Get excited about our comedy line-up this week at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre! We’re bringing you true legends and up-and-coming stars who have already made a name for themselves not just in comedy, but also in television and film. Our weekly open mic night features local amateur and professional comedians. It’s gonna be a fun week here at McCurdy’s so come out and join us for a week of fun and laughter!
Yakov Smirnoff Mar. 3
Warm and endearingly funny, Yakov Smirnoff made a name for himself in the 1970s when he began performing stand-up comedy after bar-tending in the Catskills. An immigrant from Soviet Russia, Yakov quickly rose to fame with his loveable view of life, love and the wonders of the American lifestyle. His catch-phrase, “What a country!” earned him spots on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson and numerous other television shows, including “Night Court” and his very own show. He also starred on the big screen in movies with Tom Hanks, Robin Williams and Jack Nicholson, just to name a few.
As an iconic stand-up comedian, movie star, best-selling author and PhD in Leadership from Pepperdine University, Yakov lives the life he used to dream of, blissfully happy and spreading his joy everywhere he goes. His new national tour invites audiences to enjoy his laughter-filled philosophy on life, love, family and country. Light-hearted and splendidly funny, Yakov will encourage you to envision a world in which sadness and tears are replaced with love and laughter. Come experience the joy and warm-hearted humor of Yakov Smirnoff this Tuesday at McCurdy’s!
Dusty Slay Mar. 4-8
As one of Variety’s Magazine’s Top 20 Comics to Watch in 2019, Dusty Slay proves that you can take the boy out of the trailer park, but you can’t take the trailer park out of the boy. With an irony and observational humor that belies his professed simple-mindedness, Dusty brings a witty humor to the stage like none other. Even though he mostly looks like a trucker from Tennessee, Dusty’s accolades say otherwise. He is officially the youngest person to ever perform stand-up comedy at the Grand Ole Opry Stage in Nashville, and has had numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Comic Standing, and Laughs on Fox. He’s also been a regular on nationally syndicated radio programs, including Sirius XM, Pandora Radio, and The Bob and Tom Show.
Since Dusty approaches all of life as a series of experiences, he realizes that there’s plenty more to come. As long as life happens, there will be funny ways to look at it. Catch Dusty’s hilarious views on life and all of its idiosyncrasies this week, only at McCurdy’s!
Open Mic Night Mar. 4
On Wednesday evening, be sure to stick around in our Green Room Lounge after Dusty’s show for our Open Mic Night. Beginning at 9pm, this show features 10 amateur comedians performing 5 minute sets. Some professionals even stop by occasionally 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.
Check out the amazing talent we plan to see in the next few months on our stage and make plans now to stop by for these incredible shows!
Bobby Collins: After opening for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Cher, Julio Iglesias, Tony Bennett and Dolly Parton, it’s a real treat to have Bobby Collins return to the McCurdy’s stage. Bringing his razor-sharp wit and apt observances of the human condition to a point of hilarity, Bobby Collins will be the highlight of your week.
Jim Breuer Mar. 16: This special event features Jim Breuer, SNL veteran and star of the cult classic stoner classic, “Half Baked.” Jim remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Get ready to see him when he headlines the stage at McCurdy’s.
John McEuen Mar. 23 Music Monday
A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (summer of 1966) – John McEuen brings banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle AND a special guest – previous NGDB member, John Cable (Cable was in the band when they became the first American band to tour the Soviet Union in 1977). Get ready for a blast from the past when John performs for Music Monday, only at McCurdy’s!
Pauly Shore Mar. 26: After his rise to fame in the 1990s as a major film and TV comedian, Pauly Shore is now reflecting on life growing up at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood. His autobiographical documentary will cover his life in the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. Come out and see what made Pauly a hit in the 90s and keeps audiences coming back for more today when he returns to the McCurdy’s stage in March!
Off The Clock Interview Mar. 5
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!
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 Danny Bevins, Geno Williams, Jarrett Moore, Les McCurdy and Mike Stevens- Local and nationally-acclaimed comedians who are quickly becoming favorites among audiences in Florida and across the country.
This week, enjoy an evening of laughs with iconic comedians and have a great time with friends. Come out to McCurdy’s and discover some of the best and brightest performers around. These entertainers will make you laugh til you cry and love life a little bit more. Stop by, enjoy your evening, and laugh the night away- you never know what will happen at McCurdy’s!