2009: It wasn't until December of this year, when Ike finally tried doing Stand-up at a party for the holidays. The sound of laughter sealed it. He would now begin taking himself seriously as a comic
2010: He performed at Rainbow Mountain in Pennsylvania and Muffins In The Window in NYC
2011: Launched Website Tried out for co-host on Wendy Williams.-Performed in Las Vegas at Big Al's Comedy Club, in NYC at the Duplex, Village Lantern and the Christmas show at Muffins in the Window, in Philadelphia at the Comedy Cabaret and opened up for Joplin's Pearl/Amber Ferrari in Port Jefferson NY; Performed for Life Beat
2012: Ike Avelli Fan Page created and Video Blog Show on Youtube.Performed in Circus of the Stars at Tabu in Philadelphia; Beauty Bar in NYC, Megabite Cafe in Hollywood Florida, The Duplex in NYC, was a guest on The Jason Galka Show, was a special guest comedian for The Imperial Court Of New York in a benefit for Friends House, Participated in The Glam Awards Nomination Ceremony at XL LOUNGE in NYC, Bunk House Patchogue, NY, Auditioned for Guest Host on The Anderson Cooper Show, and also performed for Life Beat throughout 2012.Opened for Joplin's Pearl/Amber Ferrari at Paramount Theater in Huntington NY, Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead NY, Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, NY, and Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue, NY
2013: Performed for the Imperial Sovereign Court Of All CT in Windsor, CT. Was a guest on the Derek and Kay Show in MA. Guest and Performed on The Jason Galka Show in March Riverhead, NY. Performed at Meatheads in Las Vegas NV. Performed for Life Beat in NYC throughout 2013. Performed at Muffins In The Window, NYC. Hosted/Performed DRAG WARS at Vlada Lounge in NYC. Opened for Joplin's Pearl/Amber Ferrari in Port Washington, NY and Patchogue, NY. Appeared on the Cover of GET OUT Magazine as well as the Featured Story. Wrote Produced and Starred in I've Slept My Way To The Top Twice at Celebration of Whimsy in NYC (SOLD OUT). Participated in The Glam Awards 2013 Nomination Ceremony at WestGay in NYC. Nominated for Best Comedy Performer at 2013 Glam Awards. Guest and Performed on the Frank Prince Show on Long Island. Participated in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Edison, NJ. Presenter at the 4th Annual Get Out Awards at XL LOUNGE in NYC
2014: Guest on Online Radio Talk Show GABTOWNDIVAS w/Travis Nadeau, Opened for Amber Ferrari/Joplin's Pearl in Port Jefferson, NY at Theatre Three; The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center in Dix Hills, NY and The Patchogue Theater in Patchogue, NY . Appeared in NEXT Magazine for the "WHEN I KNEW" feature. Brought back "I've Slept My Way To The Top....Twice" for another 2 SOLD OUT Shows at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre, NYC(March) and The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA(September).Guest on Artists Exposed with Tym Moss on Bear Radio Network and TalkRadioX in April . Special Guest on the 2 Year Anniversary Special of GABTOWNDIVAS w/Travis Nadeau. Hosted/Performed at the Ritz Bar and Lounge, NYC. Performed at The Vapor Room, Franklin, NJ. Appeared in Starpulse.com for an interview by Jeza Belle. VOTED LGBT Comedian Of The Year at the 5th Annual Get Out Awards in NYC as well as Presented and Paid Tribute to Joan Rivers. Interviewed by Tym Moss at the Get Out Awards Red Carpet on Bear Radio Network, TalkRadioX and KWER in October. Auditioned for America's Got Talent. Wrote a Thanksgiving Story for Get Out Magazine. Interviewed by Tym Moss on Bear Radio Network, TalkRadioX and KWER in November. Wrote, Produced and Starred in Ike Avelli Is Coming To Town at the Duplex Cabaret Theater in NYC (SOLD OUT). Performed for lifeBEAT.
