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Catamount Comedy Series Kicks Off This Month at ArtPort

Gary Marino

ST. JOHNSBURY – Catamount Arts will present Marino Live Comedy to the Catamount ArtPort, located in the Green Mountain Mall building, on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. The show, hosted by Boston comedic performer and media personality Gary Marino, will also feature comics Mark Riccadonna and James Dorsey.

“Ski crowd!” Marino says of his upcoming Catamount ArtPort appearance. “Can’t wait to get back up north to kick off our new comedy series in St. Johnsbury.”

Gary Marino is a Comedy Store veteran and has appeared at Laugh Boston, Off the Hook, the Balboa Bay Club and Gillette Stadium. An award-winning filmmaker, live show producer, author, and performer, he’s a fixture in the Boston stand-up scene as well as the creator of the World Gone Crazy Comedy Band and its Kitchen Sink Show.

James Dorsey

Mark Riccadonna is a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,” and star of the award-winning film “Game Night.” He can be heard on SiriusXM radio and on his hit podcast “Drinks Jokes and Storytelling.” A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Riccadonna has been a touring performer for 20 years, including for the USO, as well as a radio host, actor, director, and columnist.

James Dorsey earned his first D- for conduct in second grade and has since turned being “disruptive in class” into a career. Winner of the Catch a New Rising Star competition and the Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival, Dorsey has performed at every major comedy club in New England and at the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival. He has shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Lenny Clarke, Jim Gaffiagn, Gilbert Gottfried, and Steven Wright.

Mark Riccadonna

The Catamount ArtPort, former Green Mountain Mall retail space repurposed by Catamount Arts to accommodate a broad spectrum of live performance and arts events, has hosted comedians Bob Marley and Omega Jade, musical acts including the Adam Ezra Group and The Last King, and events ranging from Circus Smirkus Vacation Camp to the Annual Catamount Arts Auction Gala.

Marino Live Comedy is the first of multiple stand-up acts booked for Catamount ArtPort in the coming months. For tickets to see Marino Live Comedy, featuring stand-up pros Gary Marino, Mark Riccadonna, and James Dorsey, at Catamount ArtPort or to learn more about Catamount Arts 2023 programming, visit catamountarts.org.

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