Monday, July 14, 2014

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Friday, July 11, 2014





CIAO Famiglia! Come out and support our fellow CIAO members,  the Guagentis at Milanos and Gina Chiappazzi, owner of Limaland Comedy!




2014 Lima’s Funniest Lady Comedy Festival 

Three days of comedy in celebration of Phyllis Diller Day in Lima, Ohio. 

Lima, Ohio: In July of 2013, Limaland Comedy requested to the mayor and city council of Lima that July 17th should be forever known as Phyllis Diller Day. That request was granted. This year is the second annual Lima’s Funniest Lady Comedy Festival and it has increased to three days in just one year’s time. Each event is created to celebrate laughter and raise funds to benefit Limaland Comedy’s goal of creating a Phyllis Diller exhibit in the Lima/Allen County museum.

“This year we are focusing on something for everybody,” says Limaland Comedy owner Gina Chiappazzi. “We have professional stand-up comedy at one of the classiest restaurants in town. We even have an Ohio comedian performing a spot-on Phyllis Diller on her birthday.”

“We’re doing this for the community and the people of Lima,” says local comedian Joe Deez. “Every show is guaranteed to make you laugh and has been created to raise awareness and funds for a Phyllis Diller exhibit right here in her hometown.”

Here is the 2014 Comedy Festival line-up. Visit www.limalandcomedy.com for more details.


· Wednesday, July 16th. National touring comedian and Bob & Tom regular Sal DeMilio will bring his Italian-American style to Milano Café. Tickets are $15 and show time is 8:30pm. RSVP at Milano Café as this show is guaranteed to sell out.

· Thursday, July 17th. In celebration of Phyllis Diller’s birthday the Lima Holiday Inn will be hosting the Wisegals of Comedy, an all-female comedy showcase starring comedienne Carla Goldbusch as Miss Diller herself! Showtime is 8pm and the show is FREE!

· Saturday, July 19th. After t days of comedy it’s YOUR turn. Open mic comedy will be happening at Gilbert’s Music starting at 5pm. Show up and go up! Cover is just $3 and if you’re funny enough you might just make it on Lima’s first ever comedy album!



About Limaland Comedy: Limaland Comedy is the area’s only comedy organization. We focus on preserving the legacy of the legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller and developing a local comedy scene with a combination of both national headlining comedians and rising local comics as well. Limaland Comedy also developed the Humor Association; a not-for-profit organization that focuses on improving the quality of life in Lima through laughter and humor.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

2014 CIAO Scholarship Banquet

 Standing L-R: Eric Heffner, Steven Mulholland, Emilee Stroud, Racheal
Love, Taylor Johnson, Troy Pellegrini, Lexis Davis, Katelyn Guagenti,
Taylor Malsam, Olivia DePalma, Sophia DePalma. Sitting L-R:  Zachary Schroeder, Emily Schwager, Jonah Bourassa,  Christopher Proby,  Samantha Garlock, Leighton Wireman, Caitlyn Wurst.









John Venturella "Service Above Self"

Taylor Malsam

Troy Pellegrini

Zachary Schroeder and Wendy Flook

Steven Mulholland

Sophia DePalma and Wendy Flook

Samantha Garlock

Racheal Love and Wendy Flook

Taylor Johnson

Parmie Herman and Taylor Johnson

Olivia DePalma and Wendy Flook

Lexis Davis

Leighton Wireman

Jonah Bourassa

Katelyn Guagenti

Eric Heffner and Wendy Flook

Emily Schwager

Emilee Stroud

Christopher Proby

Caitlyn Wurst and Wendy Flook



Pete Mariotti, Steve Smith, Joe Luchini and Paul Bonito

Joe Zuppardo and Doug Wise

John and Diana Venturella


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tonight's the night!

Members, please join us tonight at the Knights of Columbus Hall for dinner at 6 p.m. and presentation of our 2014 Scholarship Awards. This is what makes the hard work we do all year worth it. See you there!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

La Dolce Notte was a great success!  Thank you to Steve Smith for coming up with the idea and running with it.  Mara's Gourmet was a great location, the wines, cheeses, meats and desserts of Italy were delicious!   Let's plan to do this more often!