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Live Comedy Shows at the Winery

Hosted by Award Winning Comedian, Helene Angley

Our Comedy Series brings a lineup of top-notch talent each month to Ringoes, New Jersey! This Adults Only night out features a mix of fresh talent and established comics, many of whom have appeared in TV shows, movies, late night entertainment, and their own stand-up specials. Relax and laugh with family and friends and experience for yourself why wine and comedy is the perfect combination that leaves guests rolling out of their seats and coming back for more. Please note that all Comedy Show reservations are non-refundable unless the show has been canceled by Old York Cellars. Make a Reservation

Upcoming Shows:

SOLD OUT – Wine & Comedy – May 21st

Saturday, May 21, 2022

  • Venue: Old York Cellars, Ringoes, NJ
  • Check In: 7:00 pm
  • Show Starts: 8:00 pm
  • Show Ends: 10:00 pm (Approximate)
  • Hosted By: Helen Angley

Old York Cellars Welcomes Headliner: Marion Grodin

Headlining Comedian:  Marion Grodin

Marion Grodin has been one of the hottest comics in the country. She is a favorite at New York City’s top clubs, including Standup NY and Gotham Comedy Club, where she regularly headlines. As one of the country’s top emcees, Marion’s incredible ability to improvise has allowed her to master the art of talking with the audience. Always willing to be as self-revealing as she is probing of the audience…this affectionately edgy style has become Marion’s trademark. The result is a hilariously personal show that makes the audience feel like it was custom-made just for them.

Feature: Brendan Donegan

Featured Comedian:  Brendan Donegan
Brendan Donegan
Brendan Donegan stumbled upon his hidden talent for stand-up comedy after entering and winning 1st place in the University of Scranton’s Last Comic Standing competition. Immediately, he was hooked. A South Jersey native, Brendan quickly moved to the near-by city of Philadelphia after graduating to pursue his dream of performing stand-up comedy. His self-deprecating humor and boyish charm continue to keep local moms and movie theatres guessing whether he is 16 or 25. Brendan can be seen performing all over the Northeast and recently won 1st place in the Northeast Comedy Cabaret Competition and earned himself a spot as a Semi-Finalist in Helium’s Philly’s Phunniest competition.

Opener: Dave Evans

Opening Comedian:  Dave Evans

Dave Evans

Comic by night and accountant by day. Dave Evans looks like your everyday typical businessman but he hits the stage with a quirky unique style that catches everyone off guard. His comedy has caught the attention of some of the country’s biggest clubs and he is a regular favorite at the Taj Mahal. Partially because he does booker’s taxes, but more so because he is hilarious.

Wine & Comedy – June 4th

Saturday, June 4, 2022

  • Venue: Old York Cellars, Ringoes, NJ
  • Check In: 7:00 pm
  • Show Starts: 8:00 pm
  • Show Ends: 10:00 pm (Approximate)
  • Hosted By: Helen Angley

Old York Cellars Welcomes Headliner: Maureen Langan

Headlining Comedian:  Maureen Langan

Maureen is an award-winning Bloomberg Television & Radio host, PBS documentary producer, TEDx Talk speaker and international standup comedian. She’s been featured at comedy festivals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South Africa. As a performer and keynote speaker, Maureen has worked with entertainment, literary and cultural icons that include Robin Williams, Rosie O’Donnell, Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson, Gloria Steinem, Danny Glover, Jordin Sparks and Gladys Knight.  “Maureen Langan is not only uniquely funny, but is also smart and has a soul — a combination which, in itself, is unique. I adore her and you will, too.” ~ Alan Zweibel — Original SNL Writer, Bestselling Author, Tony Award-Winning Playwright.

Feature: Mike Keegan

Featured Comedian:  Mike Keegan

Mike Keegan

Mike Keegan is a fast-rising, up and coming comedian from Long Island. The self-proclaimed “Handsome Teddy Bear” of comedy, he brings to the stage an affable and passionate presence. Winner of Broadway Comedy Club’s “Best New Comic of 2011, Mike has been performing at all of the major clubs on Long Island and NYC including; Governor’s Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, Stand-Up NY, Gotham Comedy Club. He has become a regular on the roster at the Greenwich Village Comedy Club with appearances on the road in the Poconos, PA.  Mike has had the privilege of performing with some of the comedies biggest stars including Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo and Nick DiPaolo. When you come to a Mike Keegan show, expect to see a completely original and hilarious experience.

Opener: Clara Oakerson

Opening Comedian:  Carla Oakerson

Carla Oakerson
Clara Oakerson is a new comic on the east coast scene!

