Jimmy Shubert Plays Side Splitters, 10/11-10/14
Tampa's Side Splitter's Comedy Club (12938 North Dale Mabry Highway) is excited to welcome Jimmy Shubert this weekend, October 11 through October 14.
Jimmy Shubert will perform on Thursday, October 11 at 8:30PM, Friday, October 12 at 8PM and 10:15PM, Saturday, October 13 at 6PM, 8PM, and 10:15PM, and Sunday, October 14 at 7PM. For ticket information, visit www.sidesplitterscomedy.com.
It was Jimmy's scene-stealing performance as the lollipop-sucking strip club bouncer in Columbia Pictures' GO, directed by Doug Liman (SWINGERS), that jumpstarted his film career in 1999. Since that auspicious debut, he has landed several roles in films such as Jerry Bruckheimer's COYOTE UGLY, Fox Searchlight Pictures' ONE HOUR PHOTO, starring Robin Williams, THE ITALIAN JOB starring Charlize Theron, Ed Norton, and Mark Walhberg, and MR & MRS SMITH, from 20th Century Fox, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. He can be seen in his recurring role on “King of Queens”, and has made numerous television appearances on shows such as “Heist”, “ER”, “Monk”, “Rude Awakenings”, “Angel”, “Once and Again”, “Lucky”, “Secret Service Guy”, “Youth In Revolt” and “Reno 911”.
In September of 2003, Jimmy realized one of his major career goals when he recorded “Comedy Central Presents: Jimmy Shubert” at the Hudson Theater in New York City, receiving rave reviews and a standing ovation from the discerning New York audience. With all he's accomplished, however, Jimmy is far from resting on his laurels, and consistently seeks to broaden not only his resume, but also his enviable well of life experience.
Growing up as the son of a Philadelphia detective wasn't easy for Jimmy, as he and his band of six brothers were always getting into trouble. Since Jimmy was the middle child, most of his childhood days were spent wearing "bloodstained" handme downs from his older brothers. He attended the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, majoring in Drama. It was from those experiences in acting class that Jimmy knew he wanted to be a performer. Always the class clown and entertainer, Jimmy would perform magic tricks for his friends and family. By the age of 15, he had become an accomplished professional magician. He later channeled all that energy into stand-up comedy.
Jimmy started performing right out of high school in Comedy Clubs around the Philly area. He later moved to Los Angeles and started working at the Comedy Store, performing and writing material for acts like Yakov Smirnoff, Jimmy Walker and Louie Anderson, and Andrew "Dice" Clay. It was the Comedy Store where he later met Sam Kinison, and they became friends after Jimmy drove his motorcycle onto the Comedy Store's main room stage and proclaimed to the startled Kinison, "Last call. By the way, your ride is here." Kinison liked Shubert's cockeyed chutzpah and included him as one of the original "Outlaws of Comedy" which he toured with for five years, playing major casinos in Las Vegas and other venues like the Universal Amphitheater in front of audiences as large as 6,500 people. This experience he says was more like "being a rock star than being a comedian."
For information about Side Splitters, including more information about Jimmy Shubert's performances and a full schedule of upcoming performers, visit www.SideSplittersComedy.com.