A versatile and energetic performer with an appealing smile, Mario Joyner sends an audience rolling the aisles with his uncanny ability to create verbal chaos out of everyday situations.
Originally hailing from Pittsburgh, PA from a family of seven brothers and sisters the son of a preacher ("the only man who could make a Jehovah's Witness say 'I think we have to go'"), Mario now makes his home in Santa Monica, California ("a quaint little enclave where Homeless people and interracial couples go to live in peace"). Mario was formerly the host of MTV's "Half-Hour Comedy Hour." He has appeared many times on "The Late Show" with David Letterman and has recently performed on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Mario has been the opening act for numerous tours and concerts, Chris Rock's: Kill The Messenger Tour and he has just finished an international tour with comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
Mario made his film-acting debut as a cab driver with passengers Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg and Tom Selleck in Touchstone film's smash hit, "Three Men and A Baby." He starred as Tom in "Hangin' with the Homeboys" from New Line Pictures. He appeared in "Down to Earth" and the cult classic "Pootie Tang: Sine Your Pitty on the Runny Kine" and various episodes of "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Chris Rock Show." He can be seen in the motion picture "Born To Be a Star" and "Just Go With It" with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.
Harry Basil moved out to Hollywood from New Jersey and created his comedy acts at world famous comedy clubs, where he was discovered by Rodney Dangerfield on HBO's The 9th Annual Young Comedians Special. A close friendship developed between Basil and Dangerfield, and Basil became Dangerfield's exclusive opening act for 17 years.
Basil, being a human movie trailer, takes his audiences on a wild romp through current and classic movies, with a trunk of outrageous props and costumes that could fill a sound stage. Basil also recreates and spoofs memorable moments from classic hit movies. He is more than an impressionist, as he physically and vocally takes on a wide variety of unforgettable actors and movie characters, pulling unsuspecting audience members up on stage to act as his co-stars.
Basil's movie acts led him to co-write and co-produce three of Rodney Dangerfield's movies, "Ladybugs" for Paramount Pictures, "Meet Wally Sparks" for Trimark Pictures, and "My 5 Wives" co-starring Andrew Dice Clay, Jerry Stiller, and Saturday Night Live's Molly Shannon, for Artisan Entertainment.
Basil has also opened for such superstars as Liza Minnelli, The Pointer Sisters, The Beach Boys, Gloria Estefan, Chuck Berry, Julio Iglesies, and fellow Jersey Boy, Frankie Valli.
Starting at $185* per person
This Summer, experience accommodations at our premiere Catalina property, the Pavilion Hotel. Enjoy a kayak rental (or choice of snorkel gear rental), complimentary green fees, golf cart rental and access to our miniature golf course and Rock Climbing Wall. Offered inclusively through this package is deluxe continental breakfast or afternoon wine & cheese pairing, which can be enjoyed around our Catalina fire ring, in the semi-private lanais, and in our ocean view lounge all just steps from the beach
*Package available 6/21/13 through 9/1/13, 7-days a week. Two night minimum required on weekends. Price is per person, based on double occupancy.
Starting at $699
Indulge with accommodations at the Avalon's waterfront Pavilion Hotel with complimentary deluxe continental breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese pairing. Experience Heli-Hiking or Heli-Biking by traveling from Avalon's Pebbly Beach Heliport down the coast to the Island's West End by helicopter! Island Express Helicopters will drop hikers off at the Two Harbors Heliport location. When landing in Two Harbors, guests have the choice of hiking around the West End village, down the coast or up to Ballast Point, which involves strenuous hiking up a steep hill or biking along the Island's pristine coastline. Upon the completion of the hike, guests will arrive at the Harbor Reef Restaurant where they can enjoy a patio lunch paired with gorgeous views of the ocean and enough time to shop and explore. Guests will then be transported to the Two Harbors Heliport to make their way back to Avalon. Average tours last around 5 hours (including helicopter transport time).
*Restrictions may apply. Heli packages must be made 72-hours in advance of on-island arrival. There is an additional charge for the guided Empire Landing Heli-Hike Adventures. Price is per person and based on double occupancy.
Starting at $94* per person
Escape to Catalina Island with our summer Family Getaway Package at the historic Hotel Atwater. Package includes hour long kayak rental (or choice of snorkel gear rental), tickets on the Glass Bottom Boat Trip and access to our Miniature Golf Course. Hotel amenities include complimentary coffee & Wi-Fi in the newly renovated hotel, located in the heart of downtown Avalon.
*Package available 5/3/13 through 10/20/13, 7-days a week. Two night minimum required on weekends. Price is per person, based on double occupancy.