Salazar Kills It at the Comedy Stop
In anticipation of the eighth annual Top 40 Under 40 party in March 2012 — celebrating the best and brightest professionals and difference-makers in the Atlantic City area under the age of 40 — a meet-and-greet pre-party was hosted by event sponsors Atlantic City Weekly and the Greater Atlantic City Jaycees on Thursday night, Dec. 1.
Several past nominees and current Jaycee members and event organizers were in attendance at the Comedy Stop Cabaret and Café in The Quarter at Tropicana, and along with cocktails and camaraderie, Cuban-born comedian Angel Salazar (pictured above) entertained the crowd.
In fact, so well did Salazar go over with the crowd, and so impressed with his act was club owner Bob Kephart, that Salazar’s “one night engagement” at the club was extended to include Saturday night (shows at 9pm and 11:15pm), Dec. 3, as well. Also performing that night are comics Christine Stedman and James Sibley.
Salazar, of Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage, gives a stand-up performance that’s “a mixture of street-smart ethnic wisecracks, risque humor, physical comedy and audience involvement.” Salazar has not only launched a successful career as a comedian, but is also an established actor who has appeared in such noteworthy films as Scarface, Punchline, Carlito’s Way and Where the Buffalo Roam. He’s also been featured in Cheech and Chong’s comedy video Born in East L.A. and has opened for such a diversity of musical acts as the Beach Boys, Billy Ocean, Whitney Houston, Van Halen and the Miami Sound Machine.