- May 22, 2015
-- Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sergeant Cliff Yates, who for 30 years was a cop by day and comic by night, will be Performing at the Palace Theatre, 2384 James Street in Syracuse NY. The show is on Saturday June 20, 2015, at 8PM. Cliff will be opening for Jimmy Della Valle. Also performing will be Tim Homayoon, and local comic Phil Farda. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/
event/1380811. Cliff is also part of the Punchline Police Comedy Tour, who are current and retired Cop Comics, touring the country in an effort to bring people together through comedy. Cliff, along with Las Vegas comedian Phil Peredo, who also owns and operates Tickelemeentertainment, hatched the idea, after Phil expressed his disgust of the media's portrayal of Police Officers, and an overall lack of public support. When Phil saw Cliff's act, and saw that it had a positive message, and found that there were other Police Officer comedians, he felt that the tour would show the positive side of Police Officers. Cliff and Phil launched the Punchline Police Comedy Tour earlier this year in Las Vegas, to a standing room only crowd. A portion of each shows proceeds goes to local police chaities. Cliff started his police career in upstate New York, and is excited to be performing in Syracuse.