THE UNCLE LOUIE VARIETY SHOW
World Tour 2018
July 7, 2018
Začek McVay Theater
When Lou Greco and Carlo Russo met in high school, they bonded over their chatty Italian families, who spoke broken English passionately and unapologetically. Greco, 48, was born in the U.S. but his parents were born in Italy. Born in Sicily, Russo also grew up hearing his parents speak Italian. As adults, they have been writing and performing “Italian American comedy” in Syracuse for years.
The laughs began six years ago, when Greco started posting jokes on Facebook. He called it the “broken English word of the day.” The jokes soon became skits, and the skits became videos, which drew massive audiences on social media. Now, the Syracuse natives are on the cusp of their first comedy tour in 2018, starting in Australia an will continue all across North America.
In 2013, Greco and Russo teamed up with their friend Frank Cerio to put up goofy Facebook videos. They performed skits as the stubborn Uncle Louie and his impatient nephews, Cousin Carlo and Cousin Frankie.
“The Uncle Louie Variety Show” was born.
Now Lou Greco and Carlo Russo entertain big crowds with a show that is simply irresistible made of sketches, songs and lots of comedy.
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