Comedy Key West presents Mike Cronin

It's been a while, blog, but I'm back. This week, stand up comedian Mike Cronin joins Comedy Key West for two shows on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday's show, called Kibbles & Bits is at the Little Room Jazz Club, is our first benefit show for Pawadise Pet Rescue. Starting at 9, we'll have a crew of local comedians telling their favorite dog and cat stories with Mike doing the guest spot. On Thursday, at the Bottlecap's Blue Room, Comedy Key West presents the 31st Show of the Downward Dog Comedy Showcase starting at 8:30 with Mike as the headliner. Here's a little bit more about Mike Cronin. 

Comedian Mike “Meat” Cronin is a self-deprecating guy’s guy who happens to also be a fantastic writer with a truly original voice. Mike spent several years honing his craft at clubs and colleges near his hometown of Cincinnati before relocating to Chicago, where he hosts the popular showcase, “Best Night Ever.” Mike performed at the inaugural Limestone Comedy Festival and has opened for Bo Burnham, Tommy Johnagin, and Tom Segura. 

When their schedules permit, Mike and a rotating group of his closest friends in stand-up tour nontraditional venues as the Best Buds of Comedy. Along with Best Buds tourmate and frequent collaborator Alex Stone, Mike co-wrote and co-directed the music video for “The Hipster Song,” which has been viewed over 900,000 times on YouTube.

After attending one of Mike’s live shows, the New Times Broward-Palm Beach raved that his “testosterone-friendly jokes about beards, lazy masturbation, and sh**ting his pants were presented so deftly, he even had the ladies laughing.” Mike is pretty sure that was meant a compliment. 

He is currently on the road to support his debut album “Hot For Too Long” (Rooftop Comedy Records), which premiered in the top five of iTunes’ comedy album charts.

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Comedy Key West Presents Corey Rodrigues

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, Comedy Key West presents Boston-based comedian Corey Rodrigues at the Bottlecap's Blue Room. 

For the past few years, Corey Rodrigues has been racking up comedy competition victories. Once you see him on stage you'll see why. Corey's conversational storytelling tone puts audience members at ease and then, when their guard is down, he pummels them with punch lines. Rodrigues combines comedy from his own life and the lives of those around him. Mix that with a hilarious point of view he's able to talk about just about anything. Corey is national touring college comedian that was the winner of the Catch a Rising Star and Funniest Comic in New England competitions. He can be heard on NPR and Sirius XM and seen on Laughs and Gotham Live television shows.

Purchase you tickets to the only weekly stand up comedy show in Key West and the Florida Keys right here. 

Comedy Key West presents Pete Costello

On Thursday, February 23, Comedy Key West presents Pete Costello at the Bottlecap's Blue Room. The doors open between 7:30 and 8, and the show starts promptly after 8:30. 

Pete Costello is one of Boston’s classic comedic performers.  During the last fifteen years Pete’s experience consists of college campuses, comedy and night clubs, fundraiser events, organization performances, and numerous acts throughout the country.

Pete’s material appeals to both young and old and he associates humor with everyday occurrences.  

Whether it happens in his own life experience or that of others, Pete has a creative mind and the talent to create humor in any situation.

Comedy Key West presents Dan Boulger and Alvin David!

Thursday, February 16, at 8:30pm Comedy Key West presents five terrific Key West locals and Boston-based comedians Dan Boulger and Alvin David. 

Dan Boulger

Dan Boulger began his comedy career in late 2004 only one week into his freshman year of college. Quickly becoming a favorite in the New England area Boulger started performing nationally after winning the Boston Comedy Festival in 2006 at the age of 20.

He has since received recognition from both audiences and industry alike having performed on Comedy Central, The BBC, and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, and most recently has made multiple appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen.

Alvin David

Big Al is like the most delicious cocktail an audience has has ever tasted. Imagine a Las Vegas lounge singer with killer jokes where the songs would be. Then, add a frenetic stream of consciousness, driven by a seemingly drug induced pace. Sprinkle in a genuine love of the game. Now garnish with groovyness.  Serve cool.....really cool 

Comedy Key West presents Patrick Garrity

On Thursday February 2, 2017, Comedy Key West presents Patrick Garrity at the Bottlecap's Blue Room. 

After starting comedy at an early age Patrick has developed into a veteran of the road. He doesn't just work the road he lives on it. Since 2010 he's been traveling the country nonstop on a never-ending tour with no actual residence. His versatility and raw talent make him one of the most unique stand ups touring today.

Get your tickets to Comedy Key West's stand-up showcase here. 

Comedy Key West presents Lisa Corrao

Join us at the Bottlecap's Blue Room for Comedy Key West's Downward Dog Comedy Showcase. Tonight's show features stand up comedian Lisa Corrao. 

