Stand Up Comedy Showcase at Waterfront Park (FREE)

Saturday, July 9

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! 

featuring comedians Tim Deery, Allen Enlow, Debbie Bazza, Dave Vadala, Jilberto Soto, Ruthy Ferrera

Please pre-register with to sign up (max 4 people/sign up).

show starts 7pm EST • open lawn seating area mask/social distance recommendations as per CDC guidelines 

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 (updated ?/??/22)
backup location
If the weather is not looking good or the Dobbs Ferry Rec. Department needs the space to host what was a rained-out July 4th fireworks show the previous Saturday, our backup location will be our Community Room at the library, which can fit up to 75 people if no COVID restrictions are in place.
address: RR Station 11 Station Plaza Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

If you are driving in, our Village and Police Department were gracious enough to allow us free parking from 6pm-9:30pm at the Waterfront Park lot for the event, so just park where you can find a space, 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.
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.  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.  
Please check in with our staff when you arrive with the last name/first name of the party who signed up, so that we can keep track of who came and have contact info if necessary.  
masking/social distancing
For face mask/social distance recommendations, please refer to the current CDC guidelines. We will not be policing mask wearing or seating distance.
food + 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.
these showcases are part of our Comedy on the Hudson Programming

Tim Deery

Tim is a performer, producer, and bookman, along with having been a salesman, mailman, and dozens of others, man.

He made up his own major (Performance Art) in college and they still let him graduate!  Since, his performances have included solo & sketch shows in Philadelphia, the Hudson Valley, and NYC, opening for Aziz Ansari, The Whitest Kids U’ Know, and more.  His film work includes starring roles in music videos for Wolf Face, Thomas Patrick Maguire, and Garrett Shore’s dramatic short The Matthew Principle.

As a Librarian Assistant for DFPL, Tim has run 6 Stand Up Comedy Showcases, 37 Comedy Open Mic’s, 3 FerryCon‘s, 3 Local Filmmakers Spotlight‘s, and 74 Cult Classic Movie Night‘s, which, if you’re keeping count, requires a lot of fingers & toes.

Allen Enlow

Allen is an actor, comedian, impressionist, singer, father, and some day hopes to be a functioning adult.

As an actor he has done 1 on 1 scenes with James Gandolfini in THE SOPRANOS and Rami Malek in MR ROBOT. One of these three went on to win an Oscar.

As a Stand-Up Comic, Big Al has opened for Soupy Sales & Joel Grey. He’s appeared on The Joan Lunden Show and headlined in Atlantic City. He also followed Andy Kaufman & Sam Kinison at three in the morning in New York City showcase clubs and lived to tell about it.

Allen has appeared on Broadway but didn’t know it; and Bette Midler “loved” him as a singing sportscaster in a musical that played slightly around the corner from Broadway.

Debbie Bazza

Debbie is a housewife and mother, a goal incessantly encouraged by her family. She’s raised two daughters and survived three marriages, experiences she weaves into her comedy with her signature style.

Debbie can work with all audience groups, including churches, fundraisers, clubs, and was a finalist on ABC’s The View’s “Most Hilarious Housewife Contest.” She is happily doing her stand-up, acting and working as a host.

Dave Vadala

Dave is a stage chewing Boston comic who’s performed in places like: The Comedy Studio (Bos), Flappers (LA), Broadway Comedy Club (NY,) and The Tiny Cupboard (NY).

He was awarded ‘Critics Choice,’ in the 2021 New York Comedy Fringe Festival (where he also won best of the fest!) and has also performed on many festivals including the Fingerlakes Music, Comedy & Cannabis Festival, and the The Big Apple Comedy Festival. Dave’s humor is somewhat limited by his intelligence but in some cases… super charged.

Jilberto Soto

Jilberto is a comic from Seattle who recently moved to NYC. He is corporate professional snob during the day and just a snob at night. His sexual and racial (Mexican) comedic style have often been referred to as personal yet embarrassing, by his older brother.

He performed his debut show “Even God Knew I was Gay and Butterfly” around different fringes (London, Seattle, Brighton, Chicago, Edinburgh) and hosts the popular I Hope This Ages Well podcast.

“He was born to be a comic.” – Chicago Fringe

Ruthy Ferrera

Ruthy Ferrera was born and raised in The Bronx in her mother’s friend’s Living Room, giving her automatic bragging rights to say she was born to entertain.  Ruthy is of Dominican descent and has the perfect command of the “Spanglish” language.

Also, when there was no such thing as direct deposit, Ruthy used to stuff Howard Stern’s paycheck in envelopes when she was employed at then, 92.3 K-ROCK radio station in Manhattan, back in the early 90’s?  Ruthy Ferrera was also the 1st comedian to open the new Copacabana after 40 years of comedy in the iconic venue.  Ruthy can be seen performing at many clubs in NYC.  Don’t be afraid to follow Ruthy on Facebook or IG.  Visit her website at: