Oct
19
Thu
John Witherspoon @ The Comedy Zone
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm
John Witherspoon @ The Comedy Zone

You probably remember John Witherspoon as Ice Cube’s (Craig’s) outrageously funny, dog-catching dad in New Line Cinema’s smash urban trilogy Friday, Next Friday & Friday After Next, or as “Pops” on the long-running syndicated sitcom The Wayans Brothers or as Spoon on NBC’s The Tracy Morgan Show. One thing’s for sure… once you’ve seen Witherspoon you completely understand why he has earned the reputation as one of America’s funniest dads.

Witherspoon has brought to life some of the most hilarious, unforgettable characters ever including, David Allen Grier’s fashionably challenged, mushroom-wearing father in the romantic comedy Boomerang, and the quirky, diner-owning father “Pops” on The WB’s The Wayans Brothers. His scene-stealing roles in Boomerang, Little Nicky, House Party, Vampire in Brooklyn, and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, made him one of the most memorable funny men in America.

You’ve seen him in everything from popular music videos alongside Jay Z and Sugar Ray—to sitcoms opposite The Wayans Brothers and Saturday Night Live’s, Tracy Morgan—to blockbuster movies alongside Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chris Tucker and Ice Cube, amongst others. Not only does Witherspoon’s work span over four decades to include blockbuster movies, hit-television shows, commercials, and top-rated music videos, but he’s coined his own catch phrases… as in… “Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!” and “You Gotta Co-ordinate!”

You have to wonder how a comedian whose work can be traced back as far as WKRP in Cincinnati and Barnaby Jones, can still be relevant today. His roles in the Friday series, (Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next), Soul Plane, Ladies Man, Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn, Little Nicky, House Party, etc. are arguably some of the most hilarious bits of comedy to date. The Orange County Register describes the comedian/actor as being in a class of his own. “Witherspoon is one of those performers who doesn’t need a funny line to be funny. Just standing there in a truculent posture with a suspicious look, he is funny and enlivens every scene he’s in.” The Detroit-bred comic has proven that he is a Hollywood mainstay and continues to land coveted spots in some of America’s favorite movies and television shows.

Witherspoon will have America laughing once again this fall in his wickedly funny role in the highly anticipated animated series, The Boondock’s (The Cartoon Network). He stars as the eccentric “Grandad” in the series based on the award winning and politically charged comic strip. Additionally, Witherspoon has lent his voice to other top-rated animated shows including, The Proud Family and Kim Possible, amongst others. Witherspoon continues to tour around the country with his wildly popular stand-up show and recently launched The John Witherspoon Collection—a complete line of humorous greeting cards called Spoon Cards.

Oct
20
Fri
John Witherspoon @ The Comedy Zone
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
John Witherspoon @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

You probably remember John Witherspoon as Ice Cube’s (Craig’s) outrageously funny, dog-catching dad in New Line Cinema’s smash urban trilogy Friday, Next Friday & Friday After Next, or as “Pops” on the long-running syndicated sitcom The Wayans Brothers or as Spoon on NBC’s The Tracy Morgan Show. One thing’s for sure… once you’ve seen Witherspoon you completely understand why he has earned the reputation as one of America’s funniest dads.

Witherspoon has brought to life some of the most hilarious, unforgettable characters ever including, David Allen Grier’s fashionably challenged, mushroom-wearing father in the romantic comedy Boomerang, and the quirky, diner-owning father “Pops” on The WB’s The Wayans Brothers. His scene-stealing roles in Boomerang, Little Nicky, House Party, Vampire in Brooklyn, and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, made him one of the most memorable funny men in America.

You’ve seen him in everything from popular music videos alongside Jay Z and Sugar Ray—to sitcoms opposite The Wayans Brothers and Saturday Night Live’s, Tracy Morgan—to blockbuster movies alongside Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chris Tucker and Ice Cube, amongst others. Not only does Witherspoon’s work span over four decades to include blockbuster movies, hit-television shows, commercials, and top-rated music videos, but he’s coined his own catch phrases… as in… “Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!” and “You Gotta Co-ordinate!”

You have to wonder how a comedian whose work can be traced back as far as WKRP in Cincinnati and Barnaby Jones, can still be relevant today. His roles in the Friday series, (Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next), Soul Plane, Ladies Man, Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn, Little Nicky, House Party, etc. are arguably some of the most hilarious bits of comedy to date. The Orange County Register describes the comedian/actor as being in a class of his own. “Witherspoon is one of those performers who doesn’t need a funny line to be funny. Just standing there in a truculent posture with a suspicious look, he is funny and enlivens every scene he’s in.” The Detroit-bred comic has proven that he is a Hollywood mainstay and continues to land coveted spots in some of America’s favorite movies and television shows.

