Kick The Bucket List



This week at McCurdy’s, we have a packed schedule and we can’t wait for you to be part of it! The Great Love Debate- Oct. 21

Tonight only, host Brian Howie brings the Great Love Debate World Tour to Sarasota! It’s guys versus gals in this hilariously interactive discussion on love, sex, relationships and the current dating scene. With top local personalities on stage, discussions are opened up and audience participation is encouraged. Host Brian Howie has become known as an award-winning director, producer and best-selling author. Featured on FOX, ABC, CNN, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, and Esquire Magazine, his book How To Find Love in 60 Seconds and BravoTV show The Great Debate have earned him the title of America’s #1 Dating Enthusiast by Time Magazine… yet he’s still single! Come join the debate and laugh hysterically at the feisty but true insights on dating in the Sarasota area TONIGHT!


Kick The Bucket List Novotny & Carfi Oct. 23-27

The dynamic duo of Scott Novotny and John Carfi bring their fun, fresh style to the stage once again at McCurdy’s as our headlining act all week. Beginning their careers in the 70s, these seasoned veterans of comedy have toured the nation and truly made a name for themselves in every comedic venue, particularly among Baby Boomers. Scott owned and operated The Comedy Cabaret- Minneapolis’ first full time comedy room. John has been seen on Comedy Central and Entertainment Weekly, and was featured at the famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Adding music, videos, slides and goofball theatrics to the mix, this comedy team is not to be missed!



Open Mic Night Oct. 23

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.


Off The Clock Interview Oct 24

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!


Podcast- The Conversation

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, Carmen Ciricillo, Devin Seabold, and Mike Stevens bantering with Les McCurdy about being the “construction comic” and how to make a name for yourself in the business of comedy.


Don’t miss some of the highest-quality comedy around! Come out to McCurdy’s this week to find the laughter you need to make it through the week. Escape from the daily grind and relax- we’ll take care of the rest!

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