(MENAFN- GetNews)Actress, comedian Joanne Scorcia, known for producing and headlining sold-out stand-up comedy shows from the World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, California, to the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City, now stars with comedic delight in the film Timothy Hines'“Tomorrow's Today” That Continues to Garner Awards in Festivals Across The Globe.
Above: Joanne Scorcia killin’ it at The Dojo Comedy Club in Los Angeles.
Above: In front in purple Joanne Scorcia as Arianna with Left to Right: Adam Gabel, Dave Morrissey Jr., George N. Mikedis, Nicky Sunshine, Dominick Martini, Academy Award nominee Burt Young, Domenico Del Giacco, Colin Buckingham, Annunziato Carbone, Greg Kritikos, Teddy Smith, supermodel icon Kelly LeBrock and Heather Cole in Timothy Hines’“Tomorrow’s Today”, a School of Old production produced by Dominick Martini and Susan Goforth.
Actress and stand-up comic Joanne Scorcia leads the pack in the heartwarming comedy“Tomorrow’s Today,” a new film by Timothy Hines playing in the Marina del Rey Film Festival® on July 18th 7:30pm at the Cinemark 18 and XD theater in Cinemascope. Above: (L) George N. Mikedis and (R) Joanne Scorcia.
Comedy is in Joanne Scorcia’s blood. As a young actress in New York City, Scorcia got her comedic start at the 5-star stand-up venue the Gotham Comedy Club, owned by her cousin Chris Mazzilli.
Above: Daniel Tosh, Joanne Scorcia and Wayne Brady performing at the Gotham Comedy Club. Photos courtesy Gotham Comedy Club
Scorcia became a fixture at the Gotham Comedy Club, that was also frequented by Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Larry David and the late great Robin Williams, and serves as the home of AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and is featured on Last Comic Standing and TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show. Scorcia went on from Gotham to produce and headline Stand-Up Comedy shows from coast-to-coast.
Last Comic Standing pic courtesy NBC; The Jim Gaffigan Show pic courtesy of TVLand
A natural team-player, Joanne leads of cast of stellar New York comics and actors in Timothy Hines’“Tomorrow’s Today” including breakout special performances by Kelly Le Brock and Academy Award nominee Burt Young.
Above: Academy Award nominee Burt Young plays the neighborhood sage Luca in“Tomorrow’s Today”.
“Joanne plays the female lead, Arianna, in the film. She is a tough cookie, a nurse raising her son Leo as a single mom in Astoria Queens, a neighborhood that is rich in culture and also facing great change,” declares executive producer Dominick Martini.“Her son Leo’s friendship with neighborhood wannabe do-gooder Charlie Boy leads to Leo’s kidnapping and Arianna not being able to trust all who are around her.
Below: Arianna (Joanne Scorcia) on a date with love interest Mikey (Domenico Del Giacco) in Tomorrow’s Today.
Above: Mob Boss Big Angie (Dominick Martini) uses a yo-yo as force to tell bookie Bruno (Dino Castelli) to ‘get him his money!’ in Timothy Hines’“Tomorrow’s Today”.
Above: Greg Kritikos, Dave Morrissey Jr., Annunziato Carbone and Nicky Sunshine in“Tomorrow’s Today”.
“I made the comedy feature“Tomorrow’s Today” to address current issues; change, diversity, addiction enabling, loyalty, grief, character, interracial relationships, adultery, divorce, marriage, church, avoidance, guilt, survival, good vs. evil and identity,” declares director Timothy Hines.
“Tomorrow’s Today” premiered at the International Day of Comedy Film Festival in Los Angeles April 5th and has been garnering awards and accolades at festivals across the world. Currently“Tomorrow’s Today” is the winner of the Los Angeles Cinematography Award for Best Editor, Winner Best Producer and Winner Best Song, the Winner of Best Song and Best Producer at the New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA), Best Ensemble and Official Selection at the New York Best Actor Award Festival, Finalist and Official Selection in the 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival, Semi-Finalist in the Asian Cinematography AWARDS (ACA), and Official Selection in the iDoc Film Festival, 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival, Spring Grove/Caledonia Film Festival, New York Flash Film Festival, Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival, and the Marina del Rey Film Festival®.
Above: Detective Frank (Teddy Smith) let’s Charlie Boy know he’s keeping an eye on him in“Tomorrow’s Today”.
Below: Kelly Le Brock (Woman in Red, Weird Science) portrays Donna, Charlie’s ex-wife still who’s moved on from Astoria and built a life for herself after the tragic loss of her son.
Original supermodel Kelly Le Brock has returned to the big screen with an emotionally stirring heartfelt special appearance in Timothy Hines’ new film, “Tomorrow’s Today”.
