Favorite NY Comic Greg Kritikos turns Misery into Movie Magic in CHARLIE BOY
Spend 60 seconds or so with Greg Kritikos and you will see why this The big apple comic headliner has audiences flocking to him and great buzz surrounding his starring role in CHARLIE BOY, a new comedy movie by Timothy Hines.
Greg Kritikos was always going to be a beloved comedic superstar. This gritty, street-wise, reformed gangster may be when compared with Jackie Gleason for his heart and appeal. He could be frequently preferred to headline Ny City’s biggest and most legendary comedy clubs, including Gotham, Carolines and Dangerfield’s. And after this he’s the starring role in the feature comedy CHARLIE BOY, which Kritikos co-wrote with Frederick Stroppel and that also features Kelly Le Brock as Donna and Burt Young as Luca.
CHARLIE BOY, based loosely on Greg Kritikos’ real life, follows the story 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 Nyc, he’s still burdened with the guilt of his son’s death and friend’s maiming due to his drinking, drugging and negligence from the past. While good friend Tommy G’s gambling problem surfaces for the extreme with his fantastic prior mob boss Big Angie moves into town, Charlie’s benevolent and save-the-day attitude and knack for doing all he can to assist others swap misfortune into laughter, saves your day and catapults Charlie to the next level of enlightenment.
Charlie Boy director Timothy Hines says, “It was Greg and Frederick’s script that drove me to generate Charlie Boy. We have worked within this business for decades and that i haven’t ever read such a perfectly balanced and honest comedy. I needed to choose this movie. And working with Greg, things i can let you know, he or she is a walking dynamo each 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 helped me laugh my face with one-liners and improvising,” comments producer Susan Goforth that’s producing CHARLIE BOY along side Kritikos. “Kritikos joined with Frederick Stroppel’s comedic writing, the leadership of director Timothy Hines and executive producer Dominick Martini plus a heaven-sent cast and crew, and that i knew CHARLIE BOY would come out successful. I’m just so thankful for anyone as well as the good fortune with this picture. I can’t wait for the world to find out Greg Kritikos knock this out from the park.”
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