Theme Show

The bright lights of Broadway make it to the Pocono Mountains!

A taste of Broadway comes to the Poconos! Enjoy Woodloch’s Theme Show, a collection of great musical and dance numbers all throughout the year!

2016 pays homage to “the small screen” as “Woodloch Celebrates the Wonderful World of Television!”

Kids Entertainment

Woodloch’s selection of children’s entertainers keeps even the toughest critic smiling!

An entertained child is a content child. Content children relieve parents. A relieved parent is a happy parent. Enough said.

Woodloch guests should know that we’ve got these all covered. In addition to a full day’s menu of specialized games and activities for little guys, Woodloch also has an arsenal of children’s entertainers that can keep even the toughest of audiences appeased during your next family vacation! Magicians, balloon artists and more await! (typically peak season, recommended for kids 12 & under)

Staff Show

Share the smiles with Woodloch’s Staff Show during your family vacation!

You’ve gotten to know them over your stay- the Woodloch players provide laughs for the whole family with sketch comedy and dance numbers. Always a great time! Staff Show is performed Friday nights in the summer and on some offseason midweeks.


The “magic” of family vacations awaits you in the Poconos!

Oh oh oh it’s MAGIC- you know… never believe it’s not so!

Card tricks? Yup, we’ve got them. Big and bold illusions? CHECK. Lightning fast sleight of hand? Mmmm hmmm. Be ready for absolutely ANYTHING when our featured musicians take to the stage!



At a very young age, Anthony became interested in magic and has since made this part of show business his life’s work. He developed his skill and learned the art of magic by assisting some of the best in the business traveling the world to places such as Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Soon, he would go on to win awards and competitions with his sleight-of-hand magic.

His shows are a carefully blended combination of comedy, magic, and audience participation that will keep any audience at the edge of their seats.


World-class illusionist Jay Mattioli provides a dazzling performance sure to please all ages. The unique combination of stunning visual magic with comedy, audience interaction, a touch of dance and an unsurpassable style, stands alone.

Jay has performed in resorts and hotels across the globe and has been featured on “America’s Got Talent.” Decored in hip, vivid costumes, a carefully punked hair-do, and a vivacious assistant on his side, Jay performs magic with everything from live animals to levitating microphones as well as startling effects where Jay vaporizes his body in the blink of an eye!

Packed with excitement, audience interaction, and a one-of-a-kind personality, Jay Mattioli will continue to delight audiences of the new millennium with a show that simply cannot be missed!!


John Graham’s many years of experience on America’s top stages, including Caesars Resorts, Rascal’s Comedy Club, Broadway’s Monday Night Magic and the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Whether he’s performing his miracles up close in a strolling situation, or in front of 1,000 people on a cruise ship or corporate event, John Graham is at his best in front of any audience.  Experience the magic and comedy of John Graham today!


Variety is the spice of life with Woodloch entertainment!

Visit Woodloch once and we believe you’ll go home knowing one thing: anything can happen!

Same goes for our entertainment.  Our eccentric bill of all sorts of entertainers keeps things interesting for everyone!



Character Juggler Chris Ivey has been entertaining audiences for the past 15 years with family friendly shows displaying his unique blend of technical juggling excellence presented with an intense theatrical flair. His high skill level earned him a Gold Medal at the 2002 World Juggling Championships. He has appeared on numerous television programs including a nationally televised commercial for CBS This Morning News.

Chris has also appeared at world famous venues like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Baltimore Inner Harbor. Hundreds of churches from all denominations have welcomed Chris’s creative mixture of ministry and juggling to spread the gospel in new and exciting ways. Whatever your event may be, Character Juggler Chris Ivey is the perfect choice to astound, entertain, and leave your audience with a show they will never forget!


David Darwin is the natural selection for your entertainment. Dave presents a laugh-a-minute show of juggling, sideshow, and comedy. He will keep you riveted with amazing feats to keep you and your guests talking for years.

Whether you need an exciting hour of sideshow or a half-hour, family-friendly juggling show, Dave can customize to your needs. Imagine being entertained with the silliness of juggling three balls while playing the harmonica, the danger of eating and manipulating real fire, or the bizarre sounds of bare feet walking across broken glass!

Dave’s act will thrill you with whip cracking, plate spinning, lasso, ball spinning, unicycling and more! And be prepared to laugh yourself out of your seat as Dave juggles, dances and sings with both legs behind his head in an act that earned him an appearance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”.


John Cassidy is a professional comedian, magician, and balloon artist who holds several Guinness World Records® for balloon sculpting speed. His records include Most Balloon Sculptures Completed in One Hour and Most Balloon Sculptures completed in One Minute.

He has appeared numerous times on television as either a stand-up comedian, magician or as a Guinness Book of Records® celebrity. He has been a guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Martha Stewart Living, The Weakest Link, NBC’s Today Show, Live With Regis and Kelly, and the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon four times.

