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Napolitano Speaks Easy

Den Napolitano is back in Boca Raton by popular demand, headlining Wednesday's show at the Sadman Speakeasy. Matt Bellak, Flip Schultz and Jackie Sanchez also highlighted by the Applause Planner.

by Chuck king

BOCA RATON – Dean Napolitano played the first Sadman Comedy Productions show at Arturo’s Ristorante in Boca Raton.

That was late in 2020 – before the launch of the Sadman Comedy Speakeasy Lounge, located above Arturo’s.

Now Napolitano is returning to Boca Raton on Wednesday to perform for the first time at the Sadman Speakeasy.

“Dean had tremendous success on the first show that we did at Arturo’s in the main dining room downstairs,” show producer David Sadman said. “Management and the audience/clientele of Arturo’s has been asking for him to come back ever since.”

Napolitano headlines a show that includes feature Jay Guy – one of the most underrated South Florida comics – and guests Dan Wilson, Avi Liberman and Chad Ridgely. Sadman is also scheduled to perform, with Bruce Smirnoff serving as host.

Tickets for the intimate show are $25. Arturo’s created a special menu for the show but attendees are also welcome to order off the full menu – which has some unbelievable offerings. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m., with the performance starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Sadman Speakeasy shows have been among the best South Florida comedy shows this year. There’s no reason to believe this show won’t keep the tradition going.


Matt Bellak – Monday, May 17, The Whistle Stop Public House
The Whistle Stop in Boca Raton is making its first foray into South Florida comedy. Matt Bellak is an example of a South Florida comic making a name for himself on a national scale. He’s returning to Palm Beach County to play this show. There’s also a strong supporting cast of local comics, including Michael Cintron, Drew Illa, Nico Bolling, Stephanie Wood, Rodney Badger and Nick Macik. It’s the first comedy show at the venue. Tickets are free, and the performance begins at 8 p.m.

The Jacked Up Comedy Show – Wednesday, May 19, Palm Beach Improv
Jackie Sanchez brings her Jacked Up show back to the Palm Beach Improv. She’ll be hosting a show that features Farzin Moradi, Jordan Garnett and John Jacobs. Sanchez has quickly become one of the biggest names in South Florida comedy, and these shows at the PB Improv have been well received. Tickets are $10, with a two-drink minimum. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Sunshine State Comedy Show – Wednesday, May 19, The Dubliner
Gina Savage and Johnny Azari have assembled another strong group of comics for this week’s Dubliner show. Lalo Rodriguez, Matt Ross, Jared Stein, Reese Banke, Randy Vega and Esther Ku are scheduled to perform. And the Dubliner offers $5 whiskey specials. The show begins at 8 p.m.

Cedric The Entertainer – Friday May 21 – Sunday, May 23, Palm Beach Improv
The name says it all. Cedric is one of the best known entertainers in showbiz. He’s coming to Palm Beach County to play six shows in three days. The first show, Friday at 7:30 p.m., and the two Saturday shows are sold out. There’s still a late show on Friday and two shows on Sunday. Tickets are $45.

Team Felber Comedy Fundraiser – Sunday, May 23, The Brewhouse Gallery
One night after playing Respectable Street in West Palm Beach, Flip Schultz travels north again to headline the fundraiser for Team Felber, which raises money to help cancer victims pay bills. Wayne Felber and Jim Moran are also performing. Tickets are $10 and available through Eventbrite

For a complete listing of South Florida Comedy shows, visit the Applause Break Events Calendar.

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