Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
October 28 and November 2
NBC’s top-rated television comedy competition show, Last Comic Standing, is launching a live tour, Last Comic Standing Live, and it’s making two stops in Florida. The first is at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Tuesday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m., and the second is at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on Sunday, November 2, at 8 p.m.
The Last Comic Standing Live Tour will feature Season 8’s winner as well as the top four finalists in live performances locally as well as more than 49 other cities throughout the U.S.
The most recent season of Last Comic Standing began this past summer with the top 100 comics in the country, who were chosen to audition by invitation only. The five chosen by judges Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters were:
Her trials and tribulations as a woman, mother, grandmother and lesbian have provided richcomic material for Carr, and she’s woven it all into fiercely funny performances. She has been entertaining audiences for 17 years at clubs, colleges and military bases all over the United States and the world.
A former truck driver and dock worker from the south side of Chicago, Rocky LaPorte has been doing stand-up comedy for the past 26 years. A store manager on his delivery route suggested he try comedy because he always made her laugh.
Joe Machi got into stand-up comedy because it felt great to make people laugh. Now an accomplished entertainer who has been making audiences laugh for eight years, Machi performed stand-up on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in 2012 and won the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition in 2013.
Rod Man, the “Georgia boy” with a laid-back style of storytelling, got hooked on comedy watching “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam,” and seeing the likes of Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker and the late, great Bernie Mac perform.
At the age of 19, Lachlan Patterson performed his first show at an amateur night in his hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. After several years spent learning the art of stand-up comedy, Patterson found his stride and began touring throughout Canada and the United States.
Tickets are available for purchase now and start from $38 for the Clearwater performance and $15 for the West Palm Beach performance. Tickets can be purchased by going directly to the venues’ websites, rutheckerdhall.com and kravis.org.
To learn more about Last Comic Standing, visit nbc.com/last-comic-standing.