Vinnie grew up in Middletown NJ, the third of four children born to a plumber and a overly optimistic mother. He attended Rutgers College and immediately met the woman of his nightmares. Promptly, they had three children and bills. Vinnie ran his own construction company and flower shop while performing at open mic nights, juggling his time raising his children, working like a dog and performing.
After becoming a headline comic, He sold the flower shop, closed the construction company and gave his wife the divorce she was begging for. With three kids, no money and no car, he opened The Stress Factory Comedy Club while living in a boarding house for fathers that lost it all in bad divorces.
In 1995 Vinnie met the woman of his dreams, Vicki, while borrowing her car. He married her in 1998 and got full custody of his three children in 1999. Then, to round things out, they added three more children. Together, they built The Stress Factory into one of the best clubs in the country. During this time Vinnie had become a fixture not only at The Stress Factory, but every club in New York City. He has also appeared on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd”, The Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Best of the Fest), The New York Comedy Festival, and the Toyota Comedy Festival. He has also appeared on the Opie and Anthony Radio show, (WNEW & XM), The Jim Breuer show “Unleashed” (Sirius), FULL METAL COMEDY and the independent film “White Chicks”. He has also starred in a commercial for Direct TV, released a CD entitled “This is Vinnie Calling” and done various voice overs.
Today Vinnie spends his time on stage all over New York City talking about the things he knows best, kids, marriage, bills and family. His unique approach lets him weave a story that captivates audiences of all ages. Overall, it has all worked out.
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