A night of comedy with WGN’s "Man of the People"
With a special guest comedian Marty DeRosa & opening musical act Rosie & the Rivets
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Part of the TWS Performance Series of fundraisers for TWS
$30 / $25 for TWS subscribers
A sports anchor and reporter, Pat Tomasulo joined WGN-TV in 2005 and quickly became a fan favorite. He is one of the main hosts on the top-rated WGN Morning News, creating signature segments like “The Pat-Down” and “The Voice of Reason.”
He’s also an accomplished standup comedian, performing in shows across the country. “We are excited to bring Pat to TWS. He’s got a unique sense of comedy that is sure to bring down the house!” says Ann Marie Hultgren, TWS’ Performance Series Chairperson.
In August of 2009, Tomasulo was voted one of the top five broadcasters chosen to sit alongside Kelly Ripa as co-host to “Live! with Regis & Kelly” as part of a nationwide promotion. He was also one of the hosts of “Shaq Vs,” a nationally televised reality show featuring basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal.
Tomasulo received a bachelor of arts degree in Communications from The College of New Jersey in Ewing.
With his quick wit and versatile voice, Marty DeRosa has blended his talent for stand up comedy and his love of pro wrestling to become a favorite of critics & comedy fans alike. From the day he put on his mom's bathing suit to dress like a pro wrestler, Marty has been making people laugh.
As a founding member of Comedians You Should Know, the premier independently run stand up showcase in Chicago. DeRosa has had a #1 comedy album on itunes and has been recognized as an emerging talent by Time Out Chicago, Chicago Magazine & The Onion's AV Club Marty can be seen performing stand up all over the country unless there is a really important pro wrestling event going on.
Marty also has two critically acclaimed podcasts, Marty & Sarah Love Wrestling & Wrestling With Depression. Both have been ranked on iTunes "Top Podcasts" lists and have received numerous write-ups from both comedy and wrestling publications.
ROSIE AND THE RIVETS
Rosie & The Rivets perform the best danceable music of the 1950's and early 1960's along with some current hits with a retro twist. Not your typical 'oldies playing oldies' band, they perform a high energy show that's fun for all ages. Rosie & The Rivets feature powerhouse lead vocals, skillful musicianship, tight harmonies and great stage presence. Sticklers for detail, much research went into their stage production; period correct clothes and hair along with vintage guitars, drums, and even microphones assure you'll be in for a truly theatrical experience both visually and musically. While shows are pure Rock & Roll, they pride themselves on keeping them family and client friendly.