The Coral Springs Comedy Club launches the season on November 14 and 15 with Orange, New Jersey born & raised Roslane Gholston, known to some as Lady Roz G or just ROZ, one of the funniest up & coming female comedians in the country. As soon as she blazes the stage with her comedic skills, thunderous voice, and her voluptuous persona, promoters are waiting to book her and the audience is eagerly waiting to shake her hand. The statement …"I'm not going behind her" is frequently heard from other comedians. Funny females are hard to find but she is definitely moving and shaking to the next level.
On December 12 and 13 see Rich Vos, an incredibly gifted comic who not only has sharp, insightful material, but he is also a master at working the crowd. His ability to perform in front of any audience has landed him television shows as varied as being the first white comic on Def Jam to performing on the View. Rich was the breakout star of NBC Last Comic Standing Seasons 1 and 3, was a regular guest on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and wrote for Chris Rock when he hosted The Academy Awards in 2005. He also played Lenny Bruce on NBC American Dreams and is a regular on the Opie and Anthony radio show. He has one of the highest rated half hour specials on Comedy Central.
Bonnie McFarlane on January 16 and 17 has appeared in her own ½ Hour HBO comedy special, Comedy Central special, and has appeared on The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Friday Night, Premium Blend, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Late Show with David Letterman. Bonnie was a regular on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Her television show appearances include, Gross Pointe, Scare Tactics and The Drew Carey Show. She was on the second season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. And now get a chance to see Bonnie live and in person in Coral Springs.
The Jackie Mason Musical begins at a deli in Miami in 1977, where Jackie – a renown 46 year old Comedian spots twenty-something Ginger (played by Jackie's own daughter – comedian Sheba Mason). Along for the ride is her overbearing mom, Mrs. Olivier and a hilarious cast of six. Soon Jackie is wooing her each winter whenever he's in South Florida churning up laughs with the South Beach set. The trouble is, Jackie is also wooing Trixie - a ravishing young Latina waitress, and Rosa - a senior Rascal House server with attitude - a fact that sends Ginger into romantic distress. After 10 years, she becomes pregnant, Jackie denies his paternity, while still yearning to be with her, and a complicated relationship begins, including Sheba's own love for the man she knows is her father and whom she wishes she knew. The Original Score includes "Ode to the Early Bird Special" and "I Never Met This Yenta"
In 1988 in Florida's Dade County, Ginger Reiter sued comedian Jackie Mason for paternity, claiming he was the father of her daughter Sheba. She won. Reiter went on become a high school English teacher in South Florida, and raised her daughter on her own (Mason did pay child support until Sheba turned 18). But she also had a story to tell, and a unique one at that. Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair - The Jackie Mason Musical is Reiter's light-hearted, laughter-filled musical recounting of her relationship with Mason, starring the result of that much contested union - her daughter Sheba Mason.
See Rock City and Other Destinations is a contemporary musical about connections missed and made at tourist destinations across America. A wanderer believes his destiny is written on rooftops along the North Carolina Interstate. A young man yearns to connect with intelligent life in Roswell, New Mexico. A woman at the Alamo steps out of the shadow of her grandparents' idealized romance to take a chance on love. Three estranged sisters cruise to Glacier Bay to scatter their father's ashes. Two high school boys face unexpected fears in the Coney Island Spook House. A terrified bride-to-be ponders taking the leap...over Niagara Falls.
With a book full of humor and humanity and a score that incorporates pop, rock, folk music, and more, each story builds on the last to create a vivid travelogue of Americans learning to overcome their fears and expectations in order to connect.