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 one place. With over 80 TV credits between them, this team of professional goofballs will keep you laughing all night long.
Artie Fletcher has done- and is doing- it all. From TV to standup, radio to movies, he’s one of the most talked-about names in comedy today. Remember Jimmie “JJ” Walker’s famous line, “Dyn-o-mite!” from the hit show Good Times? Find out what keeps this witty comic performing years later (hint: the original, timely wisecracks have a lot to do with it!). Enjoy Bob Nelson’s multiple personalities as he roles his many characters into one fantastic set, giving you several shows in one! Catch this hilarious show on stage at McCurdy’s this Tuesday, October 15th, ONLY! You’ll remember this show for years to come so be sure to get here early and be ready to laugh until you cry!
Later in the week, be sure to catch Carmen Ciricillo when he stops by later in the week, from October 17-20, to review marriage, family and getting older with our guests. After 27 years of marriage and raising kids, Carmen knows a thing or two about beating the odds and sticking it out. There’s not much he hasn’t seen, and he’ll share it all with you whether you want to know or not. They say laughter is the best medicine; after an evening with Carmen you’ll feel like you’ve been through therapy!
On Wednesday evening, be sure to stick around in our Green Room Lounge after the show for our Open Mic Night. Beginning at 9pm, this show features 10 amateur comedians performing 5 minute sets. Some professionals even stop by on occasion to work on new material. This is a great chance to see raw talent in its early stages! There’s no cover or minimum purchase, but audience members must be 18 with a valid picture ID.
If you stop by on Thursday evening, you’ll enjoy a bonus treat when Les McCurdy joins the comedians on-stage for our Off The Clock interview. This 15-20 minute interview with the comedians is a great way for audience members to get to know them more personally. There’s also a Q & A portion with the audience, so bring your questions about who they are, where they come from and how they got started in comedy!
Come out on Sunday night, October 20th, for Beneva Fruitville’s Drag Queen Bingo Bonanza, Sarasota’s naughtiest game of bingo around! With prizes and surprises around every corner, three Queens-of-the-stage run a hilarious experience of entertainment with a little bingo thrown in that will leave you reeling.
To learn even more about our past and present entertainers, be sure to check out our podcast, The Conversation. These backstage interviews with our favorite comedians is an awesome, candid glimpse into what they’re really like, what gets them excited about performing stand-up comedy, and where they’re hoping to go next. Our newest one features last week’s performers: Norm Stulz, Chris Gorges, Austin Young, and Mike Stevens bantering with Les McCurdy about storytelling and lack of sleep.