COBA Comedy Show and Dinner to Benefit College Scholarships

Posted on July 19, 2019 By

COBA (Central Ocean Business Association), a 501(c) 6 nonprofit business organization, is hosting Summer Sizzle – cocktails, a three-course dinner, and a comedy show – to fund local high school scholarships, Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Kristy’s Casual Dining, 562 U.S. 9, Waretown, NJ 08758.

The comedy show, hosted by Mike Merk from Laughter Lounge, begins at 9:00 p.m. and features two comedians. BUDA, a 6 foot 3 inch, 350 lb. Ukrainian, Italian, whose impressions are considered unique, has been seen at Tropicana and Bally’s casinos; and John Conte, with Atlantic City appearances, has opened for George Carlin, Gilbert Godfried, and Dustin Dimond, among others, and appeared in the HBO series The Sopranos.

John Crisafulli, founder and president of COBA, said, “This event will raise money for scholarships that COBA will award to high school students who will be pursuing a business-related college degree.”

Tickets cost $60 per person. Call COBA at 732-844-8133 or visit events. For more information, contact COBA President John Crisafulli at 732-844-8133 or

About COBA – Mission: COBA was founded with an entrepreneurial spirit and a lofty objective – to inspire, motivate, and champion the small business community along the Route 9 corridor through the stimulation of new ideas, shared information, and co-operation with local municipalities; all to encompass a more efficient and effective way to grow and create business in the local community.

COBA hosts breakfasts, luncheons, and evening events. Dues are $100.00; dues for 501c3s are $50.00 annually. Visit for membership applications. Membership includes discounted admission to meetings and free banner space on the COBA website. Members can also purchase limited event sponsorships.