Local laughers and incoming gaffers

By Aidan Rivas

Comedy is a prevailing medium, and as such, many people love to get their laugh on. Unfortunately, the Fort Lauderdale Improv is closed for renovations until further notice, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your chuckles elsewhere. Check out these upcoming comedy shows in the South Florida area.

Jay Leno

Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center

April 6 | 8 p.m.

Coming from your living room to an area near you, Jay Leno has still got it after 20 years of captivating comedy. The former Tonight Show host is bringing his act on tour, and is hitting Fort Lauderdale next.

Daniel Nardicio presents: Dina Martina

Amaturo Theater at Broward Center

April 11 | 8 p.m.

Following her debut in 1989, Dina Martina’s genius has graced stages around the country. She performs ridiculous songs in wacky costumes and displays jaw-dropping antics. Catch her near you this month.


Netflix Presents: Sandler / Spade / Swardson / Schneider

Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center

April 16 | 7 p.m.

As a part of Sandy Wexler’s “Here Comes the Funny Tour,” Netflix is bringing live performances by Adam Sandler, David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider to South Florida. These goofy film titans are coming to send your sides into orbit this month.

If you’re not one for leaving the comfort of your home or don’t have the means to do so, here’s a comprehensive list of comedic programming being added to Netflix in April. The list includes movies, TV shows, sitcoms and stand-up comedy.

“Chewing Gum,” Season 2 – April 4

“Kevin Hart: What Now” – April 11

“Lucas Brothers: On Drugs” – April 18

“Girlboss,” Season 2 – April 21

“The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Ball and Disappeared” – April 25
April is filled with content to make you smile and hold your sides in boisterous cackling. Whether you plan to spend it swaddled in a blanket or out on the town, there’s no shortage of comedy out there.

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