Witherspoon will have America laughing once again this fall in his wickedly funny role in the highly anticipated animated series, The Boondock’s (The Cartoon Network). He stars as the eccentric “Grandad” in the series based on the award winning and politically charged comic strip. Additionally, Witherspoon has lent his voice to other top-rated animated shows including, The Proud Family and Kim Possible, amongst others. Witherspoon continues to tour around the country with his wildly popular stand-up show and recently launched The John Witherspoon Collection—a complete line of humorous greeting cards called Spoon Cards.

John Witherspoon @ The Comedy Zone
Oct 20 @ 9:45 pm
John Witherspoon @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

You probably remember John Witherspoon as Ice Cube’s (Craig’s) outrageously funny, dog-catching dad in New Line Cinema’s smash urban trilogy Friday, Next Friday & Friday After Next, or as “Pops” on the long-running syndicated sitcom The Wayans Brothers or as Spoon on NBC’s The Tracy Morgan Show. One thing’s for sure… once you’ve seen Witherspoon you completely understand why he has earned the reputation as one of America’s funniest dads.

Witherspoon has brought to life some of the most hilarious, unforgettable characters ever including, David Allen Grier’s fashionably challenged, mushroom-wearing father in the romantic comedy Boomerang, and the quirky, diner-owning father “Pops” on The WB’s The Wayans Brothers. His scene-stealing roles in Boomerang, Little Nicky, House Party, Vampire in Brooklyn, and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, made him one of the most memorable funny men in America.

You’ve seen him in everything from popular music videos alongside Jay Z and Sugar Ray—to sitcoms opposite The Wayans Brothers and Saturday Night Live’s, Tracy Morgan—to blockbuster movies alongside Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chris Tucker and Ice Cube, amongst others. Not only does Witherspoon’s work span over four decades to include blockbuster movies, hit-television shows, commercials, and top-rated music videos, but he’s coined his own catch phrases… as in… “Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!” and “You Gotta Co-ordinate!”

You have to wonder how a comedian whose work can be traced back as far as WKRP in Cincinnati and Barnaby Jones, can still be relevant today. His roles in the Friday series, (Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next), Soul Plane, Ladies Man, Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn, Little Nicky, House Party, etc. are arguably some of the most hilarious bits of comedy to date. The Orange County Register describes the comedian/actor as being in a class of his own. “Witherspoon is one of those performers who doesn’t need a funny line to be funny. Just standing there in a truculent posture with a suspicious look, he is funny and enlivens every scene he’s in.” The Detroit-bred comic has proven that he is a Hollywood mainstay and continues to land coveted spots in some of America’s favorite movies and television shows.

Witherspoon will have America laughing once again this fall in his wickedly funny role in the highly anticipated animated series, The Boondock’s (The Cartoon Network). He stars as the eccentric “Grandad” in the series based on the award winning and politically charged comic strip. Additionally, Witherspoon has lent his voice to other top-rated animated shows including, The Proud Family and Kim Possible, amongst others. Witherspoon continues to tour around the country with his wildly popular stand-up show and recently launched The John Witherspoon Collection—a complete line of humorous greeting cards called Spoon Cards.

Oct
21
Sat
John Witherspoon @ The Comedy Zone
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
John Witherspoon @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

You probably remember John Witherspoon as Ice Cube’s (Craig’s) outrageously funny, dog-catching dad in New Line Cinema’s smash urban trilogy Friday, Next Friday & Friday After Next, or as “Pops” on the long-running syndicated sitcom The Wayans Brothers or as Spoon on NBC’s The Tracy Morgan Show. One thing’s for sure… once you’ve seen Witherspoon you completely understand why he has earned the reputation as one of America’s funniest dads.

Witherspoon has brought to life some of the most hilarious, unforgettable characters ever including, David Allen Grier’s fashionably challenged, mushroom-wearing father in the romantic comedy Boomerang, and the quirky, diner-owning father “Pops” on The WB’s The Wayans Brothers. His scene-stealing roles in Boomerang, Little Nicky, House Party, Vampire in Brooklyn, and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, made him one of the most memorable funny men in America.

