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Thanks for visiting our blog where you get to experience first hand the mindful ramblings of Les McCurdy as he looks at life from every point of view for your reading pleasure. The next time you drop in to McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, feel free to come up to Les and get clarification on any of the ideas that he expresses here or just to let him know you found a misspelled word. Thanks for visiting.

Musical Comedy

Musical Comedy

  Pat Godwin will be gracing the stage at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre this week, from Wednesday (7/10) through Sunday (7/14). Before you come out to stroke this comedian’s ego, we feel there are a few things you should know. Four things you should know about Pat Godwin: Singer- With a guitar in hand, Pat has […]

Happy July 4th

Happy July 4th

  Carl Rimi will be headlining at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre this week, from July 3-7 (except the 4th, when we’ll be out celebrating just like all of you!). While he’s here, you simply need to experience this very funny individual in person. Here’s why:   You may have already seen him on TV! Not only […]

Boston's Finest

Boston’s Finest

  So many events are happening this week, you’re going to want to stop by more than once! McCurdy’s is so excited to offer a plethora of events, from fundraisers and competitions to a headliner that will leave you in stitches! Take a look at our upcoming week so you can plan your schedule. We […]

Hormonal Beast

Hormonal Beast

      Lynne Koplitz Ladies, it’s so refreshing sometimes to be able to put into words what we’re going through. And men, we realize that sometimes a little explanation is needed to help you understand the women in your life. Enter Lynne Koplitz, fresh off her new Netflix special, Hormonal Beast, who puts words […]

Comic View

Comic View

Being able to see the world from an everyman point of view is one thing; being able to write about it, laugh about it, and make others write about it is quite another.  Mike Quu (pronounced MIKE-Q) began his comedy career when he won a comedy writing contest in seventh grade. Years later, after winning […]

California Dreaming

California Dreaming

  This week is full of special events as Southern California brings the noise to our very own McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre! Featuring two film and TV Comedy stars, McCurdy’s is proud to present the quintessential SoCal DUDE Pauly Shore on Thursday, June 6, followed by comedy legend, Malibu’s Most Wanted Jamie Kennedy on June 7-8. […]

Comedy Legend

Comedy Legend

  To become an American comedy legend, it takes a certain amount of intelligence, unpredictability, and absurdity that doesn’t come along very often. Dwight Slade embodies all of these qualities and more, and he will be gracing the stage at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre this week! Come find out why this legend was the winner of […]

Peachy Keen Keaney

Peachy Keen Keaney

  This week, we are delighted to welcome Helen Keaney to our stage and let you experience her fearless style of comedy bits, hilarious stories, and off-the-cuff improvisation. She can banter with an audience, making each show unique and individualized. She talks about life, work, and motherhood in real terms, saying out loud what we’re […]

Class Clown

Class Clown

  Any teacher will tell you every class has a class clown- that one kid that always has to crack a joke, never takes anything seriously, and usually makes a trip to the office at least once a month for disruptions. But the best teachers know that every once in a while, a kid comes […]

Straight Outta Brooklyn

Straight Outta Brooklyn

  Whatever you do, don’t ask Brian Scolaro about his formative years. You won’t get a straight story. You might learn about his cure for “sight,” his mother the ghost pimp, and most likely, he will try to sell you garbage from under a bridge. Despite his eclectic and completely untrue upbringing, Brian has turned […]

Too Funny to Cope

Too Funny to Cope

    This week at McCurdy’s we welcome back to Florida one of our own! Leaving this state to make it big somewhere else, especially Los Angeles, is no easy feat. But Chris Cope just happens to be extraordinary enough to make it big in L.A. Using his Floridian roots as a basis for much […]

Inside Jokes

Inside Jokes

  It’s a true treat to experience a comedian who observes all of the same normal, mundane aspects of life that we all notice, but brings a fresh, absurdly poignant perspective to them. That’s exactly what comedian Kellen Erskine does with his brand of strong, clean comedy that is sweeping the nation. Garnering praise from […]

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

The Easter Bunny has definitely brought us a treat this week! It’s one thing to be a funny comedian. It’s a little more unique to be able to perform improvisational comedy, to be able to go completely off-script and joke with the crowd is truly a gift. Jim McCue has this gift in spades and […]

