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Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld in Broward, a new comedy spot in Delray and a former Florida's Funniest winner all have the Applause Planner's attention.

by Chuck king
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FORT LAUDERDALE – What is the deeeeeal with this week’s Applause Planner?

Well, it’s rather excited that one of the biggest names in comedy is ready to perform in South Florida.

Jerry Seinfeld will take the stage twice on Friday night at the Broward Center For The Performing Arts, with the first show starting at 7 p.m.; the second at 9:30 p.m.

Seinfeld ruled 1990s television with his self-titled comedy series. Simply put, the show about nothing was everything – becoming the very definition of must see TV on Thursday nights.

A few years after the show’s nine-year run, Seinfeld developed a new set of fans with his internet series “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.” In the series’ 10 years Seinfeld drank coffee and discussed the art of comedy with some of biggest names in the business.

But at heart Seinfeld is a stand-up comedian. His observational style endeared him to audiences in the 1980s and his jokes about every day life remain as sharp and relatable some four decades later.

Tickets prices to see Seinfeld begin at $67.50, but aftermarket prices can be significantly higher.

Comedy fans who can’t make either of these shows will receive a second chance. Seinfeld is scheduled to perform at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach on March 17-18.

APPLAUSE PLANNER – Plan On It

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3, 2023
Nadeem Awad – O’Connor’s Pub, Delray Beach
Start the new year in a new comedy venue – at least for one night. Sadman Comedy Productions brings laughter to one of Delray Beach’s most recognizable downtown spots for locals. South Florida favorite Nadeem Awad headlines the first show. Tim “Richie” Richmond, Chris Roe and Mike Cintron are scheduled to perform, with David Sadman serving as host. Showtime is 8 p.m. and while there is no cover charge, there is a two-drink minimum.

THURSDAY, JAN 4, 2023
Zach McGovern – Biergarten, Boca Raton
South Florida comedy fans loved New Yorker Zach McGovern during the pandemic, when he became a regular on the Palm Beach and Broward comedy scene. McGovern is once again making the trip south to the Sunshine State. The Sadman Comedy Productions shows at the Biergarten have grown into one of South Florida’s most established and reliably funny gatherings. Cindy-Ann Boisson will be the feature comic, with local favorite Nadeem Awad also on the bill. David Sadman serves as host. Showtime is 8 p.m. and there is no cover – though there is a two-drink minimum.

FRIDAY, JAN. 6 – SUNDAY JAN 8, 2023
Preacher Lawson – Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach
For those who can’t get enough of the Florida’s Funniest Comedian competition, the Preacher Lawson show is the perfect way to start the new year. Lawson, moved 20 times before the age of 10, but if you asked him what city he’s from he’d say Orlando, because that’s where he grew as a comedian. In 2015 Lawson won the Florida’s Funniest Comedian contest. Since then, Lawson appeared on season 12 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” He was the host of the Facebook Watch series “World’s Most Amazing Dogs” with George Lopez and Lisa Vanderpump. In 2019 Lawson shot his first stand-up special which premiered on BET+. He’s performing twice on Friday and Saturday, with one show on Sunday. Ticket prices begin at $25.

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