Baldwinsville's comical son returns

Everyone needs a laugh at this time of the year. December may be a month filled with overeating, familial disputes, financial woes about not being able to afford the biggest and brightest goodies and gadgets for the loved ones, and the back breaking task of snow removal. December is ripe for stimulating the funny bone, and who better to bring humor to the situation than Baldwinsville's own Dan Frigolette.

A 2001 Graduate of Baldwinsville's C.W. Baker High, Frigolette went on to Syracuse University to study at Newhouse's Communications School graduating in 2005 with a dual degree in advertising and communication rhetorical studies, with a minor in fine arts.

"Four years of college at an impressive university and now I tell fart jokes for a living," Frigolette wryly said about his career path. Don't let him fool you though; his education comes in handy when putting together comedy shows in New York and this month's performance in Syracuse.

Starting out at Viva Debris in the basement of the Hotel Syracuse, under the guidance of Joe DeLion, Frigolette took his first steps in comedy and decided running was inevitable. Although he credits Debris as his starting point, one might remember Frigolette earning the "Mr. Baldwinsville" crown in 2001 in a mock Mr. America Pageant before his Baldwinsville Baker High School peers. Frigolette also spent two years on Baldwinsville's own WBXL, and five on Syracuse University's Z89.

Post graduating from Syracuse, Frigolette immediately moved to New York, jobless and homeless but with solid goals in mind. Within a year he was working with the self-dubbed "Queen of Mean" Lisa Lampanelli, opening for her on road gigs and helping her fill rooms in Manhattan. Not long after, he began producing his own comedy shows, hosting and bringing in big name talent all over Manhattan.

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