Keeping Up With The Joneses

Keeping Up With The Joneses

    This week at McCurdy’s we welcome Dale Jones to the stage! Dale has been in the comedy world for over 25 years and it shows! In addition to his training at the world-renowned Second City, Dale has had numerous television appearances including TBS’ The Very Funny Show, NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season Six, […]

It's A Southern Thing

It’s A Southern Thing

    McCurdy’s is so excited to host our first musical event TONIGHT, April 1st! Twinkle performs to introduce her newest album, right here in our own intimate theatre. A true Tampa Bay Treasure, Twinkle grew up around the music industry, since her father worked with the Allman Brothers Band. She has recorded and performed […]

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

You know that one friend that begins to tell you a joke, but starts laughing so hard while telling it that you’re laughing before you know what’s funny? John Di Crosta is that guy and we are so excited to welcome him to McCurdy’s stage this week! From Wednesday, March 27th to the 31st, John […]

Keep It On The D.L.

Keep It On The D.L.

    A funny thing happened on the way to… McCurdy’s this week! Several funny things, in fact! This week is full of comedy and we can’t wait for you to join us! Humor Institute- March 20 Our Humor Institute’s Comedy Bootcamp is showcasing our graduates this Wednesday evening and you won’t want to miss […]

My O' Myers

My O’ Myers

    McCurdy’s is excited to welcome one of the nation’s up-and-coming comedians to our stage this week! Erik Myers, a regular on the 98Rock morning show in Baltimore, has won stand-up competitions at the D.C. Improv, the Baltimore Improv, and the Tampa Improv. Named Funniest Person in Baltimore and Florida’s Funniest Comedian, Erik is […]

March Madness

March Madness

  March 5- Wigs and Wit Tuesday night we are proud to announce a special event, only at McCurdy’s! Wigs and Wit is a spectacular stand-off between the kings and queens of local comedy that will keep you laughing all the way home! Featuring a head-to-head battle of wits between the area’s most fabulous drag […]

Improv

Improv

  This week we’re returning to our roots as we host our very own Les McCurdy and Ken Sons as comedy duo, The Bermuda Mavericks. Having known each other since childhood, Les and Ken began touring the U.S. and Canada in 1981, performing comedy and improvisation. During one of their very first shows, Ken tripped […]

Just For Laughs

Just For Laughs

    In this world full sarcasm and bitterness, it’s refreshing to find someone as genuinely funny and kind as Josh Sneed. His comedy is infused with a sense “live and let live” while still observing the comedy in daily situations. Josh’s is a laid back style of observational comedy as he admittedly loves people […]

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day

This week at McCurdy’s we’re having way more fun than we should! Come join us and share the laughter as we experience tons of talent and hilarity on our stage! To start things off, John Carfi will headline our Wednesday night show, followed by Open Mic Night (sign up in advance if you’d like to […]

The Tommy Lama

The Tommy Lama

  Multi-award winning comedian, Tommy Savitt, known to his follows as The Tommy Llama, will be gracing the McCurdy’s stage this week from February 6-10. Tommy stands for all of the nonsense, and none of the content, of today’s life coaches and will make you a believer in one evening of absurdities and baloney. This […]

Comedy Greats

Comedy Greats

    This week at McCurdy’s we are excited to welcome some serious veterans in the industry to our stage! Up first is Scott Novotny who, after 20 years in the business of comedy, has created quite a loyal following, especially in the midwest. His clean material and ability to engage a wide range of […]

Down Under

Down Under

    Everyone has a twin somewhere in the world. For Ryan Gosling, this individual hails from Australia and is making waves across the U.S. with his talent. Monty Franklin brings a fresh spin to the comedy scene as he currently tours the country, opening for Saturday Night Live veteran Rob Schneider and appearing in […]

Welcome Back Kotter

Welcome Back Kotter

    This week our theatre is hopping with tons of shows and events and we can’t wait to bring you some top-notch comedy! First, we’re beginning and ending the week with our very own Les McCurdy and Ken Sons as comedy duo, The Bermuda Mavericks. Having known each other since childhood, Les and Ken […]

