DELRAY BEACH – Carl Rimi took a couple months away from the stage to work on his iPossessed movie.
Now he’s back, and South Florida comedy audiences are loving it.
Rimi killed at the CCW headquarters last month when he performed inside a wrestling ring. Tuesday’s gig will be much more intimate.
The South Florida veteran is headlining Tuesday’s show at the Wine House Social in Delray Beach. He’s atop a lineup that’s no joke. Perry Sak, Nadeem Awad and Anthony Terzo are also scheduled to perform, with David Sadman hosting. There’s also talk of a special guest performer – potentially another headline-quality comic dropping in.
This is only the third comedy show at the Wine House Social since its re-opening, but the venue has quickly become known as a comic’s room. Owners re-arrange the seating for the show, and there’s a great ambiance in the room.
The performers have also been top notch – and will be again this week.
Best of all, the show is free. The Applause Planner can’t think of anywhere else it would rather be on a Tuesday night.
Applause Planner – Plan On It
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Nick Colletti – Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach, 8 p.m.
Colletti stars alongside Jimmy Tatro in Facebook Watch’s comedy-hit, The Real Bros of Simi Valley, which will soon begin production of its third season. Online, Colletti has developed a massive fan base where he often posts videos and interacts with his nearly one million fans. Local comics Jackie Sanchez (feature) and Robb Kalert (host) will also perform. Ticket prices begin at $25.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
LA Hardy – Biergarten, Boca Raton, 8 p.m.
LA is in South Florida. Hardy brings his storytelling and social commentary on everyday life to Boca Raton for this Sadman Comedy Production. Hardy has appeared on Comedy Central, BET & FOX. Minda Mo and Chad Ridgely are also scheduled to perform, with David Sadman serving as host. The free show begins at 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Doug Canney – Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m.
Canney tours most of the year, but he’s chosen a spot near home to record his comedy special. The Sunrise Theater is the place for his spastic, fast-paced comedy that’s loaded with self-depreciating southern charm. Absar Siddiqui is the feature comic. Casey Peruski and Spaz McGoorty are also expected to perform. Audiences are advised to bring their COVID masks. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Spill The Beans Writer’s Edition – Undergrounds Coffeehaus, Fort Lauderdale, 8 p.m.
Tim Hanlon – one half of the Dope City duo – headlines this show offering some of South Florida’s best local comics. Nik Macik is the feature comic, with Matt Ross also performing and Fasil Malik serving as host. Only 40 seats are available. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Richy Leis – Monroe’s Red Light, West Palm Beach, 8:30 p.m.
Leis is a proven cruise ship comic who also teaches comedy classes. Gregg Crowe, Seetharaman, Mark Christopher, Jim Patterson, GMan, Robert Schlaff, Mariza Brussolo, Jenny Baitch and Chad Sahley are all scheduled to perform on this show, with Bobby Mac serving as host. It’s a free show, and a fine way to close the comedy week.