2015: Featured on Artists Exposed Year In Review 2014 with Tym Moss. Guest on Online Radio Talk Show GABTOWNDIVAS W/Host Travis Nadeau. Opened for Amber Ferrari/Joplin's Pearl in Port Jefferson NY at Theater Three in February and The Patchogue Theater in November. Interviewed by NYC ICON Tym Moss in the Video Lounge of the LGBT EXPO in the Jacob Javits Center. Guest at the Benefit for Hug wraps in Burlington, NJ. Presented at the 6th Annual Get Out Awards in Boots and Saddles in NYC. Performed at Bridgestone Comedy Club in South Amboy, NJ. Special Guest on the 3rd Year Anniversary Special of GABTOWNDIVAS w/Travis Nadeau. Wrote, Produced and Starred in "50 Shades of Gay" at both the Duplex Cabaret Theater in NYC and SOLD OUT The Blue Velvet Theater at The Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Performed at the Comedy Crapshoot at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.Guest on Artists Exposed with Tym Moss for the Get Out Awards on the RED CARPET. Opened for Material Girl Featuring Amber Ferrari in Port Jefferson NY at Theater Three. Performed at the 30th Annual FACT (Fighting Aids Continously Together) Games at the Woods in Lehighton, PA. Headlined at Bare Bones Comedy in Basking Ridge, NJ. Special Guest on GABTOWNDIVAS w/Travis Nadeau. Performed at The New York Comedy Club. Nominated for Best Comedy Performer at the 17th Annual Glam Awards. Performed and Interviewed by Arists Exposed with Tym Moss at the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Huntington, NY. Brought back "Ike Avelli Is Coming To Town" to the Blue Velvet Theater at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Hosted the After Party at the Rainbow Room in Atlantic City, NJ. Performed at the 16th Annual Toy Drive at Georgie's in Asbury Park, NJ. Featured on Artists Exposed Coverage of 17th Annual GLAM AWARDS.
2016: Featured on Artists Exposted Year in Review 2015 with Tym Moss. Performed at the New York Comedy Club in NYC. Starrs with Robbyne Kaamil and Tym Moss in internet sensation "2 Queers and a Bitch" on Youtube. Wrote, Produced and Starred in "Love On A DEAD END Street" to a packed house at the Duplex Cabaret Theater in NYC. Gtuest on Pantless Periscope with Host Totally Tyler in NYC in Feb and May. Guest LIVE on #1 Radio Show "The Idiots" with Andy Julia and Ray Anthony. Hosted with Zola Powell at the Stonewall Inn in NYC in a benefit for Margeaux Powell. Interviewd by NYC ICON Tym Moss in the Video Lounge of the LGBT EXPO at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. Served as Honorary Chair at the 30th Annual Night of a Thousand Gowns at the Marriott Marquis in NYC. Brought Back "50 Shades of Gay" to Buddies Lounge in Parlin, NJ to a SOLD OUT house in April and July at Off Key Tikki in Patchogue NY. Interviewed in Get Out Magazine. Opened for Material Girl Tribute Show featuring Amber Ferrari in Patchogue, NY. Wrote, Produced and Starred in "I Thought I Would Be Dead By Now" to a packed house at The Duplex Cabaret Theater in NYC. Performed at the Legendary Boots and Saddles for Tym Moss' Birthday Party. Headlined at the New York Comedy Club. Presented at the 7th Annual Get Out Awards at Boxers NYC. Starred with Robbyne Kaamil and Tym Moss in "2 Queers and a Bitch" at the Duplex Cabaret Theater in NYC for PRIDE. Interviewed by Parking Lot in Patchogue NY. The Tym and Ike Show is launched in August on youtube. Opened for Joplin's Tribute Show featuring Amber Ferrari in Patchogue, NY. Guest on Rye Seronie University 93.9FM WLXU out of Lexington, KY. Starred with Robbyne Kaamil and Tym Moss in the 2 Queers and a Bitch Halloween Show at the ICONIC Stonewall Inn. Guest on Gay 2.0 Ultimate Podcast in Connecticut. Brought back "Ike Avelli Is Coming To Town" to the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick NJ. Starred with Robbyne Kaamil and Tym Moss in "2 Queers and a Bitch" for two shows at Camp Rehoboth in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Wrote, Produced and Starred in "You're A Mean One, Ike Avelli to a packed house at the Duplex Cabaret Theater in NYC. Performed at the 16th Annual Toy Drive at Georgie's in Asbury Park, NJ. Starred with Robbyne Kaamil and Tym Moss in "2 Queers and a Bitch Christmas Show" at Don't Tell Mama in NYC and Transmission in Jersey City, NJ. Guest LIVE as Rudolph The Red Nosed Reinqueer on #1 Radio Show "The Idiots" for their Christmas Show.
