Need to laugh? Check Out These Upcoming Jacksonville Comedy Shows

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After nearly two years of social distancing, lockdowns, vaccination warrants and face-covering arguments, we could all laugh or two.

Fortunately, the sites in the Jacksonville area are there for you.

Here are 10 comedies we can’t wait for:

Chelsea manager

7 p.m. Saturday, October 30 at the Times-Union Center. $ 56.68 to $ 166.68.

Handler arrives in downtown Jacksonville around the time the Georgia-Florida game ends on the streets. As you can guess from the name of the show – the Vaccinated and Horny Tour – Handler isn’t shy about talking about anything on stage.

A night of laughter

Five comics will honor the late Lee Strong, known onstage as Grandma Lee, on November 24 at the Comedy Zone.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 24 at the Comedy Zone. $ 20 to $ 25.

Lee Strong of Jacksonville began her acting career late in her life, but has made a big impact. Strong, known onstage as Grandma Lee, was in her 60s when she started and impressed the judges on “America’s Got Talent,” launching a career that took her to Las Vegas. She passed away last year, but the Comedy Zone is hosting a tribute night, featuring five comedians who worked with her on the road. Expect to cry a little and laugh a lot.

Following:Signs of Life: Arts Helping Jacksonville’s COVID Recovery

Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias is at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on December 3.

8 p.m. Friday, December 3 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. $ 40 to $ 70.

There aren’t many comedians who can make the headlines, but “Fluffy” is definitely one of them. He’s done Netflix specials, sitcoms, movies, and cartoons (he’s the voice of Speedy Gonzalez in the new movie “Space Jam”). He and Jacksonville have a long history together – he’s played here at least five times since 2010.

Lewis Black

Lewis Black is at the Florida Theater on December 18.

8 p.m. Saturday, December 18 at the Florida Theater. $ 35 to $ 75.

No one can rant like Lewis Blackcan (and you really don’t want to know the name of his fan club). He started his stage career as a serious actor, but turned to comedy in the late 1980s. He has been a regular contributor to “The Daily Show” for decades and has won two Grammy Awards.

Tim allen

Tim Allen is coming to Jacksonville in January.

8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Times-Union Center.

Buzz Lightyear, Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor and Santa Claus, all in one show! Allen made his debut as a stand-up comic, but has spent most of the past three decades on camera, appearing in sitcoms and “Santa Clause” movies, writing bestsellers, and building a car collection. world class.

Bill maher

Bill Maher is coming to the Florida Theater in January.

8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 at the Florida Theater. $ 66 to $ 125. Originally scheduled for June 28, 2020 and June 13, 2021.

Maher is a really funny guy, which means he can be really funny on really serious subjects. He was the host of “Politically Incorrect” and now stars in HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” where he brings politics and news to the front page in a way that makes you laugh or change channels.

Randy Rainbow

Randy Rainbow arrives at the Florida Theater in January.  The show has been rescheduled from August 28 and tickets for the original show will be honored.

8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Florida Theater. $ 35 to $ 75. Originally scheduled for August 28.

Rainbow is more of a satirist than a traditional stand-up comic, but no one is immune to its razor-sharp wit. He has an extremely popular YouTube channel, a memoir coming out next year, and 1.4 million Facebook followers, so he must be doing something right. It’s her Pink Glasses tour and, of course, you can buy a pair from her website to wear it to the show.

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah arrives at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in February.

8 p.m. Friday February 11 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. $ 32.09 to $ 350.

Noah, who has hosted Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” since 2015, is South African by birth and hilarious by nature. Noah returned to the stage in September for the first time since the pandemic began, so he’s pretty fitting for his Back to Abnormal tour.

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Steve Martin and Martin Short return to the Times-Union Center with bluegrass group Steep Canyon Rangers in March.

8 p.m. Saturday March 5 at the Times-Union Center. $ 91.50 to $ 223.50.

Individually, Martin and Short are two of the biggest names in comedy of the past half century. Together they make something really special (watch their Hulu series, “Only Murders in the Building”). Add in the Steep Canyon Rangers, a crack bluegrass band who have toured with Martin in the past, and it could be a really special night.

Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin arrives at the Florida Theater in April.

8 p.m. Saturday April 16 at the Florida Theater. $ 29.50 to $ 49.50.

Jacksonville is set for the final date of Martin’s I Feel Funny tour, so it will either be crisp and well rehearsed or totally beaten down by months on the road. He seems like a pretty smart guy on stage, and there’s a good reason for that – he’s a Yale graduate and has a straightforward, fast delivery that sometimes leaves you thinking about his latest joke while he’s halfway there. of the next one.

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