Back by popular demand! Comedy takes center stage at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel! First and third Thursday each month, Dragonfly plays host to comedic acts guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. The laughs start at 7p.
Comedic acts appear monthly at Cliff Castle Casino Hotel
Date: First and third Thursday each month
Time: Starts at 7:00pm. Admission: Free
The Dragonfly becomes the Perfect Place to Laugh! Cliff Castle Casino Hotel welcomes you to Comedy at the Castle! We feature different comedians and comedy acts twice each month to add to the wide variety of entertainment options available at Cliff Castle. Shows are twice each month, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, starting at 7p, and are FREE! Come in and laugh at us. Or with us.
Ron is an Air Force Vet, Father, Son, Spouse, and all around nice(ish) guy. His comedy has been described as “taking the audience dancing” and he loves to dance. His wit is charming and quick and his stories are hilarious. Ron has been featured on Comedy Time and is a favorite at military bases, clubs, and colleges all over the country. Start a tab…you’re going dancing.
Marc Takemiya is quickly becoming one of the most talented comedians no one knows about. His career in stand-up took off when he won the Orange County funniest person contest and was named one of the Hottest 25 People of Orange County. Since then Marc has featured and opened for some of the biggest names in comedy including Tim Meadows, Daniel Tosh & Adam Devine. Marc has been on Hulu TV, Comedy Time TV and Sirius XM radio. He’s a regular at the Ice House Comedy Club and tours clubs across the country.
David Testroet, a true veteran comedian with the Bio to prove it. Born in Iowa, Testroet has an easy Mid-West delivery. With a quick laugh and a shift of an eyebrow and soon you’re in David’s world. From Comedy Clubs and Theaters across the United states and Canada to flying across seas for five different tours to entertain the U.S. Military. A fast and funny show anyone can enjoy. Material that twists from Darwin to Grizzlie bears and sharp improvisation skills developed with over twenty years of stage experience. A well established harmonica player, David has incorporated this into his act. From rock and roll to his original songs like the Big Guy Blues. A strong closer that even further separates David from other comedian.
Born and raised in Ft Lauderdale Florida, after 40 years Peter had seen all he needed to see and set out for stand-up comedy super-stardom. Thoughtful, measured and tastefully outside the box, you’ll be pondering his ontology for months. His act is pure *family entertainment. Peter currently resides in Los Angeles, Ca.
*depending on your “idea” of family
Troutdales’ Entertainment Weekly said it best when they declared…“then came Pistol Pete Hall with his beer spraying wit of Saturday Night Live of long ago”
EVERYONE loves a Success Story. Squishy definitely qualifies as a bona fide success story. Squishy is one of eight children. He is the son of an Irish/German Mother and an African/American Father. Squishy’s Grandfather was a “Knight of the KKK” and his Dad was a member of the “Black Panther Party.” Funny is in his genes/jeans…!
Being Multiracial in the 70’s & 80’s was difficult. Neither race accepted him. Squishy was an outsider.
This inability to “Fit In” lead Squishy to become a high school dropout, alcoholic, crack & meth addict and was incarcerated for a brief period.
Squishy eventually obtained his G.E.D., then graduated from Washburn University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. 2 years later, Squishy received his Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas. He was honored to be a keynote speaker at Harvard University in April 2000.
During the day, Squishy gives Keynote Speeches, provides Motivational / Inspirational presentations and conducts Cultural Diversity Training at High Schools, Colleges, Corporations and Resorts.
During the night, Squishy performs at over 20 National Comedy Clubs.
Squishy’s Performance is rated a PG-13 with some Adult content. Mature topics but not offensive.
A three time Arizona State Boxing Champion and a public speaker by trade, Jonathan Gregory was the creator and president of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gregory worked in partnership with the public school system to inspire today’s misguided youth, and equip them with the tools for success. He produced and performed high-energy motivational speeches to packed auditoriums, while warming the hearts of many. As he settled into his new found career, Gregory grew weary of stupid kids, thus propelling him to change his venue, and pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a comedian.
