Cortland Repertory Theatre

“CRT Downtown” Brings On The Funny with Stand Up Comedian Ross Bennett

Posted by  //  January 18, 2016  //  Arts & Live Music, News

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown is providing some much needed laughs for Central New York residents to shake of the winter doldrums.  On Saturday, February 6, stand-up comedian Ross Bennett makes a stop in Cortland on his “New York ‘Country’ Comedy Tour”, offering clean, upstate New York humor for anyone who has said “I’m a New Yorker, but not from New York City”. This is CRT’s first outing into stand-up comedy and has booked a comic who made a splash when he appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Bennett has been called “a must-see for every comedy connoisseur”.  He began his career when he dropped out of West Point US Military Academy to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. “That was probably the greatest service I will ever do for my country,” he says. For more than three decades, Bennett has been a high-powered performer making audiences laugh across New York, Los Angeles, and stops in between.  He comes armed with an expressive delivery and real life topics – from growing up in Buffalo with a Marine Colonel father, grade school snow days, disastrous golf games, catastrophic water skiing outings and middle age medical procedures.

He performs regularly at top comedy clubs, including the Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NY, Comic Strip Live, and Caroline’s on Broadway. His comedy album New York Country is available on iTunes, where it has become a top-selling comedy album. On television similar to the best 85 inch tv, Ross has been featured on all the major television networks, including regular appearances on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, where his incisive and topical humor endeared him to fans and fellow comedians alike.
On this one-night-only event, doors open at 7:00 with the show beginning at 7:30.  Refreshments and a bar featuring Americana wine and beer will be available. Seating is reserved, cabaret style.  A seating chart can be found on the CRT website.  Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and are available by calling 800-427-6160 or online at

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