Rich McDonald & Joe Carney are the comedy duo who have performed everywhere on the East Coast from Atlantic City to Vermont. Their act is reminiscent of the great duos such as Martin & Lewis, Abbott & Costello, and Gleason & Carney. The show features vaudeville sketches, improv games with the audience, and some stand-up comedy as well. “A show meant to entertain all audiences and all guests!”
What started as two grown men whose eyes met across a crowded improv stage turned into a comedy duo who have no idea of how much laughter the future may hold. On paper, Rich and Joe could not be any further apart (Rich loves the Mets; Joe loves the Yankees). However, they have put their differences aside for the greater good and now they attack the stage and life with a undeniable passion. And the world has been the luckiest of all as everyone gets to enjoy the ride that those two comedians are going on. They have one of the most trusting and loving partnerships in the world. Well, business partnership. Like as in comedy partners. On stage. Just for comedy. (Not that there is anything wrong with that.)
McDonald & Carney have performed with numerous local and national comedians. Just recently they opened for Michael Winslow, of Police Academy, and most are proud to say that they were in the finals of the Tropicana Casino Talent Contest in Atlantic City. Most notably, McDonald and Carney headlined a comedy show at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City!
They have also headlined a monthly showcase in New York City at the SoHo Playhouse called the McDonald & Carney Comedy Hour. They have headlined shows at the Broadway Comedy Club in NYC, the Garden State Comedy Club, Crossroads in Garwood, and at Tierney’s Tavern for FourFourteen Entertainment.
Rich and Joe also have numerous television and movie credits between them. You may have seen one on Live with Regis and Kelly, MTV, TruTV, HGTV, or national commercials. Along with numerous other credits, they were both stars of the independent film Eternal Damn Nation. This film was screened at Cannes Film Festival and is recently being distributed internationally and streaming online domestically.
They are also very comfortable performing in corporate environments, as they were recently the entertainment for the Avis/Budget Rental Car tri-state owners’ conference. They have performed numerous times as the in-house entertainment for the Landgrove Inn in Vermont, as the entertainment for the Union County Friendly Sons of the Saint Patrick Annual Dinner, American Cancer Society Relay for Life kick-off celebration, the Nomehegan Swim Club annual end of season party, and dozens of Elks, Knights of Columbus’ and charities.
They have also showcased their talents at the Esphrata Performing Arts Center, Middletown Arts Center, Randolph Performing Arts Center, the Jersey City Comedy Festival and at the Thumbs UpState Comedy Festival. McDonald and Carney have put together a strong following of fans, especially in their home region of NJ and NYC.