PRESS RELEASE - April 9, 2006

Long Island Comedian Announces Tour and Says You Can Go Home

Long Island native and Musical Comedian Evan Wecksell returns to New York for his 2006 "You Can Go Home" tour - a full slate of club, college and radio dates from April 15-22.

GREAT NECK, NY (OPENPRESS) April 9, 2006 – He may now live in Los Angeles, but Musical Comedian Evan Wecksell is returning to his Long Island performing roots in a big way. From Saturday, April 15 to Saturday April 22, Wecksell has announced his "You Can Go Home Tour," an eight-show stint across Long Island and New York City's clubs, colleges and radio stations.

At 27, Wecksell is young, but his experience is beyond his years.  Last year he performed over 175 shows across the country and made his television debut on VH1's "I Love the 80s 3D." Earlier this year he appeared on VH1's "I Love Toys."

"The Toys series was great for me," says Wecksell. "People now call me the Rainbow Brite guy. I don't think it gets any better than this."

It will get better for Wecksell starting on Saturday, April 15 when he kicks off the tour by reuniting with anti-musician Steve Lieberman, "The Gangsta Rabbi" at Babylon's Pisces Cafe. In what is being called "Jews that Rock II," Wecksell and Lieberman will alternate several two song sets throughout the night. Their first Pisces show was a big hit in November, and this time around they return on tax day.

"It's meant to be. April 15 is a big day for Jewish accountants everywhere, especially on Long Island," points out Wecksell. "This show will be a celebration of our people and their proficiency at handling money... even if we are performing for free."

The tour will continue with a rare morning performance at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) in Brentwood. While most comedy happens after dark, SCCC student Fazila Gak believes the students will in primetime shape for comedy.

"It is going to be a great show," says Gak. "I'm so excited and anxious for Evan to come tour Long Island!"

Wecksell's stage tour will not only be prolific, but also diverse. On Wednesday, April 19 he will be hosting The Inter-Fraternity and Sorority Council Talent Show at SUNY Stony Brook. The very next night he will performing at United Cerebral Palsy Benefit at The Brokerage in Bellmore. 

Wecksell will retake Manhattan on Friday, April 22 with a late night performance at Don't Tell Mama in Times Square. He also has more reasons to recommend than simply he will be playing there.

"It will be me and the fiancee [actress and singer Kelly Meyersfield] on the same show," promotes Wecksell. "And The Poole Party at Don't Tell Mama is drop dead hilarious. Ron Poole is the greatest emcee I've come across since I started doing this. And he makes old people kiss." 

Wecksell's Friday night will then turn into Saturday morning as makes his first appearance on The Joey Reynolds Show, a late night, hang loose laugh riot on WOR Radio AM 710.

While Wecksell's schedule seems at capacity, he has a few surprise appearances up his sleeve.

"I'll pop up at a few places I've called home," hints Wecksell. "That's what this trip is about. Vintage Long Island."

Evan Wecksell - You Can Go Home Tour Dates

Saturday, April 15 / Webradio WCWP /
Saturday, April 15 / Pisces Cafe / Babylon, Long Island
Monday, April 17 / Suffolk County Community College / Brentwood, Long Island
Wednesday, April 19 / SUNY Stony Brook / Stony Brook, Long Island
Thursday, April 20 / 21st Century Radio / WLIE AM 540
Thursday, April 20 / The Brokerage / Bellmore, Long Island
Friday, April 21 / Don't Tell Mama / New York City
Saturday, April 22 / The Joey Reynolds Show / WOR AM 710

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About Evan Wecksell:
Stand-up Comedian and Singer/Songwriter Evan Wecksell is one of the funniest and most energetic performers to emerge from New York’s comedy clubs and musical venues. Often compared to comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and music that celebrates dysfunctional relationships, endorses unorthodox career paths and makes fun of bad music. Last year, Evan appeared on VH1’s “I Love the 80s 3D,” and  this year he appeared on VH1's "I Love Toys." For more information on Evan Wecksell and to purchase his CDs, please visit

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