You’ve seen him in everything from popular music videos alongside Jay Z and Sugar Ray—to sitcoms opposite The Wayans Brothers and Saturday Night Live’s, Tracy Morgan—to blockbuster movies alongside Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chris Tucker and Ice Cube, amongst others. Not only does Witherspoon’s work span over four decades to include blockbuster movies, hit-television shows, commercials, and top-rated music videos, but he’s coined his own catch phrases… as in… “Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!” and “You Gotta Co-ordinate!”

You have to wonder how a comedian whose work can be traced back as far as WKRP in Cincinnati and Barnaby Jones, can still be relevant today. His roles in the Friday series, (Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next), Soul Plane, Ladies Man, Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn, Little Nicky, House Party, etc. are arguably some of the most hilarious bits of comedy to date. The Orange County Register describes the comedian/actor as being in a class of his own. “Witherspoon is one of those performers who doesn’t need a funny line to be funny. Just standing there in a truculent posture with a suspicious look, he is funny and enlivens every scene he’s in.” The Detroit-bred comic has proven that he is a Hollywood mainstay and continues to land coveted spots in some of America’s favorite movies and television shows.

Witherspoon will have America laughing once again this fall in his wickedly funny role in the highly anticipated animated series, The Boondock’s (The Cartoon Network). He stars as the eccentric “Grandad” in the series based on the award winning and politically charged comic strip. Additionally, Witherspoon has lent his voice to other top-rated animated shows including, The Proud Family and Kim Possible, amongst others. Witherspoon continues to tour around the country with his wildly popular stand-up show and recently launched The John Witherspoon Collection—a complete line of humorous greeting cards called Spoon Cards.

John Witherspoon @ The Comedy Zone
Oct 21 @ 9:45 pm
John Witherspoon @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

You probably remember John Witherspoon as Ice Cube’s (Craig’s) outrageously funny, dog-catching dad in New Line Cinema’s smash urban trilogy Friday, Next Friday & Friday After Next, or as “Pops” on the long-running syndicated sitcom The Wayans Brothers or as Spoon on NBC’s The Tracy Morgan Show. One thing’s for sure… once you’ve seen Witherspoon you completely understand why he has earned the reputation as one of America’s funniest dads.

Witherspoon has brought to life some of the most hilarious, unforgettable characters ever including, David Allen Grier’s fashionably challenged, mushroom-wearing father in the romantic comedy Boomerang, and the quirky, diner-owning father “Pops” on The WB’s The Wayans Brothers. His scene-stealing roles in Boomerang, Little Nicky, House Party, Vampire in Brooklyn, and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, made him one of the most memorable funny men in America.

You’ve seen him in everything from popular music videos alongside Jay Z and Sugar Ray—to sitcoms opposite The Wayans Brothers and Saturday Night Live’s, Tracy Morgan—to blockbuster movies alongside Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chris Tucker and Ice Cube, amongst others. Not only does Witherspoon’s work span over four decades to include blockbuster movies, hit-television shows, commercials, and top-rated music videos, but he’s coined his own catch phrases… as in… “Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!” and “You Gotta Co-ordinate!”

You have to wonder how a comedian whose work can be traced back as far as WKRP in Cincinnati and Barnaby Jones, can still be relevant today. His roles in the Friday series, (Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next), Soul Plane, Ladies Man, Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn, Little Nicky, House Party, etc. are arguably some of the most hilarious bits of comedy to date. The Orange County Register describes the comedian/actor as being in a class of his own. “Witherspoon is one of those performers who doesn’t need a funny line to be funny. Just standing there in a truculent posture with a suspicious look, he is funny and enlivens every scene he’s in.” The Detroit-bred comic has proven that he is a Hollywood mainstay and continues to land coveted spots in some of America’s favorite movies and television shows.

Witherspoon will have America laughing once again this fall in his wickedly funny role in the highly anticipated animated series, The Boondock’s (The Cartoon Network). He stars as the eccentric “Grandad” in the series based on the award winning and politically charged comic strip. Additionally, Witherspoon has lent his voice to other top-rated animated shows including, The Proud Family and Kim Possible, amongst others. Witherspoon continues to tour around the country with his wildly popular stand-up show and recently launched The John Witherspoon Collection—a complete line of humorous greeting cards called Spoon Cards.

Oct
24
Tue
Fred’s All-Star Comedians – October @ The Comedy Zone
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians - October @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Fred’s All-Star Comedians features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. Enjoy a variety of comedians sure to bring big laughs!

