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Awad Worth The Wait

Despite having his show postponed a week by Hurricane Nicole, the Applause Planner is still looking forward to Nadeem Awad headlining the PB Improv.

by Chuck king
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WEST PALM BEACH -OK, let’s try this one again.

Last week the Applause Planner selected local comic Nadeem Awad’s headlining appearance at the Palm Beach Improv as the best looking show of the week. Well, Hurricane Nicole’s surprise arrival changed that, postponing the show to this week.

Nicole, however, didn’t wash away the Applause Planner’s enthusiasm for the show, which will now occur on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Palm Beach Improv.

This will be Awad’s second headlining gig at his home comedy club, the Palm Beach Improv.

A year ago Awad packed nearly 400 fans into the PB Improv for a show that demonstrated a strong and deep reservoir of material. Awad now boasts a year’s worth of new bits, jokes, and observations – though some of the classic routines fans have come to love may find their way into the set.

David Sadman once again joins Awad on the Nadeed Awad and Friends Improv lineup. Current Florida’s Funniest Comedian semifinalist Nathan Wallace, along with Jim Patterson and Steve Lamm, are also scheduled to performed – and some special guests are likely to join them.

With ticket sales in the same neighborhood as last year’s show, the night figures to be a raucous adventure in local comedy. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Awad is one of South Florida’s top local comics. For those looking to see big national names, this week also offers other strong performances. There should be plenty of laughter to go around. It’s shaping up to be a good week to catch more than one show.

APPLAUSE PLANNER – Plan On It

FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2022
Joe DeVito, Delray Beach Playhouse, Delray Beach
Joe DeVito has appeared on The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central; and is a frequent guest on the top-rated Gutfeld! Show. His comedy albums are in regular rotation on SiriusXM comedy channels and his Dry Bar special has more than 5 million views Seeing him perform in an intimate setting like the Delray Playhouse seems like a no-brainer. Whether taking on relationships, his Italian American family, or current events, DeVito’s timing, twists and lunacy make him a favorite at clubs and colleges across the USA, and at the top venues in New York City. Tickets are $25-$35.

Daniel Tosh – Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce
Born and raised in Florida, Daniel Tosh is bringing his show back to the Sunshine State. Tosh is an American comedian, television host, voice actor, writer, and executive producer. From 2009 to 2020, Tosh was the host of Comedy Central series “Tosh.0,” a showcase of popular Internet video clips with the addition of Tosh’s narrative comedic dialogue. He’s performing two shows on this night, with ticket prices beginning at $49.50. Can’t make it to Fort Pierce? The following night he’s at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood.

SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2022
Jacked-Up Comedy Show – Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach.
Nadeem Awad isn’t the only local comic with a show at the PB Improv this week. Jackie Sanchez’s popular Jacked-Up series also returns following a brief hiatus. Sanchez, Rob Smiles and Nick Simmons form a three-headed co-feature lineup. Giovanni Neal is the guest comic, with Chad Ridgely serving as host. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $10.

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