River Garden to transform into Comedy Club for one night

BRATTLEBORO — Strolling of the Heifers presents "Comedy Night at the River Garden" on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. With the help of seasoned stand-up comedians Eric Neumann and Marc Gerber, Brattleboro's River Garden will transform into a New York Comedy Club. BYOB. This special night of comedy is a fundraiser for Strolling of the Heifers' Farm-To-Table Apprenticeship Program. Tickets are priced from $20 to $40 and are available at rivergardencomedynight.brownpapertickets.com

Neumann's "accomplishments," or what his Jewish mom calls "distractions from finding a wife" have been a New York-based comedian and a regular performer at New York's top comedy clubs, and alternative rooms. He has performed at various festivals including The New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival and Laughing Devil Festival. Neumann is a regular headliner at Caroline's On Broadway, and was named "One of the hottest rising star stand-up comedians in New York" by Hollywood Radio and Television Society. Eric's audio clips have been featured on Rooftop Comedy's "Best Of" collection and have aired on Sirius XM Radio, Spotify and Audible.

In 2016, Eric contributed material to The Comedy Central Roast Of Rob Lowe. In 2016 and 2017, he was a semi-finalist in New York's Funniest stand up. In 2017, he opened for legends Gilbert Gottfried and Richard Lewis. His debut show "Bring Your Parents To Work Day" was part of the 2017 New York Comedy Festival (Sponsored by TBS). He continues to tour the country, but still with all of this stage time, Neumann is yet to have a year that financially tops his Bar Mitzvah year.

Marc Gerber is a born and bred New Yorker who has been performing stand-up for almost 10 years in New York City and beyond. Equally adept at satirizing the State of the Union and the state of his own affairs, Marc has been featured on CNN's RunningMate podcast, NBC, MTV and in The New York Post, just to name a few.

Gerber is also a well-respected Roast Battler, a skill he developed in grade school when he needed suitably cutting retorts to kids referring to him as a Gerber Baby.

Strolling of the Heifers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing the food and agriculture economy by investing the communities, businesses, farmers and food producers that support it. The Farm-to-Table Culinary Apprenticeship program, teaches nutrition and culinary skills to underemployed community members, placing them in full-time, permanent positions at local restaurants and institutional kitchens. For more information visit strollingoftheheifers.com.


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