Laugh it up this Spring in Miami – Spring Comedy Preview
Nothing beats a good laugh, and Miami’s spring is set to be full of chuckles, giggles, hoots, snorts and belly laughs. From big-name celebrities to local stand-up comedians, this city has something for everyone.
Hard Rock Live
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
Date: March 22, 2012
Price: $45, $60, $75, $90
Hours: 8 p.m.
Former talk-show host, sitcom star and Hispanic comedian George Lopez hits Hard Rock Live tonight. Lopez hosted the “Lopez Tonight” talk show for two seasons and starred in the hit sitcom “George Lopez,” which ran for six seasons and can still be seen in reruns on Nick at Night. He has done voice-over work for major motion pictures including “Rio” and “The Smurfs,” and has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
Kravis Center (Dreyfoos Hall)
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Date: March 28, 2012
Price: $20 to $100
Hours: 8 p.m.
Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian Martin Short (SCTV, “Saturday Night Live”) comes to Miami for one night only. Short is a multi-talented comedian, actor and Broadway star with a long list of hits including “Three Amigos” and “Father of the Bride.” An uproarious comedian, Short promises plenty of belly laughs.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au Rene Theater
201 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Date: March 31, 2012
Price: from $100
Hours: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Actor, comedian, writer and producer Jerry Seinfeld, best known for his starring role in the television sitcom “Seinfeld,” brings his best to Fort Lauderdale this spring. Seinfeld’s ability to joke about the little things in life takes him to a level all his own and makes him accessible to all audiences. America’s premier funny man, Seinfeld is a native New Yorker and presents a memorable, hilarious show that audiences love.
Improv Comedy Club
3390 Mary St., Ste. 182
Miami, FL 33133-5225
Date: March 23 to 25, 2012
Hours: Fri and Sat – 8:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.; Sun – 8:30 p.m.
Nick Cannon is everywhere. A successful, multi-faceted entertainer in film, comedy, writing and music, Cannon has even worked as executive producer of his own TV shows. He has appeared on comedy shows including “The Dave Chapelle Show,” as himself, and most recently, “Up All Night” as Calvin. Cannon is full of talent and will blow the audience away any night.
Date: April 13 and 14
Hours: 8:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.
Comedian Eddie Griffin started his on-stage career on a dare. Griffin was a successful choreographer, but when his cousin dared him to go on stage at a local comedy club, his life changed. Comedy Central has named Griffin among the top 100 comedians of all time. He is also a gifted actor, dancer, choreographer and singer. Check him for two nights in April at the Improv Comedy Club.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
Date: April 15, 2012
Price: $30 to $80
Hours: 7:30 p.m.
Tony, Emmy and Grammy award-winning actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin‘s career spans 50 years. One of the greatest American heroes of comedy, Tomlin won her fame as a family friendly comedian. Although she officially came out in 2001, her sexuality and long-time partner Jane have been interwoven in her fun, honest comedy for decades. From “The Magic Schoolbus” to “Will and Grace,” Tomlin always guarantees a good time.
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