2017: Ike Avelli Store opens up on cafrepress.com/ikeavelli. Guest on The Irish Jinger Show with W4CY Radio in Belgium. Guest Comedian in Ari Kiki's Tacky Tuesday Valentine's Day Show at Boots and Saddle NYC. Interviewed by Jim Silvestri for Thotyssey!. Wrote, Produced and Starred in his 7th Original show "The Book Of Ike" to a packed house at the Duplex Cabaret Theater in NYC, and also to The Atlantic City Comedy Club! Performer in the Auntie M's Helping Hands Benefit at the Brentwood Country Club in Brentwood, NY. Interviewed by Momensity10. Guest on Uncomfortably Funny Podcast LIVE in May and July and September. Roasted ICON Michael Musto in GET OUT MAGAZINE feature "Revenge of the ‘Maniacal Musto’". "50 Shades of Gay" 2nd Anniversary Show to a SELLOUT house at the ICONIC Duplex Cabaret Theater in NYC. Press released "50 Shades of Gay" submitted and picked for the 2017 Rochester NY Fringe Festival to 4 SOLD OUT shows in September. Performed and Interviewed LIVE on the "Q" at Don't Tell Mama in NYC. Performed at the ICE PALACE on Fire Island for the ICNY Benefit POP ROCKS. Performed in the A. Skate Benefit for Children with Autism at the Asbury Park Brewery in Asbury Park, NJ. Interviewed in Huffington Post IndieNews, IndieSource and Get Out Magazine by Eileen Shapiro. Interviewed by the Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell, the #1 Internet show internationally in both September and November. Performed at the Bowery, NYC. Performed at the Duplex Cabaret Theater for Aaron Paul's Birthday Bash with Toggo Ultrarock. Guest on the What's Happening Now on DTFRADIO in Brooklyn NY Hosted by Lourdes B. The second season of the Tym and Ike show hits youtube in September. Co-Hosted along with Markus Kelle to raise funds to support hurriance relief efforts in Puerto Rico. 50 Shades of Gay performance at Georgie's in Asbury Park, Nj. Joined the cast of the #1 Show on Wildfire Radio, "The Idiots" every Monday evening along with Andy Julia, Chris Hayes, Victoria DePaul, Shmo The Intern and Jim The Producer. Performed "You're A Mean One, Ike Avelli" to a SOLD OUT house OFF BROADWAY at the Triad Theater in NYC. "You're A Mean One, Ike Avelli" reviewed by Jimmy Star in Get Out Magazine. Guest on Drink with Jess, Starring Jess Branas. Listed in the top 250 of people and places that made nightlife in NYC for 2017 by Jim Silvestri of Thotyssey.