Wine & Comedy – June 18th

Saturday, June 18, 2022

  • Venue: Old York Cellars, Ringoes, NJ
  • Check In: 7:00 pm
  • Show Starts: 8:00 pm
  • Show Ends: 10:00 pm (Approximate)
  • Hosted By: Troy Moore


Headliner: Jay Black

Jay Black left his job as a high school English teacher ten years ago to embark on a career as a stand-up comic. In that time, he’s achieved an incredible amount of success.  On the stage, Jay has headlined clubs across the nation, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to the Tropicana in Atlantic City and just about every comedy club in between. He also toured extensively in Europe as the host of the US Army’s “I Am Strong” tour. He’s met with equal success on the college market, performing at nearly 1,000 schools across the country, winning the “College Performer of the Year” award once and the “College Comedian of the Year” award three times. For the last ten years, Jay has done a weekly spot on WIP Radio, discussing television, pop culture, and sports.


Featured Comedian: Patrick O’Donnell
Patrick O'Donnell
Patrick O’Donnell has been a comedian for over 30 years. Pat has been seen on Comedy Central, A&E’s Comedy On The Road and was a $10,000 winner on ABC’s America’s Funniest People. He has also written jokes for Jay Leno and Jimmie “JJ” Walker.

O’Donnell is a high-energy act, who spices up his performance with his knack for impressions. Former presidents, movie and TV stars could pop up anytime as searches for the humorous side of life.  Pat has worked all over the country and is a regular at the Comedy Stops in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. He plays colleges and clubs as well as corporate functions for companies like Comcast and MBNA.  Pat talks about today’s current events, his Catholic upbringing and the trials of a man who takes care of the kids, as well as marriage in general. He light-heartedly pokes fun at all of them.  Over the years, Pat has been the co-host of a cable talk show, acted in plays, done commercials and constantly updated his act to reflect his life. He hits the stage with a smile and leaves the audience laughing.

Opener: Marc Staudenmaier

Opening Comedian:  Marc Staudenmaier

Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Marc understandably moved to Philadelphia as quick as he could, to pursue comedy, get married and become a father. Marc became known for his clean, quick-witted observations of the odd things we put ourselves through along with poking fun of himself and fatherhood. He is the host and creator of the web-series/podcast, “Get to the Joke.” He was selected to perform in the Charm City and New South comedy festivals.

Wine & Comedy – July 2nd

Saturday, July 2, 2022

  • Venue: Old York Cellars, Ringoes, NJ
  • Check In: 7:00 pm
  • Show Starts: 8:00 pm
  • Show Ends: 10:00 pm (Approximate)
  • Hosted By: Vince Valentine

Old York Cellars Welcomes Headliner: Keith Purnell

Headlining Comedian:  Keith Purnell

Born and Raised in Delaware, Keith Purnell has been entertaining crowds and audiences in Comedy Clubs and Venues for over 15 years. His love of Arts and Entertainment has helped him appeared on Fox TV, MTV, B.E.T, and Sirius Radio. His passion for Comedy is evident in every performance as he goes full steam from the time he starts until he leaves the stage. His quick wit, style, and enjoyable crowd work makes him a hit at any Comedy Club or Venue. He is slowly taking the Comedy World by storm….So Get Ready…He’s coming…..and He’s Armed with Laffs!!! Soon…..Everyone will be shouting his catch phrase……LET’S GO!!

Feature: Theresa Hummel-Krallinger

Featured Comedian: Theresa Hummel-Krallinger
Theresa Hummell-Krallinger

Describing her childhood as a cross between “All in the Family” and “Lord of the Dance,” Theresa taps into her crazy Irish-Catholic upbringing to develop her comedy material. For the last 19 years, she has performed at comedy venues on the east coast, as well as on the Celebrity Cruise ship Galaxy. She has opened for national headliners, like Bobby Collins, and regularly performs with Philly sports radio celebrity, Joe Conklin.

In 2019 and 2021, Theresa won Emmys for her work on the PBS talk show, “Counter Culture,” with her comedy colleague, Grover Silcox.

By day, Theresa is an award-winning professional speaker, corporate trainer and executive coach. She is president of High Five Performance, Inc., which serves companies and individuals throughout the globe. Theresa taught for 17 years at Temple University as part of their non-credit faculty.


Opener: Troy Moore

Opening Comedian:  Troy Moore
Troy Moore

Winner of the Cabaret Comedy Clubs funniest comic contest.

Troy began his stand-up Comedy career in 2011 while attending Rowan University. Since then, he has frequently performed at clubs and venues in the Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York areas. He has opened for well-known comics Gilbert Gottfried and Mark Normand and has toured as the opening act for Jay Black at a variety of clubs and colleges on the East Coast. He is currently featured on NJ 101.5’s “Speaking Comedy” Podcast. His material includes jokes about his girlfriend, family, and previous job struggles, all of which give him plenty to talk about.

