Comedian & Actor Chris Roach From CBS’s “Kevin Can Wait” Pays Tribute to His Hometown with Beach Boys Parody “RONKOKOMO”
September, 2017 (Long Island, NY) — With his role as loveable friend “Mott” opposite Kevin James in CBS’s new sitcom “Kevin Can Wait” (produced by CBS Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television) reprised for Season 2 and returning this Fall – comic/actor/writer Chris Roach recently stepped into another, a’la Weird Al Yankovic, with a new parody song and video titled “RONKOKOMO”!
A parody of the classic Beach Boys 1989 hit, “RONKOKOMO” is Roach’s ode to the town and greater Long Island and New York communities he loves. In the video, the comic is seen hopping everywhere from a Long Island Railroad car to a boat cruising the Long Island Sound, to the Montauk Lighthouse, Lake Ronkonkoma, and even NYC!
Beginning in the classic Beach Boys tones, Roach belts “….Key Largo, Montego…ah forget that! You know where I really want to go? Off the Long Island Sound there’s a place called RONKOKOMO that’s where you want to go to get away from it all” with other references like “A once-polluted lake, and urban myth to make your thumbs shake, if you want to find me I’ll be riding the Long Island Railroad, down to RONKOKOMO” all guided by the hysterical refrain “Penn Station, Jamaica, ooooh I want to take ya // Mineola, then Hicksville, come on baby sit still // Farmingdale, then Deer Park, ooooh ya know we’re almost at RONKOKOMO! // We’ll take the train ‘cause the expressway’s slow”. But to see for yourself, check out the video below:
Chris Roach Goes From NYC to Montauk in New Beach Boys Parody Video “RONKOKOMO”
MORE ABOUT CHRIS ROACH:
Christopher Brian Roach is a Ronkonkoma, NY native who has also appeared in film and television from Comedy Central to The Michael J. Fox Show, Limitless, The Onion Sports Network, and had a recurring role as Rodney the loveable mental patient on ABC’s One Life to Live. He regularly performs stand-up at some of the biggest and best known stages in the tri-state area and throughout the U.S. such as The Borgata in Atlantic City, Gotham Comedy Club in New York City, Governor’s Comedy Clubs on Long Island, and many more!
Roach as “Mott” Opposite Kevin James on CBS’s “Kevin Can Wait” and Performing Stand Up
With recent interviews on United Stations Radio, SiriusXM with Jim Breuer and his fellow castmates, The Anthony Cumia Show discussing his former NYPD career, with Jeffrey Gurian on how KCW came about, The Laugh Button where he talked about everything from his love for hockey to the trials and tribulations of being 6’6, WTNH’s “CT Style” explaining how he got his big break, on his comedy writing with ABC Tampa Bay’s “Morning Blend”, and hamming it up on the jumbotron at a recent NY Rangers game at Madison Square Garden; Roach has been on roll bringing side-splitting comedy to the masses. He even chatted it up with Katie Couric and fellow Long Islander Billy Joel at the Piano Man’s recent Madison Square Garden performance!
Chris enjoys coaching youth hockey as well as spending time with family and friends. A big believer in giving back, he often spends time doing charity events and sharing his comedy. For the past several years, he’s worked with Angela Gulizio of G & G Talent Management.
For More on Chris Roach, VISIT: www.ChrisRoachComedy.com