The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Entertainment

January 30, 2014

Comedy show brings laughs to Milton

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Nicolas brings a fresh spin to the world of show business and comedy, a job Ohrin said is no laughing matter.

“People are always telling me I have such a great job making people laugh, which is true. I love that I can make an audience laugh,” Ohrin said. “But it takes a lot of work and time to be a stand-up comedian. Just because you are in show business doesn’t make it easy. Show business is really 10 percent show and 90 percent business.”

A graduate with a degree in communications, Ohrin decided to take a different path and hasn’t looked back.

His energetic, witty and ad-libbing routines include sharp material, plenty of real life experiences and lots of quick thinking.

Ohrin has performed at some of the country’s top nightclubs, appeared in international television commercials, national TV shows and opened for Chris Rock, Weird Al Yankovic, Jeff Dunham and Beatlemania.

“I love that I can be performing for a few thousand people or a roomful. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to make someone laugh.”

The Pennsylvania-based comedian recalled a specific instance when his comedy made an important impact.

Shortly after 9/11, Ohrin and a friend were riding the subway in New York City. Instead of the typical hustle, bustle and noise often found in a crowded subway car, the mood was somber. At the expense of his friend, Ohrin began to make some jokes about his friend’s habits and life, which got his fellow riders laughing.

When it came time to exit the car, a woman stopped Ohrin and thanked him for making the crowd laugh during a sad time.

The funny guy, who has performed at the famed Comic Strip and Dangerfield’s Comedy Clubs in New York, finds his comedy inspiration from his own life, his family and his surroundings.

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