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A Night of Comedy and Magic

  • Massimo's Restaurant 5200 Mowry Avenue Fremont, CA, 94538 United States (map)
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Join us for a great night of comedy and magic featuring the magical skills of Phil Ackerly, the comedic style of Jeff Applebaum, and the magical comedy of Ryan Kane. Price includes: Dinner, drink of choice (wine or beer), and show.
Net proceeds from this event benefit four of the best local performing arts groups:
- Fremont Symphony Orchestra
- Music at the Mission
- Stage 1 Theatre
- Starstruck Theatre

Performance will follow a delicious dinner buffet thanks to Massimo's Restaurant: Caesar Salad, Pasta Primavera and Pasta ala Massimo’s, Chicken Picatta... and Tiramisu for dessert!!

About the performers:
Phil Ackerly has been voted Bay Area's best in family entertainment five times by Parents Magazine and elected into their Hall of Fame. He turned his passion into a career after getting laid off from his marketing position at Fujitsu 24 years ago and has never looked back. His style is charming, friendly and appeals to the young and young at heart.
Popular at corporate events and private parties, Phil has performed across the country, off Broadway in New York City and at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. He created a dinner theater show to highlight his magical entertainment and to bring in special guest performers from all over. A fun night in an intimate setting enjoying a delicious meal and a show.

Jeff Applebaum: After 20+ years in California, this New York City native is finally learning to speak English. Jeff’s clean comedy examines his particular life experiences, which include being the only white kid on his Little League team in Queens, moving to Long Island for high school, having a Chinese wife and raising children who call themselves “Jewnese,” because he says it sounds better than “Chine-ish.”

After a national TV debut on CBS as a comedian on the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", he went to appear on Comics Unleashed and Comedy.TV, Byron Allen's nationally syndicated Entertainment Studios program, ABC-TV, America's Got Talent on NBC and opened for and performed with comic legends Robert Klein, Mort Sahl, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Kevin Pollak, Elayne Boosler, Jimmy "JJ" Walker, and more. He's also a frequent guest on KGO Radio, AM810 in San Francisco, CA.

Ryan Kane is a full time magician and comedian thriving in San Francisco. He is frequently featured by groups who need to guarantee that their events are an unforgettable success. His extensive resume includes companies such as Microsoft, Costco, and Intel. Ryan Kane's magic has brought him from Las Vegas to New York. He is a featured performer at casinos in Reno and at the top destination in San Francisco, Pier 39.

Earlier Event: October 7
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Later Event: October 8
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