Sarcasm is a form of wit that is intended to make its victim the target of contempt or ridicule.
And that is exactly what Steve Trevelise was hinting at when he used the word in the name of his new club, Sarcasm Comedy Club in Cherry Hill.
“I think sarcasm not only best describes my personlity, but is the best way for us to look at the world,” Trevelise said. “Comedy is where we look at the world right in the eye and laugh in its face. Right now, we’ve never needed it more.”
Trevelise, who has aired on Philadelphia radio for 25 years, began his career reading updates on “The Howard Stern Show.”
“Now I work on WIP with Howard Eskin,” he said. “ I started performing stand-up comedy in (2000) and have opened for Robert Klein, Gabe Kaplan, Pat Cooper and the late Richard Jeni.”
Trevelise has performed at The Borgata in Atlantic City and has been the emcee and general manager of Catch a Rising Star in Princeton for the last five years. Catch a Rising Star, a comedy club tradition which got its start in 1972 in New York City, has five clubs all over the country including the one in Princeton.
The grand opening for his latest project, Sarcasm Comedy Club, was on Jan. 16 and he has been hosting stand-up shows every Friday night at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday night at 7:30 and 10 p.m. since opening night.
“I love it when there’s a packed house and they are laughing at everything you’re saying,” he said. “There’s no greater feeling in the world.”
In an effort to share that feeling with others, Trevelise is hosting the Comedy School at the Broadway Theater in Pitman beginning March 17 and running for six weeks.