Join us for 90-minutes of laughs featuring co-headliners Brian Glowacki and John “J2″ Ivaronne. Appropriate for ages 18 & up. Rain date: Thursday, July 16.
6 pm Gates open
6:30 pm Performance begins
In-person tickets | $25 per person
Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate. You will not need a physical ticket, your name and the size of your party will be on a list at the gate.
John “J2” Iavarone (Co-Headliner) Did someone say ACTION!? Then it must be John Iavarone taking the stage…handstands and jokes. John is originally from The Bronx and always feels at home with a mic and audience. John got noticed on TV winning 1st Place on MTV Improv Comedy Show. John worked his unique style in NYC at Comic Strip Live, Stand Up NY, Dangerfields. Wisecrackers. He has been performing throughout this beautiful country at The Borgata, Mohegan Sun, Turning Stone Casino, Empire City Casino. John has been a regular at theatres such as The Paramount, Westchester Broadway, The Smithtown. John has been honored to perform for fundraisers as YMCA, Relay for Life, Salvation Army, LGBTQ, VFW, Elks Lodge, Boys & Girls Club. Whether it’s an 8 or 58-minute set John’s audience describes his act in 1 word Funny, Original, and Animated! Ok, that’s 3 words, but from 3 different audience members.
Brian Glowacki (Co-Headliner) Brian Glowacki is a lovable lunatic from the mean streets of Nantucket Island. With a larger than life stage presence and aggressive likeability, he has quickly transformed from a small town class clown to a nationwide crowd favorite. Brian has made a splash in the comedy world like a fat kid doing a cannonball and is already headlining some of comedy’s most well-known stages.
On stage, he commands attention by being lighthearted with a heavy hand and is able to transition seamlessly from picking on himself to dissecting the shortcomings of the human race. He shares personal experiences that give the audience a glimpse into his life through stories of his family, his relationships, and his interactions with some interesting characters he’s met along the way.
From the Porch, Hill-Stead’s new multicultural performing arts series is a diverse and dynamic showcase featuring music, dance, theater, and more. Building on the success of Hill-Stead’s indoor events and nationally acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, the inclusive summer programming will take place on our 152-acre campus. The experiential events will happen several nights per week and be open to audiences of all ages.
Hill-Stead will kick off the inaugural series with a venerable celebration of the Year of the Woman to coincide with the centennial of women’s suffrage. Our signature events will amplify women’s crucial role in history.
Our grateful thanks to the following sponsors who are helping to make the From the Porch series possible
The Richard P. Garmany Fund at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Please consider joining us as a sponsor of this series and be a part of this shared endeavor to bring the arts to the community. You will provide a much-needed boost to Connecticut’s incomparable cultural organizations and art providers. Every sponsor will be recognized all season long on Hill-Stead’s web and email promotion and onsite signage. See the Sponsorship Registration Form for more information.