On Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m., Bootlegger's On Broadway in downtown Troy, N.Y. will host "The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour," featuring comedians Aaron David Ward, Dave Cooperman and Deric Harrington.

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Contact: Mike Keller, 518-331-8827 (media only)

Bootlegger’s Pub Brings Live Comedy to Troy – Feb 11

“The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour” Serves Up Laughs, Locally

TROY, NY (Feb. 1, 2012) — On Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m., Bootlegger’s On Broadway will host “The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour,” featuring comedians Aaron David Ward, Dave Cooperman and Deric Harrington.

Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour“It’s easy to catch a live comedy act in Boston or New York, but there aren’t many places for comedy around here,” said Nate Rock, co-owner of Bootlegger’s. “Sometimes people want a little more than the usual bar scene — they want to be entertained.”

Headlined by Aaron David Ward, “The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour” has been making stops at bars, cafes, colleges, and other venues throughout upstate New York and New England.

Ward’s style has been described as self-deprecating, socio-political, and culturally critical comedy that is both auto-biographical and worldly. He has appeared in several movies, including “What I See In the Dark” and “Aftermath,” and in a pilot for MTV and VH1 titled “The List.” But people in this area may be more familiar with the political commentary he supplies for “The Glenn Slingerland Situation,” a locally produced program broadcast on MY TV 4.

“He’s kind of like Lewis Black’s little brother,” Rock said of Ward. “The last time he played Bootlegger’s, he killed it.”

Opening act Dave “Coop” Cooperman has been described as a hybrid of Ray Romano and Jim Carrey. His brand of physical yet thought-provoking comedy is tied to his interracial marriage because he likes to talk about what it’s like to marry and be in love with a CAP (Chinese-American Princess). Coop’s goofy and physical approach to social satire distinguish him from other acts.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Bootlegger’s co-owner Mike Keller thinks a comedy show might just be the place to meet other singles still in search of a date. “They do say laughter is one of the best aphrodisiacs,” Keller said. “And you don’t even have to be the one cracking the jokes this Saturday.”


Tickets for “The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour” at Bootlegger’s on Broadway will be available at the door and will cost $10. The pub is located at 200 Broadway, in downtown Troy. Parking is available on the street and in the city-owned parking lot, located one block away on First Street. For information call 518-874-4475


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Aaron David Ward

Dave Cooperman

Deric Harington


Established June 2011, Bootlegger’s on Broadway is owned by longtime friends Nate Rock, 31, of Coxsakie, and Mike Keller, 36, of Watervliet. The bar, restaurant and accompanying ballroom occupy the first floor of the historic Hendrick Hudson building, a former hotel overlooking Monument Square. The sprawling but cozy space has a touch of elegance — Milan chandeliers, African mahogany and Brazilian cherry floors — that Keller describes as “gourmet leftovers” from the previous business, Chef Larry Schepici’s upscale Tosca Grille.

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