Syriously? This is NOT a comedy show!

September 17, 2016 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Syriously? presents:
The Art Of Comedy (And Rage) at ArtRage Gallery

Stand up comedy crawls out from the dank beer soaked nightclubs and into the refreshing rarefied air of the ArtRage Gallery. Syriously? Presents Central New York’s finest stand up comedians. The show on Saturday September 17th features Corey Smithson, James Fedkiw, Abdulkadir Hadi and Justin Jackson. The admission is $10. The coffee is complementary.


1corey smithsonCorey Smithson
A native of Camillus, New York, Corey studied communications at SUNY Purchase. Corey has been performing stand up comedy for several years and was the winner of the 2016 Central New York comedy competition, last April. Corey is an accomplished chef and his book, “Cooking With Corey” will be out in November.

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Abdulkadir Hadi
At the age of 7, Abdul moved with his family from Addis Ababa Ethiopia to Syracuse. His multicultural experiences inform his comedy. Many of his routines reflect his being a stranger in a strange land. Abdul comes from a long line of Ethiopian comedians. His grandfather, Shecki Hadi, was considered the Bob Hope of Northern Africa. Abdul recently did a week at the Funny Bone in Addia Ababa. He says his jokes go over better here in America.

James Fedkiw
A native of Baldwinsville, New York, James has been involved with comedy for all his life. He won the Funniest Fourth Grader in Syracuse contest 3 years in a row. At the University of Buffalo he formed the comedy sketch group, Bucket Of Funny. Fluent in Russian and Ukrainan, last year James interned as a translator for Comedy Central in Eastern Europe.

1 justin jacksonJustin Jackson
A native of Detroit, Justin Graduated from Wayne State University with a Masters Degree in Comedic Studies. He recently won the Syracuse Funny Bone’s Clash Of The Comics and came in last in their Clash Of The Not Very Funny People contest. Justin’s one man show, Just-In Time, has received rave reviews across the state and will premiere at the CNY Playhouse next February.