Kelly Le Brock, whom the phrase “Supermodel” was coined for, was born in New York and raised in London. She is the daughter of a French-Canadian father and an Irish mother. Kelly Le Brock began her career as a model beginning at the age of sixteen. She has appeared on hundreds of covers and magazines including with Christian Dior. She became one of Eileen Ford’s most sought-after models. Her motion picture debut was in the Oscar-winning comedy movie“The Woman in Red” (1984) opposite Gene Wilder. She has appeared in many films including the iconic comedy“Weird Science” (1985) with Robert Downey Jr.,“Hard to Kill” (1990),“Wrongfully Accused” (1998) and“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (2001).
Ms. Le Brock was formerly married to actor Steven Seagal, with whom she has three children, Annaliza, Dominic and Arissa. She rarely returns to the screen and when she does it is a choice selection of role. Ms. Le Brock is a human rights activist who spends much of her time on her ranch in Southern California. She is an amazing woman/actress/model/mother, beloved by the world.
“Joanne (above) brings not only emotional depth to the film, she is hilarious to work with. I cannot wait to get my hands on her for our next film. She’s going to be funny and covered in blood,” tantalizes producer Susan Goforth.
In addition to the upcoming Premiere of“Tomorrow’s Today” and Scorcia’s stellar stand-up comedy chops, Scorcia is known in the world of stand-up comedy as the“it” girl to collaborate with.
Photo courtesy of the D-Cups of Comedy
Scorcia co-produces The D-Cups of Comedy with fellow comic Tammy Tavares hosted by Ro DelleGrazie. She arranges, books comics and produces sold-out comedy shows for the World Famous Comedy Store, The DoJo of Comedy, and venues all across America. Their March 9th show at the Famous Comedy Club was the last headlining show prior to the pandemic temporarily closing the indoor venue.
Above pic courtesy The D-Cups of Comedy
Above: Joanne Scorcia with dazzling comedy talent line-up; in back: Ryan Joseph, Laura Seay, Tammy Tavares (co-producer of The D-Cups of Comedy) front: Angelic Valenzuela, Liliana Montenegro (BET’s“Sacrafice”) and, in plaid, Ro DelleGrazie (Host of The D-Cups of Comedy).
Above: Joanne Scorcia and Suzan Brittan in YouTube’s“We Date So Hard”
Currently Scorcia can be seen starring with creative partner Suzan Brittan in the hilarious YouTube Series“We Date So Hard” shining a raw light on the tribulations of dating in today’s climate while offering humorous advice from their own dating experiences from good to awful.
Below: Joanne Scorcia and Suzan Brittan in“We Date So Hard” on YouTube.
Despite the changing world, with its massive challenges and changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Joanne Scorcia is thriving as an actress and comedian, taking her career to a new level. She begins filming a new movie with director Timothy soon.
Above: Joanne Scorcia at The World Famous Comedy Store’s Christmas Party.
Legendary Academy Award nominee actor Burt Young (Paulie in Sylvester Stallone’s“Rocky”), delivers a powerful special appearance in Timothy Hines’ new comedy feature film,“Tomorrow’s Today”. In Hines’ film Young plays Luca, the village sage who has his own painful past.
Young first gathered notice playing tough thugs in such films as“The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight” (1971),“Across 110th Street” (1972),“Chinatown” (1974) and“The Gambler” (1974). Fiery director Sam Peckinpah cast Young as the getaway driver / assassin Mac in“The Killer Elite” (1975), and Young came to the attention of then newcomer Sylvester Stallone, who cast him as future brother-in-law ‘Paulie’ in the 1976 Academy Award winning classic“Rocky” (1976).
The talented Young was nominated for an Oscar, and has gone on to reprise the role in all five“Rocky” sequels to date. Peckinpah re-hired him to play renegade trucker Pigpen in“Convoy” (1978) in which the director homaged Young by having his character’s truck door read“Paulie Hauling”.
Young has also appeared in numerous other major productions, including“Once Upon a Time in America” (1984),“The Pope of Greenwich Village” (1984),“Last Exit to Brooklyn” (1989) and“Mickey Blue Eyes” (1999).
Upcoming screenings for“Tomorrow’s Today” in festivals across the globe include the Marina del Rey Film Festival® on July 18th 7:30pm at the Cinemark 18 and XD theater in Cinemascope.
Spring Grove/Caledonia Film Festival – July 23rd-25th,
Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival – July 31st,
New York Flash Film Festival – August 1st,
The 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival – August 28th-30th,
Los Angeles Cinematography Awards – January 2022,
Best Actor Award Film Festival – February 2022,
New York Cinematography Awards – March 10th, 2022.
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