Oct
25
Wed
Fred’s All-Star Comedians – October @ The Comedy Zone
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians - October @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Fred’s All-Star Comedians features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. Enjoy a variety of comedians sure to bring big laughs!

Oct
26
Thu
Ricky Velez @ The Comedy Zone
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm
Ricky Velez @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Ricky Velez is a New-York based actor and stand-up comedian who was named one of Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch.” He currently appears as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” with Larry Wilmore and appeared on the Netflix series, “Master of None.” Ricky was trained at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts where he received the Special Recognition Diploma in Drama presented to him by Kevin Spacey. As a comic, Ricky was named “New York’s Funniest Comedian” by Caroline’s Comedy Club and was featured in Comedy Central’s and The New York Comedy Festival’s Fifth annual “Comics to Watch.”

Oct
27
Fri
Ricky Velez @ The Comedy Zone
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
Ricky Velez @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Ricky Velez is a New-York based actor and stand-up comedian who was named one of Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch.” He currently appears as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” with Larry Wilmore and appeared on the Netflix series, “Master of None.” Ricky was trained at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts where he received the Special Recognition Diploma in Drama presented to him by Kevin Spacey. As a comic, Ricky was named “New York’s Funniest Comedian” by Caroline’s Comedy Club and was featured in Comedy Central’s and The New York Comedy Festival’s Fifth annual “Comics to Watch.”

Ricky Velez @ The Comedy Zone
Oct 27 @ 9:45 pm
Ricky Velez @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Ricky Velez is a New-York based actor and stand-up comedian who was named one of Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch.” He currently appears as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” with Larry Wilmore and appeared on the Netflix series, “Master of None.” Ricky was trained at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts where he received the Special Recognition Diploma in Drama presented to him by Kevin Spacey. As a comic, Ricky was named “New York’s Funniest Comedian” by Caroline’s Comedy Club and was featured in Comedy Central’s and The New York Comedy Festival’s Fifth annual “Comics to Watch.”

Oct
28
Sat
Ricky Velez @ The Comedy Zone
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm
Ricky Velez @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Ricky Velez is a New-York based actor and stand-up comedian who was named one of Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch.” He currently appears as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” with Larry Wilmore and appeared on the Netflix series, “Master of None.” Ricky was trained at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts where he received the Special Recognition Diploma in Drama presented to him by Kevin Spacey. As a comic, Ricky was named “New York’s Funniest Comedian” by Caroline’s Comedy Club and was featured in Comedy Central’s and The New York Comedy Festival’s Fifth annual “Comics to Watch.”

Ricky Velez @ The Comedy Zone
Oct 28 @ 9:45 pm
Ricky Velez @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Ricky Velez is a New-York based actor and stand-up comedian who was named one of Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch.” He currently appears as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” with Larry Wilmore and appeared on the Netflix series, “Master of None.” Ricky was trained at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts where he received the Special Recognition Diploma in Drama presented to him by Kevin Spacey. As a comic, Ricky was named “New York’s Funniest Comedian” by Caroline’s Comedy Club and was featured in Comedy Central’s and The New York Comedy Festival’s Fifth annual “Comics to Watch.”

Oct
31
Tue
Fred’s All-Star Comedians – October @ The Comedy Zone
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians - October @ The Comedy Zone | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

Fred’s All-Star Comedians features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. Enjoy a variety of comedians sure to bring big laughs!

Nov
1
Wed
Fred’s All-Star Comedians @ The Comedy Zone
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm
Fred's All-Star Comedians @ The Comedy Zone

Fred’s All-Star Comedians features the best local comics from Northeast Florida. Enjoy a variety of comedians sure to bring big laughs!

Nov
2
Thu
Jay Phillips @ The Comedy Zone
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm
Jay Phillips @ The Comedy Zone

Known for his intelligent humor and presence on stage, his story telling has been compared to the greats of past and present. His quick wit and likable personality landed him a spot on one of Baltimore’s more successful radio morning shows. That success led him to being named Baltimore’s Comedian of the year, after winning the award in Washington DC the year prior. Variety magazine labeled Jay Phillips as one of the 10 Comics To Watch as a result of his break out year when 3 films that Jay co-starred in came out number one in the box office back to back to back. His leading role opposite Will Ferrell in the movie Semi-Pro, opposite Tina Fey in Baby mama and his role in the movie Prom Night solidified him as one of the rising stars in the industry.