Though known for his Guinness World Records®, he is sought after for his stage show which he has presented across the US and internationally, performing for family, corporate and collegiate audiences.


Ned Gelfars, Comedy Juggler, was born in that wilderness called Brooklyn, where he first began throwing juggling balls into the air at the age of 12. Finally, at 15, he started catching them, & now, Ned rarely misses. His fast-paced & extremely funny show includes juggling, unicycling, & fire-eating, plus lots of hilarious, good-natured audience participation.

Ned’s spontaneous & zany performance, often billed as “The Ned Show,” has been enjoyed in hundreds of venues by thousands of children & adults throughout the globe.

Night Activities


Night Activities

The sun goes down, but the party is just beginning. Catch all sorts of evening fun and games- including DJs, bar games, trivia and more!

Photos: Danfredo Photo + Film

Live Music

Woodloch vacation memories in perfect “harmony” with live music in the Poconos!

Get lost in the rock n’ roll and DRIFT AWAY to the Poconos! Whether you’re enjoying an intimate performance in our North Lodge during Happy Hour or rocking in the New Year in our Nightclub, our musical acts bring all sorts of varieties to our indoor and outdoor venues!

We’re all in the mood for a melody, and these guys will keep you feeling alright!



Lace up those dancing shoes and head on out to the dance floor- “The Company” (Woodloch’s world famous house band) is ready to set the night off on the right foot!

Playing a variety of your favorite hits spanning across decades, The Company keeps midweeks at Woodloch rocking on at a weekend pace!


You’ve seen him perform under the bright lights of our Theme Show- get to know the man behind the microphone with “The Sammy Show.”

Join Sam with a journey through the decades as he belts out all the pop favorites that you know and love!


UUU has shared in fun times at Woodloch Pines since 2004. Unlike other bands of the time, UUU exploded on to PA music scene in the mid 1990s playing a wide variety pop, disco and party music with a ton of charisma and authority. They quickly established themselves as one of the top draws around playing throughout the Mid Atlantic region and are now currently playing out an exclusive schedule of incredible, entertaining shows for loyal partying audiences who only want more!


Life is just better with an acoustic guitar.

Chill out with friends by the pool, lake, fire pit or the North Lodge and enjoy the sounds of strings!


Woodloch’s featured comedians bring plenty of laugh during your vacation… GUARANTEED!

A wise man once said, “laughter is an instant vacation.”

So with Woodloch’s selection of comic acts, you’re literally doubling your money’s worth! Check out some of New York’s finest comedians in our intimate and family friendly atmosphere.

Several of our acts have appeared on late night television, Comedy Central, network sitcoms and even on “America’ Got Talent”- you might just catch a future superstar!

Featured Performers:


Billy Garan began his career performing stand-up at Catch A Rising Star in New York City. He expanded his career by joining a comedy troupe called Funny Business which toured hundreds of colleges throughout the country.

Billy’s staggering list of impressions is demonstrated in his “Hollywood High” routine where he plays all the characters in a classroom of celebrity students, ranging from Truman Capote to Sylvester Stallone. He not only does the voices with superb accuracy, but also the mannerisms. Billy’s high energy and machine gun style delivery have defined him as a unique talent having made him a valuable opening act for Robert Klein, Jay Leno, and Jerry Seinfeld. He has produced, written and performed numerous radio commercials and has been seen doing comedy on NBC, Showtime and A&E.


Philadelphia may have been where Buddy Fitzpatrick was born, but it was in a Philadelphia Comedy Club where he came to life. And as any true Philiadelphian, he now lives in New Jersey.

Buddy’s stand-up made him a regular on Comedy Central with appearances on ABC and A&E.

Buddy can be seen in the Damon Wayans’ film, Harlem Aria, and in The Business of Strangers, starring Julia Stiles and Stockard Channing.

His television credits include HBO’s “Sopranos.” Buddy has written, produced and performed his biographical play “Sides” at various NYC theatres.


Chris Monty is one of New York’s busier comedians. Along with being a regular at New York’s best comedy clubs, Chris is a terrific actor and can be seen in the comedy film “Mall Cop: Blart 2” coming in April 2015.

You may also recognize him from his recent appearance on AXS channel’s “Gotham Comedy Live”, as well as numerous television commercials.  He is currently performing Off-Broadway in an original award nominated play that he co-wrote titled “Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat!” The show is currently running at The Snapple Theatre in New York City.

He has written for “The Joan Rivers Radio Show” along with numerous stints as an opening act for Joan Rivers and B.B. King. Chris also headlines in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Reno.


Eric Lyden’s sarcastic and self-deprecating style of comedy celebrates the life and struggles of the working class hero. Making his lower-middle-class existence and lack of success the focal point of his comedy, Eric gives his audiences someone they can both laugh with and relate to.