Lisa Corrao left her lucrative career as a public middle school teacher to travel the world doing stand-up.  She feels she is still fighting the stupidity of the world, but now does it with laughter under the cover of night like a lame superhero.  Lisa's material is clever, sarcastic, and a little dark, delivered with the smile and warmth of your favorite grade school teacher.  You've seen her in over 100 commercials, on Nickelodeon, and you can also hear her on Sirius/Xm.


Comedy Key West presents Dougie Almeida

Happy New Year Key West! After a few weeks of local-only shows, Comedy Key West is proud to present the Always Dangerous Dougie Almeida. 

Hailing from Queens, New York, Dougie Almeida spent most of his adult life as a corporate presenter for one of the largest financial planning firms in the country.  His specialty was taking lifeless insurance presentations and transforming them into works of comic art.  In his spare time, he fought as an ISKA Heavyweight Muay Thai Kick boxer, retiring at 10-0 and earning the title “Always Dangerous”.  So, what do you get when you cross an inventive corporate executive with a retired kick boxer?  A stand-up comedian, of course!
Winner of Improv’s New Faces of Comedy & participant in Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laugh Fest, SLO Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Comedy Fest. & Boston Comedy Festival.  Semi Finalist in Cleveland Comedy Festival 2013, Laughlin Laughfest 2014 & Finalist in World Series of Comedy Main Event 2015.   Prior to taking the stage, Dougie gauges his audience, reaches into his vault and prepares his onslaught of humor.  Once on stage, he delivers blow after blow of hilarity, hitting the audience with punch line after punch line.  His wit and stage presence is second to none. One thing is always certain – Dougie Almeida will KNOCK YOU OUT!  Dougie Almeida is Always Funny, Always Professional, and yes, Always Dangerous.

Purchase your tickets for Comedy Key West tickets here. 

We've got some seriously great acts coming up in the next few months. Joining us again for two weeks in two weeks is Boston-based comedian Tom Dustin. Tom is the reason we have professional comedians come to Key West to join us in the Bottlecap's Blue Room. Without his help, I would be floundering in a sea of desperate emails and certain rejection. 

And how about those locals! Every week they're coming prepared with brand new material and they're stage performances are always improving. We're building a scene here in Key West, Key West! Come join us! 

Comedy Key West: the 1st and last stop for comedy in America. 

Comedy Key West presents Graig Murphy

On December 15, 2016, Comedy Key West welcomes Graig Murphy to the Bottlecap's Blue Room for a night of stand-up comedy. 

Graig started out in comedy by using his impressions of sports and television personalities but has now grown into a quick witted act of everyday humor. Along with working every venue possible throughout New England, he has also appeared many times at the Comix Comedy Club at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Riviera Casino in Las Vegas and the Ft. Lauderdale Improv. Graig has opened for many of the nations top comedians including Tom Cotter, Lenny Clarke, Jeffrey Ross, Gary Gulman and Tom Papa.

Purchase your tickets to Comedy Key West here. 


Comedy Key West presents Chris Pennie

Last night, Comedy Key West hosted Boston-based comedian Chris Pennie at the Bottlecap's Blue Room. The locals were hilarious, the crowd was terrific, and Chris performed some great stand-up comedy. 

Chris Pennie has been entertaining crowds since 2005. As a life long bachelor and full-time single dad Chris relies on his dysfunctional family and off beat view of the world to find humor in every day life. If you have kids or were one in the past you’ll be entertained by Chris’ daily battles.
In 2012, Chris has been a finalist in CMTs Next Big Comic. In 2011, he was a finalist in the Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival and Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Riots as well as being invited to the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta and the Boston Comedy festival. Also notably, Chris was a finalist in the Mohegan Sun “Funniest Amateur Comic in New England.”

Comedy Key West Presents Carmen Vallone

Thanksgiving is a time to share with friends and family. Thanksgiving Eve on the other hand is a time to cut loose and have fun. That's why Comedy Key West is having a Wednesday night show this coming week instead of our normal Thursday night show at the Bottlecap's Blue Room. 

This Wednesday's Headliner is Carmen Vallone

When spoken aloud, Carmen Vallone’s name resonates as majestically as trumpets blown by the highest choir of angels in the kingdom of heaven. Don’t worry though, his ticket price usually isn’t any higher than about twelve bucks. With his enthusiastic smile, and happily twisted vision of everyday life, Carmen guides you through a night of entertainment as he talks about being from Upstate New York, living in Florida, and what life is like on the road. Never one to attack the audience, Carmen makes you feel right at home, and you’ll never be scared to sit in the front row.
In his twelve years of comedy, Carmen has been so many places and performed on so many stages, you might think he has been doing comedy for thirteen years. He has been night clubbing with Bob Saget, he has drank champagne with Joan Rivers, and he went to a BBQ with Jim Carrey. You might have seen Carmen on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, CBS’s Comedy Night School, or Jamie Kennedy’s “Heckler” movie, but probably not. In addition to being a hilarious stand-up comedian, Carmen is also the host and producer of “A Joke Off ! ! !™”. A nationally touring comedy competition, currently in development for national TV.

