Old York Cellars Welcomes Headliner: Missy Hall
Missy Hall is the Queen of Happy Things! She loves to laugh, believes pants are optional and thinks the world would be better place if dogs were in charge. She is the 2013 winner of the Laugh Out Loud Competition, has worked as a warm-up comic for Harry Connick, Jr at CBS Television, and her freshman comedy CD, “Miss Representation” was a first round Grammy nominee in 2012 for funniest comedy album. A seasoned actress/singer, Missy was featured in “Road Spill” on TruTV and in the feature film “Days of Power” with Eric Roberts released in 2018. Missy was also a finalist in the professional category of the 2018 Ladies Out Loud competition, a finalist at the 2018 Big Sky Comedy Festival, a performer at HBO’s Women in Comedy Festival, a headliner at the 2019 San Diego Comedy Festival, and made Best of the Fest in the 2019 Burbank Comedy Festival. In 2020, she performed virtually in the Big Pine Comedy Festival and once again in the Burbank Comedy Festival, grateful to only have to look fancy from the chest up. She has recently appeared in an AMC commercial on Jezebel for the new show “Kevin Can F*** Himself” and has come to realize none of her pants fit.
Missy is a comedian, warm up act, and motivational speaker with a sharp-witted, universal style that captivates audiences around the country. She enjoys naps, her dogs, and making up words that no one else understands. Most of all, she enjoys connecting with strangers through laughter, even if it requires putting on pants.
Featured Comedian: Steve Shaffer
Steve Shaffer is an Ace award winning writer, a stand-up comedian with multiple television appearances and an actor who has appeared on film, television series and commercials.
Steve Shaffer began his comedy career in New York City and almost immediately started performing on national television. Shaffer calls himself “a multitalented monologist,” and says he does voices, noises and jokes. “I sing and dance a little,” said the entertainer, who has also appeared on VH1’s “Stand-Up Spotlight” and FOX’s “Comic Strip Live.”
He does characters and impressions, but said, “mostly I try and tell the truth of my life and the world I see around me.”
Host & Opening Comedian: Troy Moore
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.