The Comedian’s Ball, which kicked off on January 22, is a three-part comedy contest featuring the region’s top comedians competing for cash prizes. On each of the competition nights (the other dates are February 5 and February 19) comedians compete and the night is capped off with a regional headliner. The winning comedian will be awarded the opportunity to open for national headlining act Gilbert Gottfried.
Regional headliners already confirmed include LA Hardy (February 5) and Frank Del Pizzo (February 19).
Hardy has been seen and heard on BET’s Comicview, Comic’s Unleashed and XM Radio, while Del Pizzo draws from 10 years of experience as an auto mechanic for his material.
Among the Emcees scheduled for the forthcoming shows include Theresa Carissimi, Danny Mahar and Max Mosquito.
A portion of the proceeds generated from the Comedian’s Ball will benefit Edge of Southwest Florida, a non-profit youth leadership organization based in Fort Myers. Edge will sell “People’s Choice Award” ballots for $1 and the winner gets $100 free play at the casino. Additionally, proceeds from beer sales will be donated to the charity.
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