Upcoming Events

Chris Coccia

Chris Coccia’s act is a perfect combination of hilarious material and the ability to present it “in the moment”. Flowing seamlessly between material and improvised interaction with the crowd, Chris is able to open the audience up as he pulls them into a shared recognition of our own human-ness.

Chris keeps a full schedule working everything from the country’s top comedy clubs to corporate events to colleges. In addition, Chris Coccia won the 2008 Purina Pet Comedy Challenge, a national event with a $10,000.00 prize. He was also invited to be part of the Great American Comedy Festival in Johnny Carson’s hometown, Norfolk, NE put together by the talent coordinator of the Late Show with David Letterman, Eddie Brill. He has appeared on Comedy Central, The Game Show Network, and XM Radio. Chris is also a frequent and favorite guest on several Philadelphia based radio shows.

Comedy Night Fundraiser for Scholarship Fund.

Nothing goes better with April 1st than comedy! Join the AFA at the funniest event in town all year. This event sells out so get your tickets early. Vince Valentine and his Comedy Collective bring us some of the best comics to entertain the crowd.

Purchase your tickets online or in-person with any Fathers’ Association member.

The tickets are $30.00/person. Click link below to purchase tickets.

If you plan to have dinner before the show at the Kove, they want you to make reservations ahead of time.

Call them at (856) 546-0800


Chris Coccia

Gary Sharp

Donna Ottena

Vince Valentine

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.

Funny female comedian that shares her own personal life experiences in a very funny way.