About Aaron

About Aaron – Thank Yous
For the last 12 years, comedian Aaron David Ward has entertained audiences from New Hampshire to California by getting them to laugh and think at his self-deprecating, socio-political, and culturally critical comedy. He opens his heart, mind, and soul to fans during each trip deep inside his mind for a funny, honest, and twisted look at his concerns, disappointments, doubts, fears, and worries. You get to see a tug of war between the emotional and intellectual brains when Aaron is on stage.

Aaron began his stand up comedy career on May 31, 2002 when he lost a job and realized he had nothing left to lose but his dignity and self-respect by stepping on stage and making people laugh and think about what’s wrong with our world, culture, and ourselves and how to fix them with absurd solutions.

Since that fateful day, Aaron has performed throughout the Northeast and Midwest, appeared in the Boston Comedy Festival, Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival, The World Series of Comedy, and in several movies including What I See In The Dark and Aftermath as well as a pilot for MTV and VH1 entitled The List. Every week on GSSTV, Aaron appears on a hit TV show called The Glenn Slingerland Situation where he provides comedic commentary critics describe as “Andy Rooney on Acid.”

Aaron prides himself on always writing and performing new bits to keep his act exciting, fresh, and original. He never does the same set in the same order. Instead, Aaron adds new material to his act as his life changes.

His act is both auto-biographical and worldly. Aaron explores his inner demons and outer foes with honesty, integrity, and, of course, humor. If you are a fan of funny, insightful, and intelligent comedy, Aaron David Ward is your kind of comedian. Catch Aaron David Ward on his Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour making stops throughout the Northeast.

Voices outside and inside my head

told me to visit these places…

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HEADLINE APPEARANCES (Partial List)

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

http://www.adirondackarts.org/

Acoustic Cafe, Bridgeport, CT

http://www.acousticafe.com/

Bayou Cafe, Glenville, NY

http://www.bayoucafe.com/

Black Box Theater, Little Falls, NY

http://www.stonemilloflittlefalls.com/

Darress Theatre, Boonton, NJ

http://www.darresstheatre.com/

Frank Foley’s Comedy Safari, Worcester, MA

http://www.mikerobertswebdesign.com/frank/index.html

2009 Liberty Forum, Crowne Plaza, Nashua, NH

http://www.freestateproject.org/libertyforum

http://www.cpnashua.com/

Mad Moose Saloon, Binghamton, NY

OTB Teletheater, Albany, NY

http://www.capitalotb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=124

Pequabuck Golf Club, Pequabuck, CT

Smith’s of Cohoes, Cohoes, NY

http://www.smithsofcohoes.com/

Rane Party Bar, West Seneca, NY

http://www.ranepartybar.com/

The Cannery, Southbridge, MA

http://www.12crane.com/

The Comedy Works, Bristol, PA

http://www.comedyworksbristol.com/

The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta, NY

http://www.foothillspac.org/

The Funky Monkey Cafe, Cheshire, CT

http://www.thefunkymonkeycafe.com/

The Funny Farm, Gloversville, NY

http://www.thefunnyfarm.info/

The Harvest Cafe, Montour Falls, NY

http//www.wherecommunityhappens.com/

The Jazz Underground Cafe, New London, CT

http://www.jazzundergroundcafe.com/

The Postage Inn, Tillson, NY

http://www.thepostageinn.com/

The Rome Art And Community Center, Rome, NY

http://www.romeart.og/

The Saratoga Comedy Club, Saratoga Springs, NY

http://www.thesaratogacomedyclub.com/

The Space, Lowell, MA

http://www.inthespace.net/

The Van Dyck Lounge, Schenectady, NY

http://www.vandycklounge.com/

Whinstone Tavern, New Britain, CT

http://www.whinstonetavern.com/

FEATURE APPEARANCES (Partial List)

Clemens Center, Elmira, NY

http://www.clemenscenter.com/

Comedy Box at GE Theatre at Proctors, Schenectady, NY

http://www.comedyboxonline.com/

Comedy Playhouse, Sackets Harbor

http://www.playhousecomedy.com/

Cozzy’s Comedy Club, Newport News, VA

http://www.cozzys.com/

Joker’s Wild Comedy Club, New Haven, CT

http://www.jokerswildclub.com/

Junior’s Last Laugh Comedy Club, Erie, PA

http://www.jrslastlaugh.com/

LOL Comedy Club at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, NY

http://www.turningstone.com/

Stitches Comedy Club, Lancaster, PA

http://www.stitchescomedy.com/

Sweet Basil, Queensbury, NY

http://www.thesaratogacomedyclub.com/

The Saratoga Comedy Club, Saratoga Springs, NY

http://www.thesaratogacomedyclub.com/

The Comedy Works at Georgine’s, Bristol, PA

http://www.comedyworksbristol.com/

The Original Comedy Works, Albany, NY

http://www.thecomedyworks.com/

The Udder Comedy Club, Lake George, NY

http://www.thesaratogacomedyclub.com/

Wise Guys, Syracuse, NY

http://www.wiseguyssyracuse.com/

EMCEE APPEARANCES (Partial List)

