Wendy Stuart and Guest Co-Host Ike Avelli Present TriVersity Talk! Wednesday 7 PM ET With Featured Guest Coby Koehl

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TriVersity Talk! is a weekly web series with featured guests discussing their lives, activism and pressing issues in the LGBTQ Community. With TriVersity Talk!, the goal is to laugh and learn.

TriVersity Talk! Is part of TriVersity’s ICARE Initiative. ICARE stands for Increasing Community Awareness through Relevant Education. ICARE Programs are generously funded by The Greater Pike Community Foundation.

Ike Avelli

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 Chelsea Handler.

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 (lifebeat.org), The Imperial Court of NY (ICNY.org), and Gay Men’s Health Crisis (gmhc.org).

He has appeared on many talk/radio shows. Ike also co-hosted on the #1 Show on Wildfire Radio “The Idiots” from 2017 to 2018 and has appeared in the LGBT publications of GET OUT (Cover Story) and NEXT Magazine. In 2021 Ike and Tym Moss host a podcast called “Loose Lips” and has caught a buzz in the U.S. and internationally.

Since 2013, Ike Wrote, Produced and Starred in 11 original shows “I’ve Slept My Way To The Top….Twice”(2013) , “Ike Avelli Is Coming To Town” (2014) , “50 Shades of Gay” (2015), “Love On A DEAD END Street” (2016) , “I Thought I Would Be Dead By Now” (2016), “You’re A Mean One, Ike Avelli” (2016) , “The Book Of Ike” (2017), “Ike Avelli’s Day Off” (2018) , “Dear Santa, Define Good. Love, Ike” (2018) and “Lube: A Gay-sical” (2019) 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 for 14 weeks.

“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 Amazon.com.

He was nominated for the 2013/2015 Glam Award for Best Comedy Performer.

Winner of the Get Out Magazine LGBT 2014 Comedian of the Year.

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

Coby Koehl

Coby Koehl is a graduate of The Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He moved to New York in the mid 90’s to hone his craft and suffer for his art. He has since carved out a name for himself on the New York scene as a respected singer/songwriter/playwright/artist and producer.

Coby has had the privilege to perform at some of Manhattan’s finest venues including The Cutting Room, The Metropolitan Room, La Mama, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Omars, the Legendary Sugar Bar and has been a frequent performer over the past 18 years at the West Village landmark The Stonewall Inn.

“Coby Koehl is the greatest living soul singer since Amy Winehouse and is absolutely one of the most amazing voices I’ve heard in fifteen years.” – Boy George

Watch TriVersity Talk! Live on Wednesday  at 7 PM ET on YouTube here: 

Listen to Triversity Talk on Apple Podcasts here:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/triversity-talk/id1614158419

The official website for the TriVersity Center may be found at https://www.triversitycenter.org

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