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The Applause Planner says you'll want to be there when Flip Schultz brings his universal humor to the upscale Sadman Speakeasy.

by Chuck king
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BOCA RATON – Flip Schultz is back in the country, ready to help South Florida comedy fans get over this week’s hump.

Performing regularly on cruise ships for the better part of the past couple months, Schultz headlines Wednesday’s Hump Day show at the Sadman Comedy Speakeasy Lounge above Arturo’s Ristorante in Boca Raton.

Comedy fans who’ve yet to enjoy a show at the Sadman Speakeasy are missing out on one of South Florida’s best comedy experiences. It’s an intimate show in venue that offers some of the best Italian food around.

On top of that, Schultz is one of South Florida’s top comics. He spent much of the past couple decades in Los Angeles working with the likes of Dana Carvey. The pandemic prompted Schultz to head back to the Sunshine State, elevating an already robust South Florida comedy scene.

Schultz is a favorite because his jokes entertain fans of all ages, races and creeds. His punchlines are universally funny.

Local favorite Nadeem Awad will be the feature comic, and Josh Rosen will bring his cast of impersonations to the Sadman Speakeasy for the first time ever. Show producer David Sadman serves as host. And these shows usually offer some surprises.

There are plenty of great shows this week – as noted below. None better than this one.

APPLAUSE PLANNER – Plan On It

MONDAY, JANUARY 24
Bobby Mac Tribute – Monroe’s Red Light, West Palm Beach
Comic and producer Bobby Mac died unexpectedly in early January. South Florida comics are rallying to raise money for his family. Jimmy Shubert and Flip Schultz co-headline the show. Nadeem Awad, Roscoe Nash, David Sadman and Mike Panzeca are also expected to perform. The event is held at Monroe’s Red Light, adjacent to the strip club. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25
Shamrock Comedy Club – The Field, Fort Lauderdale
Gilbert Gottfried has been one of the most recognizable names – and voices – in comedy for more than 30 years. On Tuesday he’ll be performing in one of Fort Lauderdale’s most unique comedy settings. The entire Shamrock Comedy Club show is stacked. South Florida locals Lisa Corrao and Carl Rimi are co-features. Natalie Perlin will host. Ticket prices range from $20-$50.

Matt Bellak – Winehouse Social, Delray Beach
One half of the Dope City Comedy Tour, Matt Bellak is back in South Florida for this free Tuesday night show. The performance also marks the return of Sadman Comedy Productions to the Winehouse. Nadeem Awad, Mark Christopher and Orlando Gonzalez are also scheduled to perform, with producer David Sadman serving as host. The venue is a little on the smallish side, but comics rave about performing at Winehouse. Get there early for a good seat.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26
Laughs And Crafts – Brass Tap, Pembroke Pines
Comedy and craft beer come together on this Wednesday night. Mike Cintron, Nik Macik, Eli Rodriguez, Ed Colbourne, and Hennessy Williams are scheduled to perform, with producer Nileja serving as host. The free show begins at 8:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28
Gold Coast Comedy Tour – Pompano Beach Brewing, Pompano Beach
Producer Charly Esturilho has been putting together some sneaky-good shows of late, and here’s another. The Gold Coast Comedy Tour rolls into Pompano Brewing with Nik Macik, Riley Edwards and Connie Fernandez on board. Esturilho is also scheduled to perform with veteran comic Lalo Rodriguez serving as host. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $10.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 28 – SATURDAY, JANUARY 29
Jeff Dye – Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach
National touring comic Jeff Dye impressed at last month’s Laughing Spree Fest. Now, he’s back in town as a headliner. Dye starred in “Better Late Than Never” and is currently on “I Can See Your Voice.” South Florida favorite Dan Long will also perform as part of these shows. Dye and company are performing four shows over two days, with tickets costing $22.

For a complete listing of this week’s South Florida comedy shows, visit the Applause Planner Events page.

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