Now living and performing in New York City, Eric works the circuit of well-known New York City clubs including CAROLINES on Broadway, STAND-UP NY, and GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB.


Gary DeLena  is a triple threat showman. A singing impressionist, an accomplished musician, and a comedian. His show mixes musical parodies, good natured clowning and the ability to befriend the room by simply chatting. With all the hostile comedy making the rounds, DeLena is a wonderful refuge.


Best described as a show without boundaries, Hilby is the living proof that being German doesn’t mean you cannot be funny. While being an expert in juggling all sorts of objects and subjects as well as countless circus and variety skills (such as Unicycling, ropewalking, unsupported ladder, fire manipulations and eating, balancing stunts and the list goes on and on), he really gets his audience involved and creates magical and hilarious moments through their participation. Yes, all that and more….. the long and short of it is that you will love this Skinny German Juggle Boy!


With ISAACS & BAKER you don’t just watch the show, you’re a part of it. Their fast paced off the cuff show can be based entirely on the theme of your event or the vibe of the audience at your club that night. Audience members give us the ideas and suggestions, so there’s no predicting the punch line and no show is the same twice! A musical salute to Human Resources? The CEO starring in a Kung Fu film? You decide, we deliver. It’s a show filled with call backs and catch phrases that your audience members or party goers will be using for months or years to come!


Whether taking on relationships, his Italian-American family, or current events, JOE DeVITO’s dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at clubs and colleges across the USA, and at the top venues in New York City.

Joe’s TV appearances include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and a semi-finalist turn on season five of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He is also an in-demand panelist on shows like Chelsea Lately, CNN’s Headline News, Animal Planet’s Wild 100, and a regular guest on FOX News Channel’s Red Eye.


One of the hottest rising comics in the entertainment industry, John has brought his unique brand of comedy to audiences around the country. Performing as a national headliner at comedy clubs, resorts, colleges, and theaters across the United States. Starring in a one man show of comedy, magic and ventriloquism adaptable from 15 minutes to an hour of high energy comedy. John Pizzi is a regular at the Riveria Hotel in Las Vegas, the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City and a member of the Friars Club in New York City and Los Angeles.

John has been on two seasons of “America’s Got Talent” and was recently featured in an upcoming movie on HBO.

The One You’ve Been Waiting For…John Pizzi!


For over twenty years Richie Byrne has worked the top comedy venues here and abroad. Richie is also very proud to be the warm-up comic for “The Dr. Oz Show” since its inception in 2009. He recently performed at Radio City Music Hall as the opening act to the “Dr. Oz Health & Happiness Summit”. Richie is also an accomplished actor and singer with a long resume of theatrical and television credits including “Sex & the City”, “The Sopranos” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”. He can also be seen in the indie film, “Goodbye Baby”, where he served as featured actor, comedian and advisor, as well as writing material for the leading characters stand-up routine. He also writes, produces and stars in his own musical variety series “The Richie Byrne Show,” which can be seen at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.


Born and raised in Paterson New Jersey, Rodney has always been a comedian. Even as a toddler, he would entertain at family gatherings, most of the time against his will. Years of therapy have helped him recover from these traumatic times. Thanks to Rodney’s school years, school administrators decided corporal punishment was no longer necessary in the school system; they now want capital punishment!

He was featured at Chris Tucker’s Comedy Club in Atlanta, during the Urban Comedy Festival “Laffapalooza” and Judy Carter’s comedy showcase in Big Bear California. He mostly appears in NYC, at the Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline’s and Dangerfield’s.

Rodney has completed pilots for Comedy Central, MTV, A&E and has been seen on P.Diddy’s “Bad Boys of Comedy” on HBO, Fox News Channel’s “Red Eye,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” CBS, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” and in London on the BBC’s “The World Stand’s Up.”


Tom Cotter took the comedy scene by storm in 2012 as the runner up on NBC’s, “America’s Got Talent.”

Tom has performed at over 300 colleges and in a wide variety of venues from Alaska to China. His appeal is truly international as he was summoned to London to tour and perform on British Television, and won The Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition and Boston Comedy Festival as The Boston Herald noted “winning by the largest margin of victory in the history of the event.”

Versatility has allowed Tom to excel in other areas of showbiz as well. His voice has become a familiar staple in commercial voice-overs for many high profile clients including NBC, MTV, Pepsi, McDonald’s, Chevrolet and Converse. Whether it be comedy, voice-overs, or acting Tom Cotter gives it everything he’s got. “If laughter is the best medicine, I yearn to be drugged.”


Tony V was named “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central and MTV. Spending time in New York and L. A. paid off with multiple highly acclaimed appearances on Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and several sit-coms including Seinfeld, Boston Common, The Single Guy and Dr. Katz Professional Therapist. Having proven himself a solid comic actor Tony then tackled dramatic roles on television working with such notable actors as Eric Roberts, Ice T and James McDaniels from NYPD Blue.


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