BOCA RATON – South Florida comedy fans eager to purchase tickets for December’s Laughing Spree Fest now have a date to circle.
The festival announced on Thursday that tickets for the two-day event will go on sale Sept. 9, and some lucky fans will win tickets before they can buy them.
As part of the festival’s countdown to ticket sale promotion, for the next week Laughing Spree organizers will be giving one person per day who RSVPs for tickets or subscribes on laughingspreefest.com two tickets for the Friday night show.
“We’ll be announcing the winners as we draw them,” organizer Mindo Mo said.
Tickets for Laughing Spree start at $65 for one show, with a full weekend pass costing $165. VIP packages will also be available, with costs for those yet to be announced.
It’s been two weeks since organizers officially announced the creation of The Laughing Spree Fest.
Set for Dec. 3-4 at Sunset Cove Amphitheater west of Boca Raton, Laughing Spree Fest, will offer three different stand-up comedy shows, all headlined by major national touring acts.
“It’s an overwhelming reaction of people being excited,” Mo said. “We see people all the time latching onto the event. I’ve never seen an event page grow so rapidly with local interest.”
Currently the festival is planned to be limited to 50 percent capacity, with COVID-safe precautions in place to keep festival attendees safe.
“There’s nothing like this going on in Florida, ever,” Mo said. “Mostly everything that’s out there from an event standpoint is either sport- or music-focused.”
Bryan Callen, a stand-up comic who is likely best known for his recurring roles on Schooled and The Goldbergs, is scheduled to headline Friday’s show. Jim Norton, a national radio host whose special “Mouthful of Shame” is streaming on Netflix, will headline one of the two Saturday shows. Laughing Spree has yet to announce the third headliner. In all, some 20 comics are expected to perform during the festival.
Laughing Spree’s entertainment isn’t limited to comedy. Florida DJs DJ Zog, DJ Collision, and DJ Slym, will keep the festival flowing between the three stand-up comedy shows. The event also includes artists, food trucks and a variety of villages for attendees to experience.
Comedy Now Productions, in conjunction with Big Idea Charities, is producing The Laughing Spree Fest.