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Crackin' up: Up and coming comedian Phil Mazo performs in Fort Myers this weekend

April 2, 2010
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Comedian Phil Mazo will be appearing at Laugh In Comedy Caf, 8595 College Parkway, Fort Myers, Friday and Saturday, April 2 and 3 (with two showtimes each night 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.).

Phil Mazo is small only in physical stature, with a larger-than-life persona that has been recognized by everyone from Sirius Satellite Radio to the "Idiot's Guide to Jokes."

He's being seen as a very hot commodity right now, with his new album hitting the Top 40 on iTunes'comedy chart, and starring in a film that was accepted to Cannes.

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Phil Mazo will entertain at the Laugh-In Comedy Club this Friday and Saturday. Photo provided.

Critic Robert Kelly said Phil Mazo had the best timing in the business: "His audiences never quite know what to expect from his dark sense of humor and pinpoint delivery."

Phil represented the United States in Yuk Yuk's 2009 Great Canadian Laugh Off, is one of only 10 comedians selected to perform in the New York City Underground Comedy Festival's Emerging Comic's Contest and was also recognized by the festival as one of the best comedians under 30.

He is also a cartoonist, musician and filmmaker, whose comedy videos have attracted more than 400 subscribers on YouTube alone.

For more info on the incoming comedian, or to view some comedic clips, visit

About the local show

Also appearing with Phil will be John Rathbone, a veteran comic with witty humor, urban style, fantastic expressions and easy repoir with this audience.

This is a 21-and-up show, as the club offers a full menu and bar, and both days are smoke-free. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $12. For tickets to the local show, visit the Laugh In Comedy Caf, 8595 College Parkway, Fort Myers, or call the club at 479-5233.



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