Favorite NY Comic Greg Kritikos turns Misery into Movie Magic in CHARLIE BOY
Spend One minute with Greg Kritikos and you will probably realise why this The big apple comic headliner has audiences flocking to him and great buzz surrounding his starring role in CHARLIE BOY, a brand new comedy movie by Timothy Hines.
Greg Kritikos was always going to be a beloved comedic movie star. This gritty, street-wise, reformed gangster may be in comparison to Jackie Gleason for his heart and appeal. He or she is frequently preferred to headline Ny City’s biggest and most legendary comedy clubs, including Gotham, Carolines and Dangerfield’s. And now he is the starring role within the feature comedy CHARLIE BOY, which Kritikos co-wrote with Frederick Stroppel and which also features Kelly Le Brock as Donna and Burt Young as Luca.
CHARLIE BOY, based loosely on Greg Kritikos’ actual life, follows the tale of straight and sober recovering mobster Charlie Borakos. Charlie now works as a standup comedian and, after many years of recovery and giving time for his beloved community of Astoria, Queens New York, he or she is still burdened through the guilt of his son’s death and friend’s maiming as a result of his drinking, drugging and negligence in history. While buddy Tommy G’s gambling problem surfaces on the extreme and the prior mob boss Big Angie moves back to town, Charlie’s benevolent and save-the-day attitude and knack for doing all he is able to to assist others and turn misfortune into laughter, saves your day and catapults Charlie to another level of enlightenment.
Charlie Boy director Timothy Hines says, “It was Greg and Frederick’s script that drove me to create Charlie Boy. I have worked within this business for years and i also haven’t ever read this type of perfectly balanced and honest comedy. I had to choose this movie. And dealing with Greg, a few things i can advise you, he could be a walking dynamo every inch an accessible humanist.”
“When I met Greg Kritikos I immediately saw this modern-day Jackie Gleason slash James Cagney man with a soul-spilling heart, who taught me to be laugh my face off with one-liners and improvising,” comments producer Susan Goforth who’s producing CHARLIE BOY together with Kritikos. “Kritikos coupled with Frederick Stroppel’s comedic writing, the leadership of director Timothy Hines and executive producer Dominick Martini as well as a heaven-sent cast and crew, i knew CHARLIE BOY would turn out a winner. I am just so thankful for everyone as well as the good luck on this picture. I can’t wait for the world to find out Greg Kritikos knock this out of the park.”
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