As those of you who follow me have heard me mention already, I’m putting together the first ever Jersey Shore ComedyFest to take place this September, from Wed the 7th to Sat the 10th. It will comprise 10 shows over 4 nights from Red Bank to Belmar with over 50 comics coming from all over NY, NJ, and PA to take part.

We’ve already booked nationally known headliners, such as Otto & George, Joe Matarese, and Rich Vos for the ComedyFest, and I’m locking down the last few venues as you read this.

However, I am not nearly capable of putting this all together myself, and while I do have some other comics and friends already helping me, we’re going to need a lot more help. Here’s what I need:

  • Volunteers to help run the actual shows,  i. e. collect tickets and admission, seat people, hand out promotional items, set up and break down PA & stage area, etc.
  • Street crew to hand out flyers in the community,  as well as working with local businesses and store fronts to hang posters.
  • Web/graphic design help for the JSCF website, as well as poster & t-shirt designs
  • Sales help. We’re looking for sponsors for the entire festival, as well as for the individual shows themselves.

As I’ve said, this will be primarily volunteer work, but will be a great and fun experience creating what will hopefully become a yearly event that will just grow and grow, not to mention meeting an working with some of the funniest people in the area.

If at all interested, please e-mail me at cm (at) craigmahoney dot com.


Beach Front Comedy this Thu!

Time for another round of Beach Front Comedy @ Charley’s Ocean Grill, featuring a lineup of NJ & NYC’s best up-and-coming stand-up comics.

Roll Call!


Hosted by your ol’ pal Craiggers.

$10 admission, plus 1 drink minimum
Discounted admission for Monmouth Park employees and NJ Craft Beer members.

Craft Brewed Comedy this Sunday!

Craft Brewed Comedy returns to Jack’s Goal Line Stand this Sunday with another great lineup of comics, specials from our good friends at BEACH HAUS BEER, and a special offer for employees of Monmouth Park Racetrack!


JARRET BERENSTEIN (Stand-Up 360 Festival, Broadway Comedy Club)
BRIAN FRANGE (New York Comedy Club,  The Village Lantern)
ANDY HUDAK (Stress Factory, Jersey Jokers)
CHRISSIE MAYR (MTV, Women In Comedy Festival)
COREY REPPOND (Stand-Up 360 Festival, Stand-Up NY)

Hosted, as always, by your ol’ pal Craiggers

$7 admission, plus 1 drink minimum
$5 admission with current Monmouth Park Racetrack ID

Craft Brewed Comedy this Sunday!

I’m presenting another great night of comedy at JACK’S GOAL LINE STAND in Long Branch this Sunday, with some of the finest comics from NY, NJ & PA.

Plus, promotions and giveaways from our good friends at BEACH HAUS BEER!

8pm, Sunday, April 10th
Jack’s Goal Line Stand (back room)
149 Brighton Ave
Long Branch, NJ

RAY DEVITO – Comedy Central’s AtomTV &
GORDON BAKER-BONE – Stress Factory, winner NJ Comedy Festival’s “King of Campus Comedy”
JOE PONTILLO – Stand Up NY, Governor’s,
LIZ RUSSO – Caroline’s , producer of Punchline Entertainment
CHRIS COVERT – Host of Comedy at the Dublin House, founder
PATRICK BEAN – Stage 4 Comedy, The Second Place Champions

hosted by…
CRAIG MAHONEY – NJ State Divorce Court, various police blotters

$3 BEACH HAUS pints
$7 admission + 1 drink minimum

Beachfront Comedy this Thursday!

Hey! Guess who has two thumbs and hasn’t updated his blog in awhile???

No. It was me. I haven’t.

Anyway, it’s been a crazy few weeks with apartment moving, computer crashes, further unrest in the Mid-East, but I’m back to tell you about…

The inaugural night of BEACHFRONT COMEDY @ CHARLEY’S OCEAN GRILL!!! For only $10 and a one drink minimum you’ll get two hours of live stand-up from some of the best up-and-coming comics in NY & NJ. Let’s face it, you’re gonna spend more than that going to the movies, and you probably won’t laugh as hard. You also won’t get to go to the movies in a few years and say, “Hey! I saw that guy perform at a restaurant in Long Branch!”

It’s gonna be a great night in a great atmosphere: the upstairs room at Charley’s overlooking the ocean. I’m really looking forward to it, and hope to see as many of you there as possible. And, none of this “But, it’s a school/work night!” crap. The show will be over by 11pm. Man up.

Here’s the details:


Thu 03/24, 9pm @ Charley’s Ocean Grill – 29 Avenel Blvd, Long Branch, NJ

$10 admission + 1 drink minimum



Hosted by… Craig Mahoney

For reservations, call Charley’s @ 732-222-4499


Craft Brewed Comedy this Sunday!

Hey, kids! I couldn’t be more excited about this. I’m hosting and producing my first stand-up show in a decade, which is also doubling as the first stand-up show in Long Branch in years, and it’s gonna be a GOOD one. All the comics on the bill are some of the funniest young stand-ups on the NY/NJ comedy scene. You can say you saw them before they were famous. We’ll also be having specials and giveaways from the Jersey Shore’s own Beach Haus beer!

The Red Bank/Long Branch/Asbury Park area of the Jersey Shore is known for all sorts of great arts and entertainment, but has almost nothing in the way of good, live comedy. In the coming months, that’s all gonna change. So, come spend your President’s Day weekend at Jack’s Goal Line Stand in Long Branch, and say you were there at the start of it all.

Visit the Facebook events page HERE for updates!

Podcast Ep. 66 – JSRW Oktoberfest 2: Electric Beer-aloo

In the final, thrilling, drunken installment of a beer-soaked 2 part podcast, Craig & co-host Bill Coyle report from the Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Oktoberfest at The Headliner in Neptune, NJ. In part 2 Jeremy Watts, from Brewer’s Apprentice in Freehold, tells you where you can go to brew your own beer in NJ, we hear from great Jersey Shore band The Ugly Club, and say hello to Brian Ciriaco, co-founder of Point Pleasant’s East Coast Beer Co, whose Beach Haus Classic American Lager was a delicious addition to Craig and Bill’s afternoon. C & B also revel in another Yankees victory, and tell you where you’ll be spending your happy hour next Friday. *

*(Hint: It’s The Kat Shack in Matawan, NJ).


WARNING: The Craig Mahoney Podcast may contain naughty language and ribald humor. Proceed with caution