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DYN-O-MITE!

DYN-O-MITE!

  The Joke’s On You Comedy Tour This week, McCurdy’s is kicking off the fun with a Special Event you will NOT want to miss! Artie Fletcher, Jimmie “JJ” Walker, and Bob Nelson comprise the comedy troupe “The Joke’s On You” and they’re touring now! You’ve never seen so much unpredictable, unscripted comedy mayhem in […]

Not The Norm

Not The Norm

  Writers are often told, “Write what you know.” Comedians seem to have an innate understanding of this rule, as well. Humor is all around us, in the mundane, day-to-day experiences, in the funny ways people related to one another, in our reactions to odd circumstances. And some gifted individuals, like Norm Stulz, have the […]

A Cappella

A Cappella

Just like any good story-teller, comedians who have outside interests and hobbies always bring a lot of layers to their show. That’s exactly why Ron Feingold is such a talented showman. He’s definitely funny, of course, but he has so much more to offer- and that’s why McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre is eagerly offering him to […]

Whiskey, Cancer+ Bad Decisions

Whiskey, Cancer+ Bad Decisions

      If you haven’t heard of Derek Richards yet, it’s okay. It’s not your fault. We don’t blame you. It could be because you’re not on tour with the U.S. Army, or possibly because you’re not hanging out in Las Vegas as often as Derek. Maybe you haven’t checked Sirius XM lately. Whatever […]

Learning Thai

Learning Thai

Dear Thai Rivera, We are so excited for you headline at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre this week! We think it’s really important that everyone in the Sarasota area come out sometime between September 19-22 to check out your show, and here’s why: First, you’re super likeable! And that seems to be some sort of paradox, considering […]

A Little Funny

A Little Funny

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that many comedians fuel their comedic prowess with tales of bitterness, awkwardness, or self-deprecation. Not often does one find a comedian full of true optimism, happiness or positivity. Rob Little, this week’s headliner at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, is one of those rare breed that brings all the fun to […]

Hold My Beer

Hold My Beer

  You know you’ve encountered a truly funny person when they have the ability to step away from the script, interact with the crowd, and go rogue while heckling the audience or joking with them about something unpredictable. McCurdy’s upcoming headliner, Al Romas, is exactly this kind of person. A natural-born comedian, Al has seen […]

Rock On!

Rock On!

  Michael Mack and his Faces of Rock The definition of parody is “a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing.” With satire being one of the most intelligent forms of humor, and imitation being one of the highest forms of flattery, it’s easy to see why Michael Mack’s musical […]

UNAPOLOGETIC

UNAPOLOGETIC

  They say much wisdom comes with age, but Tracy Smith, this week’s headlining comedian at McCurdy’s, is capitalizing on that adage. With a few years under her belt, she comes to the stage ready to set the kids straight and tell a few war stories from the trenches of singlehood in the process. With […]

Adulting

Adulting

    This week, McCurdy’s is pleased to host Aaron Kleiber on our stage. Get ready to relate to adulthood in completely new and real ways. Aaron is the kind of comedian that says the things you’ve always been thinking about marriage, parenting and adulting in general, but never would’ve said out loud. But Aaron […]

The Comedy Barbarian

The Comedy Barbarian

  This week at McCurdy’s, we’re featuring headliner Mike McCarthy, otherwise known as The Comedy Barbarian. Straight from Boston, Mike wears his Irish heritage as a badge of honor, bringing all of his relentless energy and ability to drink anyone under the table with him. As seen on The Showtime Network and Comedy Central, Mike […]

Dirty-Sexy-Funny

Dirty-Sexy-Funny

  5 Reasons You Might Not Love April Macie (but all the reasons we do!)   April cusses. A lot. If a strong, intelligent woman with a mouth on her is somehow offensive to your archaic ideals of a little woman in an apron making dinner, this will be a show you might want to […]

Blue For You

Blue For You

      7/24 Humor Institute / Open Mic Night You never know when you might stumble upon the next big thing in comedy. Many comedians get their start simply by showing up and showing off. The students in our Humor Institute took the plunge, came to learn, and on Wednesday night, we feature the […]

Smothers Brothers Special Event

Smothers Brothers Special Event

We know you’ve at least heard of the Smothers Brothers… you may even remember them performing. After all, they are Historic Comedy Legends. But before we launch into how THRILLED we are for them to perform together on the same stage- OUR stage- for the first time in over a decade, we need to include […]

World Series Of Comedy

World Series Of Comedy

  World Series of Comedy- July 17-20 This week the team at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre is proud to once again be a satellite for the first round of contestants in the annual World Series of Comedy. That means this week, we need YOU! Every night we’ll feature different comedians, with a total of 40 individuals […]

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 […]

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