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283 Route 17 South. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
(201) 727-1090
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LOOK WHO'S COMING TO BANANAS IN NEW JERSEY!

Dec. 5 & 6 JESSE JOYCE


A quick-witted stand-up comic who has been earning a reputation as a rising star on the comedy scene with performances loved by crowds around the world, and a writing style admired and respected by comedians at every level. Jesse has developed his own unique brand of comic charisma which he brings to the standup comedy stage entwining distinctively intelligent material and high energy performance. You may have seen him on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central or currently on Fox’s Red Eye. Friday @ 9:00 ($20), Saturday @ 7:30 & 10:00 ($20)

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Dec. 12 & 13 KYLE GROOMS


You may have seen Kyle on Last Comic Standing, his Comedy Central Special, or on Chappelle's Show. Either way you're in for a real treat. He was a hit at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and he'll be a hit at Bananas! Friday @ 9:00 ($20), Saturday @ 7:30 & 10:00 ($20)

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Dec. 19 & 20 PAUL VENIER


A wonderfully unique combination of comedy & music, this "Comedy Tornado" delivers his wacky and totally enjoyable blend of piano, singing, humor & props with great comedic style. He's appeared on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central. Friday @ 9:00 ($20), Saturday @ 9:00 ($20)

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Dec. 26 & 27 KEVIN LEE


A unique combination of comedy, magic and juggling will leave you in awe of this comic. Audiences are wowed by his ability to juggle anything from a small objet to a machete. Kevin has appeared on Showtime at the Apollo and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. This is a show that will entertain you and leave you wanting more. Friday @ 9:00 ($20), Saturday @ 9:00 ($20)

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Wed., Dec. 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE!


A spectacular three act show starring VIC DI BITETTO, YouTube’s “Bread and Milk” and WPLJ’s “The Todd Show”; KEVIN LEE from Showtime at the Apollo; and BRIAN SHEIL from Last Comic Standing. 8:00 show ~ $30, 11:00 show ~ $40 including a champagne toast & noise makers. Optional up-graded dinner available 2 hours before show for $50 including tax and gratuity. Pre-payment and reserved seating. For additional information and to book call (201) 727-1090, leave your name and number, and Bananas will call you.

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Jan. 2 & 3 BRIAN SHEIL


A one man entourage who will entertain you with a wide range of comedy. From musical parodies to impressions, Brian is sure to have the audience participating. Friday @ 9:00 ($20), Saturday @ 9:00 ($20)

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Jan. 9 & 10 RICH VOS


“The Godfather”… Rich's barbed humor and cutting edge comedy has been seen on the first and third season of Last Comic Standing ~ where he made it to the finals, and on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd. He’s also a frequent guest on radio’s Opie with Jim Norton Show. You can also check out his podcast “My Wife Hates Me” with Bonnie McFarlane. He's New York to the core, and if you liked him on Last Comic Standing, you'll love him live! Friday @ 9:00 ($25), Saturday @ 7:30 & 10:15 ($25)

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Jan. 16 & 17 BOB NELSON


Bob Nelson, the quintessential stand-up comic, comes to the stage with his slew of characters including Jiffy Jeff the boxer, Eppy Epperman the loveable nerd, and an entire football team. Bob has appeared in four HBO specials, and on Letterman and The Tonight Show. From the football team line-up to the juggling babushkas, this show is non-stop fun! Friday @ 9:00 ($25), Saturday @ 7:30 & 10:00 ($25)

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Jan. 23 & 24 ROBERT KELLY


Robert has been seen on FX’s “Louie,” HBO's "Tourgasm," and on his Comedy Central Presents Robert Kelly special. He did the "Tourgasm Live" tour across the country, and is frequently heard on the Opie with Jim Norton Show. He's clever, abrasive and refreshingly funny ~ come on out and see him live! Friday @ 8:00 & 10:30 ($25) and Saturday @ 7:30 & 10:15 ($25)

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Jan. 30 & 31 NICK DI PAOLO


This witty, sarcastic, and extremely funny comic has had his own podcast “The Nick and Artie Show” with Artie Lange and has been seen on The Tonight Show, Letterman, Conan O'Brien, and on the Comedy Central roasts, where he established himself as one of the finest acts to hit the stage. He Showtime special “Raw Nerve” had rave reviews. Don't miss this up close and personal performance! Friday @ 9:00 ($25), Saturday @ 7:30 & 10:15 ($25)

