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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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4 Decades In Comedy: Sinbad Reminisces About Military, Bill Cosby & Donald Trump

In a lot of ways, Sinbad owes the success of his career to the United States military. Back in 1981 when the comedian, known then as David Atkins, was in the Air Force, he competed in a talent contest on base. He got some laughs, enough to keep getting back on the stage. But it was his failure to make the Air Force basketball team that prompted Sinbad to develop the style that would eventually frame his 30-plus year career in stand-up, television and film. “That was the first time I really got serious about comedy,” he says. “Up until …

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Laughs & Riffs – The A-Train Experience

Duval-based comic calls on comedians and musicians alike to get all aboard his entertainment express at Jax Comedy Club If you are at all intimate with the stand-up scene in Jax, then you are most certainly familiar with Jacksonville’s own professional jokester, . He’s been performing here “all his life,” starting out as the “funny kid” and, now into adulthood, opening for many notable national acts such as , , and . If you cover the Jax yuk-yuk scene as I do, he is as much of a fixture in greenrooms as is neurosis. The always affable and down-to-earth comic …

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Elayne Boosler – Living Comic Legend Comes to the Comedy Club of Jax

Venue: Comedy Club of Jacksonville Date: January 29-31(8:04pm each night; 10:10pm the 30th and 31st) Tickets: $15-20 Contact: www.jacksonvillecomedy.com ************ In the world of stand-up, honestly needs no introduction. She is one of those few talented comedians who has been doing it so well for so long that her name is now simply synonymous with the craft. Performing on stage since the 70s, artistic renditions and signed publicity photos of her are fixtures at just about any chuckle hut of note throughout the country. Most importantly for me, she once sat on Dr. Jonathan Katz’s couch back in the 90s …

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