Visani is proud to offer great comedy every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Each week the nation’s top comedians perform live. The Comedy Zone is the nation's largest comedy club network. We are very proud to have them at Visani’s. Hungry? No problem. We offer a complete dinner menu. Planning a party? The Comedy Zone is available for large parties and corporate events. You can click here for more information.
25, 26, 27, 28
Guinness World Record Holder
For The Longest Comedy Show
Gail was aware at the age of six that she had a gift with which she was able to see spirits and visions of what was to come. Using this gift, Gail has worked directly with law enforcement agencies, helping solve numerous cases involving missing and exploited children. Recently, Gail’s gift has expanded, and she is now able to communicate with animals. Come see Gail at Visani as she helps bring closure and healing to many in her audience — an experience you’ll never forget. Come out for this very special show. Be prepared, because you never know who might visit you from the past during this very special event at Visani.
March 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st
Comedy Special Event:
Mary Ellen Hooper
A veteran in the world of stand-up, Maryellen Hooper’s comedy has taken her from clubs and colleges to
theaters and television. She’s appeared on “The Dennis Miller Show”, “The Martin Short Show”, “The
Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and has had her own 1⁄2 hour special on Comedy Central called “Lounge
Lizards”. In 1998, the comedy industry awarded Maryellen “Female Comedian of the Year” at the
American Comedy Awards. A physical, storyteller, Maryellen's act is an ever-evolving story about her
life as a woman, wife and mother. Never crude or offensive, her accounts of life’s little annoyances leave
audiences exhausted from laughter. From home repairs on her family’s “Fixer Upper” to colicky babies, no
story is too sacred to share with her audiences. Maryellen just taped her latest stand-up special, "Stinky
Flowers" which will air this fall. The special is based on her stories about Wifedom and Mommy hood from
her hugely popular blog, Stinky Flowers.
Back For One Big
Carnival Cruise Line
Entertainer of the Year
(3 time winner!)
People know Gary Valentine from 'The King of Queens' and they're expecting to see (Danny Heffernan)
instead of Gary being Gary. Valentine looks forward to live performances as a way to get people to see
his humor ---- as opposed to that of a screenwriter's.
That television work wasn't his primary goal is a little surprising. Back when he started his profession
in the early 1990s, other stand-up comics used the club stage as a springboard to television and movies.
Valentine could have taken the same track instead; he said he's content pursuing both laughs on screen
and at intimate comedy clubs. Valentine said that, done properly, playing for the camera has every bit
the thrill that club audiences have. "I love the immediate reaction from an audience," he said. "And the
reaction from a three-camera shot. There's nothing quite like that, either."
Valentine's steady work in television isn't too surprising. His brother Kevin James was the star of "The
King of Queens." Still, Valentine cut his teeth on the club circuit for 16 years developing a style of
humor that is aggressive, but not foul.
April 1st-4th 2015
Comedy Special Event:
Greg's anxiety-ridden persona is best described as someone who watches too much television.
Greg made his second appearance at Montreal's Just For Laugh's Festival in 2004, and he's appeared on BBC America, CBC, and Comedy Central. Greg is a regular on The Bob and Tom show. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see Greg Morton when returns to Port Charlotte!
Carnival Cruise Line Comedian
With An Amazing Voice!
Actor/comedian Mark Curry is best known as the star of the ABC sitcom "Hangin'
with Mr. Cooper," which aired for five successful seasons. Mark has countless
other television & film credits, including: his own Comedy Central stand-up comedy
special, three years of hosting duties on "Showtime at the Apollo," and starring in the
feature "The Fanatics." Mark grew up in Oakland, California. He still spends much of his
time there, performing to sold-out crowds and encouraging students to stay off drugs
and follow their dreams.