Monique Latise, Sammie James and Art Cai @ Monique Latise, Sammie James and Art Cai

Annabella’s Comedy Lounge
900 Paterson Plank Rd
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
United States

Suitable for Children

Event Dates and Times
FEB 4, 2023

Annabella’s Comedy Lounge at Annabella’s House of Mozzarella

9 PM Show | 8 PM Doors | Lounge Singer Before The Show
$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Monique Latise (Monique’s Comedy Club, The Apollo)
Sammie James (Broadway Comedy Club, The Waiting Room)
Art Cai (Caroline’s, Buzzfeed)
Special Guests

Hosted by
Jordan Fried (Eastville Comedy Club, Rhino Comedy Club)

Monique Latise is a well sought after Comedian, born and raised in Paterson, NJ. In 2010, Monique, aggressively stepped out on faith pursuing a career in comedy. Ten years later; 2020 Monique became the first black woman to open the first black owned comedy club in New Jersey. She has won several competitions, Some of her credits include McDonald’s Gospelfest, Showtime at the Apollo, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Special, The New Kings and Queens of New York showcase which was produced by Comedy Central and Bric TV.
Monique also performed for the laugh After Dark comedy fest in Vegas of 2022.
Monique organized and promoted her OWN tour in Hawaii 2022 and if she’s just warming up, the best is yet to come of her!

Sammie James(she/they) is a comedian, actor, writer and story teller from New Jersey. She hosts and produces the monthly show The Waiting Room, which showcases health and healthcare themed comedy. Sammie founded the nonprofit We Are Trans, which runs panel discussions, comedy classes, and show shows featuring trans performers (The Badass Trans Women Of Comedy, and You Matter: concert for trans kids and their families)
Her comedy special “Your Mom Loves Me” is out on YouTube. Sammie has performed all over the country; including past appearances at Cinder Block Comedy Festival, Charm City Comedy Festival, Plano Comedy Festival, Queen City Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy festival, Bechdal Test Fest, Speak Up Rise Up Story Telling Fest, The National Women in Storytelling Festival, Flappers Comedy Club, Good Good Comedy Theater, Lincoln Lodge Chicago, Comedy Zone Charlotte, Broadway Comedy Club, Dixon place, The Bell House, 54 Below, Ko Comedy, Comedy Hub, and more. Sammie James is soon to be your favorite disabled, nerdy, butch trans woman in comedy.
@sammiesamjames on all social media

Art Cai is an Asian-American comedian who hails from Nebraska and is now based in Brooklyn. He is the host of the JERRY SEINFELD PRESENTS... show (@jerryseinfeldpresents) and the award-winning TEACH ME GOOD podcast (@teachmegoodpodcast). He’s performed for Buzzfeed, Vox, all around NYC (including: New York Comedy Festival @ Caroline's, Asian Comedy Festival and Diverse AF Festival), and once in Thailand. IG/TW: @fartcai

Jordan Fried is a SAG AFTRA comedian and filmmaker from Warwick, NY currently based in Rutherford, NJ. He is the co-director, co-writer and star of Beware The Horn, a film about a film school graduate that stumbles upon an improv troupe that he thinks is a cult. He studied Digital Media Production and English at Tulane University, where he was a member of Cat Mafia Comedy. He’s performed at Rhino Comedy, Eastville Comedy Club, Hell Yes Fest, Binghamton Comedy and Arts Festival, New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival and Northern Virginia Comedy Festival. He produces the comedy variety show, Circuit Break; Late Night Hump at NJ Weedman’s Joint; and he is a founding member of the improv troupes, Duly Noted and The Mutts. He also teaches media, podcasting and comedy classes for Montclair Film and Educate The Block.

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