Feb 21: As the star of the hit Broadway show The Illusionists, Trent’s interactive performances are part magic, part concert and part stand-up comedy


    Sept 24-26: The 27-year-old comedian from New York City has performed standup on Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party” and Just For Laughs Montreal’s “All Access” on the Comedy Network.


    Nov 9 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall


    Nov 7 at the Florida Theatre

Performing Arts Guide: Comedy

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Twice a year EU compiles all the performing arts events happening in the area and presents them to our readers in an easy to read list. Here we have the Comedy events that will be on Jacksonville stages from September 2015 to January 2016. We will have a new list in February 2016. We also have listings of Dance, Family, Theatre, Opera, Classical Music, Jazz, Tribute, Revue and other concerts. Make your plans and enjoy the show! 

Sept 3-6 DL HUGHLEY One of the most popular and highly recognizable standup comedians, DL can be heard nationwide on his own radio afternoon show, “The DL Hughley Show,” which is syndicated in 50 cities. He stars in his fifth standup comedy special “Reset,” currently airing on Showtime, and is a host of TBS’s newest game show “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host,” which airs on Tuesday nights. Comedy Zone | MORE INFO

Sept 10-12 DOV DAVIDOFF Named one of Variety’s Top 10 To Watch, he has performed on “The Tonight Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and has had his own Comedy Central specials, including a 1/2 hour special, and his one-hour special, Filthy OperationComedy Zone | MORE INFO

Bobcat Goldthwait

Sept 11-12 BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT Bobcat’s standup features hilarious riffs on politics, divorce, going broke, and his career as a writer and director of film. His show is a wild ride of fun, finding the funny no matter what the situation. Jacksonville Comedy Club | MORE INFO

Sept 17-19 BILL BELLAMY Bellamy earned a spot on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” where he notoriously coined the phrase “booty call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” was instantly one of the network’s top-rated specials. He hosted two seasons of NBC’s Emmy-nominated “Last Comic Standing.” Comedy Zone | MORE INFO

Sept 24-26 JOSH RABINOWITZ The 27-year-old comedian from New York City has performed standup on Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party” and Just For Laughs Montreal’s “All Access” on the Comedy Network. Comedy Zone | MORE INFO

WhoopiSept 26 WHOOPI GOLDBERG Whoopi Goldberg is one of a very elite group of artists who have won a Grammy, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, a Daytime Emmy and a Tony. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Oct 1-3 JOHN WITHERSPOON Witherspoon’s work spans over four decades including blockbuster movies, television shows, commercials and music videos. The Detroit-bred comic has proven that he is a Hollywood mainstay and continues to land coveted spots in some of America’s favorite movies and television shows. Comedy Zone | MORE INFO

Oct 2 BILL ENGVALL Star of ”The Bill Engvall Show” and a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Bill Engvall is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. It’s the quality of sharing the humor in everyday situations that has made Bill Engvall one of the top comedians today and among the busiest.  Thrasher Horne Center | MORE INFO

Oct 8-10 JOHN CAPARULO Known as the under-dressed everyman on the E! hit show “Chelsea Lately,” Caparulo has made multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Comedy Central Presents,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Next Generation of Blue Collar,” and as a standout performer in Vince Vaughn’s “Wild West Comedy Show.” Comedy Zone | MORE INFO

Oct 16 BO BURNHAM Singer-songwriter, musician, poet and actor, Bo Burnham is known for writing comedic and satirical songs with a politically incorrect slant. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Oct 18 JOHN CLEESE & ERIC IDLE Living legends and founding members of Monty Python, John Cleese and Eric Idle make their must-see return to the US in John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last… For The Very First Time. The tour will see the British icons perform unforgettable sit-down comedy. Cleese and Idle will blend scripted and improvised bits with storytelling, musical numbers, exclusive footage, aquatic juggling and an extended audience Q&A to craft a unique comedic experience. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Oct 22-24 ARIES SPEARS From being a regular on Fox’s “Mad TV,” starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and continually touring the country with his standup, Aries’s talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry. Comedy Zone | MORE INFO

Oct 24 KATT WILLIAMS Known just as much for his permed hair as he is for his animated performances and quick wit, comedian Katt Williams has been making his mark in Hollywood for over 12 years. Jacksonville Memorial Arena | MORE INFO

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Sarah Tiana

Oct 29-31 SARAH TIANA Sarah’s act emphasizes the thrills of growing up after “The War Of Northern Aggression” and trying to survive in the current battle of the sexes. Comedy Zone | MORE INFO

Nov 5-7 DONNELL RAWLINGS He was on Comedy Central’s award-winning and critically celebrated “Chappelle’s Show” as Ashy Larry, (70s, jheri-curled) Beautiful and numerous other characters. Comedy Zone | MORE INFO

Nov 7 PAUL REISER A seasoned actor, comedian, writer and producer, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO


Nov 9 LAVELL CRAWFORD Lavell Crawford is one of the hottest actors and comedians breaking out of the urban scene. Since taking second place on NBC’s ”Last Comic Standing,” he appeared in “Breaking Bad,” ”It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and made regular appearances on ”Chelsea Lately. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Nov 10-14 THE RICH GUZZI COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW Rich is part standup comic, part master hypnotist and part motivational speaker. Comedy Zone | MORE INFO

Nov 12-14 NICK DIPAOLO Nick Di Paolo is probably one of the most authentic voices, whether on or off stage. He’s referred to as a comic’s comic because there are no facades, no act. It’s all Nick Di Paolo, all the time. Shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rated R. Jacksonville Comedy Club | MORE INFO

Nov 13 GABRIEL IGLESIAS He is one of America’s most successful comedians. His standup comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Nov 19-21 JIM NORTON Comedian Jim Norton is a bestselling author, actor and radio personality. Comedy Zone | MORE INFO

Nov 30 CRAIG FERGUSON He has starred with Betty White and Marie Osmond in the ABC comedy, “Maybe This Time.” He appeared in “The Drew Carey Show” from 1996 to 2003, and earned Emmy nomination for the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” He is currently the host of “Celebrity Name Game.” Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Dec 3-5 ROD MAN Best known as the winner of “Last Comic Standing” Season 8, Comedian Rod Man is truly a gem in the World of Standup Comedy today. Comedy Zone | MORE INFO

Dec 13 BRIAN REGAN Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. Relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, Brian’s comedic style is the perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

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Adam Trent

Feb 20 MICHAEL FELDMAN’S WHAD’YA KNOW LIVE Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know? is live radio at its best. Host Michael Feldman entertains and amuses with his own brand of humor and comic asides as he enlightens with “All The News That Isn’t,” interviews guests, trades quips with members of the live studio audience and quizzes two lucky contestants vying for unique prizes during the Whad’Ya Know? Quiz, a general knowledge trivia quiz. Be a part of our live audience, talk to Michael on air and play the quiz! Florida Theatre | MORE INFO

Feb 21 ADAM TRENT: THE ILLUSIONISTS  As the star of the hit Broadway show The Illusionists, Trent’s interactive performances are part magic, part concert and part stand-up comedy. Florida Theatre | MORE INFO