Jonathan Gregory broke onto the scene at the age of 19, as a punching dummy in a Mike Tyson promo, which aired on Showtime. In an attempt to extend his fifteen minutes of fame, he shocked American viewers while portraying the victim of a crazed fraternity in E! True Hollywood Story Investigates: Hazing. He showcased Herculean strength when he sustained 96 paddles from a giant wooden oar.
Still not humiliated enough, Gregory put his dunce cap on, and prepared himself for the worst. In 2008, Gregory’s talents were highlighted on NBC’s Last Comic Standing as Dick Dynamo, an intense personal trainer with a love for spandex, and delusions of grandeur. His outlandish character and sketch work landed him on Last Comic Standing’s top ten best of the worst episode. Ranking in at number ten, his status as the worst best of the worst comic was solidified.
Today, Jonathan Gregory’s unique one of a kind “creepy” comedy has audiences howling wherever he goes . A cross between Steven Wright and Sam Kinison, Jonathan has over 8 million hits on YouTube; and has been seen on the Comedy Time Network and the CW’s Jokesters TV. Gregory spent over a year on a weekly morning radio program called “Think Tank Tuesday” which was part of the Morning Infidelity on KWSS 106.7FM. He also made multiple appearances on the “Wild Jokers” radio show which aired nationally on 24/7 Comedy Radio.
Jonathan Gregory was named one of Thrillist’s “50 best undiscovered comedians”. He tours the country as a national headliner working at some of the top clubs. He has also featured for some of the biggest names in comedy including Chris Kattan, Fortune Feimster, Pete Davidson, Jessimae Peluso, and Big Jay Oakerson. Jonathan Gregory was picked to showcase his stand-up at many comedy festivals including the San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival, the Ventura Comedy Festival, the Big Pine Comedy Festival, and performed on opening stage for the Odd Ball Comedy Festival with Jim Jefferies, Dane Cook, Tom Segura, Jeff Ross, Iliza Shlesinger, and Sebastian Maniscalco. Jonathan was a semi-finalist in the Laughlin Laugh Fest, a finalist at the World Series of Comedy, and winner of Arizona’s Funniest Comedian, and he likes pizza…
A regular on the Las Vegas Strip, Derek’s act is fast, fresh, and at times, fanatical. He brings the funny with tales about his Irish Catholic upbringing, divorce, the holidays, and his child free existence. Described on a show review as, ‘Just the right amount of wrong.’
A veteran of several USO and Armed Forces Entertainment tours, Richards has performed at U.S. base camps in Iraq, Afghanistan and 15 other countries. His work for the military has been featured in Newsweek.
He can be seen and heard via the SiriusXM Satellite Radio Network, Pandora, Comedy Central, The Weather Channel’s Top 10, The Tom Shillue Show on Fox News Radio Network, and The Anthony Cumia Show with Dave Landau.
On the concert stage, he’s been the opening act for Motown legends, The Temptations and The Four Tops.
His third comedy album, 60 MPH School Zone, garnered Honorable Mention accolades in the International Songwriting Competition. His release is sold at shows, iTunes and at derekrichards.com.
In October of 2018, Derek released his first self published book Whiskey, Cancer Bad Decisions, which is his memoir taking you through his journey fighting cancer and being a survivor. The release is available on Amazon, Kindle and Audible.
Originally from St. Louis before moving to Los Angeles. You may have seen Willie Macc, as the star from the hit BET show College Hill: Virgin Island. Willie Macc was pinned at the Fox Reality Awards as one of the funniest guys on reality TV. Willie Macc as also appeared on TV episodes and movies such as Hulu’s Casual, Tru TVs Laff Mobb Laff Tracks, CSI, Journeyman, Meet the Spartans with Kevin Sorbo and Tiffany Haddish and acting in over 20 national commercials such as Snapple, Kia, Residence Inn, Applebee’s and was the face of “Pump”, a bottled water brand, in New Zealand. He has become one of the few Reality TV stars to make the transition from Reality TV to that of a working actor in Hollywood. Willie Macc now travels as a stand up comic and you can see him frequently at the Comedy Store and Laugh Factory in Hollywood.