We here at “The Chatter” like a good laugh every now and then, especially during the busy summer months. So when we aren’t busy reading the Yelp reviews for Harlow in Sag Harbor, we are on the look out for anything to help us forget the 5 hours we spent grid locked on Route 27. Well, let me tell you, I have cure for those summer time blues and it comes in the form of comedian Steve Rannazzisi who will be presenting “Manchild” this Monday night June 30th at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor at 8pm. If the face looks familiar it could be you recognize him from films like “For Your Consideration,” Comedy Central specials or his starring role on the FX series “THE LEAGUE.”
A native of Smithtown, Long Island Rannazzisi is no stranger to the Hamptons and is aware of our current Kardashian Krisis. “They’re ruining the planet earth! Has anyone called Billy Joel, maybe he can do a commercial to help?” Taking inspiration for his stand up from everyday observations, he describes his comedy as more “R rated and a little less PG.” Having been discovered on stage by Ashton Kutcher, his salty humor was put to years in his participation on the MTV show “Punk’d.” A sort of edgy “Candid Camera,” where celebrities are often the targets. One of his favorites involved him being the tow truck driver who takes actor Tracy Morgan’s car from valet to flatbed. “It was hysterical, I told him I had to take it to Barstow which is a couple hours away. When we revealed the gag, Tracy went crazy laughing he was such a good sport about it.”
While he preps for the sixth season of “The League,” Rannazzisi is taking some time to return to the comedy stage. “It’s the greatest experience to perform in front of people. While I love doing the TV show, working with some great people… nothing is more fun than when a live audience is right in front of you.” As you can see from the clip below he’s definitely comfortable on the stage and after you watch, I’m sure you’ll want to buy tickets here (click here) for his performance this Monday night! See you there!