Get your Comedy Key West tickets here. 

Comedy Key West Presents Rob Maher

Comedy Key West presents Rob Maher at the Bottlecap's Blue Room this Thursday, November 17th at 8:30pm. 

Rob Maher is a regional winner of  Comedy Central’s Up Next Competition. He is a favorite performer at the DC Improv and at Funny Bone’s all the over the country and can be seen this fall on Kevin Hart’s new Comedy Central show, Hart of the City.  Rob’s also had the fortunate opportunity to go overseas and perform for our troops. He’s performed in 17 countries including Afghanistan, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Italy and Egypt.


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Donald Trumpkin at Fantasy Fest - Better Late Than Never

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Since Geoffrey Chaucer first coined the proverb "better late than never," humans have used the phrase to do the extraordinary and make excuses for their procrastination. On October 29, 2016, nearly two years after the Presidential race began, Donald Johnson Trumpkin put his hat into the ring of Presidential politics and went out to meet the voters at Key West's Fantasy Fest. He campaigned furiously on "making pumpkin seeds great again" and "deporting everyone from Minnesota." Like a true politician, these are promises he made and promises he definitely can't keep. His brash style showed a true lack of respect for Fantasy Fest revelers and a disdain for all things fun. One thing is for sure though in his quest to be your next President, he grabbed a lot of pumpkins.   

Comedy Key West Presents Myke Herlihy at Thursday Night Comedy

On Thursday, November 3rd, at 8:30pm, stand-up comedian Myke Herlihy will be joining Comedy Key West at the Bottlecap's Blue Room.

Here's Myke's bio

Originally from Manchester, CT. Myke Herlihy is one of the most lovable jerks you’ll ever meet! After spending thirteen years behind bars, serving drinks not time, Myke now takes his bartender's wit to the stage. Whether he's discussing his failed relationships, ranting about the trials and tribulations of being an unplanned father, or reminiscing over the insanity that was his childhood, Myke always manages to find the light at the end of the tunnel.

His ability to find the funny in any situation has made him a favorite at  festivals throughout the country including "The World Series of Comedy" in Las Vegas, NV., "The Boston Comedy Festival" in Sommerville, MA., and "The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival" in Asheville, NC. He has shared the stage with the likes of Ralphie May, Louie Anderson, Tom Rhodes, Michael Winslow, Pete Lee and Dustin Diamond.

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Comedy Key West presents Esther Ku at the Key West Theater

We're pleased to announce that stand-up comedian Esther Ku will be joining Comedy Key West at the Key West Theater on November 11th, 2016. 

Esther Ku is an internationally touring stand-up comedian originally from Chicago. You may know her from NBC's Last Comic Standing, MTV's Girl Code, Nick Cannon's Wild'n Out on MTV2, Comedy Central's @Midnight, The Jack & Triumph Show, or The Jim Gaffigan Show. She has been a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience, Getting Doug with High, The Opie Show with Jim Norton on Sirius XM, Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny Show on Sirius XM Stars, and The Playboy Morning Show. She was selected by Howard Stern as a finalist in the Hottest Funniest Chick Contest and has appeared on the Artie Lange Show on Direct TV.

She officially began stand-up in Boston when she got a job as a traveling pen sales representative. For a hot second the team Ku and the Jew ruled the club — until they were fired by the bartender. She now travels the world entertaining audiences with her bratty charm and infamous maniacal laugh. She is the host of her own podcast Ku and the Gang on iTunes.

On her spare time, she manages to dedicate her energy to a serious and troublesome cause — to end tickling forever. “Tickling is forcing someone to laugh when you’re not being funny. Tickling is the opposite of comedy. If you’ve ever tickled anyone, you’re a fraud!” she warns.

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Venue Information:
Key West Theater
512 Eaton Street
Key West, FL, 33040

Welcome to Comedy Key West

For too long, Key West has had funny people live and die on this island without a place to regularly perform stand-up comedy or exhibit humorous videos or try out a sketch they had been thinking about forever. Comedy Key West aims to change that by offering weekly comedy shows and monthly productions with visiting comedians that have performed on various shows on Comedy Central, HBO, and NBC's Last Comic Standing.  

Starting on September 22nd, at 8:30PM, Happy Body and Comedy Key West are happy to announce a weekly celebration of comedy in Key West called The Downward Dog, a comedy show that will feature stand-up, sketch and videos with the added benefits of music, burlesque, and $1/minute massage.

Happy Body is located at 929 Truman Avenue in Key West. Doors open at 8. Refreshments will be available. Did someone say Franzia?  

If you live in Key West or you are visiting and have an interest in performing stand-up comedy, 
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