodies and has taught comedy at The Discovery Center in New York City. 

find him on IG: @TomComedy2, FB: Tom Padovano

Josh & Tamra

Josh and Tamra are a married, stand-up comedy duo. They write, star & produce a local TV show called, The Josh and Tamra Show; a Streamy Award Nominated, comedy, variety, news & entertainment, talk show, with puppets. Josh & Tamra are featured in Variety Magazine – for winning NYTVF best comedy TV Pilot

Johnny Bob Musgrave

JBM is a veteran of our Dobbs ferry Public Library’s Comedy Open Mics for over two years now. A former driver Ed teacher, junior high principal, school district superintendent, and commercial pilot he is coming in hot, straight out of Chicago for this gig to bring his patented belly laughers and yuck-yucks.

find him on TikTok: @emaoava

Jessie Murphy

Fresh off her first successful engagement at Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan, Jessie sounds a little like Marge Simpson, looks a lot like Rachel Maddow’s first cousin, and delivers a punch line like the Kool Aid Guy – impactful and with lots of debris.  The jaded Real Estate Agent in her would say that figures, but the successful Real Estate Agent in her would point out that, “It really opens up the room.”

Mike Noble

Mike brings his unique bent on life as a Dobbs Ferry dad and documentary/tv producer and editor to his comedy.  He will be proud to be able to say he has played the same stage as one the founding members of the Butthole Surfers, Gibby Haynes, who played Dobbs Ferry’s Waterfront Park on 9/17/22.

Tim Deery

Our resident comic, Tim has run 7 Stand Up Comedy Showcases, 41 Comedy Open Mic’s, 3 FerryCon‘s, 3 Local Filmmakers Spotlight‘s, and 77 Cult Classic Movie Night‘s for DFPL, which, if you’re keeping count, requires a lot of fingers & toes.  His latest film work includes a starring role as a vampire, who sucks of course, in the music video “Owen Is A Dracula” from Wolf Face.  He has steadfastly been maintaining his goal of tweeting #1FunnyTweet a day for 2022! 

find him on IG: @MummiesOnMainStreet, T: @MummiesOnMainSt

Headliner: Kate Nichols

Kate Nichols is a comedian who performs at comedy clubs in NYC and all over the tri-state area. She’s also a licensed therapist and loves blending the worlds of comedy and mental health by exploring their shared theme of trying to make sense of ourselves and the world we live in. 

find her on IG: @HeyKateNichols

These showcases are part of our Comedy on the Hudson Programming.

Please refer to the current CDC guidelines for face mask recommendations.  We will not be policing mask wearing.