The Art of Stand-Up: John Fugelsang Comes to BMCC TPAC

The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (BMCC TPAC) will host its annual evening of laughter on Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m. with acclaimed headline comedian John Fugelsang along with fellow comedians Laura Bolivar, John Guild (John G), and Jim Mendrinos.

John Fugelsang, comedian

Preview clips of all four performers and purchase tickets, $20 each, online or by calling (212) 220-1460.

BMCC TPAC is located on the main BMCC campus at 199 Chambers Street, between Greenwich Street and West Street.

Comedians’ bios

Actor, comedian and broadcaster John Fugelsanghosts Tell Me Everything weekdays on SiriusXM Insight #121. He’s also appeared at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival and HBO’s U.S Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Fugelsang has hosted America’s Funniest Home Videosfor ABC, and Bill Maher called him “one of my favorite comedians.” His film and TV credits include Price Check, opposite Parker Posey; as well as BeckerProvidenceCoyote UglyThe Girl on the Train and Maggie Black. He also plays two roles in the romantic comedy The Whole Truth, starring Elisabeth Rohm and Eric Roberts.

Laura Bolivar is a stand-up comedian and actress based in New York City and says, “I was born and raised in Venezuela, but found out since I came to America… that I’m Mexican.” She’s on Youtube, Twitter and Instagram.

New Jersey Native John Guild (John G), is a blue-collar comedian with an intelligent bent. Starting his comedy career in New York City at clubs such as Gotham Comedy Club and The Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Guild quickly started hitting the road playing rooms up in Connecticut and in his native New Jersey, being featured in the Comedy Cove and other venues. His material is insightful and has an “everyman” quality that many people can relate to.

Comedian Jim Mendrinos is the common man with uncommon comedy observations. From world politics to the politics of personal relationships, Mendrino creates a symphony of comedy covering a wide spectrum of humanity. He is respected in the industry, so much so that he was asked to author The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Comedy Writing (Alpha Press, 2004). His comedy has been featured on stand-up stages around the world and he has brought his special brand of funny to Current TV, SiTV, Comedy Central, The Fox News Network, HBO and the BBC.

BMCC Tribeca PAC is Downtown Manhattan’s premier presenter of the arts, reaching audiences from the college community, downtown residential and business communities, local schools, families and audiences of all ages. BMCC Tribeca PAC strives to present a broad global perspective through the presentation of high-quality artistic work in music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts. BMCC Tribeca PAC is located on the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) campus, 199 Chambers Street (between Greenwich Avenue and West Street) and is convenient to the 2/3, A/C/E and R subway lines as well as the New Jersey Path Train. For more information visit