Vinnie grew up in Middletown NJ, the third of four children born to a plumber and a overly optimistic mother. He attended Rutgers College and immediately met the woman of his nightmares. Promptly, they had three children and bills. Vinnie ran his own construction company and flower shop while performing at open mic nights, juggling his time raising his children, working like a dog and performing.
After becoming a headline comic, He sold the flower shop, closed the construction company and gave his wife the divorce she was begging for. With three kids, no money and no car, he opened The Stress Factory Comedy Club while living in a boarding house for fathers that lost it all in bad divorces.
In 1995 Vinnie met the woman of his dreams, Vicki, while borrowing her car. He married her in 1998 and got full custody of his three children in 1999. Then, to round things out, they added three more children. Together, they built The Stress Factory into one of the best clubs in the country. During this time Vinnie had become a fixture not only at The Stress Factory, but every club in New York City. He has made appearances on Last Comic Standing, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd”, The Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Best of the Fest), The New York Comedy Festival, and the Toyota Comedy Festival. He has also appeared on the Opie and Anthony Radio show, The Jim Breuer show “Unleashed”, and FULL METAL COMEDY. He has also starred in a commercial for Direct TV, released a CD entitled “This is Vinnie Calling”, done various voice overs, and appeared on Nick Mom Night Out, in the independent film “White Chicks”, and his own reality show "The Brands of Comedy".
Today Vinnie spends his time on stage all over New York & New Jersey, as well as on the air with his podcast, “A Comic’s Tale,” talking about the things he knows best; kids, marriage, bills and family. His unique approach lets him weave a story that captivates audiences of all ages while pissing off his ex wife. Overall, it has all worked out.
Paul born in Boston but grew up in Pennsylvania brings a unique and different outlook to the world he lives in through his comedy. Knowing both the crowded city life but also the quiet country life leads him to have a different view on everything happening in his own life and around him. Paul brings a honest truthful in your face kind of honesty about what a lot of us take for granted in the everyday world. Comedy therapy where someone says what you were always thinking.
Paul also loves to take time to donating to charity events, running, and working his own events for one of his favorite charities B4BC.org where he's raised over $10,000 for breast cancer.
Rising through a relatively unknown comedy scene in Scranton, PA to becoming an up and coming comic now in the New York city scene. Paul has been seen working in a lot of the clubs in the tri-state area and also finished high in some well regarded comedy competitions and festivals.
Mulit-time semi-finalist in the March Madness Comedy competition at the Stress Factory Comedy Club
Laughing Skull Comedy Festival
Winner of New Jersey's funniest comic at the Stress Factory
Semi Finalist in Helium's Philly's Phunniest
Semi- Finalist in Last Comix Standing at Comix at Foxwoods
Winner of Wisecrackers comedy competition
Semi- Finalist in the Comedy Cabaret comedy competition
Cape May Comedy Festival
Paul regularly opens on the road for comic Joe Matarese but also has opened for many other big name comedians such as Dom Irrera, Dave Attell, and many more.