The Higher Level Stand-Up Comedy Showcase – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Video and photography by Art By Dj Boy (@DjboyNYC)

Things are a changing Uptown. For the longest, Washington Heights and Inwood have been Stand-Up Comedy wastelands. If you wanted to enjoy a night of laughs at a Comedy Club then you would have to trek downtown or at the very least Harlem. That is no longer the case. The good folks over at Higher Level Tattoos put together a monster of a show last week that was ably hosted by my man Tommy 5000 at the intimate and comfy sports bar, Out 27 (1616 St. Nicholas Ave).

On the billing were none other than Geoff Kole, Edgar Rivera and the multi-talented comedian/actor Ruperto Vanderpool. Talk about a line up. Each comedian had the crowd eating out of their hands and headliner Ruperto, who has rocked stages all the over the world, came out to raucous applause and proceeded to work the crowd like the professional that he is. The Dominican comedic trailblazer was in his element and you could tell the audience felt an honest rapport with the comedian. I had a blast and could honestly say that I haven’t laughed like that in a long time. Kudos to Higher Level Tattoos for producing the event. Stand-Up Comedy now has a foothold Uptown. Things Done Changed.

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