COMEDY: ‘A Mediocre Masterpiece’: Mark Riccadonna / Steve George / Gary Sharp / Tom Connors


Thursday, August 4th
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7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

The Rivet Monthly Comedy Series continues with FOUR amazing comics! This time Mark & Steve Presents A Mediocre Masterpiece.

About the Comedians:

Mark Riccadonna

Mark moved to NYC in search of himself and happiness. He pursued Theatre at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, joining “The Company” after graduation. Soon after, Mark stumbled upon Stand-Up Comedy and found success as a storyteller, performing throughout New York City, and ‘on the road’. Mark also performs for Armed Forces Entertainment and has entertained U.S. and U.N. Troops worldwide, performing around the world.

Outside of comedy, Mark is an accomplished actor, writer and even director. Most recently Mark has a lead role in the feature film “Days of Power”, played Cooler in “Un$uited” and was a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update”, Columnist and Travel writer for “Todays Man” Magazine, Wrote and Directed “Radio Gods” television Pilot, starred in “Game Night” (Winner of the International Film Festival NYC) been seen on AXS TV’s “Live at Gotham”, FOX’s “Laughs”, heard on Sirius XM and Bob and Tom, and also has a hit Podcast “Drinks Jokes and Storytelling” which now has its own channel on They recently broke a world record for Longest Stand-Up Show.

Whether he is working with The Amoralists Theatre Company (In the acclaimed hit “Happy in the Poor House”), Angry Shih Tzu Productions, Theatre 68 or on tour with Stand-Up, Mark continues to climb the ranks. He is a gifted storyteller, with a charisma that makes you feel like you’ve known him forever, unique delivery, signature voice (that has landed him several commercials), and likability; you will see why he is a favorite at clubs and theatres everywhere. Mark’s latest albums “Drinks Jokes and Storytelling”, “If Tom Brady”, & “It’s All Downhill from Here” is currently available through Realize Records and can be heard on Sirius/XM.

Steve George

Rockstar turned Comedian. His return to Rivet by popular demand!

Gary Sharp

Gary is a Philly based stand-up comedian. He enjoys sharing his unique perspective on family, social issues, and relationships both romantic and platonic. After starting comedy in 2019, he has quickly risen through the ranks and become one of the most sought after acts in the area. He placed 3rd in the 2021 Philly’s Phunniest Stand Up competition at the renowned Helium Comedy Club. He has also performed at illustrious venues such as Comic Strip Live (NYC), Broadway Comedy Club (NYC), Helium Comedy Club (Philly), Soul Joel’s Comedy Club, Tropicana Casino (Atlantic City), Punch Line Philly Comedy Club, Idiot Box Comedy Club (Greensboro), and Comedy Works Bristol. He has opened for headliners such as Rich Vos, Chip Chantry, Jackie Fabulous, Ian Fidance and Sean Donnelly. In addition to performing regularly at clubs/bars all around Philly and the greater Tri-State area, Gary has been selected to perform in numerous comedy festivals across the country (North Carolina, DC, Billtown to name a few).

After graduating from Johns Hopkins in 2014, Gary pursued a career in construction project management before realizing he was hilarious and deciding to tell dick jokes in dive bars for the rest of his life. His parents couldn’t be more proud. No, but seriously, it wasn’t until 5 years after college that comedy entered the realm of possibilities. At the behest of his mother, Gary signed up for the “Stand-Up 101” class at Helium Comedy Club in August of 2019. That 6 week course, taught by the legendary Chip Chantry, provided the foundation and tools needed to go on and further hone his craft in the years to come and the rest is comedy history.

Since the class ended in 2019, Gary has continued to keep in contact with a few of his fellow classmates. In fact, he joined forces with two guys (NickyP and Rob Cody) and they formed the comedy production company “Two Dudes and a Dad”. They currently produce comedy shows all around Philadelphia.

+ Tommy Connors!

Event Details & Tickets

  • Doors: 7:30 PM. Show: 8:30 PM.
  • Tickets: $10 in advance / $15 day of show.
  • 21+ only to attend! Only 150 tickets will be sold.
  • Food is available from Pottstown United Brewing and JJ Ratigan’s (orders placed by 8:30 PM). Our Rivet kitchen and in-house food service / menu are coming this fall.

ADVANCED ticket holders may reserve table / seating reservations on EVENTBRITE ONLY. The table reservation add-on option is available for selection at checkout. Table space is limited. We are sorry we can not accommodate phone requests or requests through email on our site. All unreserved seating is on a first come, first served on the evenings of the shows.

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