Bananas Comedy Club, Hasbrouk Heights, NJ & Poughkeepsie, NY

http://www.bananascomedyclub.com/

Brew Ha Ha at City Steam, Hartford, CT

http://www.citysteambrewerycafe.com/comedy.cfm/

Comix at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Ledyard, CT

http://www.foxwoods.com/comix.aspx

Funny or Die Old Milwaukee Comedy Tour

http://www.funnyordie.com/oldmilwaukee

The Comedy Works, Albany, NY & Saratoga Springs, NY

http://www.thecomedyworks.com/

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY

http://www.lakeplacidarts.org/

Wisecrackers Comedy Club, Allentown, PA

http://www.wisecrackers.biz/

GUEST APPEARANCES

Broadway Comedy Club, NY, NY

http://www.broadwaycomedyclub.com/

Carolines, NY, NY

https://www.carolines.com/

Catch A Rising Star, Twin River Casino, Lincoln, RI

https://www.twinriver.com/

The Comic Strip Live, NY, NY

http://www.comicstriplive.com/

The Funny Bone, Hartford, CT

http://www.hartfordfunnybone.com/

HA! Comedy Club, NY, NY

http://www.hanyc.com/HA_NYC/Welcome.html

New York Comedy Club, NY, NY

http://www.newyorkcomedyclub.com/

COMEDY FESTIVALS/COMPETITIONS

Boston Comedy Festival

http://www.bostoncomedyfestival.com/

Cape May Comedy Festival (Finalist)

http://www.cmcfest.com/

Carnival Comedy Challenge

http://www.alernst.com/ccc.htm

Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival (Finalist)

http://www.plymouthrockcomedyfestival.com/

Valley of Laughter Finalist

http://ctvalleycomics.com/valley_of_laughter/Western_Mass_Comedy_Fest.php

COLLEGES (Partial List)

Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA

http://mansfield.edu/

Union College, Schenectady, NY

http://www.union.edu/

Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, NY

http://www.sunysccc.edu/

BENEFITS (Partial List)

American Cancer Society Relay for Life of West Seneca, NY

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=20938&pg=entry/

The Huntington Arts Council 2nd Annual Laff Off, Melville, NY

http://www.huntingtonarts.org/

Comedy Relief for the Homeless, Troy, NY

http://www.free-press-release.com/news/200602/1140638291.html

CORPORATE (Partial List)

Center for the Study of Aging, Albany, NY

http://centerforthestudyofaging.wordpress.com/

CRUISE SHIP

Albany Aqua Duck & Dutch Apple Cruise Line

http://www.albanyaquaducks.com/

http://www.dutchapplecruises.com/

TV, FILM, STAGE

Comedic Commentator, The Glenn Slingerland Situation, My TV 4 Albany

http://www.gssituation.com/

“Creepy Guy” in pilot TV show called The List

Extra in movie Aftermath

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aftermath_(2008_film)

What I See In The Dark

Acted in Role of: Mr. Stanley, Motivational Speaker in independent film

Directed By: Jay Bender

Showdown Apocalypse, Left Wing Laughs

Acted in Role of: Adam, a political neophyte in this play

Written, Directed, and Produced by John Briggs

Danced in MC Dance Show

Won MC Lip Sync Competition

Co-Moderated Mock Presidential Debates

SCC Mascot On Meet Your Community Tony Izzo Productions

RADIO

WPYX 106.5 FM Wakin’ Up W/The Wolf

http://www.pyx106.com/main.html

WFLY 92.3 FM Candy & Potter

http://www.fly92.com/

News/Talk Radio 810 WGY

http://www.wgy.com/main.html

News/Talk WROW 590 AM

http://www.wrow.com/

The Wrong Angle Internet Radio Show

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrongangle

WKRZ – http://www.wkrz.com/

WGGY – http://www.froggy101.com/

WISH – http://www.wshh.com/

WILK – http://www.wilknewsradio.com/

INDUSTRIAL

Acted in Office Products and Human Resources Tips Short Films Directed by Tom Peterson Farmington, CT

TRAINING

American Comedy Institute, New York, NY

http://www.comedyinstitute.com/

Judy Carter’s Comedy Conference Palm Springs, CA

http://www.comedyworkshops.com/ccc2005.html

Connecticut School of Broadcasting Farmington, CT

http://www.gocsb.com/

Jazz One with Pat Paccelli The Dance Studio Ballston Spa, NY

SPECIAL SKILLS

Basketball, Biking, Character Voices, Guitar, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Physical Comedy, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis

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Thank Yous

I thank the following people for their advice, love, and support of my comedy career…
Jess, my loveMom, Dad, Rachel, PeteSteve Adiletta

Banana’s

John Briggs

Richard & Robert Brooks, The Broadway Comedy Club

Judy Carter, author of The Comedy Bible

Comedy By Degrees

Lorraine Cozgrove, Cozzy’s Comedy Club

Joe Devito

Mike Diesel, Wiseacres Comedy Club

Buddy Flip, The New York Comedy Club

Jim Fry, Joseph’s House, Troy, NY

Deric Harrington

Mike Irwin

Erick James

Chuck Johnson, Summit Comedy IncMike Kinnie, Comedy PlayhouseVinnie Mark, Saratoga Comedy Club

Judy Martin

Mike Mills, Mills Entertainment

Tom Nicchi Jr & Sr, The Original Comedy Works

Carol Pennington, Hysterical Management

Brian Peek

Punchline Magazine

Rich & Sylvia, The Funny Farm

Linda Rohe, Coastal Entertainment

Steve Rosenfield, The American Comedy Institute

Dave Schwensen author of The Comedy Book

Mike Speirs

The World Famous Comic Strip Live

Jodi Weiner, Saratoga Comedy Club

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