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Free Comedy Show to Take Place in Sunnyside Saturday

Sanger Hall, located at 48-20 Skillman Ave., will play host to Sunnyside Comedy at 8 p.m. in Saturday (Photo: Queens Post)

July 14, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

A free stand-up comedy show featuring a number of established New York comics will take place in Sunnyside Saturday.

The event, aptly called Sunnyside Comedy, will kick off at 8 p.m. at Sanger Hall, located at 48-20 Skillman Ave., and organizers say that a wide range of acts will be performed.

Among the artists who will participating are Wilfred Padua, winner of the 2019 Boston Comedy Festival, and Maddy Smith, who featured on Nick Gannon’s Wild ‘n Out series on MTV.

Pedro Salinas, who appeared in The Art of Comedy on HBO Max, will also get the audience laughing along with Sam Evans who is known for his musical comedy album Sweet Baby Boy.

The event is being organized by Dwayne Paul Cullen, a Sunnyside resident and local comic.

Cullen, who is originally from Seattle, said he has lived in the neighborhood for around three years and has never seen a comedy gig advertised in the area. He said he wants to bring some high-level comedy and plenty of skits to Sunnyside.

“The event will initially be for one night to test the waters but I am hoping we can host it every month or even every week depending on feedback from the community,” Cullen said.

Cullen said he will emcee the event and will also perform his own sketch to begin the show.

“There will be a lot of great talent on stage who will bring different types of humor. They are some of the funniest comedians in New York.”

Attendees are required to register in advance by clicking on this link.

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Looking forward to trump, his supporters and karen jokes. We all need a good laugh.


They should really have free comedy shows in other languages also. So many languages are spoken in queens. We are the most diverse borough in the world.

No one goes to France to live and work without speaking french.

It’s rude to expect others to speak your language when you refuse to even attempt to learn ours.

No one made you come here. No one is making you stay.

Or. I don't know...

Learn the language! No one goes to France to live and work without speaking French.

This comment got way better the second time

Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban center in the world. Is France? No? Kinda different then huh? 😂

Your point?

My point is that you do what you need to do to fit in wherever you choose to live. They made the conscious choice to live here, they can do their part to fit in.


France- Get a grip. Maritza is really a guy, more than like SWM, who posts nonsense to manipulate and incite. As instructed by Tucker Carlson.


Maybe they can make some of the humorless snobs who work there laugh a little bit.


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