Charlie is known by many as “Rhode Island's State Jester”. He is the creative force (writer, director, producer) behind the OCEAN STATE FOLLIES, MASS HYSTERIA, the RI COMEDY FESTIVAL. Charlie is also co-creator of RHODE BYTES, a local sketch-type show appearing on NBC 10 and its website. And an award-winning political cartoonist.
He has performed as a stand-up comic since 1980 and has appeared on several national TV shows, such as the Joan Rivers Show, Caroline's Comedy Hour, MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour, Evening At the Improv, America's Funniest People and Star Search '93, where he was a semi-finalist.
He has also appeared as the opening act for more shows at Rhode Island's Warwick Musical Theater than any other person. These acts include Chicago, Natalie Cole, The Temptations, Sam Kinison, Frankie Valli, Reba McIntire, Charlie Daniels, Rosie O'Donnell and Jerry Seinfeld among many others. Charlie has owned and managed 2 comedy clubs, and consults on all types of comedy-related events.
In 1993, 1997, and 1998 Rhode Island Monthly Magazine voted Ocean State Follies as the state's Best Comedy Show; in 1994, '95, and '96 the magazine voted Charlie as Rhode Island's Best Comedian. A talented artist, his editorial cartoons appear in all area newspapers including the 2005 to 2011 Editions of the Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year (in North America).