NCC To Host Alberstadt, Kaplan In Feb. 11 ‘Evening Of Comedy’
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The National Comedy Center’s Tropicana Room at Desilu Studios is set to once again host an evening of comedy on the weekend nearest Valentine’s Day.
The center announced last week that it will host comedians Keith Alberstadt and Myq Kaplan — veterans of the comedy and entertainment worlds — in back-to-back Saturday, Feb. 11, shows inside the faithfully reproduced version of Ricky Ricardo’s famous Manhattan night club.
“This year’s event will continue our tradition of holding comedy events on or around Valentine’s Day,” said Steve Neilans, marketing and communications coordinator for the National Comedy Center. “It’s a great opportunity for couples and singles alike to enjoy the spirit of Valentine’s Day with dinner, drinks and laughs.”
For over a decade, Alberstadt has been entertaining comedy fans and audiences in the U.S., expats in Asia, as well as U.S. troops throughout the Middle East. His universal brand of comedy is appealing to audience members of all comedic preferences; whether it’s his sarcastic approach, his playful attitude or his good old-fashioned southern charm, Alberstadt makes his comedy relatable and approachable.
Kaplan is a 2010 “Last Comic Standing” finalist and has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Comedy Central Presents,” and other programs. He also runs a podcast entitled “Hang Out With Me” on the Keith and The Girl network. His debut CD, “Vegan Mind Meld,” was one of iTunes’ Top 10 best-selling comedy albums in 2010, followed by “Meat Robot” in 2013 and his one-hour Netflix special “Small, Dork and Handsome” in 2014.
Neilans said the February-based comedy shows in the Tropicana Room are distinguished from events held during the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in that the comedians are allotted between 30-45 minutes of performance time per show, as opposed to the 15-minute sets they are allotted during the festival.
“It’s interesting to see what the comedians for these February shows can explore when they have a longer set to work with. It’s just as fun for the performers as it is for the audience,” he said.
The Saturday, Feb. 11, performances will be held at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. The 6:30 p.m. show is $37.50 per person and will include a dinner of either choice stuffed pork tenderloin or five-cheese lasagna, as well as beer and wine served at an additional cost. Guests can come as early as 5 p.m. for a cocktail hour at Desilu Studios. The 9:30 p.m. show is $17.50 per person.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 484-0800 or visit lucycomedyfest.com.