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Feb. 6 & 7 BRET ERNST


Bret is a total laugh riot! He's a natural storyteller with a quick wit & loads of fun material. He's appeared on The Late Late Show, Chelsea Lately, has had his own Comedy Central Special and also was on Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show. Not one to miss! Friday @ 8:00 & 10:30 ($25), Saturday @ 7:30 & 10:15 ($25)

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Feb. 13 & 14 VALENTINE'S WEEKEND w/JEFF NORRIS


Bring your sweetie to a terrific dual headliner show starring Jeff Norris. Jeff combines an energetic performance with great impressions to make his act a totally enjoyable experience. He's witty, talented and loads of fun! You've heard him on the Opie & Anthony show, or you may have seen him on SNL. Friday @ 9:00 ($20), Saturday @ 7:30 & 10:15 ($25)

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Feb. 20 & 21 TOMMY DAVIDSON


Tommy gained popularity as one of the original cast members on TV's hit In Living Color. He's been seen in the films Booty Call & Bamboozled, and enjoyed huge success with his three Showtime TV specials. He's a natural on stage with a comfortable style and an uncanny ability to make his audiences respond with huge laughs. Friday @ 8:00 & 10:30 ($30), Saturday @ 7:30 & 10:15 ($30)

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Feb. 27 & 28 JESSIMAE PELUSO


Jessimae, one of the breakout stars of MTV's hit show, The Girl Code, is known for her straightforward, "out there" brand of comedy that is leaving audiences riveted. Having also appeared on Chelsea Lately and The Tyra Banks Show, she will also be hosting MTV's Spring Break: Cancun. Friday @ 8:00 & 10:30 ($25), Saturday @ 7:30 & 10:15 ($25)

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Mar. 6 & 7 CHRIS DISTEFANO


Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life, typically leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering “Who the hell is that he’s talking about?" Chris has a Bachelors degree in Psychology to impress his Mom’s friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his Mom’s friends' Moms. You can catch Chris all over MTV! He is a current cast member on MTV2's hit show “GuyCode”. You can also see him featured on MTV's “GirlCode” “Failosiphy” and “Money From Strangers”. He has also been on The Late Show with David Letterman. Friday @ 8:00 & 10:30 ($25), Saturday @ 7:30 & 10:15 ($25)

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Mar. 13 & 14 ALONZO BODDEN


Alonzo was the winner of season three of Last Comic Standing. His one hour comedy special “Who’s Paying Attention” on Showtime received rave reviews. Alonzo can be heard on his riotous radio program "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" He has performed on The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show, and The Best Damned Sports Show. Alonzo describes his material as "cynically good natured in an angry suburban Negro kind of way"...the rest of the country just thinks he's mega-funny. Don't miss this hot comic...he's on the move so, catch him while you can! Friday @ 9:00 ($25), Saturday @ 7:30 & 10:15 ($25)

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COMING SOON!


Apr. 17, 18 & 19 SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO


Direct from his new Showtime Special “Aren’t You Embarrassed?” and the huge success of his previous Showtime Special “What’s Wrong with People?”, Sebastian’s facial expressions and complete disgust with human behavior have given him the reputation as one of the most sought after comedians working today. You may have seen him as an unforgettable and hilarious style correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as he provided hysterical grooming advice to unsuspecting airline passengers and churchgoers, or in Vince Vaughn’s film Wild West Comedy Show. Sebastian’s impeccable comedic timing is like no other, so come on out and see him live! Friday @ 7:30 & 10:00 ($35), Saturday @ 7:00 & 9:45 ($35), and Sunday @ 6:00 ($35)

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Apr. 24 & 25 JIM BREUER


One of the hottest comics working today! Jim has so many facets to his comedy, from heavy metal to the family man, he truly will touch upon everything in between. He was the popular “Goat Boy” from Saturday Night Live, and one of the stars from the movie “Half Baked” with Dave Chappelle. He has had specials on Comedy Central as well as HBO. This is one show that you don’t want to miss! Friday @ 8:00 & 10:30 ($40), Saturday @ 7:30 & 10:15 ($40)

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