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Ike Avelli began his career in 2009 as a 'last minute' fill in at a Christmas Party doing Stand Up comedy. The sound of laughter sealed the deal, and he would continue to write/perform his own material. Some of his idols are Joan Rivers, Sandra Bernhard, Rodney Dangerfield, Whoopi Goldberg, Tracey Ullman and Wendy Liebman.

Since 2009, he has performed at many venues around the U.S.: Las Vegas, NV; NYC; Atlantic City, NJ; Windsor, CT; Philadelphia, PA; Hollywood, FL to name a few. 

He is a supporter of the LGBT Community and has performed for LIFEbeat (, The Imperial Court of NY (, and Gay Men's Health Crisis (
He has appeared on many talk/radio shows in the U.S and Internationally. Ike also Co-hosts the poplular podcast, "Loose Lips" which can be heard on all major platforms. 

Since 2013, Ike Wrote, Produced and Starred in 14 original shows such as "I've Slept My Way To The Top....Twice"(2013), "I Thought I Would Be Dead By Now" (2016), "Lube: A Gay-sical" (2019) and Bitter Betty's (2023) in different cities and all shows were PACKED HOUSES! He co-hosted "Un-Talented Tuesday's" with Viki Villainess for a 4 week limited engagement in the spring of 2018. Created "LIVE! In Bed With Ike Avelli on Zoom during the 2020 Pandemic.


"50 Shades of Gay"  was a hit in NYC during PRIDE and SOLD OUT Bally's in Atlantic City in 2019. It was also part of the 2017-2019 Rochester Fringe Festival and SOLD OUT all four nights. The Huffington Post called it "the performance of the summer", while hailing Ike Avelli as the "mastermind of creativity".

Ike wrote his first book entitled, 'A Year In The Life Of Ike Avelli...And It Ain't Pretty", a diary of the year 2017 and was listed in the Top 20 new releases on

Nominated for the 2013 Glam Award for Best Comedy Performer.
Winner of the Get Out Magazine LGBT 2014 Comedian of the Year.

Nominated for the 2015 Glam Award for Best Comedy Performer.

Winner of the 2018 Providence Fringe Award for 50 Shades of Gay.

Nominated at the 2022 Glam Awards with 50 Shades of Gay for Best Cabaret Show

Winner of the Get Out Magazine LGBTQ 2023 Comedian of the Year

Nominated at the 2023 Glam Awards with 50 Shades of Gay for Best Cabaret Show


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