Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Website

As some of you may be able to tell with your reading of timestamps, I haven't updated this in a loooong time. My new home is at my website: www.calvincato.com/site Or if that link doesn't work, use www.calvincato.com Hope you guys all mosey along to the new site soon!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

This Week's Calendar o' Shows

Also, here's a quick calendar of more cool places I'm performing at this week! All these shows are free, so see me now before I get all Dane Cook stadium famous and sheeit!

6/6 - Hostel at 106th and Central Park West @ 9:00 pm

6/8 - Brooklyn Nights @ 9 pm
(497 DeKalb Ave - in Brooklyn)

6/9 - Pacific Standard Bar (Wade Wilson Comedy Show) @ 8:00 pm
(82 4th Avenue between Bergen and St. Marks - in Brooklyn)

6/10 - Identity Bar Comedy Mic/Show Hybrid Thing @ 7 pm
(511 East 6th Street just east of Avenue A)

Plus, I'll be at Broadway Comedy Club at some point this week. Check the rosters!

Game Show Network

Okay, so people sometimes ask me: "Hey Calvin what's your television credit?"

Well, I am two friends were on a show called Chain Reaction, which is on the Game Show Network, a network in the triple digits of cable television that very few people watched. Finally after years of un-salutary nelect I can share a copy with the world.

Here is the direct link.
And below is the video itself. Enjoy!

Chain Reaction from Jordan Schulkin on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

ECNY Nominee (?!) and Free Show June 9th!

I figure it's time for the monthly announcement and show plugs. And a pat on the back to me - apparently I was nominated for an ECNY award...what?! I didn't even write my name in. Well thank you to the mystery Joe (or Jane) who did that. I HIGHLY doubt I'll win but either way I appreciate the support.

Anyway, my friend Justin Murray and I run a really awesome show in Park Slope. The last show was packed out and talked about on the interwebs: See the following link. This show promises to be just as heavy hitting!

Pacific Standard Bar
June 9th 2010 - 8 PM
82 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 858-1951

Hosted by me and Justin Murray (Astoria Comedy Competition, UG Show @ Identity Bar)


Leah Bonnema (WeTV, XM Radio, USO Tour in Iraq)
Jeff Kreisler (author of Get Rich Cheating, Comedy Central, IFC)
Rob O'Reilly (Comedy Central's Live At Gotham, Tonight Show with Jay Leno)
Joe Dixon (featured in AM New York, America's African-American Atheist)
Beth MacGregor (Comic Strip Live)
Josh Guarino (critically acclaimed show Cobra Clutch @ Moonshine)

I'll be updating this more often with shows (I'm doing soooooooo many, ya know) so stay tuned.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Two Articles, A Guy, and a Gig

Well...I finally did it. I was tangentially mentioned in not one but two articles featuring other comedians! Both are comedians I rally like and respect, so it's a good day to tell jokes (in theory).

The first one is of Mike Lawrence, and while I'm not called out by name, I am "the host" so that ought to mean something:


The second one does mention me by name and features up-and-coming talent Jen Perney. Thanks so much to Jen for putting me up on her show and letting me do 20 minutes:



I'll be performing at Del's wonderful show, Sucre tonight! The cost is $5 and there's really good wine. Come on...isn't it time you paid to see me?

SUCRE - Thursday, 7:30 PM
520 DeKalb Avenue (at the corner of Bedford Avenue)

Take the G to Bedfore-Nostrand and wander around there.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Also....More Places To See My Comedic Talents

And, while I'm updating here are some other shows I'm in that are worth checking out this week:

March 23, 2010: UG SHow at Identity Bar
8 PM, Free
511 E 6th St between Avenue A and B

March 24, 2010: So You Think You Can Stand @ Comix Ochi's Lounge
9 PM, Free, 1-item minimum
353 West 14th Street (just east of 9th Avenue)

March 25, 2010: Your Parent's Basement @ Identity Bar
7 PM, Free, 1-drink minimum (drink specials: $3-5 drinks)
511 E 6th St between Avenue A and B

Nouveau Poor Comedy Showcase: March 26th!

