Baldwinsville's comical son returns

He now lives in Hoboken, NJ, home of baseball, Frank Sinatra and "Cake Boss"'s Carlo's Bakery.

"It's a small town with a big city feel just 12 minutes from Manhattan," said Frigolette, likening the town to Baldwinsville in its cute quaintness. "Who wouldn't want the best of both worlds?"

Frigolette recently brought comedy to this small town by creating the first ever Hoboken Comedy Festival in late September. The festival garnished a lot of attention, and brought huge named talent to the town of just one square mile. In an article for NJ.com Frigolette was quoted: "The goal was to unite Hoboken through comedy - and show locals they don't need to travel to Manhattan for great entertainment." Staying on as the producer, Frigolette let the big name comedians take the spotlight as he sat out from telling jokes to make sure the four-day festival came off without a hitch.

At his upcoming show in Syracuse, Frigolette plans to host the show and unleash a year's worth of fresh comedic stories and quips, polished in his performances of as many as 10 a week in New York over the last few months. His humor comes from true-to-life stories, and his realization of his own insecure neuroses. Frigolette has appeared nationally on ElimiDate, NBC and XM Sirius Satellite Radio. Locally, he has appeared on Bridge Street, Hot107.9, Z89, Wiseguys Comedy Club and numerous times at the Palace Theater.

Frigolette brings with him Moody McCarthy, a New York comedian who got his start in Syracuse. McCarthy, a 1984 Corcoran High School graduate, got his start at the original Wiseguys Comedy Club on Erie Boulevard. After earning local celebrity status on Y94, McCarthy moved to New York to make his dreams come true. He has since appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Comic Standing and the revival of Star Search. Moody travels the country bringing laughter with his blend of sarcastic humor aimed mostly at himself. McCarthy also recently released a comedy CD entitled "The Night it Went Well."

The Christmas Comedy Spectacular show will take place on Thursday Dec. 23 at Jazz Central in downtown Syracuse, and will feature 90 minutes of comedy from the two satirists. There will be an 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. show. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling 635-7752.

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