Comedy

Experience the Mythical Magic with Internetainers Rhett & Link at the Florida Theatre

Experience the Mythical Magic with Internetainers Rhett & Link

We all have that one friend that gives us carte blanche to be silly, spontaneous, inappropriate, to gross each other out, and make each other howl with laughter. Pipe in some original music, scripted sequiturs, and point a camera at it, and that’s the genesis of Rhett & Link boiled down to its raw essence. Childhood friends, Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln “Link” Neal III capitalized on that chemistry, developing an inspired and hilarious YouTube channel that allowed them to embrace their shared brand of humor as “Internetainers.” “We coined the moniker “internetainer” very early on in our YouTube career. We …

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Stand Up Comedian of the Year Jo Koy Comes to the Florida Theatre

Jo Koy is finally getting the recognition he deserves. He’s sold out arenas, filmed a new Netflix special and was recently honored with the prestigious Stand Up Comedian of the Year award. But it’s the daily interactions with fans that alert Koy to his elevated celebrity status. On a cold Thursday in January while doing press in the carpool lane of an undisclosed highway somewhere in the continental US, a passing motorist trying to get his attention nearly ran him off the road. “It’s really weird. I’m just driving and he’s waving at me like a madman. I was going …

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Come Get Mis-carried Away with “Daily Show” Co-creator Lizz Winstead and her Lady Parts Justice League

Come Get Mis-carried Away with “Daily Show” Co-creator Lizz Winstead and her Lady Parts Justice League

For comedians, the best rule of thumb is to write what you know. For Lizz Winstead, her work is shaped by her perceptions, her experiences, and her role as a woman. She established Lady Parts Justice League to give women a louder voice and create a community for change. Laugh Lounge presents Lady Parts Justice League’s “You Should Smile More! And Other Man-Spirational Things” February 10th at , starring Winstead, co-creator of “The Daily Show” and featuring both Joyelle Johnson, of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and Jaye McBride, known for her work at the New York Comedy Festival. A …

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Stay Hungry: Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco Comes to Jacksonville

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For someone who lives by the motto “Stay Hungry,” Sebastian Maniscalco has a lot on his plate. The top-selling comedian is back on the road after a dizzying few years in which he became a first-time father, penned a best-selling book, sold out a record breaking five nights at Radio City Music Hall and filmed a movie with a cast so Italian it looks like a Goodfellas reboot. Maniscalco is enjoying the taste of success with his book and current stand-up tour. Both are aptly titled “Stay Hungry” as a reminder to take nothing for granted and to appreciate the …

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A Swingin’ Little Christmas: Jane Lynch, Kate Flannery and Tim Davis Come to Ritz Theatre

A Swingin' Little Christmas: Jane Lynch, Kate Flannery and Tim Davis Come to Ritz Theatre

This holiday season, Jane Lynch is traveling across the country spreading Christmas cheer. Instead of climbing into a sleigh like “you-know-who,” the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner is sharing a tour bus with her bandmates to bring her A Swingin’ Little Christmas album to the stage in a larger-than-life holiday showcase. “We’re doing a huge tour now and going all over the country in a tour bus. We hang out in airports, we hang out in hotel diners,” she says. “We know each other pretty well, and we’re all over 50, so there’s not going to be any crazy partying. …

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London Brown, From HBO’s ‘BALLERS’, is Doing It Real at Comedy Club of Jacksonville

London Brown feels at home on the stage. The electric energy from a good crowd lets him know when he’s had a good show. It’s that dude eyeing him from the back that makes him question if his set sucked, or if guy with the stink eye is hating on him because of the character he plays on the HBO series “Ballers.” “I was in a club and this tall black guy that looked like he just got out of prison two hours ago is starting me down from across the room,” he says, “He finally walks up to me …

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Comedian Paul Reiser Is Having “More Fun Than I Remembered”

BY EMILY BLOCH Paul Reiser is scrolling through old photos of himself and his youngest son, Leon, upon his wife’s request. In a few hours, they’ll be watching the 18 year old cross the stage for his high school graduation ceremony. “Very literally my life is passing through my eyes,” Reiser tells EU Jacksonville. “The hair’s getting grayer and the waist is getting wider.” On July 28, Reiser will take the Stage as part of a 10-stop stand-up tour. It’s one of two scheduled Florida performances, the first being in Clearwater. “I’m looking forward to coming to Florida in July …

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LOL Jax Film Festival Premiers Aug 4 at Sun-Ray Cinema

LOL Film Festival, Jenn Weeks, Events, Concerts, Theatre, Art, Happenings, Restaurants & All Things Jacksonville, Florida. EU Jacksonville Newspaper serves more than a million readers across Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, including St. Augustine, Orange Park, The Beaches, and Fernandina. Founded in 1978, our printed newsprint magazine and editorial news platform grants readers 24/7 online access to current events and happenings in their beloved River City on the First Coast of Florida. #eujax

Jacksonville, FL — It all started with a question while sitting in the back row of the Sun-Ray Cinema in Five Points, July 2016. “Think we can create a comedy film festival?” Monique Madrid asked her husband, filmmaker Adam Madrid. He did not answer her right away but instead pondered the question overnight before responding: he was onboard for the new adventure. From there, LOL (Laugh Out Loud/Love Our Locals) JAX Film Festival was born. The co-creators quickly recruited local stand-up comedian Jenn Weeks to host the event. Local filmmakers submitted their short films before the June 30, 2017 deadline …

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wellRED: From Dixie With Love​ is comedy for those who love all people, but also blowing shit up

wellRED: From Dixie With Love​, Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan and Corey Forrester

When one mentions intellectual comedy, it’s unlikely that your mind travels south of the Mason Dixon line. The comic trio of Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan and Corey Forrester are redrawing the boundaries of what it means to be smart and funny in the south. wellRED: From Dixie With Love​ is comedy for those who love all people, but also blowing shit up. It celebrates everything great about the South. It’s about loving your neighbor whether you have the same religion, skin color, or sexual preference, so long as they cheer for the same college football. It is about leaving behind …

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The Trail Mix of Comedy: Paula Poundstone Comes to the Florida Theatre

Paula Poundstone loves to play ping pong, even though she admittedly sucks at it. The comedienne recently spent an entire day playing ping pong with a revolving roster of competitors. If someone missed their scheduled time slot, she was ready to go head-to-head with an automated ball machine but thankfully, there was more than enough players to fill the nine-hour experiment in joy. “We used to have parties where we’d invite maybe 50 people or so and do a doubles tournament and pull names out of a hat. But I’m always so busy that I hardly get to play at …

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