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Laughing On The Inside

Comedy on the Green moves inside, bringing comic Joe Fisch to the Mizner Park Culture Center on Saturday.

by Chuck king

BOCA RATON – The Comedy on the Green series is taking its act inside.

After three successful shows at the Mizner Amphitheater, Comedy on the Green producers Dave and Stephanie Siegel are moving to the Mizner Park Cultural Center in an effort to keep the laughs rolling while beating the heat.

“Summer in Florida is disgusting,” Dave Siegel said. “We like the venue, Mizner Park, but I think it’s a lot to ask people to sit in potentially 95 degree weather before the sun goes down in the summer time. It’s a temporary home.”

The indoor portion of the series – dubbed Comedy off the Green – launches on Saturday with veteran New York comic Jon Fisch headlining the show.

Friends from the Big Apple comedy scene, Siegel is a fan of Fisch’s clever and intelligent observational comedy.

“He speaks to me and is someone I think will do well here,” Siegel said.

Fisch recently released an album entitled “Hinged,” and his comedy special “Streaming Everywhere Special” can be viewed on YouTube.

“I’ll be sharing my honest take on where I’m at in my life and hope people can relate and laugh,” Fisch wrote in a text message.

Along with producing, Dave Siegel will serve as the night’s feature comic. Siegel, who has appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” also suggested the possible addition of a special guest.

Ticket prices for the 7 p.m. show begin at $35. Applause Break readers can enter the promo code “COTG22” when purchasing tickets to receive up to 15 percent off the price of their tickets.

The second Comedy off the Green show of the summer is scheduled for June 25, and will be headlined by Bonnie McFarlane.

Mike Vecchione, Christian Finnegan, and Kurt Metzger headlined the three outdoor shows. Dave Siegel hopes to return the series to its outdoor roots this fall.


“We hope that the brand builds to the point where the demand will be that we have it once a month, but it’s incredibly time consuming,” Siegel said. “We both work full time other than this. Right now the goal is to just build a show in the community that can rally up enough support so that we can do it every so often and get the crowds we want.”

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