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Monday, 11 January 2010 14:02

Review: The Dumb Show at American Stage

The Dumb ShowOn a cold Sunday night following New Years day, 120 people gathered in the lobby of St. Petersburg's American Stage, many of them standing in the back or sitting on the floor, to watch Gavin Hawk and Ricky Wayne perform as The Dumb Show, improvising 60 minutes of comedy from the simple audience suggestion of a dumb New Year’s resolution: “loose weight.”

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The Big Bang Show Takes Place at NOVA 535Since June, the Tampa Bay area’s top talent has been competing in NOVA 535’s ongoing talent/variety show: The Big Bang Show. At 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 3rd, six months of competition will culminate in the season finale of this popular monthly event, with the final champion taking home the $1,000 grand prize.

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Got Jokes? ImprovGot Jokes? Improv will return to the Channelside Cinemas for a performance on Thursday, October 29th. Instead of playing a movie, one theatre will feature a live two hour improv comedy performance from Got Jokes?, Tampa’s up and coming improv group. The show will be live and interactive, drawing heavily upon audience participation. “It will be a movie experience beyond high definition,” says Daniel “Motown Pride” Jefferson, the founder of Got Jokes?

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Tim Conway will Perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall on February 6Five-time Emmy® winner comedian and actor Tim Conway will bring his friends Chuck McCann and Louise DuArt for one incredible night of classic stories and sketches to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 pm.  The production will include video screens for easy viewing. 

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The Big Bang ShowSince June, Tampa Bay’s hottest undiscovered talent has been competing to win a $1,000 prize in The Big Bang Show.

On Thursday, October 1st, and Thursday, November 5th, the five “Wild Card” winners from the previous shows will come back to compete for two slots in the Thursday, December 3rd finals.

The Big Bang Show is the wild ride of the Gong Show, the drama and suspense of American Idol, and the swank of a world-class live Vegas show combined into one fabulous evening.  The show is filmed live each week.

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Got Jokes? Improv Will Perform at Channelside Cinemas the Last Thursday of Every Month“Imagine you are taking your significant other out for another movie night,” says Daniel “Motown Pride” Jefferson the director of Got Jokes? Improv. “Once you get there you look to see what’s new. One of the movie selections catches your eye because it’s live interactive comedy for the same price as a movie ticket.”

That’s exactly what you will get at the Channelside Cinemas this Thursday, September 24th at 8:00pm. Got Jokes?, Tampa’s premier improv comedy group will be performing their live, interactive show at the venue the last Thursday of every month beginning in September. It will be a movie experience beyond high definition.

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Steven WrightAcademy Award-winning, Grammy® nominated comedian, actor and writer Steven Wright will bring his distinctly deadpan delivery of ironic, witty philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes and one-liners to the historical Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 8 pm. 

While performing the Boston area comedy circuit, Steven was first noticed by the producer of The Tonight Show and was invited to appear in 1982.  He so impressed host Johnny Carson and the studio audience that Wright was brought back less than a week later.  In 1985 Wright released his first comedy album I Have A Pony, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.  In 1989, he and fellow producer Dean Parisot won an Academy Award for their 30-minute short film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, directed by Parisot and written by Mike Armstrong and Wright.  He has also starred in a reoccurring role the television sitcom Mad About You and in 1990 his comedy special Wicker Chairs and Gravity aired. 

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Got Jokes will Perform at The Lodge in South Tampa on August 30thImprov comedy group Got Jokes? will perform at The Lodge in Tampa on Sunday, August 30th at 8:00pm.

Got Jokes? has quickly become known as one of Tampa’s hottest up and coming talent. The group is composed of talented and diverse stand up comics, spoken word poetry artists, improvisers and actors. The individual members of the group have performed on Wild 98.7, HBO Def Comedy, Bet Comic View, HBO Brave New Voices, USA Network. Got Jokes? has played three consecutive 300+ sold out shows at the Improv in Ybor City

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The Cast of Got Jokes? Improv Comedy GroupTampa's premier comedy troupe, Got Jokes? will return for a second show at The Lodge in Tampa. The group performed at this venue last month to great success.

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The Showcase Arts Foundation Inc. (SAFI), dedicated to creating theater arts performances in the Tampa Bay Area, is proud to present another of their interactive comedy, murder mysteries. This will be a fun filled evening of entertainment accompanied by the wonderful food and beautiful atmosphere of the waterfront restaurant Bon Appetit at the Harbor in Dunedin.

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