Funny Fellas - Frank Del Pizzo, Christopher Cowles, & Larry Venturino are looking to whack audience members with laughter as they bring their distinct stand up acts to Laugh In on July 23rd for One Night Only. Frank & Chris bring over 60 years combined stand up comedy experience to the stage...and then there's Larry, who's got a little chip on his shoulder.
Frank Del Pizzo has entertained a wide variety of diverse crowds, from Las Vegas to ABC to A&E, traveling the country and the world delivering laugh after laugh wherever he goes. He's been an opening act for legendary comedians from Sam Kinison to Rita Rudner. Likeable and friendly, this New Jersey Native is able to take an audience on a journey that makes them feel like they have just taken a wild ride in the back seat of his car. His unique ability to turn ordinary conversations into hilarious comedy routines has made him a highly sought after act by the nation's top comedy clubs, colleges and corporations. Frank loves what he does and it shows. His sharp, original comedic nature and quick wit make him a tough act to follow!
Christopher Cowles is a local comedy powerhouse known for his two-decade long run as host of the Laugh In Comedy Cafe and as a writer for Russian comedy legend, Yakov Smirnoff. He brings his brand of high-energy stand up to the stage as he has audiences rolling with laughter. Just try to catch your breath before he's on to his next bit that may hit way too close to home. With his finger on the pulse of Southwest Florida, he'll take you on a ride from the McDonald's Drive-thru to Sanibel Island with relatable and sarcastic takes on the folly that is SWFL living.
Larry Venturino is a Rhode Island native who burst onto the SWFL comedy scene in his mid-30s. He had already been married and, of course, divorced. Then, he adopted two kids! He's a middle-class white single father raising two Hispanic children doing his best impression of Diff'rent Strokes. All the while, Larry's pushing two decades as a social worker. He's seen the best and the absolute worst in people and enjoys reliving these experiences on stage through his comedy. A regular at Laugh In, Larry has also performed on some of the biggest stages from FL to LA with acts such as Emo Philips and Dat Phan.
Doors open at 6 for week day shows! Friday & Saturday doors open at 5pm for happy hour at the bar and table seating begins at 6pm. Late show doors open at 8:00 pm in the bar and the theater opens at 9:15. We have a full kitchen menu open for all shows!