Ismael Maldonado is a stand-up comedian and actor from Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in a Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, was raised by Catholic parents and married a Muslim girl. Oh and he's also Latino. Salaaam, Shalom, Hola.
This personality-filled storyteller captivates audiences with his brand of high-energy, observational humor leaving one nodding in agreement and saying, ‘why didn’t I think of that before?’
He has shared the bill with comics from MTV2; Comedy Central and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He too has made audiences scream with laughter at sold out shows in sunny South Africa.
On any given night, Ismael can be found performing stand-up or filming witty sketches in and around New York City.
Vince Chang, what is more to say than “Just Laugh”. Jamaican Chinese heritage, a Blasian to most, has been conquering the comedy stage since College. Vince grew up in the big apple, calling Long Island and Brooklyn home. Having graduated Cum Laude from City College with a BA in Political Science, Vince found himself itching to express himself through jokes. Chang's style of comedy is vibrant and energetic. Chang loves interacting with crowds and bringing personal issues to light. He has been seen performing shows at Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and San Francisco Cheaper Than Therapy Show just to name a few. But he just doesn't stop there. Chang not only does stand up, you can find him hosting Weddings, Fundraisers, Colleges and Special Events. Also he acts and does voice overs in multiple accents. And recently he had become one of the host for a new college basketball radio show, BackCourt Violation with Sam Mushman.
Chang is also a part of the up and coming new comedy group the New Comic All Stars, where he has performed at legendary venues such as Webster Hall, Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, and Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia.
When Chang steps on stage, entertainment is the philosophy and believes in his motto for people to "Take a Seat, Grab a Drink, and Just Laugh."
Debbie Bazza was born and raised in the South Bronx. Her lifelong dream was to be a housewife and mother, a goal incessantly encouraged by her family. After raising two daughters and surviving three marriages she decided to finally do what she loves - stand-up comedy and acting. Debbie weaves experiences of motherhood, marriage and domestic encounters throughout her routine.
In 2012 Debbie was a finalist on ABC's The View’s Most Hilarious Housewife Contest.” Her acting roles may be seen in “Bronx Paradise”,“Pugumentary”, “China”, and “The Job Interview.”
Debbie notes that her dad was a comic and her daughter continues the family tradition.
She is a member of SAG/Aftra and performs at various New York City venues as well as on the road.
Ellen Orchid plays clubs all over NYC. She has been seen on "The View", "America's Funniest People", and "Saturday Night Live". Her stand-up show "Punchline and Prozac" will be seen in the Midtown Theater Festival. Her jokes have been published in the Women's Glib calendar and "Love's Funny That Way". She was on "The Sopranos" (Ep. #48) as Dr. Zalutsky and was a principal in "Vegucated",an award-winning film.
Ellen Karis is the “Greek Goddess of Comedy” and has a successful career as a Stand-Up Comedian performing in North America alongside such notable comics as Drew Carey and Tom Papa. She’s been a guest host on numerous Cable TV and Radio Shows. As an actress, Ellen has been in several independent films, webisodes and NYC theatre productions. Ellen is currently in the upcoming Tina Fey feature film “Sisters” in theatres now.
The mission of Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA) is to present multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens, New York and New York City, New York, in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts.
Located on the 8th and 9th floor of The One Boutique Hotel, Oo Bar and Lounge provides a trendy and upscale lounge for our guests. Here you will find all the luxuries of Manhattan, without the hassle of city transit. Enjoy divine appetizers and delicious cocktails in a gorgeous marble stone space, flooded with LED lights. No reservations are required for Oo Bar and Lounge. Head upstairs to our Rooftop glass house to enjoy sweeping views of the Manhattan Skyline or to cozy up at one of our handmade fire pits.
The One Boutique Hotel’s sister company, Spa Castle offers the ultimate, extra-ordinary experience.
Spa Castle exceeds industry standards through its elegant combination of blissful spa services and treatments, exclusive state-of-the-art Aqua therapy facilities and saunas, and a plethora of traditional health offerings from around the world. Travel the world at Spa Castle and visit the Egyptian Gold Pyramid sauna, Ancient Roman baths, Japanese Hinoki bath, and Artic Ice Room.
Spa Castle is a four season getaway that focuses on fostering the harmonious balance between physical, mental, and even social well-being within its architecturally magnificent facilities to enhance the overall experience provided within.
The facility is opened from 6am to Midnight. Complimentary shuttle buses will provide hotel guests transportation to Spa Castle, located approximately 10 minutes from The One.
Our mission is to foster the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of greater Flushing through advocacy, networking, and education.
The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is a multicultural membership association of entrepreneurs, business owners, and civic leaders in the most diverse community in New York.
Our Chamber represents the fastest growing and most dynamic business community in the United States. Attracting firms from around the world- two dozen languages are spoken by our businesses- we are already an international trade hub and the fourth largest commercial district in New York. As the center of small business activity in the metropolitan region- 90% of our 6,000 firms have less than 10 workers- we are also the new face of American entrepreneurship. Yet, many of our small business owners face great hardship and often do not get the assistance and resources they need from our government.
With your support– we have accomplished much- establishing Flushing’s first community night market at Flushing Town Hall, creating a free English program with Monroe College, connecting local businesses with hundreds of skilled workers at our Green Job Fair, advocating for better transit and infrastructure investment, establishing a new model for entrepreneurs to build credit. Join us as we celebrate these accomplishments and more!