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The Resurrection Is Upon Us

The Applause Planner, along with almost all of the South Florida comedy community, is looking forward to Tuesday's premiere of "The Resurrection."

by Chuck king

DELRAY BEACH – It’s movie time for the Applause Planner, and the South Florida comedy community is invited.

Actually, most of the community will be there – many of them playing larger-than-life roles.

Tuesday night marks the premiere of Jim Patterson’s short film “The Resurrection.” It’s the third film in Patterson’s trilogy about the death of a comic and his path in the afterlife.

“There’s a message in this movie,” Patterson said. “There’s the silliness, but there’s a message that we hope people will get.”

Veteran comic Dean Napolitano wrote “The Resurrection” and is one of the stars. Some three dozen South Florida comics have cameo roles in the film. Most of those comics will be making their film debut.

“We involved basically the whole South Florida comedy community,” Patterson said.

The premiere showing occurs at the Movies of Delray on Tuesday. The red carpet party begins at 7 p.m., with the projector rolling at 9 p.m. Patterson and director Miguelito LaMorte kept the film’s duration to 30 minutes in part to keep it eligible for the short film category of film festivals.

Freddy Stebbins will serve as the event’s on-the-scene reporter, and his antics and interviews will be live streamed on Facebook.

The event premiere is a one-of-a-kind event that will bring the finest and funniest of South Florida’s comics together in one spot. It’s sure to be a good time.

There are still a few tickets available, and the proceeds benefit charity.

Let “The Resurrection” begin.


Dom Irrera – Dania Improv, Dania Beach
Blending a regular-guy presence with a relaxed, effortless delivery and high-level comedy, Dom Irerra is one of the nation’s elite comics. He’s made more appearances at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival than any other American comic. He has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Late Late Show,” and even “Oprah.” He’s taking the stage on Thursday, Friday and twice on Saturday. Ticket prices begin at $25.


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