Stand Up Comedy Showcase at Waterfront Park (FREE)
Saturday, September 18
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 pre-register with email@example.com 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 9/17/21)
The weather looks great for the evening, so the show is officially on! It can sometimes get windy down by the waterfront though, so dress accordingly.
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.
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 will 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.
Matt Koff (Headliner) (https://www.mattkoff.net/)
Matt Koff is an Emmy-winning television writer and stand-up comedian. He currently writes for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. He’s also written for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
He just released his debut stand-up album, WHO’S MY LITTLE GUY?, on 800 Pound Gorilla Records.
As a stand-up, Matt has appeared on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central and The History Channel series I Love the 1880s. He has toured with John Oliver, Michael Ian Black, and Bo Burnham. When Matt is not doing stand-up, he is usually eating a gyro in the rain.
Additionally, Matt has written for IFC’s Onion News Network, Comedy Central’s Onion SportsDome, and the White House Correspondents’ Dinner with Hasan Minhaj. He is also genuinely flattered that you’ve read this far.
Tim Deery (Host) (https://youtube.com/c/
Tim Deery is a Performer, Producer, and Book Man. He’s also been a salesman, handyman, mailman and dozens of others, man.
Tim made up his own college major, called it Performance Art, and actually convinced 5 department heads to sign off on it. Since, his live performances have included solo shows in Philadelphia and the Hudson Valley and sketch comedy shows all over NYC, opening up for the likes of Aziz Ansari and The Whitest Kids U’ Know. His film work includes starring roles in music videos for Wolf Face and Thomas Patrick Maguire and the dramatic short The Matthew Principle, and a cameo as “Frizzle” in the award winning feature Jonny’s Sweet Revenge.
For the past seven years as an Librarian Assistant for DFPL, Tim has created, produced, and hosted six Stand Up Comedy Showcases, monthly Comedy Open Mics, FerryCon, the Local Filmmakers Spotlight series, and the monthly Cult Classic Movie Night, which has featured interviews with cult film icons Michael St. Michaels (The Greasy Strangler), Eric Freeman (Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2), Cinematographer Jean-Philippe Bernier (Le Matos, Summer of 84), and more.
He has been co-hosting the album review show, Everybody in the Pool, since 2020 and doesn’t play when it comes to Halloween, with costumes including David Pumpkins, Nick Nolte’s Mugshot, and Mrs. Doubtfire – HELLOOOOOOO!
Allen Enlow (https://www.allenenlow.com/)
Allen Enlow 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.
Ruthy Ferrera (http://www.ruthyferrera.com)
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, did you know 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 can be seen performing at the comedy clubs in NYC. Don’t be afraid to follow her on social media: @Ruthy_Ferrera
Ann Van Epps (https://linktr.ee/annvanepps)
Ann Van Epps is a Midwestern comedian based in Brooklyn, NY. She recently performed in L.A. at the Burbank Comedy Festival where she was also awarded as a “Best of the Fest Comedian”. She has a weekly show at The Tiny Cupboard Pink Church, Bushwick’s only comedy club, Friday’s at 7:30. She tells stories a lot about her life in her comedy. She’s also a ginger.
Young Lee is an amateur stand-up comedian from Connecticut. A finalist at the 2012 Darien’s Got Talent competition, he lost out to two 12-year old musicians and an adult professional singer/guitarist. He also performed at the Dobbs Ferry Comedy Showcase last October. Young gets much of his inspiration from trying to think up witty responses to his Facebook friends’ comments and posts. Young has been a staple at our monthly Comedy Open Mics since the beginning!