Josh Blue to Return to Tampa's Sidesplitters Comedy Club, 8/15-18; Pete Correale Set for 8/22-25
Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa, Fla. (12938 North Dale Mabry Highway) has announced headliners Josh Blue and Pete Correale, coming up this weekend and next. Details below!
Appearing this weekend: JOSH BLUE August 15- 18
Josh Blue has been a fast-rising star since first appearing on Comedy Central's "Mind of Mencia" before gaining the attention and endearment of the country as a favorite on NBC's "Last Comic Standing." Josh is a diverse and triumphant individual - hilarious stand-up comedian, stand-out guest star on television, talented artist, and stellar U.S. Paralympic Soccer player - refusing to bow to any of the challenges that come from living with Cerebral Palsy. Blue jokes, "I realize that people are going to stare so I want to give them something to stare at." Josh uses his incredible sense of humor and versatile persona to defy stereotypes and encourage others to overcome their preconceived notions about people who are considered "disabled." His unique brand of "reverse teasing" affords him the great joy of "humbling condescending people."
Josh's stand-out performances at the 2004 Las Vegas Comedy Festival earned him $10,000 as Grand Prize Winner of the Royal Flush Comedy Competition. He has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, FOX News, and Fox Sports Net. In 2005, Josh emerged as a major force on the college circuit with Main Stage Showcases that garnered rave reviews and a helped earn him a nomination for BEST DIVERSITY EVENT OF 2006 by APCA. A Lewis & Clark College programmer remarked "Not only did Josh Blue receive a standing ovation, but he was the funniest comedian of the entire three day convention."
From comedy clubs and theater engagements to college campuses and corporate events, wherever he takes the stage Josh elicits a wildly appreciative crowd response. His uncanny ability to improvise with any audience coupled with comedic timing rarely found in a performer of his age has enabled Josh to rapidly develop a fan base across the country. His rise is perhaps best described by a well known club owner following a recent show when he exclaimed: "Josh is rolling like a ROCK STAR!"
Appearing next weekend: PETE CORREALE August 22 - 25
One of the most requested acts in the comedy chains, Pete Correale was recently named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Top 10 Comics To Watch. The debut showing of Correale's first one-hour Comedy Central special, The Things We Do For Love, scored highly in the network's key 18-24 male demographic. Among all viewers ages 18-49, The Things We Do For Love posted an impressive 96% retention rate. Pete is a veteran of the comedy club and festival circuit as well as television talk shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman and Last Call with Carson Daily. Correale has also taken his act international to Ireland's Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival and was invited to perform in London, England, on the BBC/Comedy Central show The World Stands Up. He appeared in 2008 and 2009 on the annual Jameson Comedy Tour and in April he headlined the historic first-ever Beirut Stand Up Comedy Festival in Lebanon.
For tickets and more information, call 813.960.1197 or visit www.SideSplittersComedy.com.
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