The Bow Wow Comedy Series is an on-going series of stand-up comedy shows to benefit animal shelters and rescue organizations throughout upstate New York. Comedy shows are hosted by The Comedy Works in Albany, NY and organized by Camp Bow Wow® staff along with an all-volunteer event steering committee.  


DATE: Sunday, January 25, 2015
VENUE: The Comedy Works, 500 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY 12204




  • $30/each ($20 from each ticket is designated to the animal shelter/rescue of your choice.)
  • Tickets should be purchased in advanced on the Upstate Comedy website.   
The following animal welfare organizations are participating in the upcoming event:
  • Dog House Adoptions
  • Forever Home Dog Rescue
  • Free To Be Me Animal Rescue
  • HeartsHerd Animal Sanctuary
  • Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of NY
  • Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
  • Out of the Pits Rescue
  • Steve Caporizzo's Pet Connection
  • Whiskers Animal Benevolent League
A Bow Wow Comedy Series sponsorship is a terrific way to positively impact your community, increase brand awareness, reward employees or entertain clients, and heighten your corporate image.  Sponsorships are available at the $250, $500, and $1000 level.  Locate the 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities document located to the right for a printable PDF version of the sponsorship document.  
If you have any questions regarding our sponsorships or would like to discuss creative options, please contact Samuel Dearth at

As a stand-up comedian for 30 years, Joey Kola has performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout his career in the US, Canada and England. His high energy, spot on punch lines, and fast delivery assault an audience like a comedic freight train. Joey's topical and timeless material combine to always make his audiences laugh hard.

Joey has worked at countless comedy clubs, colleges, casinos, theatres, cruise ships and corporate functions. Kola's also proud of the success he's had in raising great amounts of money for the many different charities he currently supports. Joey Kola's TV credits include, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", The Late Show with David Letterman", "The King of Queens" with Kevin James, "The Martha Stewart Show", "Comedy Central Presents Joey Kola", "The Rosie O'Donnell Show", and Comedy Central's "Premium Blend".

Joey has been voted Best TV Warm-up Comic 5 years in a row by Time Out NY magazine. He has warmed up many shows, such as "The Rosie O'Donnell Show", "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" with Meredith Viera, "The Late Show With David Letterman", "The Apprentice" and "Survivor" Finales, "The Jane Pauley Show" and CBS's "Wake-Up with Ali and Jack". He currently can be seen everyday on the "Rachel Ray Show" as her 'warm-up guy'.

One of the hardest working comics in show business today, over 300 shows per year for the last 30 years, Joey also finds time to write for other comics. George Carlin called Joey "One of the strongest comics I've seen". Joey has also toured many casinos with the cast of the Sopranos as part of their live show "Comedy You Can't Refuse".







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Click image for a printable PDF sponsorship document.  A Bow Wow Comedy Series sponsorship is a terrific way wo positely impact your community, increase brand awareness, reward employees, and heighten corporate image.