Want a wonderful way to end March and start spring? Come check out this free low-income comedy showcase featuring the best entertainment this side of the Hudson River. This is the only monthly showcase that can guarantee 100% Talent, 0% Health Insurance.

DATE: March 26, 2010 (Friday)
LOCATION: Comix (Ochi's Lounge downstairs) - 353 West 14th Street east of 9th Ave
TIME: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
COST: No cover, 1-item minimum

Hosted by:
Naomi Ekperigin (Australia Comedy, SXSW)

Comedy By:
Calvin S. Cato (Game Show Network, Stand-Up New York, Naked Comedy Show)
Dan Wilbur (North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival)
Dan Mahoney (Haiku Comedy Show)
Kara Klenk (Spike TV, Nickelodeon, Karma's If You Build It)
JL Cauvin (Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Boston Comedy Festival)

Sketchprov by:
Black Boxes In The Corner (2009 Creek's Fall Camp Festival, Under St. Marks Theatre)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Nouveau Poor Comedy Show - Friday Feb 26 2010

Blah blah blah, clever paragraph about show here. Free prizes are raffled off! Wins include free T-shirts, cans of soup, an 80s exercise booklet and a tote bag.

TITLE: Nouveau Poor
LOCATION: Comix – 353 West 14th Street (just east of 9th Avenue)
COST: Free, 1-item minimum
DATE: February 26th, 2010
TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Comedy By:
Lisa Kaplan (Here TV’s Hot Gay Comics, Curve Magazine)
Brendan Fitzgibbons (The Onion, McSweeney’s)
Amy Beckerman (Comix’s Dykes on Mics, MTV’s FN-MTV)
Al Alvarez (Comix’s So You Think You Can Stand)
Rachael Parenta (Portland Comedy Festival, New York Underground Comedy Festival)

Sketchprov by:
Black Boxes In The Corner (Boston Improv Troop)

See you soon!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Two Big Shows - One Great Comedy Experience

Ahoy Hoy Fans/Frenemies,

If you see only one show this month, be sure to make it Nouveau Poor. This free show features stand-ups and a musician trying to make you laugh...and hopefully getting hired full time. Everyone in the audience gets a free resume!

Nouveau Poor:
January 22nd (Friday, This Friday!)
WHERE: Comix Downstairs Room - 353 West 14th Street (just east of 9th Avenue), Manhattan
WHEN: 7:00 pm (arrive by 6:45 pm) - 8:30 pm

Adrienne Iapalucci (New York Comedy Festival, featured in the New York Times)
Justin Murray (UG! Show, Astoria Comedy Competition)
Sassi Keegan (New York Comedy Club)
Brian Bromberg (New Comedy Fave!)
Leslie Goshko (winner of Manhattan Monologue Slam, RISK! Storytelling Series)

With Music By:
Adam Dunstan (from That 80s Show, www.adamdunstan.com)

Aaaaaand in February, comedy's coming to Park Slope (or The Slo' for all the kool kats who do things like replace C's with K's). So for all you Brooklyn folks who decry crossing a river to see comedy, this show's for you. We've got an awesome line-up of comedy and music from entertainers on the cusp of hitting it big.

Wade Wilson Experience:
DAY: February 10th (Wednesday)
WHERE: Pacific Standard Bar: 85 4th Avenue
WHEN: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
COST: Free!
Hosted by: Calvin S. Cato (the S stands for supadupafly) and Justin Murray (one of the R's is silent)

Pat O'Shea (Boston Comedy Festival, New York Underground Comedy Festival, Brooklyn's Ed Sullivan On Acid)
Debbie Shea (Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Comix's Fresh Meat)
Pat Rigby (Gotham Comedy Club, opened for Dave Chapelle)
Rachael Parenta (Portland Comedy Festival, Comix's Please Someone Kill Me)
Luna (New York Comedy Club)

With Music By:
Kathryn Zimmer (as heard on the radio!, Spike Hill, Googie;s Lounge, Bowery Cafe)