Comedy Night with Angelo Tsarouchas & Jim Dailakis
by Demetra Tsismenakis
The Community of Archangel Michael Church in Port Washington, NY recently hosted comedians, Greek-Canadian Angelo Tsarouchas and Greek-Australian, Jim Dailakis. The show sold out with over 475 people attending, enjoying an amazing night of laughter, food, dancing, and above all else, fellowship. The gymnasium was transformed into a banquet hall with a sea of tables, chairs and people roaring with laughter at the comedians that entertained them for the evening. At various points, people wiped away the tears from their eyes and felt their bellies ache as the comedians joked about the shared experiences that only Greeks can relate to. In the crowd was our own Greek Meteorologist Nick Gregory, who announced the raffle to benefit Camp St. Paul.
After the show, everyone moved into the Fellowship Hall for dessert and the after-party where they continued to enjoy the night dancing to both Greek and freestyle music provided by Privilege Entertainment. President Michael Cavounis and his wife Susan were gracious hosts along with their comedy night committee, Chris Neocleous, Demetra Tsismenakis, Chris Marie Tsavelis, Mamie Fulgieri, Michael Pysllos, Helen & Michael Bapis, Renee Rallis, Pete Stavrinos and MCs , Mario Harris and Melissa Kanes. The Archangel Community was thankful to their sponsors: Bargain Printing, H on the Harbor, Kyma, Landmark Diner, La Nonna Bella, MP Taverna, North Shore Diner, North Shore Farms, Oasis Café, Odyssey Café, Seven Seas Restaurant, Titan Bakery, Tower Diner, Villa Milano, and Zenon Taverna.
The Archangel Michael Church is a vibrant Greek Orthodox community in Port Washington, NY serving 600 families under the guidance of Father Dennis Strouzas, Protopresbyter and Father Nikolas Karloutsos. They have numerous organizations whose work is carried out by the parishioners benefiting both the parish and the broader community. A few years ago, they relocated from Roslyn, which had been their prior home since 1981. They offer Preschool, Greek School and Sunday School to their youth as well as athletics in their brand new gymnasium through the Hope, Joy and Goya programs.The Junior Choir this past December was invited to surprise and sing for Archbishop Demetrios.