Wine & Comedy – July 16th

Saturday, July 16, 2022

  • Venue: Old York Cellars, Ringoes, NJ
  • Check In: 7:00 pm
  • Show Starts: 8:00 pm
  • Show Ends: 10:00 pm (Approximate)
  • Hosted By: Helen Angley

Old York Cellars Welcomes Back Headliner: Chris Monty

Headlining Comedian: Chris Monty

With over 20 years of stand-up comedy and television under his belt, Chris Monty continues to delight audiences worldwide. His latest high-profile projects include his stand-up comedy special titled “Just Be Happy” which can be found on Drybarcomedy.com and “What’s the Worst That Could Happen” (Amazon Prime). He has also had many television & film appearances such as Vinyl (HBO), Red Oaks (Amazon Prime), Paul Bart: Mall Cop 2 (Sony Pictures), Kevin Can Wait (CBS), and Orange is the New Black (Netflix).

In his stand-up, Chris Monty channels a refreshing and unique style of the 1960’s cool funnyman mixed with a modern chic. His unique take on current topics and storytelling are reminiscent of the comics that would keep The Rat Pack in stitches for weeks. He spans generations in that older crowds love his cool, retro style and younger crowds see a cadence that they haven’t seen on stage. It is truly something unique to experience.

Chris’s experience as a stand-up lends itself to his wide-ranging acting work also. He uses his quick improvisational skills and ability to use physical slapstick and timing to enhance his lead and supporting actor’s roles.  Whether on screen or stage, Chris Monty has the chops to make your creative endeavor something to be remembered for months and years to come.


Featured Comedian: Paul Dagliolo

Featured Comedian: Paul Dagliolo
Paul Dagiolo
Paul Dagliolo is a new comic on the east coast scene!


Opener: Jennifer Espenshade

Opening Comedian:  Jennifer Espenshade

Jennifer Espenshade

Although Jennifer has been doing standup comedy for only a few years, she has been entertaining crowds for the past 25 years as a performer at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, doing comedy in a giant pit of mud! She was also the co-owner of an improv comedy troupe, and also taught improvisation at Open Stage of Harrisburg. Her transition from improv and mud pit diving to standup seemed like a natural progression, plus, standup is much more forgiving on her aging body.

She approaches her audiences in an energetic and, at times, risqué manner. Her ability to interact with a crowd, due to her improv background, ensures that each show is different and unique.

She has opened for numerous comedians, such as Earl David Reed, Larry XL, Kevin Lee, Liz Russo and Patrick Garrity. She has performed in clubs such as The Comedy Zone, Comedy Cabaret and Bonkerz Comedy Clubs.

Wine & Comedy – August 6th

Saturday, August 6, 2022

  • Venue: Old York Cellars, Ringoes, NJ
  • Check In: 7:00 pm
  • Show Starts: 8:00 pm
  • Show Ends: 10:00 pm (Approximate)
  • Hosted By: Helen Angley


Headlining Comedian:  Bob DiBuono
Bob DiBuono

Bob DiBuono has established himself as one of the most dynamic acts on stage.  With a sarcastic and edgy wit coupled with a high energy and animated delivery, he exposes the absurdities in life, his family and the social conscious.  The versatility of being able to go in and out of original characters along with dead-on impersonations heightens this unique act.  Bob has appeared on MTV, E!, CNN, FOX’s Red Eye, Good Day New York, Opie and Anthony and the Bob and Tom radio show.  He is currently a regular on  Jim Breuer Unleashed on SIRIUS and has been in numerous TV commercials. 

Feature: Tim Hayes

Featured Comedian:  Tim Hayes
Tim Hayes

Tim Hayes was just seen in an SNL skit with the talented writers/improvisational group, “Please Don’t Destroy.” He is also an accomplished actor who was seen, pre-pandemic, in the Off-Broadway Premier of “The Exes” by Lenore Skomal which ran for two months at Theater Row. He is also in the upcoming Lucy Hale film titled, “A Nice Girl Like You”, and has appeared on “Law and Order: SVU” as well as award-winning independent films including “The Butcher and the Housewife”, “What Alice Found” and “The Big Bad Swim.” Tim is also a stand-up comic and likes to think of himself as everyone’s favorite dad; that is to everyone except his own children. Brimming with likeability and drawing from his own experience as a husky youth, athlete, retired chiropractor, actor, father of two and ex-husband of one, he tells stories of everyday life in a quick witted and hysterical fashion. He is extremely versatile and able to work clean for any group or work edgy for mature audiences.

Opener: Suzanne Lifante

Opening Comedian:  Suzanne Lifante

Suzanne Lifante

Suzanne Lifante is a new comic on the east coast scene!