Innovation Square Theater to Host SUPERSIZED COMEDY at the Rochester Fringe
SUPERSIZED COMEDY returns for a second performance at the Theater at Innovation Square during Rochester’s most anticipated festival and New York State’s largest multi-disciplinary performing arts festival, the Rochester Fringe. It is now one of the largest and most successful festivals in the country. SUPERSIZED COMEDY has three schedules; Saturday September 17 at 4 p.m. & 8:30 p.m., and Sunday September 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Three New York-based comedians bring their talents to downtown Rochester to present their hit production SUPERSIZED COMEDY, which debuted to a sold-out Metropolitan Room.
SUPERSIZED COMEDY is a mix of stand-up, feel-good, improvisational songs and interactive characters. The ladies in the cast have either lost a hundred pounds, want to lose a hundred pounds, helped someone lose a hundred pounds, or are somewhere in between on their health journey. They explore society’s perceived standards of beauty through insightful humor and music. Weight is central to their comedy, but they guarantee “you’ll walk away lighter than ever.” Rochester’s Race Comedy Heroes are New York-based comedians Mary DiminoCarolann Valentino and Tracy Rosenberg
Mary Dimino is a familiar face on television, his credits include Comedy CentralNBC’s Today, FOX’s Laughs, VH-1’s Best Week Ever, HBO’s Chris Rock Show, The Graham Norton Effect, sketches on The Late Show and dozens of national commercials. Mary Dimino is the winner of the MAC Award for Best Female Comedian and the star of two off-Broadway hit solo plays, SCARED SKINNY, which won Best Solo Show at the New York International Fringe Festival, and BIG DUMMY, which won a Theater Row’s United Solo award.
Next in the cast is Carolann Valentino, powerhouse entertainer, singer, comedian, award-winning fitness instructor and motivational specialist. His solo show Burnt at the Steak swept the Canadian Fringe circuit winning 15 awards and rave reviews. Valentino has been seen off-Broadway, as well as television appearances on CBS, VH-1, Last Comic Standing and Comcast.
Tracy Rosenberg is also part of the cast of SUPERSIZED COMEDY. She was seen in the off-Broadway hits My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral. Rosenberg has appeared at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, the Broadway Comedy Club, Don’t Tell Mama’s, Hard Rock Casino and on the new streaming series A Jewish Mother & A Latina.
The Theater at Innovation Square is the first performance venue in the brand new center for the performing arts downtown. Formerly Xerox Auditorium, the renovated 700-seat theater in Innovation Square will host the Rochester City Ballet, Garth Fagan Dance, Innovation Jazz Orchestra, as well as the Rochester Fringe Festival.
The Innovation Square Theater is located at 131 Chestnut Street, Rochester NY 14604.