October 13 - October 14

City Steam And The Brew Ha Ha Present: Mike Sommerville - Headlines at The Improv

with Lori Palminteri and Doug Key

City Steam And The Brew Ha Ha Present: Mike Sommerville - Headlines at The Improv

with Lori Palminteri and Doug Key

Michael tried standup comedy on a dare while a student at the University of Notre Dame. He was soon emceeing Fighting Irish pep rallies and growing 70's style sideburns to do extra work in "Rudy". Upon graduation, he moved to New York City and took a job in advertising but, when his neck became irritated from shaving every day, retired to pursue comedy full time. His first job was dancing in a pink bear suit at a Bar Mitvah. He was hooked.

Since then Michael has carved a unique niche in entertainment. A comedian, TV host, writer, advice guru … there isn’t much he doesn’t do. Michael wrote and hosted the reality show “Wingman”, imparts humorously insightful advice on the Hallmark Channel and has performed standup on The Late Show with David Letterman four times. He also serves as a panelist on various programs for VH1, Bravo and The History Channel and spent three years as Glamour Magazine’s renowned dating columnist “Jake”.

Michael has hosted shows for Nickelodeon, Starz and Encore and contributed to numerous publications from Time Magazine to Maxim. His two comedy CD’s "Welcome to Somerville" and "Handsomely Disheveled" play in regular rotation on satellite radio.

In his free time, Michael likes sleeping late and fettuccini, and loathes the sound of honking horns. While generally convivial, he is most fun after coffee.

Lori Palminteri

Lori Palminteri has been featured on FX’s “Louie,” “Live at Gotham” on AXS TV, Comedy Time TV, and at the Asheville, She-Devil, Laughing Skull, Laughing Devil, and Boston Comedy Festivals. Her wholesome “girl next door” looks and charm belie her quirky, often edgy style. Lori’s original sitcom pilot, “Honest Living,” was nominated for Best Film in the Comic Strip Film Festival, and Lori was also nominated for Best Performance as the mischievous con artist, Kate. Lori performs regularly all over New York City, and the Tri-State area at the Comedy Cellar, Broadway Comedy Club, Governor’s Comedy Club, and more.

Doug Key

Doug Key is quickly becoming a favorite on the comedy scene all over the East Coast.

His charmingly honest yet sarcastic dissection of modern media; relationships; and family drama connect with every audience. Doug was featured in the 2013 Boston Comedy Festival and is a regular at Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, and Comix at Foxwoods Resort Casino. He’s had the privilege to open for comedy greats such as Dave Attell, Dom Irrera, Bob Marley, Kyle Kinane, and many others. Doug has made TV appearances on MTV’s Broke A$$ Game Show, ABC’s The Chew, and VH1’s Dating Naked. He produces and hosts the very popular monthly stand up showcase called ‘The Wasted Talent Show!” and is the founder of Rhode Island’s first and only premier comedy festival, The Rogue Island Comedy Festival, taking place this Columbus Day weekend 2015!

10/14/2017 7:00 PM

Door Time: 5:30 PM

Other Showtimes
  • If you wish to sit with a party who bought tickets seperately, please call the venue at (860) 525-1600, and select the "notes" box at checkout and write the name of the other purchaser.
  • Seating is determined they day of the show based upon the chronological order that tickets were purchased. Consideration is given to party size. Requests are welcome but no guarantees are made. Guests must be at least 21 years of age with valid government-issued photo ID to attend all performances. Tickets are not transferable and retain no cash value.
  • Online ticket purchases CANNOT be redeemed with a discount voucher. In the event you have a voucher, please call 860-525-1600 to make reservations.
  • All seating arrangements are final !
  • All guests must exhibit appropriate conduct during the live performance. If you are disruptive to other patrons, you may be approached by a manager. If approached a second time, you may be asked to leave without refund.
  • Full menu and Bar available throughout the majority of each show. Service is offered tableside only.
  • No separate checks. Only guests seated at the bar may order from the bartender.
  • No Frozen Drinks. Never a drink minimum.
  • Food and beverage is not included with the price of admission.
  • Parties of 8 or more are recommended/requested to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the 8pm Friday and 7pm Saturday shows if you wish to have full dinners, so that we may have ample time before the show begins to offer exemplary foodservice.
  • Doors open 90 minutes prior to showtime for the 8pm Friday show and 7pm Saturday show.
  • Doors open 30 minutes prior for Saturday 10pm show.
  • Performers subject to change.
  • Weather Disclaimer: Refunds for admission will only be considered if the State of CT closes major roads into the City of Hartford (I84 or I91). In this event, you will also have the option of forwarding your ticket purchase as a credit towards a future show.
  • Michael tried standup comedy on a dare while a student at the University of Notre Dame. He was soon emceeing Fighting Irish pep rallies and growing 70's style sideburns to do extra work in "Rudy". Upon graduation, he moved to New York City and took a job in advertising but, when his neck became irritated from shaving every day, retired to pursue comedy full time. His first job was dancing in a pink bear suit at a Bar Mitvah. He was hooked.

    Since then Michael has carved a unique niche in entertainment. A comedian, TV host, writer, advice guru … there isn’t much he doesn’t do. Michael wrote and hosted the reality show “Wingman”, imparts humorously insightful advice on the Hallmark Channel and has performed standup on The Late Show with David Letterman four times. He also serves as a panelist on various programs for VH1, Bravo and The History Channel and spent three years as Glamour Magazine’s renowned dating columnist “Jake”.

    Michael has hosted shows for Nickelodeon, Starz and Encore and contributed to numerous publications from Time Magazine to Maxim. His two comedy CD’s "Welcome to Somerville" and "Handsomely Disheveled" play in regular rotation on satellite radio.

    In his free time, Michael likes sleeping late and fettuccini, and loathes the sound of honking horns. While generally convivial, he is most fun after coffee.

    Lori Palminteri

    Doug Key

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