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Maryann "Boom Boom" Maisano

Maryann left corporate life  to pursue her passion for performing and never looked back. A singer, songwriter, musician, comedian, writer, and actor—Maryann is the consummate entertainer. After winning the New York City Songwriters Festival award, her musical career took off. Her song "City of Light," was recorded by the late Danny Aiello  and nominated for a Grammy. Her second CD, "Playing with My Heart!" debuted in 2017 and her third CD, Make Me Crazy debuted in 2019 and is featured is on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and downloaded all over the world.

Maryann didn’t get the nickname "Boom Boom" for nothing. She literally doesn’t know the meaning of ‘slow down,’ while continuing to write and sing original music, she also began pursuing stand-up comedy. She's opened for comedy greats as Joy Behar and Ray Romano.,

Looking for a way to showcase both her music and comedy, Maryann formed “The Italian Chicks” variety show in 2010. Performing as both its headliner and lead musical talent while featuring a bevy of Italian-American funny women was an instant hit. The combination of stand-up, hilarious song parodies, and tender ballads that have become an integral part of the show continues to win over audiences.

Even while touring the country with the Italian Chicks, she found time to open her one-woman play; “Agita” which opened to critical acclaim in 2017. AGITA ~ a one woman play. Has since won 4 film festivals for Best Comedy, Best Stage Play and Best Drama and Best Drama. You can view the play on Vimeo , pay per view.

Needless to say Maryann relies heavily on caffeinated coffee. Espresso naturally.

Danny Aiello was so taken by the show he endorsed the show until his passing.

 

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Cara Amore

Cara’s material is based on her life experiences and daily happenings, as well as observations she’s made along the way.
Cara’s sense of humor and charm make her a must see on the comedy circuit. Cara has performed at venues across the country and cut her teeth on the New York comedy scene at such venues as Governors Comedy Club, The Brokerage and Gotham Comedy Club.

Cara was a principal in the acting troupe “Improbable Players” dedicated to educating middle school aged children about alcohol and drug addiction. She was a semi-finalist in the Food Network’s “Next Food Star” and winner of the "Ladies of Laughter" in New York. As a result of living a sober life, Cara’s greatest accomplishment to date is her son Benjamin. Besides her last name means Love - come on- what's better than that :) 

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Gianna Messina

She was raised on New York's lower east side, but now calls Brooklyn home. She got her start as a baby model. She’s done stand-up at the Punchline in Atlanta, the Metropolitan Room and The Stand in New York. She’s in the Guinness Book of World Records for performing in the world’s longest-running variety show along with Tony Danza. She is also an amateur swing dancer however she does not tell jokes while dancing.

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Camille Giammarino

Born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and lives on Long Island.  At six years old she became a member of the children's television show, "Startime."  In her early twenties she auditioned and was accepted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  That's where her passion really began for the arts.  After taking a long time off for family, she returned to acting and  continued her dreams.  She has appeared in theater productions from regional  theater to community theater.on Long Island and New York City.

Because she spent many years as a comedic actor she decided to try her hand at stand up.  That was ten years ago and she hasn't stopped since.  She's appeared in comedy clubs and various comedy venues from Long Island, to New York City and Las Vegas.

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GINA SCARDA

One of the original members of the show. 

Gina went from NYPD cop to comic. She was interviewed by Diane Sawyer on NBC News for reinventing herself. She is an 

Actor/Speaker/Comedian/Author/Producer/Director/Reinvention specialist and Happiness Expert!

Which is why when she is on stage you are guaranteed to laugh!

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Ashley Gianni

Originally from the infamous state of New Jersey, Ashley is an Italian Jew – a pizza bagel – guilty with an attitude. 

Ashley is an award-winning actress, comedian, and creator based in Los Angeles, CA, with extensive experience in film, television, and theatre. Most recently, Ashley starred in the award-winning short film “Gone Tomorrow”, directed by TC Grey. 

She performs standup at The Comedy Store, Flappers, and elsewhere. She was 1 of 16 (out of the original 90) to make it to the Semi-Finals of the California Funniest Female Contest. Ashley is in the Advanced Study Program at Upright Citizens Brigade.

Ashley is a proud SAG-AFTRA member and is represented by Momentum Talent and Literary Agency. For more fun facts and information about Ashley and to follow Ashley on social media visit: www.ashleygianni.com

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Maria Paris

Was born into a big Italian Sicilian New York family and after a lot of therapy, church confessions, and failed relationships with Italian men, she moved to Los Angeles to fulfill her dream as a token mafia Italian in all indie films and TV pilots.  Seriously, she just walked the red carpet for the star-studded award-winning indie featured film, “Frank and Ava”, where she played Nancy Sinatra, Frank’s wife.  

Maria has performed stand up for years in LA and across the USA. She competed  “Savannah Comedy Revue” in Savannah, GA and beat out 18 other top comedians!  In Los Angeles, she performs in  clubs that include the Comedy Store, the Ice House Comedy Club to name a few. For the last 5 years Maria has been writing, producing, and acting in her own short sketch comedy web series called, “Rita Guida Show”.  Which can be found on YouTube and streaming on E360TV on AppleTV and Roku.

 When Maria isn’t making people laugh, she is learning to cook so that one day she can earn back her “i” vowel at the end of her last name and stop shaming her Italian Sicilian family.  

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Jaclyn Marfuggi

A JERSEY shell with a BRITNEY filling”, Jaclyn Marfuggi is an Actress, Stand Up Comic, “What’s Your Jersey?” Podcast Host, Choreographer and a Plyojam Dance fitness instructor based in LA (keeping those Brentwood Housewives in their skinny jeans). She has appeared on BRAVO, TruTv, FOX, SiriusXm Radio, and is  recurring as “Bethany” on the Amazon series “Alterred Reality”.  She performed as “Adriana La Cerva” at SOPRANOSCON (along with doing stand up/having her “What’s Your Jersey?” Podcast booth).  This Jersey Italian is spokesperson for  Meatball Brand “THE FLYING MEATBALLS” and is the “AZUNA AMY” character for brand AZUNA FRESH Plant Based Odor Eliminator.  Jaclyn has toured the World performing for the Troops, performed at NJPAC and Count Basie Theatre NJ, and frequents the stage at Haha Comedy Club, The Hollywood Improv, Comedy Store, and Laugh Factory (before we all were put in time out for a year ).  She also portrayed “BRITNEY SPEARS”  in the HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL musical “Les Deux You Remember This” (Perez Hilton called her performance “Truly AUTHENTIC”)! Currently in development on a semi-biographical Comedy series and Cookbook “SUNDAY SAUCE”.  Follow Jaclyn @Jaclynmarfuggi on social media.

Maryann "BoomBoom" Maisano will be headlining all LA shows