RICK STARR has been a comedian since his earliest days as a "Class Clown" in Rockaway, N.J., where he was born. His love of entertaining and making people laugh continued on to his college years at East Stroudsburg University (where he earned a degree in speech pathology). While in college he discovered the hotel resorts of the Pocono Mountains, got an act together and began to organize his stand-up routine with tremendous audience response. He worked behind the spotlight, to study his craft and now successfully performs in front of it, conveying his original and topical humor.
Rick draws upon his heritage, on his childhood experiences and family life for most of his material. His humor is intended to be no more offensive to the conservative listener than that of late-night television. "IF YOU WORK CLEAN", Starr says, "YOU CAN WORK ANYWHERE".
Rick's warmth and charisma on stage have enabled him to charm audiences across the country. He is in demand for conventions, colleges, and cruises. His tours and appearances include Casinos in Reno, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, and Atlantic City. In addition to many theater engagements, such as Carnige Hall and the Beacon Theatre on Broadway, Rick has appeared with such stars as GLADYS KNIGHT, DONNA SUMMER, TONY BENNETT, TONY ORLANDO, EDDY ARNOLD, THE POINTER SISTERS, HUEY LEWIS, AND SHIRLEY BASSEY.
Rick has appeared in ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., with DONNA SUMMER at THE TRUMP PLAZA, JERRY VALE at the CLARIDGE HOTEL, THE POINTER SISTERS at the TRUMP CASTLE, and is a frequent act at the BORGATA HOTEL AND CASINO.
Columnist Bob Rakes reported, "a number of ingredients go into RICK STARR'S act, there's a youthful innocence, there's a professionalism, he's so good he makes it all, timing, phrasing, delivery and attitude look easy...STARR and his audience can be hysterical even before he finishes a gag".
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