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The Best Is Last

Jimmy Shubert is back in South Florida and will headline the Last Fridays show at Gatsby's Joint - the Applause Planner Pick of the Week.

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DELRAY BEACH – Not too long ago South Florida comedy fans didn’t have to look hard to find a Jimmy Shubert show.

Shubert spent most of pandemic in South Florida, constantly appearing on local stages.

But Shubert’s been a busy man over the past few months. He landed a role in a movie, which took him out of town for a few weeks. He’s also resumed touring, leaving South Florida many weekends to perform nationally.

This week, however, Shubert is back in South Florida and he’s ready to deliver some fresh material (He also spent the past months writing).

Shubert is the headliner for the Last Fridays Show at Gatsby’s Joint in Fort Lauderdale, which begins at 8 p.m. on, well, Friday.

It’s a packed show that also includes Nik Macik, Mike Valdez, Leetah Faye and Josh Rosen. Nileja produces the show and will also host.

Tickets are $10, with the first 10 people to arrive receiving a free drink. A potential added bonus: maybe Rosen will incorporate a Jimmy Shubert impression between those of Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Applause Planner – Plan On It

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25
Comedy Show – Tin Roof, Delray Beach
This month’s comedy show at Atlantic Ave’s Tin Roof has a distinct west coast of Florida feel. Nathan Wallace is trekking across the state to headline and is bringing Rob Garguilo with him. Dean Rashdi will also perform, with Nik Macik handling hosting duties. The Tin Roof shows are picking up steam of late. It’s a great way to launch a week of comedy.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27
Dukes Open Mic Showcase – Dukes Tacos and Margs, Jupiter
The Applause Planner doesn’t usually feature open mics, but Jackie Sanchez is notably shaking up her weekly open mic a bit. This week she’ll intersperse local established comics among the open micers. Sanchez will perform, along with Phil Isme and Jim Moran, with Connie Fernandez handling host duties. As an added bonus, the open micer with the best set will receive a guest spot on Sanchez’s Nov. 6 show at Brick and Barrel headlined by Bear Webb.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29
Bert Kreischer – Seminole Hard Rock, Davie
It’s understandable if fans choose to see Kreischer over Shubert. After all, The Machine is gassed up and ready to go. One of the nation’s top comics, Bert Kreischer is coming to South Florida- albeit a little later than planned. This show was originally slated for Feb. 20 but had to be postponed because of COVID. Tickets for the original date will be honored. Some seats are still available, but at $45.75 – $65.75, they are a little pricey. The show begins at 8 p.m.

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