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Lifeview Marketing Presents: United Nations of Comedy Tour


Tickets are only $34.50 and VIP Tickets are $45 which include:

  • Meet and Greet Reception at the Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar
  • Complimentary Food and Drinks 6:30p-7:30p (Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar)
  • Premium Seating in the Center Orchestra Section of the Paramount

On Saturday, November 16, 2013 the United Nations of Comedy Tour will return to the stage of the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia. The highly anticipated return of the show comes after the extremely successful initial launch in 2011 and its follow up in 2012. The tour’s mission is to promote diversity in our city, understanding the need for an inclusive cultural landscape. The show will feature four of todayʼs funniest comedians, as seen in Blockbuster Movies, Comedy Central, Showtime, NBC, Comic View, HBO, Showtime, and other national programs.

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Brooklyn, NY native Yannis Pappas is an international headliner that tours the world. He has performed his one man shows to rave reviews at The New York Comedy Festival, The Fringe, The Zulu Comedy Festival in Denmark and the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.  He is currently the co-host of the Bracket on MSG, has appeared on CBS, MTV, the original VH1’s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central, Danish TV2  & AXS TV Live. He is the Co-Founder of the production company Ditch Films and is known for his popular viral characters Maurica & Mr. Panos.

After being referred by at least eight comics to add Yannis to the tour, the tour operator made a special trip to New York, after viewing tons of clips, to see him perform in the Village.  After being blown away by his drop dead funny style and set, Yannis was a MUST BRING TO CHARLOTTESVILLE PARAMOUNT.


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Fresh from his explosive and much talked about performance on HBO’s Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam, Jay Phillips has performed on The Late Late Show, Jimmy Kimmell Live, Laffapalooza, Weekends at the DL and Showtime s’ Big Black Comedy Show and landing a leading role opposite Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson in the New Line feature SEMI PRO. In the same year as Semi-Pro, Jay appeared in the movies “Baby Mama” w/ Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as well as “Prom Night” w/ Brittany Snow. Jay is also known for his recurring role on the Fox Network / Fuel TV series The Daily Habit, through his hysterical sketch work and in his dramatic role as “Jamani Phipps” on The Shield.

Straight out of our nation’s capitol, Jay got his break on radio as the co-host of Baltimore’s successful WXYZ morning show and was soon voted Baltimore Magazines’ Comedian of the Year. Jay was introduced to the industry at Laffapalooza and at the HBO Comedy Festival after becoming one of the top draws.

Jay is no stranger to Charlottesville.  He has visited the area as the headliner of the Laugh Out Loud Tour and granted the area with another visit as part of the National Stand-Up Comedy Series.  Back by popular demand, he is headlining the United Nations of Comedy Tour visit at the Paramount Theater.

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Funnyman Skiba is the exclusive host of the United Nations of Comedy Tour.  Starring on the popular comedy series, BET Comic View, Skiba was ranked as an All-Star on the show with three performances.  He has performed in all of the top comedy clubs throughout the nation, numerous tours sharing the stage with comic greats including but not limited to Dave Chapelle, Kevin Hart, Martin Lawrence, and many other comedians.  It has been proven that many headlining comedians cannot follow Skiba.  The audience is never left stranded at the closing of Skiba’s set.  This comedian has won the hearts of audiences throughout the nation as well as globally.  Skiba is the co-host of the Raheem Devaughn Radio Show which broadcasts online in over 100 countries.

Emma Willmann

Emma has taken New York’s comedy scene by storm. One of the hardest working women in the “biz”. Sometimes you can find her working four comedy clubs in the same night. Emma has appeared on Comedytime TV, FUSE TV, Women in Comedy Festival, and is a regular at StandUp NY, New York Comedy Club, Caroline’s, The Broadway Comedy Club and all of the rest. She won the Boston Comedy Riots in 2010 which sky rocketed her to becoming one of the most sought after comedians in the Rotten Apple (New York). Emma has shared the stage with many of today’s top comedians including Jim Gaffigan, Judah Friedlander, and Cory Kahaney, among others. Her comedy covers every aspect of her life as well as yours. From the LGBT community, her life is an open book for the audience and you cannot do anything else but to laugh at comparison of her shared appearance with that of Justin Bieber.


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Kate Wolff is a stand-up comedian who has no shame when it comes to talking about her experiences on being a single mother, her divorce, and being a teacher. She performs almost every night at clubs throughout Manhattan. She is a regular at Broadway Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, and Laughing Devil Comedy Club. She has been in the Boston Comedy Festival, 360 Comedy Festival, and The Laughing Skull Festival. She was in this seasons of NickMom’s Night Out on Nickelodeon, and is on World’s Dumbest on Tru TV. She has appeared on the United Nations of Comedy Tour and the National Stand-Up Comedy Series in 2012 and early 2013.


Sponsors for the United Nations of Comedy Tour:
92.7 Kiss FM
Cville Weekly
Commonwealth Retaurant & Skybar
Melody Robbins Photography

Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau
Lifeview Marketing
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Lisa Barnes Rogers Marriage Officiant

The Paramount Theater is proud to join forces with community leaders to bring high quality performing arts to our community.

Thank you to our Marquee Producers Club Sponsor!

Thank you to our Producers Club Sponsors!
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Thank you to The National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts for their generous support of The Paramount Theater.

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