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Anthony DeVito

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10:30 p.m.

When Anthony DeVito was 13, his family took a trip to Las Vegas. “I couldn’t go into the casinos, so my mom surprised me with tickets to see George Carlin at Bally’s,” he recalls. “It was the coolest thing. I was amazed.” That started the desire to do comedy. The problem was he was painfully shy. “I wasn’t the funny guy in class. I was more the guy who was working on things, writing them down, and showing my friends. ‘Is this funny?’ I would ask them.” In college, friends recognized his talent. “I grew up in North Jersey,” he says. “The funny kid is usually the bully. When people told me I was funny I was like, ‘Really?’” These days, he mostly focuses on his personal life and occasionally current events onstage. “I don’t want to be too preachy,” he says. “Also, I know my limitations. I’m not very well informed. I have a few ideas, but I feel weird if the country is on fire and I’m talking about bran muffins.” 18+.