Bagels & Baklava & Friends, the show that has been dubbed “the funniest Friday night comedy show in NYC” will begin performances on July 14 at 8 PM and every Friday night through the end of September. Starring Janice Messitte and Greg Kritikos (“Greg the Greek”), the series will present some of the top comics from HBO, Comedy Central, and The Tonight Show.
A comic, singer and actress who been doing stand-up comedy for over 20 years, Janice Messitte is a respected veteran of both the New York and L.A. comedy circuits. She has headlined at New York’s Catch a Rising Star, Caroline’s, Gotham, Broadway Comedy Club and New York Comedy Club, plus the world-famous Improv in both New York City and L.A. Her television and film credits include a starring role in a sports reality pilot for ESPN and numerous guest appearances on shows hosted by Letterman, Howard Stern, Conan O’Brien, Jon Stewart, and Montel Williams, as well as Comedy Central. Her personal favorite Letterman episode is when she appeared as Chris Elliot’s wife in “Skink,” a spoof of “Dawg, the Bounty Hunter. In 2oo3, Messitte was cast as a kind-hearted, yet somewhat overly assertive comedian, in DC Benny’s short feature Talent Pool and she can be seen in the film Back Seat where she plays a nasty, money-hungry nightclub owner. She is known for her comedic impressions of Barbra Streisand, Mae West, Cher, Fran Drescher, and Joan Rivers. Also an accomplished vocalist, Messitte was nominated for a MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) Award in 2oo2, for her act Messitte, Scudder & Martin. She can occasionally be found singing in the piano bar at The Duplex in the West Village.
Greg Kritikos has headlined at Gotham, Caroline’s, Dangerfield’s, New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, the Greenwich Village Comedy Club. He has also been performing on the road in Delaware, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, and most recently in Spokane, Washington at the Bing Crosby Theater. His acting credits include The Pleasure Principle, City of Gold, 79 Parts, The Right to Life, Scriptless (TV series), Witless Protection Program (animated), Vicki & Johhny and Night Job. He recently performed his one-man show, People Are Suspect, at the Broadway Comedy Club.
Along with business partner Mike Rockwitz, Greg is one-half of Legendary Entertainment NYC, a company showcasing comedy, film, and outrageous antics.
The Broadway Comedy Club is at 318 West 53 Street in Manhattan.
$20 cover /two-drink minimum (cash at door/credit cards inside)
Reservations: (212)757-2323 www.broadwaycomedyclub.com