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Wine Beer & Comedy Festival

Friday, May 18, 2018

Monroeville Convention Center

Monroeville, PA

Tickets $35 advance / $40 at the door

Club style seating with tables and chairs

4:00 - 8:00 Wine and Beer Sampling

8:00 Comedy Show

The beer and wine: Sample over 300 wines and beers from 9 wineries and 25 breweries. Sweet to specialty, you'll find lots of wine to love. Pale ales to robust stouts, the beer selection will blow you away.

Have fun while you stroll and sample: Shop marketplace vendors, grab a bite to eat and enjoy live music during your sampling hours.

The comedy: Top off the nights with five of the funniest comedians on the planet.  You'll be laughing out loud to three hilarious comedians on Friday night including T-Robe, John Evans and Derrick Knopsnyder.  Saturday night shines with the legendary Gilbert Gottfried. 


Tony "T-ROBE' Roberson started comedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by wowing crowds at open mics and local bars - soon after - he was hired to begin opening for film and television stars like - John Witherspoon (Friday), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color) and Charlie Murphy (Chappelle's Show) - at his home club, the Pittsburgh Improv.  He has been touring all over the country appearing in comedy clubs, colleges, theaters and arenas to appearing on Shaq's All-Star Jam, performing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, the Seattle Seahawks, and some of the biggest corporations in the world.   


A few words from John Evans:  I started out like many great comedians, in Tulsa Oklahoma with an Andy Rooney impression and a dream. I moved to Minneapolis Mn., dropped the Andy Rooney impression, and in 2002 I performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival's "new faces" show. A role in a film at the Sundance Film Festival soon followed.


While living in Los Angeles, I performed regularly at the Comedy and Magic Club, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. I have had the unique pleasure of opening up for comedic legends George Carlin, Dave Chappelle, Mitch Hedberg and Lewis Black. I have recently done shows on the "Friends of Bob and Tom" tour and can be heard regularly on their syndicated radio show.

John Evans Television Credits Include:

Last Comic Standing(semi-finalist 2008)

Last Comic Standing NBC (2007)

Live @ Gotham COMEDY CENTRAL (2007)


Derrick Knopsnyder officially made his start doing stand up comedy after his freshman year in college, at the age of 19, and he never looked back. Since then Derrick has become one of the fastest rising comedians in Pittsburgh, and is the youngest comedian to be a regular feature act at his home club, the Pittsburgh Improv.  He has had success in the comedy industry, such as winning The Stand Up To Cancer Comedy Competition in Huntington WV, and was most recently named a finalist at the Cleveland Comedy Festival.

While Derrick has been performing stand up, he also completed his bachelor's degree in Professional Golf Management, and a master's degree in science. Balancing school and comedy was a difficult process, however, he was able to do so successfully earning dean's list every semester, and performing stand up at clubs and colleges all over the east coast.

As a recent college graduate he is able to use his experiences as a student to entertain this generation of college students in a hilarious way. Now that he is finished with his education he is ready to jump into the comedy scene to pursue his dream of becoming a national club and college act. This is one comic you don't want to miss!

Gilbert Gottfried

  • Gilbert Gottfried's voice: a distinctive screeching bellow that's as gentle as a crowing rooster clawing an amplified chalkboard
  • Gilbert Gottfried's comedy style: a barrage of elongated punchlines and slaughters of sacred cows
  • You know him from: his 35-year stint in standup, countless movie and TV roles, scene-stealing appearances on Comedy Central roasts, and his epically racy, side-splitting recitation of the world's dirtiest joke in The Aristocrats
  • Your kids know him as: the voice of Iago the parrot in Aladdin, Digit in Cyberchase, and that Afflac duck, if your kids are interested in insurance policies


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