New Comedy Open Mic Starting on Saturday Nov. 7th at Mikki Vs in Winter Springs

Come on out to our newest Comedy Open Mic in Winter Springs just North of Orlando for an incredible treat on Saturday Night starting at 8pm.
There will be a happy hour, half priced blue chips and a ton of great comedians to boot such as Carmen Vallone and Richie Weissinger.

The location will be at Mikki Vs ( they have amazing deals and entertainment every night – go to http://MikkiVs.com )

Sign up for a spot at http://CentralFloridaComedy.com or email them directly at centralflcomedy@gmail.com

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Have a great Halloween!

Open Mic Comedy in Orlando

Mikki Vs and Central Florida Comedy presents Open Mic Comedy every Saturday at Mikki Vs in Winter Springs

~Chris

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A Swell Place for Great Live Comedy in Orlando – Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows

The Orlando Comedy scene has become quite expansive. As locals begin to realize that Orlando has one of the strongest live stand up comedy scenes in the South, more and more people are coming out to see live and hyper-local acts.The Orlando Comedy Festival at Sleuths had a healthy start with a lot of great local and some national acts.

Over the next few weeks, I will discuss in detail the slew of new comedy show venues on the scene. For starters, however, I would like to thank a great location for Comedy Shows In Orlando, Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows located at 8267 International Drive (the heart of tourist central for Orlando). This comedy venue is committed to bringing local talent to the forefront with Kevin White’s Stand up Spotlight featuring Central Florida’ brightest up and coming stand up comedians. There is also Orlando Longest Running Improv Show, Todd Feren’s Mama’s Comedy Show.

Mama’s Comedy Show is every Friday Night at 10pm and its only $10 ($5 if you attend Sleuths Mystery and Comedy Dinner Show)

Stand Up Spotlight is every Saturday Night at 10pm and its only $5.

The dinner shows happen every night at 7:30pm and they have 11 currently in rotation.

The event space at Sleuths is also incredible and available to rent for a variety of events. In the past they have held blogger and city development conferences.

This is why they were the ideal venue to produce and host the 1st Orlando Comedy Festival this past September 29th – October 2nd, 2011. They are gearing up for their second Orlando Comedy Festival in the Fall of 2012. Details will be on this blog soon.

If you have any questions about Sleuths regarding their array of comedy and magic shows in Orlando or to plan an event of your own in one of their beautiful spaces, call them at (407) 363-1985 or (800) 393-1985
email Sales Manager Ben Wavell at info@sleuths.com
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Thanks for taking some time out of your hectic schedule and enjoy a Dinner Show Coupon
Chris Romero
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Late Bloomer Success Stories

If you are an older artist (Comedian, Writer, Actor, Director, Painter, Musician, etc) or businessman (or both) and feel you are past your prime without all of the success you want. It is all still possible as long as there is oxygen being pumped through your beating heart.

(From Author and Monologuist Dennis Leroy Kangalee
with some help from his friend Chris Romero)

Let this be an inspiration and comfort:

1. Author FX Toole didn’t “make it” until 69, when he was finally published by a literary magazine, eventually getting an editor to help promote and support his work. One of his stories Clint Eastwood adapted years after the author died and made into “Million Dollar Baby.” Born as Jerry Boyd, he was a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer and ringside “cut man” who battled rejection slips for 40 years before becoming a literary sensation at age 70 with a collection of boxing short stories titled “Rope Burns.”

2. Bukowski didn’t actually start formally and seriously writing poetry until he was 35. He retired from the post office in his fifties when he wrote his first novel, Post Office, and was published by a large press. By his sixties he was finally deemed “successful.”

3. Melissa Leo didn’t gain any kind of economic success as an actress until “Frozen River” and she was catapulted into the limelight, at the age of 50.

4. BAFTA winning British actress Liz Smith

did not become a professional actress until the age of 50

5. Kathryn Joosten

(Desperate Housewives) started acting professionally at the age of 42. She worked as a nurse before that.

6. Judd Hirsch started acting at the age of 36.

7. Zelda Rubinstein was 48 before she had her first starring role, and is more known for her “debut” in

Poltergeist in 1983.

8. Brian Dennehy started acting at the age of 38.

9. Grandma Moses starting painting in her 70’s.

10. Bill Traylor started drawing at age 83.

11. Van Gogh was around 40 when he started to seriously consider being a painter.

12. Colonel Sanders began Kentucky Fried Chicken while in his 60s, finally earning success as a businessman…

13. Taikichiro Mori was in his mid-50’s when he finally founded a business that earned him great financial rewards, in fact one of the richest men for a year or two in the world.

14. Japanese Dancer Kazhuo Ohno was 43 before he gave his first professional dance recital in 1949. Ten years later later he formed the Butoh Dance movement with his partner, becoming one of the most innovate contemporary arts dancers in the world…

15. Many notable directors started even later: Robert Bresson, Jacques Tati and Takeshi Kitano directed their first features at 42.

