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National comic Greg Hahn returns to Boca Raton for what the Applause Planner says is the must say South Florida comedy show of the week..

by Chuck king
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BOCA RATON – Wednesday marks a homecoming for national comic Greg Hahn.

Having attended St. Andrew’s High School and with family still living in the area, Hahn returns to South Florida somewhat frequently.

But Wednesday marks the first time he’ll perform at the Sadman Comedy Speakeasy Lounge, located above Arturo’s Ristorante on Federal Highway in Boca Raton.

A favorite of the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, few comics pack more energy into a show than Hahn. When he gets on a roll – which happens often during his sets – audiences often find it difficult to catch their collective breath.

That alone makes this show worth seeing.

Add to that the setting for the performance – an intimate room within one of South Florida’s finest Italian Restaurants – and this show simply shouldn’t be missed.

Fresh off his Palm Beach Improv headlining debut, Nadeem Awad is the feature comic. David Sadman of Sadman Comedy Productions is producing this show and will also host. There is also some rumblings of a special guest performer being added to the show.

There are many good looking shows this week, and the Applause Planner encourages South Florida comedy fans to see as many as possible. But if only one show is feasible, make it this one.

Applause Planner – Plan On It

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Doug Stanhope – Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach
Doug Stanhope’s website describes him as being vulgar, opinionated, brutally honest and shockingly uninhibited – and certainly not for everybody. But he’s most certainly funny. Chosen by both Variety and the Hollywood Reporter as one of the Top 10 Comics To Watch, Stanhope has released four CDs and three DVDs. Tickets are $45. Anyone who can’t make Monday’s show will have a second chance on Tuesday when Stanhope appears at the Dania Improv.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Jacked Up Comedy Show – Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach
Jackie Sanchez’s monthly shows at the Palm Beach Improv continue to grow in popularity. This one includes David Wayne, Joe Censabella, Jay Legend, Freddy Finnerty and, of course, Sanchez. Zach Bugarin hosts the show, which begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.

The Speakeasy Chronicles – Gatsby’s Joint, Fort Lauderdale
Broward County comedy fans who want to remain close to home don’t have to travel any farther than Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday. Robb Kalert headlines this show, with Tim Millican and Sarah Kenny also on the bill. Nileja produces and hosts this free show, which begins at 8 p.m.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Jim Florentine – Palm Beach Kennel Club, West Palm Beach
Jim Florentine is going to the dogs – and that’s great for South Florida. The Palm Beach Kennel Club has been the site of some sneaky-good comedy shows in recent months, the latest of which has Florentine coming to The Paddock. Florentine’s been entertaining audiences for nearly a quarter century, so he’s a proven commodity. The show begins at 8 p.m., with ticket prices starting at $20.

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Carl Rimi – Mathews Brewing, Lake Worth.
With a weekly open mic and monthly headliner shows, Mathew’s Brewing Company is quickly making a name for itself as a quality comedy venue. Carl Rimi headlines this month’s show, with Jackie Sanchez serving as a the feature comic. Stephanie Wood and Lalo Rodriguez – collaborators at their South Florida Comedy venture – will co-host this free show, which begins at 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Dexter Angry – Pompano Beach Brewing Co, Pompano Beach
Last month’s return of comedy to the Pompano Beach Brewing Company proved to be a huge success. The venue now boasts an indoor stage and solid sound system. Dexter Angry headlines the November show. The suddenly everywhere Nadeem Awad will feature, with Robb Kalert and Roxane McLeod also performing. Producer Charly Esturilho serves as host. The free show begins at 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Nadeem Awad – The Duck Tavern, Boca Raton
After a long layoff, comedy returns to The Duck. A neighborhood bar in the truest sense, The Duck offered some successful pre-pandemic comedy shows. Nadeem Awad was a staple of those shows, and he’ll be there again, this time as a headliner. Sean Harper, Drew Illa and Mark Christopher round out a strong lineup, with David Sadman serving as host. The free show begins at 8 p.m.

For the most complete listing of South Florida comedy shows, visit the Applause Break Events calendar. Know of a show missing from the list, click the “Submit Your Show” button near the top of the page to submit the show.

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