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The Not Too Far From Home

A Very Special Evening of Great Food and Lots of Laughs to Benefit Erick R. James '99 Scholar Athlete Award


Last updated 1/27/2016 at 2:39pm

(Watertown, NY) -- Saturday, January 30, 2016...The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour stars comedian Aaron David Ward and his hand-picked fellow comedians who work throughout the Northeast and Midwest on a tour that truly is "not too far from home." All the comedians either live in or have ties to Upstate New York or other parts of the Northeast and have been performing professionally for years. Join Aaron and the other rising stars in the professional standup comedy world for a night of laughter. For more information visit

Ramada Watertown

21000 NYS Route 3

Watertown, NY 13601


Dinner at 6pm

Show at 8pm

Tickets: $40 Per Person for Dinner and Show

Ramada watertown is offering a special hotel room rate for a guest attending the show at $70.00.

This rate will include breakfast for two.



AJ Foster

Opened for many of the country's top comedians including Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, John Heffron, DC Benny, and SNL's Jay Pharoah, appeared on MTV's "Yo Momma."


Deric Harrington

Chicago and Tampa Improv Comedy Clubs,

Jokes published in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jokes


Aaron David Ward

TV's Glenn Slingerland Situation,

World Series of Comedy Las Vegas,

Boston Comedy Festival

Headliner – Aaron David Ward

For 13 years, comedian Aaron David Ward has entertained audiences from New Hampshire to California by getting them to laugh and think at his self-deprecating, socio-political, and culturally critical comedy. He opens his heart, mind, and soul to fans during each trip deep inside his mind for a funny, honest, and twisted look at his concerns, disappointments, doubts, fears, and worries. You get to see a tug of war between the emotional and intellectual brains when Aaron is on stage. Aaron began his standup comedy career on May 31, 2002 when he lost a job and realized he had nothing left to lose but his dignity and self-respect by stepping on stage and making people laugh and think about what's wrong with our world, culture, and ourselves and how to fix them with absurd solutions. Since that fateful day, Aaron has performed throughout the Northeast and Midwest, appeared in the Boston Comedy Festival, Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival, Cape May Comedy Festival, The World Series of Comedy, and in several movies including What I See In The Dark and Aftermath as well as a pilot for MTV and

VH1 entitled The List. Every week on GSSTV, Aaron appears on a hit TV show called The Glenn Slingerland Situation where he provides comedic commentary critics describe as "Andy Rooney on Acid." Aaron prides himself on always writing and performing new bits to keep his act exciting, fresh, and original. He never does the same set in the same order. Instead, Aaron adds new material to his act as his life changes. His act is both auto-biographical and worldly. Aaron explores his inner demons and outer foes with honesty, integrity, and, of course, humor. If you are a fan of funny, insightful, and intelligent comedy, Aaron David Ward is your kind of comedian. Catch Aaron David Ward on his Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour making stops throughout the Northeast.

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Feature - Deric Harrington

Comedian Deric Harrington launched his comedy career in 2002 in the Capital Region of Upstate New York before moving to the Chicago area and then returning to the Capital Region. Since beginning his career in stand up, he has performed throughout the Northeast and Midwest as well as Southeast including at the World Famous Improv Comedy Clubs in Chicago and Tampa. Some of his jokes have been published in the The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jokes, By Larry Getlen, Squeaky Clean Comedy, It's a Man's World, and The Comedy Thesaurus, all By Judy Brown. "Deric is a great guy and he's going to be a comedy star one day. His passion and heart is in standup..." -Bert "Chili" Challis, writer-Tonight Show.

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Emcee – AJ Foster

AJ Foster began doing stand-up while attending college in Utica, NY and quickly became one of Central New York's favorite up-and-coming comics. His ability to captivate audiences with his charm and witty observational humor makes him both lovable and relatable to people of all ages and backgrounds. AJ has opened for many of the country's top comedians including Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, John Heffron, DC Benny, and SNL's Jay Pharoah. He has been featured at Gotham Comedy Club and performs at various clubs and colleges throughout the Northeast United States. He was also a semi-finalist on season 2 of MTV's "Yo Momma". In his young career, AJ has already experienced much success in several regional comedy competitions including champion of the 2014 Unforgettable Comedy Contest at the Syracuse Funny Bone, 2x runner up for the Funniest Person in Rochester Contest (2014, 2015), as well as runner up for 2014's Last Comix Standing Competition at Foxwoods Resort and casino.

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Erick R. James '99 Scholar Athlete Award Erick Randall James graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in

1999 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of the Men's Varsity Ice Hockey Team for all four years at Rensselaer, and after graduating attended Cambridge University in England, where he earned a graduate degree in Management Studies. While studying at Cambridge, Erick continued to play ice hockey; a sport which he adored his entire life. Erick had many talents; he was the co-author of four books with business partner and close friend, Judith Barnes, Ph.D.

'84. He was a standup comedian and magician, traveling throughout the United States opening for some of the biggest names in comedy and performing magic for children. More importantly, Erick was an exceptional person: kind, always ready to help, patient, and empathetic. Erick died on November 5, 2014, at age thirty-seven, succumbing to the effects of a near-fatal car accident. At the time of his death, Erick was working in the Executive Chamber of the State of New York directing lean process engineering workshops and giving seminars on innovation. Prior to that, he worked at The Center for Economic Growth in Albany, Eureka Ranch in Ohio, and Clever Fellows Innovation Consortium in Troy. The Erick R. James '99 Scholar Athlete Award was established in 2015 by Erick's friends, colleagues, and family to honor his memory and spirit, and to reward high-achieving Men's Varsity Ice Hockey players at Rensselaer in hopes that the winners will strive to achieve their personal best in the sport and in their professional lives. To contribute, please go to and type in Erick R. James Scholar Athlete Fund in the "Other Designation" box. Or mail a check to the address below, designating it for the Erick R. James Scholar Athlete Award. Thank you so very much.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Gifts Processing Center

PO Box 3164

Boston, MA 02241-3164

The Venue -- Ramada Watertown

Close to Fort Drum, 1000 Islands and Salmon Run Mall with Restaurant and Lounge Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you can relax at Ramada watertown hotel, near watertown Airport. Grab a drink or play a game of pool or darts in our comfortable lounge. Our on-site fitness center makes it easy to squeeze in a workout, and when the weather gets hot you can cool off with a dip in our seasonal outdoor pool. We offer free parking and shuttle service as well as same-day valet service. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi Internet access to catch up on email or plan your day from your watertown, NY, hotel room. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.


Our watertown, NY, hotel is minutes from the Thousand Islands region of New York, offering many great attractions and diversions from boat cruises to hay rides to champagne balloon tours. Head to the quaint village of Sackets Harbor for a fun day of shopping and sightseeing.

You can see rare and endangered species from around the world at Thompson Park Zoo. If you are in town visiting Fort Drum, you will enjoy easy access to the military base, just nine miles from our hotel. Salmon Run Mall, the largest in northern New York, is right across the street offering dozens of shops and restaurants as well as Regal Stadiums 12 Movie Theater.


R-Place Restaurant is on-site for casual family dining and many other popular restaurants are nearby. For Greek cuisine, visit Apollo Restaurant, or stop by Flaming Wok for Chinese dishes. 1025 Ruyi Steak House serves up sushi, sizzling teriyaki and more. For Italian-America favorites like eggplant parmesan, try Pete's Restaurant.


Shuttle service is available to local businesses and attractions as well as watertown Airport.


The 2,850-square-foot Renaissance Ballroom at our hotel in watertown, NY, can accommodate any gathering, and smaller meeting rooms are also available. Let our expert staff cater your event.

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