16. Eric Rohmer did not become a full time director until his late 40s.

17. Mary Wesley might be a classic example. She wrote two children’s books in her late fifties, but her writing career did not gain note until her first novel at 70, written after the death of her husband.[59]

Harriet Doerr published her first novel at age 74, and went on to great praise.[60]
A possibly more well known example might be Laura Ingalls Wilder. She became a columnist in her forties, but did not publish her first novel in the Little House series of children’s books until her sixties.[61]

18. Charles Bukowski published his first novel at age 49 after a lengthy career working odd jobs and then at a post office.[64]

Richard Adams’s first novel, the bestseller Watership Down, was published when he was in his fifties. Anthony Burgess, the novelist best known for A Clockwork Orange, published his first novel at age 39. William S. Burroughs was also 39 when he published his first novel, Junky. The Marquis de Sade published his first novel, Justine, after turning 51. Henry Miller published his novel Tropic of Cancer at 44. Raymond Chandler published his first short story at 45, and his first novel, The Big Sleep at 51.

19. Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (aka Jack Roy) was nearly 40 years old when he had his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Come and see some of the country’s best comedic talent in one of the best comedy towns in the nation at The Orlando Comedy Festival

Now is their time to shine.

Wednesday Open Mics in Orlando – a 2fer!

Wednesday Nights have a life of their own. Get out and work on your sets or come out and enjoy some of Florida’s Funniest Comedians at not one but 2 open mics in Orlando:
Bonkerz Comedy Club at Boardwalk Bowling (This can lead to possible Hosting gigs with Bonkerz!)
10749 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL
407-629-2665
www.BonkerzComedy.com
Show up, sign up at 8pm, show at 9pm 7-10 minutes
Hosted by Carmen Vallone & Friends

Then Head to the

COCO LOCO CANTINA
in Winter Park right next door to Spatz for an Open Mic that starts at 10:30pm
@1051 West Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

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Celebrate St. Patty’s Day all Weekend Long!

Hello Irish Folk!
So here we are on St. Patty’s Day 2011. It is a Thursday Night! There is one place that I know of this evening where you can laugh till you jig and that is at Mojo’s Bar and Grill where you get to see 8 comedians have a good ole fashioned “Joke Off”. Completely unscripted, 8 comics will riff on topics chosen in front of a live audience. There is a 10 dollar cover but you will get in for free if you wear green. Shawn Banks will Headline the evening and Carmen Vallone will Host. Come and Check it out!

An Irish Joke Off at Mojo’s Bar and Grill

After you get up with a hangover on Friday the 18th, chug the rest of your green beer and head over to see one of the best comics in the country at Boardwalk Entertainment on Colonial with Orlando native Tom Rhodes

Or perhaps you would like to see who the best new comic coming out of Central Florida is and support a great cause ( Standing up against Domestic Violence ) while doing so. Then Head to Osceola Heritage Square Park and see Stand Up Against Domestic Violence – Become Central Florida’s Best Comic with national headliner Henry Cho.

You want to laugh some more, well then on Saturday the 19th head over to the Stand Up Spotlight as they present the “In Your Face Tour” at Sleuth’s Dinner Theater at 10pm with special host Michael Bach, a guest spot by Tim Murphy (keep showing the Irish love), Charlie Bowie and Allison Johnson.

Check out John Witherspoon Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Bonkerz may have a show closer to you this weekend so check them out!

Sunday Evening, JMR productions puts on a show unlike any other featuring the Improv Comedy Group The 3 Cabanegroes

We would like to take this time to honor the memory of a great comedian based out of Clearwater, Florida who passed away earlier this week. James Vernon was a great comedian who overcame extreme amounts of diversity to make people laugh while making sense of his personal life. Thank you for your time on this planet James. You will be missed.

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Thank you all and drink your ASS off this weekend while seeing some great comedy.

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This Weekend in the World of Orlando Comedy 3/10 – 3/13

There is a LOT happening in the world of Central Florida Comedy this weekend so lets get to it:

This Thursday 3/10, Friday 3/11, Saturday 3/12 and Sunday 3/13 Al Jackson will be at the Orlando Improv!
http://theimprovorlando.com/

This Thursday 3/10 Carmen Vallone Hosts his show “The Joke Off” at club Mojo in Downtown Orlando which offers a chance for comedians to riff on various topics with a chance to win an opening spot for Louie Anderson at his Bonkerz Room in Las Vegas!
Bonkerz Comedy Clubs

Bonkerz Comedy Clubs will also have a slew of great shows this happening this weekend.
http://bonkerzcomedyclub.com/ including Al Yountz and James Vernon.

…And A Very Special Mention to RAW DOG COMEDY and their awesome show POOLSIDE COMEDY
@ Captain’s Cove Restaurant
4380 Carraway Place
Sanford, FL 32771
Fri & Sat – March 11th & 12th @ 8pm
$5 in advance, $8 at the door. FULL BAR & FULL MENU
with HEADLINER and co host of the El Chupa Podcast on RAMPANT RADIO — – PEDRO LIMA from NBC and Rooftop Comedy. Hosted by Pete Van and put together by Raw Dog Comedy and your boy Vince Taylor!!
Go like them @ facebook.com/rawdawgcomedy for free passes!!

In West Kissimmee, there is a show with the “3 Cabanegroes” (Tylernol, Jared Blake and a guy I ave never heard speak) from JMR Comic Productions that starts at 7pm at The Stage Door Pub on 192 (close to US 27) . Comics are welcomed to come down and so time before the main act takes the stage.

Feel free to post any edits, updates or questions. Email us at floridacomedy@yahoo.com to promote your event or get some more info.

Also, there is a need for comedy workshops so if you know of any or want to get one going, please let us know so we can promote it. Thank you Central Florida Comedy Lovers!!

Welcome to our new family over at http://whats2hot.com! This is where you can find out everything that’s worth checking out in Central Florida.

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Thank you all and laugh your ASS off this weekend.

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