Join us for a night of drinks and laughs in Babylon Village, at the Argyle Theater, Long Island, NY.
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RingLight Lounge at the Argyle Theater, Babylon Village, NY
- 7pm Tuesday 8/16/22 6pm Happy hour
- 9:15pm Tuesday 8/16/22 Sorry open at 8:30, post show happy hour
- Drink specials all night long.
- General Admission $20 NO additional purchase required. Drinks and snacks available before, during and after show and you can bring to your seats.
- VIP TICKETS $40 includes the best seats in the house plus a drink.
- SRO STUDENT tickets $10. Must show student id at the door. You are invited to get comfortable at any used, unreserved seat 5 minutes before showtimet
Starring Walter Frasier, Evan Schultz, Samantha Lara Levine, Steven Prestia and Elise Ramaekers.
Evan, Steven and Sam are born and raise Long Island Natives. Elise and Steven both attended Long Island University (CW Post) where they were an important part of the improv scene there not too long ago.
Walter, guest host for 8/16, is the artistic director for New York Improv Theater and has been seen doing sketch comedy on on HBO, MTV, Letterman,TruTV and WE, plus costar roles on Billions, Royal Pains, Lilyhammer and NICK. Also international comedy, music and theater credits
Evan Schultz, Long Island Company Manager
Evan is a Long Island native and graduate of Wagner College with a BA in Musical Theatre Performance/ Voice and Speech. He has been seen here At The Argyle Theatre in The Wizard of Oz (Lion/Zeke), Harry Connick, Jr.’s The Happy Elf (Santa/Ensemble), The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley (Male Swing), James and the Giant Peach (Grasshopper), and would have been seen in Junie B. Jones The Musical (Mrs. Gutzman/Mr. Scary/Daddy/Mr. Woo), but that was unfortunately postponed due to COVID-19. He is the Acting Teacher/Director for the Argyle Academy of the Arts Summer Intensive. He teaches improv and acting at the Argyle during the fall and spring classes. Evan has also stage managed here, and is the Resident Argyle Children’s Theatre Props Designer.
Off-Broadway credits include LMAO (Improv Actor), Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell, Lost Boys Or An Awfully Big Adventure, JAR’D, The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever, Hollywood-Hollywood!, Booth! (Ensemble), and Dickens Condensed.
Regional credits include Shrek (Shrek), Seussical (Horton), Jekyll and Hyde (Ensemble), A Wonderful Life (Swing), Sleeping Beauty (Gryff), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(Grandpa Joe), Charlotte’s Web (Wilbur), Grand Hotel, and Into the Woods. Touring credits include Improv4Kids (Improv actor), Charlotte’s Web (Wilbur), and A Christmas Carol.
TV and Film credits include 30 Rock, Law & Order SVU, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Gossip Girls, Fringe, Cupid, When in Rome, and Professional Organization Of Poggz (POOP The Movie on YouTube).
Evan is a producer for theatre and film. He is very proud of his current show, A Musical About Star Wars (https://www.amusicalaboutstarwars.com/), which was Off Broadway and will be back once Broadway opens again.
He was also fortunate enough to entertain on cruise ships for five years traveling the world when he was a bit younger. It brought him to every continent and to far away places like Antarctica, The Arctic Circle, Fiji, and even down under in Australia and New Zealand.
Thank you to his friends and family for their love and support! Let’s all stay safe and healthy! EvanJSchultz@gmail.com
Walt Frasier, Artistic Director, New York Improv Theater
Frasier got his start on TV via commercials and Sketch Comedy bits on MTV and Letterman. In the past decade he has appeared on TruTV’s “Friends of the People”, Showtime’s “Billions” CBS’s “Blue Bloods”, USA’s “Royal Pains” and Netflix’s “Lilyhammer”.
Walt Frasier cofounded EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy in 2002 and has performed in at least 5000 shows, most often as MC and piano as well as hopping a few scenes.
The DC area (Gaithersburg, Maryland) native has also performed theater & music off-Broadway, regional and touring internationally since 1995.
During Quarantine, Frasier has authored two books: Improv on Zoom and Stand-Up Comedy, both textbooks designed for K12 school students and teachers and available for free via KindleUnlimited. Before opening his own school in 2011, Frasier served as the director of instruction for the Comedy Hall of Fame. Many of his students are now working in the arts, including Steven Prestia (see below). https://waltfrasier.com/
Samantha Lara Levine
Samantha Lara Levine can most recently be seen in her performances at the Argyle Theater of The Wizard of Oz and Harry Conick Jr.’s The Happy Elf. In addition to being a featured Rising Star in Broadway’s Sessions at the Laurie Beechman Theater, her past roles include: Ninya in Ellis Island (AFT National Tour), Rita Rigatoni, Housewives of Secaucus (Feinstein’s 54 Below), Alien/ Pal 9000; Awesome Ally (Plaza Theatricals) to name a few. Samantha found improv back in 2014 after a much-needed break from tour and has never left since! UCB and long-form raised and trained, she’s incredibly thankful to all her teachers, teammates, and castmates who’ve made her into the performer she is today. Samantha graduated from University of Rochester with a degree in Vocal Performance. Along with dabbling in cabaret, as well as her own works, she additionally enjoys making all sorts of murder messes on the side, for various companies (but like, acting.)
Steven Prestia is a recent graduate from LIU Post with a BFA in Arts Management and an MBA. Steven hopes to use his arts management education to further his own comedy career.
Steven has been working with 8 is Never Enough Improv since 2012. He started as a student, then became an Intern and worked his way up to Teacher/ Cast member in 2016.
Steven has worked with various improv troupes on Long Island to include Friday Night Face Off and No Control.
Steven is also a stand-up comedian and has performed at various venues across Long Island and New York City. Some of his credits include Caroline’s on Broadway, Governor’s, McGuire’s, Gotham Comedy Club, and the Broadway Comedy Club.
Elise is a native of Des Moines, Iowa and is an Actor, Improviser, & Teacher based in Astoria, Queens.Soon, Elise will be displaying her character skills in the musical play “True Confessions of a Straight Man” at the Lorrie Beechman Theatre this upcoming June, 9th, 24th, and 30th. Her more recent Off-Broadway musical credits include starring as Louise DuSaunt in Beauty & the Beast at The Players Theatre, Old Woman/Sister 1 in Dracula: Lord of the Dark at the Vino Theatre, & she also starred in the devised work “Unchilding” at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Elise is a Professional Improviser and is a resident Actor/Company member of Theatre Nerds Murder Mysteries (theatrenerds.com) and Accomplice NYC (accomplicetheshow.com). She can be seen making up musicals on the spot at The Magnet Theatre and performs Musical Improv, Hip Hop Improv, & Long-Form, Improv with multiple Comedy Groups around the city.Check her website eliseramaekers.com for more updates. IG: elise_ramaekers.