Little Vikings Competition Cheerleading Comedy Night

Michael Dean Ester

PARSIPPANY — Little Vikings Competition Cheerleading will hold Comedy Night on Saturday, February 10 at the Parsippany PAL Youth Center, 33 Baldwin Road.

The night will feature two comedians, Derrick Knopsnyder and Michael Dean Ester.

This is an event for the parents and grownups to enjoy and have some fun. Let’s enjoy big laughs to benefit Little Vikings Competition Cheerleading.

Door open at 6:30 p.m., silent auction called at 9:00 p.m. 21 and older, bring your own food and drinks.

Purchase tickets for only $25.00. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Include your full name, email address, number of tickets, names of people in party (8-10 per table).  Cash or checks made payable to “LVCC.” You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of payment. Mail payment to Michelle Lutkowski, 22 Friar Road, Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950 or Danielle Mautone, 25 Colonia Road, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054.

Derrick Knopsnyder

Derrick Knopsnyder officially made his start doing stand up comedy after his freshman year in college, at the age of 19, and he never looked back. Since then Derrick has become one of the fastest rising comedians in Pittsburgh, and is the youngest comedian to be a regular feature act at his home club, the Pittsburgh Improv.

Being a young comedian, Derrick uses his boyish charm and quick wit to connect with audiences all over, but it’s his awkwardness that keeps them laughing all through the night, making him a fan favorite wherever he takes the stage. In 2010, Derrick started out with a dream of being a stand up comic, and four short years later he’s living that dream. Since then he has had some success in the comedy industry, such as winning The Stand Up To Cancer Comedy Competition in Huntington WV, and was most recently named a finalist at the Cleveland Comedy Festival.

During the four years Derrick has been performing stand up, he also completed his bachelor’s degree in Professional Golf Management, and a master’s degree in science. Balancing school and comedy was a difficult process during his first four years. However, he was able to do so successfully earning dean’s list every semester, and performing stand up at clubs and colleges all over the east coast.

As a recent college graduate he is able to use his experiences as a student to entertain this generation of college students in a hilarious way. Now that he is finished with his education he is ready to jump into the comedy scene to pursue his dream of becoming a national club and college act. This is one comic you don’t want to miss! Neon Entertainment has some of the funniest stand up comedians in the country available to book anywhere in the United States.

According to the IRS, Michael’s occupation is a “Professional College Student!” His perky blend of campus comedy has been served up at over forty NACA and APCA Showcases. Two time nominated NACA’s, “Comedian of the Year,” and  “Best Male Performer!” by Campus Activities Magazine, Michael has over 1,800 live performances to his credit. His crowd-pleasing talents are matched only by his professionalism. Maybe that’s why his upbeat humor is a repeat success at so many schools across the country, often as the first face new students see. Penn State University and the University of Maryland entrusted Michael with ‘Welcome Week’ audiences as large as 10,000 students – – two years in a row!