Monday, June 20, 2011


Surflight Theatre Announces Partnership with New York’s Legendary Comedy Club CATCH A RISING STAR

Uncle Floyd, Richard Belzer and the Belzonics, Gilbert Gottfried, Mike Marino, Kevin Meaney, the John Pizzarelli Quartet featuring special guest Bucky Pizzarelli, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling and Long Live the Beatles

WHEN: Monday Nights at 8 PM, from June 27 through August 29.
Surflight Theatre is located at Engleside and Beach Avenues in historic Beach Haven, New Jersey.
TICKETS: $29-$59. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Surflight box office or by phone at 609.492.9477. Tickets are also available online at

Richard BelzerCelebrating its 62nd Season of Broadway at the Beach, Surflight Theatre, a Jersey Shore entertainment destination for over 60 years, now under the leadership of Producer and Surflight alum Roy Miller, is proud to announce Surflight Theatre’s partnering with New York’s legendary comedy club Catch a Rising Star for an all-star lineup of stars and concerts coming to Long Beach Island on Monday nights this summer

“As part of our efforts to take the new Surflight to the next level of excellence, I am proud to welcome Catch a Rising Star to our theatre and join forces with Catch partners Craig Neier and Suzy Yengo,” said Producer Roy Miller. Miller continued, “Our starry line-up for Monday nights at Surflight include:

  • June 27: New Jersey’s own Uncle Floyd
  • July 11: Law & Order star Richard Belzer and the Belzonics (above)
  • July 18: Gilbert Gottfried
  • July 25 (two shows at 6 and 8pm): John Pizzarelli Quartet and featuring special guest Bucky Pizzarelli (below)
  • August 1: Mike Marino
  • August 8: Kevin Meaney
  • August 15: Long Live The Beatles
  • August 22: Jackie ‘The Joke Man’ Martling
  • August 29: Mystery Star

Stay tuned for added stars!”

John PizzarelliCatch a Rising Star—the Original NY Comedy Club that launched the careers of Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Rosie O’Donnell, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher, Richard Belzer, Ray Romano, Jon Lovitz, Chris Rock, Dane Cook, Bob Saget, Robert Wuhl and many others—has been providing Comedy of Legendary Proportions since 1972, with regular clubs in Reno, Nevada, Providence, Rhode Island, Princeton and Jersey City. More info is available at

Miller and Neier met in 1975 while attending Hanover Park High School in East Hanover, NJ. Coincidentally, they both began their careers as magicians and appeared together in a teenage magic competition on the Sunday morning children's television show Wonderama. Additional performers will be added to the Catch roster and announced soon," added Miller. “You might just see a magician or two appearing as well by summer's end."

Be sure to visit to buy tickets online for Surflight's Catch a Rising Star lineup, as well as the exciting mainstage season, children’s theatre and other exciting events through the summer.