About Shorty Ward Apollo Night
Apollo Night at the Funny Bone! Featuring Comics from HBO's Def Comedy Jam, BET's Comic View, Comedy Central, and much more. Show begins at 10:15pm with seating at 9:45pm. Tickets on sale now! Purchase them online or call 757-213-5555 to make reservations! Must be 21 to enter.
“Live your life” is the motto that has gotten SHORTY to where he is today. Born in Raritan, New Jersey and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, SHORTY not only attributes his talents and charismatic demeanor to the various environments in which he has lived, but also to the diverse amount of people he has met on his path to stardom. These interactions highly motivated him to develop a sense of humor that appeals to ALL audiences and allowed him to gain an appreciation and interest in comedy.
So while earning his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Seton Hall University, he decided to follow his dream and entered the comedy scene with determination. It then all started when Bill Bellamy saw the potential in a starving comedian like SHORTY and gave him his first big break to perform in front of a treacherous crowd at the Peppermint Lounge in East Orange, New Jersey. At the time, SHORTY was charged with following the tough acts of celebrities of Mike Epps and Talent. Although SHORTY stood in front of the audience with strong determination, he still left a blank look on the faces of many at the end of his performance. It was a moment in time never to be forgotten, as well as one that turned out to be one of the greatest learning experiences in SHORTY’s career. Since then, crowds across the Northeast have been left gasping for air as the comedy style of SHORTY blessed the stages of Caroline’s, Rascals, Stand-Up New York, New York Comedy Club, Boston Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, the 98.7 KISS FM “Comedy in the Garden” Competition at Madison Square Garden, and many more. College students up and down the East Coast skipped class to follow his comedy tour to Rutgers University, William Paterson University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Seton Hall University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Kean University.
Due to his unexpected references, real-life scenarios, and warm personality, SHORTY has appeared as a host in several locations including Don’t Tell Mama and the Cheetah Club. Working hand-in-hand with comedians Mike Epps, Jay Anthony Brown, and actor Dulé Hill, he contributes his success not only to his hard work, but also to the support of his family and friends. So, live your life and come out to his present location, On the Job Sports Café in Northern NJ, to witness the latest phenomenon in comedy. You won’t be disappointed!