This week at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, the laughs are on us as we introduce you to some of the funniest names in comedy right now! We’re bringing you a highly acclaimed comedian as a special event, plus our weekly open mic night features local amateur and professional comedians. There’s tons of fun waiting around the corner in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned and plan ahead for some amazing entertainment. You never know what might happen here at McCurdy’s so come out and join us for a week of fun and laughter!
Ryan Belleville Mar. 11-15
Ryan is currently one of the stars of the Netflix hit show, Workin’ Moms. He comes to us from Canada and has been hailed as “one of the best comics around” by GQ Magazine. Winner of the Phil Hartman Award and Canadian Comedy Award, Ryan has gone on to ten appearances at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, as well as dozens of televised appearances on CBC’s Halifax Comedy Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Comedy Now, Live at Gotham, CBS’s The Late Late Show, and MTV’s Busted.
Ryan brings a sense of wonder at his own ineptitude to the stage, basking in a self-deprecating humor that will leave you reeling with laughter. As a successful comic and actor, he has been seen on SyFy’s Wynonna Earp, and CW’s The LA Complex, and starred in CTV’s Satisfaction, Hulu’s Almost Heroes, as well as FOX’s sitcom Life on a Stick. He has also had starring roles in the feature films National Lampoon’s Going the Distance, Disney’s Stuck in the Suburbs, Step Dogs and the award winning family film Finn on the Fly.
Come boost Ryan’s ego and let him know how appreciated he is in Sarasota when he stops by McCurdy’s this week for his special event appearance!
Open Mic Night Mar. 11
On Wednesday evening, be sure to stick around in our Green Room Lounge after Ryan’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!
Jim Breuer *ADDED SHOW MARCH 17TH* Mar. 16 & 17: 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.
Bobby Collins Mar. 20 & 21: 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.
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 * ADDED 9:30PM SHOW* 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. 12
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, bring your friends and laugh til you cry at some of the best current comedy around. Come out to McCurdy’s and discover a new favorite or play audience to some great up and coming locals. Laugh away the worries of your week as you dive into the comedic stylings of top-notch performers- you never know what will happen at McCurdy’s!