Angela Riccio combines her quick wit with years of experience as a stand-up comedienne to create a variety of entertainment options, customized to your specific needs. Whether you’re looking for a party mingler, a murder mystery, stage comedy, or a parody speech to enliven a business seminar, Angela will provide an unforgettably funny experience for you and your guests. She is skilled at adapting her comedy to her clients’ particular situations and scenarios. The result: riotous fun when her character arrives and dazzles your guests with her zany humor, tailored to fit your special event.
Choose from Angela’s collection of characters or work with her to develop a new, fully customized personality to debut at your party. Either way, with the information you provide, her performance will include inside jokes and running gags about your guest of honor or circle of friends that will have them wondering “how did she know about that?”
Dolly is a sweet innocent, immune to the vulgarities of life, Peaches is soft as a marshmallow unless someone interferes with her Bingo game, and Briella "Bridesmaid-Zilla" is the friend you didn't want to stand up in the wedding (and her invitation must have gotten lost in the mail).
Angela also does take offs on celebrities with her Pre-Madonna,Mary Lynn Monroe, and Cookie
(who didn't quite make it on the TV show Jersey Shore.) Other characters are situation-based. Parody Speeches Are you worried about audience fatigue during long seminars and workshops? Do you wonder how to recapture the focus, especially after lunch? Angela adds a welcome comedy break when she shows up as the clueless consultant. She uses all the right buzz words but most of the audience will soon discover that she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. She will "run it up the flagpole, after getting all her ducks in a row, then inform her audience that a meeting will be called to form a task force to discuss the issues and analyze the obstacles after which they will create a report to communicate the findings at the next scheduled meeting." She never sees problems, just opportunities. And if she discovers one of the attendees earnestly taking notes, she will know how to milk it for maximum laughs. Roasts Angela will roast your guest of honor in the usual way you do a roast. What more do you want us to say about a roast? You either know what it is or you don’t. Have you heard of the Friar’s Club? Hello! StageComedy Not the “did you ever notice” or “why don’t they make the whole plane out of the black box” kind of comedy. Angela keeps her audience in stitches using stories about her family (taking her widowed aunt to the cemetery to do drive-by Hail Marys), the bumpy transformation from lifelong singlehood to committed relationship, her unusual outlook on how things work and why people act the way they do, and her super human ability to remember inane useless information. Murder Mysteries First there was Angie Dickinson as "Pepper" in Police Woman. Then we had Angela Lansbury as "Jessica Fletcher" in Murder She Wrote. Now, there is Angela Riccio as "Ella Mentry" (my dear Watson) in your own personal whodunit.
Angela’s 7 years of experience as a partner in Murder Mystery Productions prepared her well for a solo detective act. In addition to her role as a principal performer, she was a writer and producer of these popular interactive shows.
Angela usually plays the part of an outlandish party guest and murder victim whose death scene will long be remembered. After the body has been removed, with a quick change she reappears as a differentcharacter who then assists the detective (you or a party guest of your choosing). This format is an effective yet entertaining approach for involving the partygoers and bringing the evening to a successful conclusion. Angela's ability to improvise and adapt will allow her to incorporate your ideas into the murder mystery event.
TO VIEW VIDEO CLIPS OF PAST PERFORMANCES CLICK ON THE GIGMASTER LINK BELOW: