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Dean Napolitano returns to South Florida to headline Jennifer Hellman's Lettuce Laugh show on Thursday - the Applause Planner Pick of the Week,

by Chuck king

NORTH PALM BEACH – Dean Napolitano is one of the nation’s best comics. Jennifer Hellman produces some of the best comedy shows in South Florida.

On Thursday the duo combines to create the Lettuce Laugh show, which also benefits the charity, Comics Crushing Cancer.

Let’s see. Truly funny, well produced and benefits a great cause? What’s not to like?

This is the third of Hellman’s Lettuce Laugh shows at the Farmer’s Table in North Palm. Hellman’s already displayed the ability to get big names – Dale Jones and Mike Vecchione performed in the first two shows – to play in this magnificent setting with a golf course view.

And as a bonus, one of South Florida’s top local comics, Jackie Sanchez, is also scheduled to perform.

Hellman always has multiple sponsors for the show, which leads to wonderful door prizes and giveaways. And money raised from the show benefits Hellman’s non-profit organization Comics Crushing Cancer, which helps people dealing with cancer by paying for incidental unexpected costs (lost wages, utility bills, clothing) associated with battling cancer.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. Tickets for the event are $25 and if the last two shows are any indication the room will be packed, so it’s advisable to get tickets in advance.

Anyone who’s seen Napolitano perform knows the night will be entertaining. Anyone yet to see Napolitano, this is the perfect time.

Applause Planner – Plan On It

Dope City Comedy Tour – Wednesday, June 2, Palm Beach Improv
Matt Bellak and Tim Hanlon ride again. In recent weeks Bellak has been providing snippets of his comedy routine during the Monday shows he produces at Boca Raton’s Whistle Stop. For this show he’s back with Dope City Podcast co-host Hanlon, providing a full night of entertainment. These South Florida guys are heading back on the road shortly, so don’t miss this opportunity to see them together. Tickets are $20.

Speakeasy Chronicles – Wednesday June 2, Gatsby’s
Local young comic John Loveless gets top billing on this one. Fasil Malik and the soon-to-be-departed-to-LA Kaycee Conlee are also scheduled to perform, with Nileja hosting. This is a more-than-viable option for South Florida comedy fans who live in Broward County.

Tommy Davidson – Thursday, June 3 – Sunday, June 6, Palm Beach Improv
South Florida comedy audiences have six opportunities to see one of the nations most versatile performers. Davidson gained national attention as an original cast member of In Living Color. His resume includes three Showtime comedy specials. Recently Davidson appeared in the award-winning documentary, I Am Comic, which also featured Tim Allen and Lewis Black. He was also part of Dying Laughing, with Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman. He’s a heavy hitter. Go see him.

For the most complete listing of South Florida comedy shows, visit the Applause Break Events Calendar.

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