BOCA RATON – What had been a slow start to the comedic year picks up in earnest this week with a slew of quality South Florida comedy shows.
Of all the shows, Mike Vecchione’s appearance at the Farmer’s Table in Boca Raton on Thursday looks to be the highlight.
One of the nation’s top-rated comedians, the night serves as a homecoming for Vecchione, who attended Boca Raton High School but now lives in New York.
Vecchione’s return to Boca is part of Jennifer Hellman’s Lettuce Laugh series, which raises money for her Comics Crushing Cancer charity. Dan Long is the night’s feature comic, with Lalo Rodriguez announced as the host.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $30. Doors open at 7 p.m. to allow fans to order a sit-down dinner before the show. Dinner and drinks are not included in the ticket price.
This should be a funny night benefiting a good cause. What’s not to like?
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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2023
Mike Panzeca – Turtle Tavern, Delray Beach
Comic and comedy-school teacher Michael Panzeca headlines this monthly show at the Turtle Tavern in Delray Beach. Nadeem Awad and Josh Francis serve as the co-features, with show producer David Sadman hosting the night. The Turtle Tavern may appear to be an unlikely room for comedy, but shows there really pop. The free show begins at 7:30 p.m. There is a two-drink minimum.
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2023
Bobby Collins – Aventura Center, Aventura
Thursday will be a busy night for South Florida comedy fans. Bobby Collins is a veteran national comic who Bobby engages audiences across the country with his comedic characterizations. He’s worked alongside Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Drew Carey, as well as many others, and has appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Tonight Show” with both Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno. His CD “Out of Bounds” earned him a Grammy nomination. Tickets prices for the 8 p.m. show begin at $47.
John Wynn – Biergarten, Boca Raton
John Wynn began his comedy career in South Florida, but now plies his trade in Los Angeles – where he also teaches comedy classes. Wynn is back in South Florida for a bit, and will headline this Biergarten show in Boca Raton. Local favorites Nadeem Awad and Mark Christopher are the night’s co-features with show producer David Sadman serving as host. The 8 p.m. show is free, but there is a two-drink minimum.
THURSDAY, JAN. 19 – SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2023
Bryan Callen – Dania Improv, Dania Beach
Best known for his role s Coach Mellow on “Schooled” and “The Goldbergs,” Bryan Callen is an American actor, comedian, and podcaster. Callen has also appeared in such TV and films as “Kingdom,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Ride Along,” “Hangover 1 & 2,” and many more. A veteran headliner, Callen performs in theaters and comedy venues across the world, but most often can be seen at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His third one-hour comedy special, “Complicated Apes”, debuted in Spring 2019 and stayed on top of the comedy charts all year. He’ll perform once on Thursday, with two shows apiece on Friday and Saturday. Ticket prices begin at $27.