2018: Featured Guest in Sucker Punch, Hosted by Justin Zirilli at Boxers in NYC.. Featured story in BUZZFEED by Nathan James. Attended the Mark DeAlwis Meals on Heels Fashion Show in NYC. Hosted Pop Music Extravaganza at The Bowery in NYC. Co-hosting a new weekly Limited Engagement Show at the Duplex Cabaret Theater every Tuesday evening called "Un-Talented Tuesdays for 4 weeks. Special Guest star on the podcast sensation, "The Shade Parade" starring Viki Villainess and Ari Kiki. Guest performer in Walk The Walk at Stonewall, a Benefit for the AIDS Walk NYC hosted by Joe Mannetti. Went on Facebook Live for Taint Misbahvin with the Cast of The Idiots. Wrote, Produced and Starred in his 8th Original Show "ike avelli's Day Off",, an 80's themed Adult Variety Show to a packed house at the Duplex Cabaret Theater in NYC. Featured Guest May and June , July and August on What's Happening Now? New York Radio Show LIVE on DTFRADIO.com for a new segment called "Celebrity Juice". Performs 50 Shades of Gay on it's 3 year run in a 3 month limited engagement at the Peoples Improv Theater June, July and August. 50 Shades of Gay Featured in NY Times as highlight to see in NYC. Wrote a book entitled "A Year In The Life Of Ike Avelli...And It Ain't Pretty", a diary of the year 2017. Special Guest on the Season Premiere of GABTOWNDIVAS LIVE with Host Travis Nadeau. Packed house at BOXER UES for his Book Release Party/Signing. Co-hosted with Viki Villainess "Night of a 1000 Thots at the ICNOIC Stonewall Inn, celebrating the 2 Anniversary of Thotyssey NYC. Performed 50 Shades of Gay at the Providence Fringe Festival for 2 nights. Ike Avelli wins Best Barbra Streisand costume in '50 Shades of Gay' at the Fringe Awards Featured story in "What's Happening Now? New York Magazne. Performed Stand up and numbers from 50 Shades of Gay at The Midwest Queer Comedy Festival in Columbus, OH. Performed at the Hells Kitchen Outdoor Flea in New York City, Hosted by Tym Moss. 50 Shades of Gay returns for Sold Out crowds for 4 nights at the Rochester Fring Festival at Writers and Books. Interviewed by Mindy Cronk for a WVIA Radio spot on Artscene with Erika Funke for The Scranton Fringe Festival. Interviewd by Stryker & Quest Show. 50 Shades of Gay hits the Scranton Fringe Festival for 3 dates to packed houses at The Space at Olive. 50 Shades of Gay hits Camp Rehoboth in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Interviewed in Baltmore OUTloud. Featured in Broadway World Baltimore for upcoming Charm City Fringe Performances. Performed in the Joe Mannetti fundraiser "Toys For Iris" at Industry. Wrote, Produced and Starred in his 9th Original Show and 3rd Christmas spectacular "Dear Santa, Define Good. Love, Ike" at The Triad Theater in NYC.
2019: 50 Shades of Gay hit the Capri Lounge in Augusta, GA for two SOLD OUT shows! Performed at 2nd annual Mark DeAlwis Meals on Heels Fshion Show in NYC. Featured in a story for New Now Next "The 22 Funniest Queer Jokes From LGBTQ Comics" by Michael Musto. Performed at the Official Oscar Party at Stonewall in NYC Hotest By Lavinia Draper. Performed in the Baskets for Iris at Stonewall in NYC by Jed Ryan and Joe Mannetti. Performed at Blue Martini at Bally's in Atlantic City in AC Jokes hosted by Matt Bridgestone. Performed 50 Shades of Gay at the West Side Comedy Club in NYC. Performed in My Brother's House Benefit for LGBTQ Veterans at Havana in New Hope, PA. Performed at World Pride Explosion at the Producers Club in NYC. Performed in Jeza Belle's Pride Production "Hee Whore" in NYC. 50 Shades of Gay performed to a SOLD OUT house at Bally's in Atlantic City. Starred in his 10th Original Show, "Lube: A Gay-sical" at the Triad Theater in NYC. Performed for the Unlimited Immigration Equality Benefit at the Deep End in NY. 50 Shades of Gay returns for SOLD OUT crowds for 4 nighs at the 2019 Rochester Fringe Festival at Writers and Books. Lube: A Gay-sical returns for One Night Only at the Laurie Beechman Theater in NYC. 50 Shades of Gay returns for a Halloween Show at Bally's in Atlantic City. Performed in the Joe Mannetti fundraiser "Toys For Iris" at Industry in NYC. Wrote, Produced and Starred in 50 Shades of Gay Holiday Extravaganza to a packed house at the Triad Theater in NYC.