DYE LAUGHING

DYE LAUGHING

    Moving into the New Year is always an exciting endeavor, but especially when you already know you have plenty to look forward to. That’s how we at McCurdy’s feel about 2019. We have tons of hilarious lineups waiting for you this year, and we’re kicking things off with Jeff Dye! This nationally-known comedian […]

'Tis The Season

‘Tis The Season

    We have so much happening this week at McCurdy’s, you definitely want to stop what you’re doing and check out our calendar right now! First up, we have Brett Leake, the best sit-down stand-up comedian you’ll ever see. While muscular dystrophy is doing it’s worst with his physical form, Brett continues to entertain […]

Bringing The Funny

Bringing The Funny

    You might need a therapist if… you don’t see what makes John Carfi so hilarious! With his sharp wit and polished comedy, John has been delighting audiences for many years and has the resume to prove it. In addition to TV appearances on The Ricki Lake Show, Comedy Central, Entertainment Tonight and the […]

Special Events

Special Events

  Whenever you feel like you might be surrounded by idiots, it’s probably because you are. Using a common sense approach to articulate the stupidity in the air, along with his Cuban accent that he wields like punctuation, Al Romero quickly gets his audience on his side of stupid, pointing out the dumb things we […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

  When you’ve been in the same career for over 25 years, you either become very good at your job or very bored. Steve Arik, this week’s headlining comedian at McCurdy’s, has become incredible at his job, probably because he doesn’t see it as such. By connecting with his audience in an experienced and professional […]

Autumn

Autumn

  A fresh, up-and-coming comic will grace our stage this week with a clean, honest look at everyday life. Milwaukee native Rahn Hortman, who now calls Tampa home, will be performing his crowd-pleasing repertoire of jokes based on marriage and family this week at McCurdy’s Theatre. While Rahn’s journey to the comedic stage has been […]

New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve

  Enjoy a home-grown treat this week as McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre welcomes JB Ball back to our stage! Raised in Tampa, JB loves FL and returns whenever he can, crediting this area with the clubs that gave him his start- especially our very own Les McCurdy, who was a judge when JB won Florida’s Funniest […]

A Flipping Good Time

A Flipping Good Time

This week at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre we are pleased to welcome Flip Schultz back to our stage! Flip has a reputation of quality timing and on-point hysterical observations that will leave you rolling in the aisles. With his well-crafted jokes, improvisation, hilarious characters, and comedic physicality, Flip has made a name for himself across the […]

Love and Marriage

Love and Marriage

  Robert Frost once said, “If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” Laughing at the normalcy of life, work, marriage and raising kids is a key component to staying sane. If you can’t find something funny about more than 25 years of marriage, you may not be doing it right. Thankfully, Carmen Ciricillo […]

America's Got Talent

America’s Got Talent

  School is back in session this week when McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre welcomes Mike Rivera, America’s Funniest Teacher, back to the stage for a few nights of hilarious classroom humor. Mike, a civics teacher from Largo, FL, became America’s Most Hilarious Teacher according to The View during their nationally televised comedy competition. After nearly three […]

Fun-draisers

Fun-draisers

    We’re happy to welcome Jodi White back to our stage this week at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre! Jodi’s reality-based style includes a healthy dose of edgy, self-deprecating humor that is totally tuned into the here and now. After three kids and just as many divorces, Jodi’s been through as much life in her forty-something […]

Bawdy Women

Bawdy Women

    They say that if we don’t learn how to laugh at ourselves, we’ll cry our eyes out. After going through a nasty divorce, this week’s comedian learned how to laugh at herself and has been bringing audiences along for the ride ever since. Janet Williams, AKA “The Tennessee Tramp” has been doing comedy […]

Guinness Book of World Records

Guinness Book of World Records

      When is a comedy show more than just a comedy show? When you’re in the presence of the great showman and Comedian David Scott, Mr. Showtime AKA The Midnight Swinger! Mr. Showtime is the Guinness World Record Holder for the Longest Stand-Up Comedy Show by an Individual at 40 hours and 8 […]

Seasoned Pro

Seasoned Pro

      Sometimes the world can seem like a confusing place, and when that starts to happen, leave it to Mitch Fatel to keep things simple. With his charming innocence and friendly, mischievous approach to life, Mitch strikes a balance between quickly engaging his audience then catching them off guard with his hilarious observations […]

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