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Will Irish eyes turn to Pompano in search of the top comedy showof the week? The Applause Planner thinks so, though Blue Jeans could have its say, too.

by Chuck king

This week Irishness trumps humor – or so it would seem.

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on Wednesday, many restaurants are cool on comedy this week, opting for as many days as possible filled with green beer and corned beef – the finest of the boiled meats.

While this week doesn’t boast a monster show, it still offers some good nights for those who know where to look.

The Applause Planner is looking south, bloodshot Irish eyes focused on Pompano (and, yes, staring directly at the city for too long can be hazardous).

The Pompano Beach Brewing Company is an old venue with a new name. Formerly the Bangin’ Banjo Brewery, Charly Esturihlo is producing a Friday night show that offers a bunch of local favorites.

Kolin Bohannon has top billing on a flier that includes Anthony Terzo, Steve Lamm and Mark Christopher. Host Drew Illa is young, but he’s quickly making a name for himself on the South Florida comedy scene.

So celebrate St. Patrick’s Day to the fullest extent of the law. Take Thursday night off if you must, then head to Pompano to start the weekend. The laughs will be there.

Applause Break – Plan on It

Gold Coast Comedy Night – Thursday, March 18, Blue Jean Blues
Friday’s show at the Pompano Brewing Company is the Applause Planner pick of the week, but this show is a close second. It’s a little further south – Fort Lauderdale, to be precise – and one day earlier, but it also boast plenty of popular local comics. Fans who visit Blue Jean Blues will be entertained by Chris Priester, Nadeem Awad, Terry Wayne and Raab Russell, among others. It’s a good lineup. And who knows, the bar may even have some leftover green beer.

T.J. Miller – Thursday, March 18-Saturday March 20, Palm Beach Improv
Performing an act that’s been described as a “one-man philosophical circus,” Miller has honed his act through 15 years of stage time. His stand-up specials appeared on Comedy Central and HBO. Miller is performing five shows, one on Thursday, two on Friday and two more on Saturday. Certainly should be entertaining.

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