The Uncle Louie Variety Show has been making audiences laugh for years with its hilarious and unique take on growing up as an Italian-American. The show is composed of two dynamic comedians, Lou Greco and Carlo Russo, who have gained international popularity with the comedic celebration of their Italian heritage.
The comedic duo grew up together in Syracuse, New York, and began writing comedy together during their high school Italian class. Over time, Greco and Russo began putting their ideas on tape and then video. Many viewers were introduced to The Uncle Louie Variety Show on You Tube via the ornery, yet loveable character “Uncle Louie” and the “Broken English Italian Word of the Day”. Today, “Uncle Louie” is joined by the beloved characters “Pasqualino”, “Zia Maria”, and “Zia Rosa” who are always getting themselves into trouble with their hilarious antics. Greco and Russo have gained almost a half a million followers on YouTube and Facebook, along with hundreds of millions of views of their weekly videos. Even though the pair draw inspiration from being Italian-American, there is something to be found in their show for people from all cultural backgrounds.
Once The Uncle Louie Variety Show begins, audience members are guaranteed 2-hours of original music, sketch comedy, stand-up by both Greco and Russo, improv and fantastic crowd work. Their videos are nothing compared to seeing a live performance. Greco and Russo take their hilarious vignettes and bring an energy to them that’s palpable when they’re on stage together. After 30 years of friendship and teamwork, they move like a well-oiled comedic machine.