NAPLES – Incredible public success for Francesco Arienzo who returns to perform in Naples with a new and overwhelming comedy show simply titled “live”.
In a few days, the show scheduled for December 18 at 21 was sold out and so Full Heads Comedy, the company organizing the event, is proposing a second show at 19.
From the twenty-year experience of Full Heads Records, a new management and local artistic promotion with a name was born in Naples Full Heads Comedy which has as its objective wanting to bring llong wave of the new Italian comedy. The basic idea is to offer a new comedy show formula oriented towards the Anglo-Saxon style which is detached from the typical Italian cabaret.
Monologues, improvisation, open microphone, no walls between the comedian and the audience, free words and thoughts. With these assumptions, the new comedy makes its way. The lyrics, often politically incorrect, mix in a hysterical mantra where the main rule is to make people laugh at all costs.
A host of young talents is making its way onto the local and national scene with a particularly attentive young audience who want to be distracted by being ironic about the reality that surrounds us.
In the large group of national comedians Naples could not fail to be the protagonist with a new lever that has already managed to get noticed and collect excellent results.
For this reason the Full Heads Comedy, on the wave of success of Francesco Arienzo’s show, launches two new appointments in collaboration with the Sancarluccio Theatre.
The Sancarluccio is a historic hall in the Neapolitan and Italian theater scene. Active since 1972, during the 1970s it was among the first ‘off’ theaters in Naples, and in its fifty-year existence it hosted the new dramaturgy of Annibale Rbird and Enzo Moscato, the corrosive theater of Leopoldo Mastelloni, the pure comedy of Massimo Troisi, the surreal mask of Silvio Orlando, the scathing performances of Peppe Lanzetta, the budding experimentation of the very young Mario Martone and Tony Servillo, the Neapolitan avant-garde of Antonio Neiwiller and Renato Carpentieri, the “comets” of Roberto Benigni, or of Laura Morante, Nanni Moretti’s favorite actress.
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FRANCESCO ARIENZO ORGANIC
Francesco ArienzoNeapolitan, born in 1981, embarks on the theatrical journey by staging numerous shows, of which, in addition to being an actor, he is often the author and director.
The most recent years of his career are marked by love for stand-up comedy and the desire to further develop his comic universe. And it is precisely his monologues in which he describes his world in which he enjoys overturning the obvious and exalting moods – even the negative ones – in a cynical and delicate way, already awarded in various Italian events, that bring him into 2017 on the stage of Italia’s got talent and to conquer first the golden buzzer from Frank Matano and then the second place. Soon after, he puts on his show Contemporary discomfort (also available at Amazon Audible) and in 2018 he joined the permanent cast of Saturday Night Live Italy on TV8, hosted by Claudio Bisio. From January 2019 Francesco is on stage in Italian theaters and clubs with the new show Unmanly Adorable Male and in the spring he debuts in the comedy program Colorado, on Italy1. Autumn instead sees Francesco among the protagonists of Extra Factor -the Late Show aired on Sky immediately after X-Factor- and as host of theAnte Factor for the final night.
In 2020, like everyone else, he barricades himself at home and, together – but at a distance – with Veronica Pinelli and Marco Renzi, conceives and writes Vesuvius Football Club a comedy podcast series produced by Amazon-Audible. In the meantime, he buys a microphone and produces the independent podcast Dr. Discomfort, a collection of 15 unpublished monologues in which every Monday he recounts his life experiences and his observations that do not fit the surrounding world and which also becomes a show live on tour for clubs and theaters in Italy and also borders on Slovenia. In March 2021 he is among the protagonists and authors of San Remo housethe afternoon and evening talk-show in live streaming from the Palafiori during the Festival from Sanremo. In November he participates in the new Rai2 program Date Comedy Show in the late evening and in 2022 he joined the permanent cast of Star bar Stefano De Martino’s show and starred in So Cast So Wine – Star Man the sketch-comedy aired on Sky One And NOW.
Meanwhile, he combines his passion for live shows and podcasts with Invitation to dinner with Deliverya talk-show with always different guests, which still records live every two weeks with the public from GhePensiMi in Milan, available on Spotify and all other platforms.
GENNARO SCARPATO ORGANIC
Gennaro Scarpato (Naples, 1994) with his linguistic and verbal inventions and his surrealist and visionary literature is among the most innovative comic authors of his generation. He begins to take his first steps on the stage as a child by enrolling in the practical theater workshop of the Totò theater in Naples. In 2008 he was selected by the Rai1 program “Festa Italiana” where he performed for a few episodes in the “Young talents” section. In the same year he forms with Oreste and Mirko Ciccariello the youngest comedy trio in Italy: the Malincomici. Their debut takes place at the Tunnel cabaret in Naples. In 2009 they made their television debut on Comedy Central with the program, at the time in its infancy, Made in Sud. In 2011 they landed at Colorado Cafè on Italia1 with the parody of Harry Potter. Two years later, with the landing of Made in Sud on Rai2, they returned to the program that launched them, proposing, after Harry Potter, always new and current parodies up to the parody of the three tenors of il Volo. They were guests of the Il Volo concert in the splendid setting of Piazza Plebiscito in the summer of 2015 and in the winter of the same year they returned as guests to the Verona arena in a show broadcast on Rai1 hosted by Carlo Conti. In March 2016 he co-starred in the blockbuster film Vita, cuore, battito by the comic duo Arteteca. At the end of 2016 he decides to pause the interlude with the cabaret to embark on a theatrical and cinematic journey on his own, becoming an author for Alessandro Siani and Francesco Cicchella, director and actor in theatrical performances with Oreste Ciccariello and in the cinema with Gigi and Ross and the Arteteca . He collaborates with Federico Salvatore and for Guida Editori he publishes the complete work of his texts “Trilogy of nothing and very second things.”
He has recently returned to cabaret performing in theater and television in duo with the comedian Pasquale Palma.
CARMINE DEL GROSSO BIO
Carmine Del Grosso, from Benevento. It is still uncensored. comedian, author and radio announcer. His mother decides to name him after a character from Gomorrah, but his life is in stark contrast to his name. Precise, punctual, a good person who always says hello. From 2013 to 2015 he won several national comedy awards. In 2019 he was one of the protagonists of the format Battute? (Satire Award 2020) Broadcast on Rai 2. From 2016 to 2022 he is in the fixed cast of the “StandUp comedy” program broadcast on Comedy Central. In 2022 he was nominated for the “Italia podcast awards” with Essenza and took part in the show “Le Iene” as a stand-up comedian.
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