Spring 2014 Schedule

CAGB Comedy

CAB Lobby
Happy Hour
Begins at 5:30 pm

Comedy Performance
at 6:15 pm
Admission: $5.00

Wings, Pizza, Nachos,
Beer and Wine
Available for Purchase -
Soda and Popcorn FREE!

I.D. Required to Purchase

Open to all Members of
the Upstate Medical
University Community,
Families and Friends

Entertainment is
Inappropriate for Children
Under 18 Years of Age

For information on
all programs, contact the
Office of Campus Activities
at 315 464-5618
or by e-mail at:

Mike E. Winfield
Friday, January 24

He was born in Baltimore, MD. After high school he moved to Sacramento, CA. He got on his first stage in a college speech 1A class. His professor recommended he hit the local comedy club, deeming his prepared speeches "horrifically hilarious." He's interesting, and telling a unique comedy story, and is currently the host of his new show on FUSE network called OFF BEAT!

Mike E. Winfield in minutes will describe what has happened in your life that very day. Many often leave his show saying, “Does he live with us?” Strikingly brilliant comedian Mike E. has not slowed down since his debut on The Late Show W/ David Letterman and most recently winning a reoccurring role on NBC’s The Office. Whether its hardships or love, you’re gonna get it served honestly from this charismatic Baltimore native who now resides in California’s state capitol. When asked, why Sacramento? He says, “If they want you, they’ll find you.” His success is rapidly rising and you may have seen him on Showtime’s Comics Without Borders or Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Don’t miss your opportunity to witness something very special in the making.

Johnny Cardinale
Friday, February 21

Johnny Cardinale performs at all of the major clubs in Los Angeles. He’s also been seen on Chelsea Lately!, Jimmy Kimmel Live and the TV Guide Channel; and made his feature film debut in 2013’s “Bobby Kahn Goes to Hollywood”. Combining pop culture references with comedy about his family and also an amazing assortment of singing impersonations (and some handy guitar work), Johnny keeps his shows on the clean side and often includes the crowd IN his shows. He’s performed at hundreds of colleges across the nation (in all 50 states!) and has traveled abroad to entertain our troops on three different continents.

Gina Brillon
Friday, March 28

Actress/Comedian and writer; Gina Brillon has as much sex appeal as she does sass in her ‘in your face’ style of stand-up comedy. Brillon’s rare mix of femininity and
fearlessness have made her a hit with crowds across the globe. The Bronx born Latina has no trouble connecting with her male or female fans with her raw honesty about everything from what it’s like being an “Ethnic” to a brutal breakdown of the female mind. Brillon is a regular on the New York scene performing at Carolines Comedy Club, Laugh Factory, Stand Up NY, The Comic Strip, and Gotham Comedy Club. She has also been featured in a number of independent film productions such as “The Mime” series, “Consequences”, “Went to Coney Island”, and the “Cyclist”. Gina has also opened for singers Chrisette Michelle and Neyo. Some of Brillon’s other achievements include being featured on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Comedy.TV, MTV3, SiTV, and Latina magazine.

Already a published poet, Brillon has branched out into the world of blogging and blogs regularly on her website External Icon.

Craig Baldo
Friday, April 25

Craig Baldo is a writer and stand-up comedian living in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn where he works on new and exciting ways to affect the world through laughter. And he plays a lot of Boggle. He is not Italian. He’s Welsh, like Tom Jones. He hails from Madison, New Jersey where his father, an elementary school gym teacher, imparted sparse life lessons via dodge ball. The rest he learned from Three's Company.

In high school he was elected class clown (it was a landslide). He attended the University of Delaware where he studied film, fronted a cover band called Snackplate and hurdled things for the track team. After graduating, CraigI u-hauled it to Boulder, Colorado where he studied improv, played piano in a Phish-ish jam band called The Buzzz (3 z’s), and somehow ably DJ’ed parties with his limited collection of Yes, Night Ranger and Hall and Oates albums. Craig began telling jokes on stage in New York City. After years of TV appearances on NBC, Comedy Central, VH1, etc.; club gigs, cruises, colleges, festivals; and tours from Vegas to Amsterdam as well as warm-up jobs for the Daily Show and Colbert Report, among others, he decided to dial it down and focus on his writing as a means of stabilizing daytime hours and strengthening his stage act. So, he started a blog and enrolled in a copywriting course at the School of Visual Arts. He has been featured prominently in New York Magazine as one of “Ten New Comedians that Funny People Find Funny.”