Comedienne turned entrepreneur, Rhonda Shear, has announced an all new comedy event scheduled for February 16, 2013 and hosted by the Mahaffey Theater Foundation. The Rhonda Shear Comedy PJ Party will feature a shopping, fashions and stand-up comedy for a full night of fun! Doors open at 7pm and guests are encouraged to grab a drink and browse the over 20 exciting vendors selling gifts, accessories, and fashions in a boutique shopping area. Pajama clad guests will then be ushered into the main theater for the comedy portion of the show with Rhonda Shear, Carole Montgomery, Vicki Barbolak, and Ludo Vika plus special guest, Bobby Kelton in a slumber party setting. This promises to be the comedy event of the year and makes for a great Valentine’s weekend night out!
Rhonda Shear is the award winning president of Shear Enterprises, LLC as well as designer of Rhonda Shear Intimates including the world famous Ahh Bra, and she is no stranger to the stage! She grew up as a New Orleans beauty queen, had a successful career in Hollywood as hostess of USA: Up All Night and acted in countless sit-coms, talk shows and movies. She headlined for years as a stand-up comedienne, and is thrilled to be getting back behind the microphone for an all new show with an amazingly talented group!
Vicki Barbolak, winner of Nick@Nite's “Funniest Mom In America” headlines in comedy clubs across the country. Audiences of all backgrounds drink up her fresh, side-splitting, leopard-print clad stand-up. She was chosen by NBC as a member of Jay Leno's Laugh Squad and her legendary performance of Stand-Up at a Funeral was featured in the NY Times bestseller, "I Killed, Road Stories of America's Top Comics."
With over 2 dozen television credits to her name, Carole Montgomery is a respected veteran of the stand-up comedy scene nationwide. In addition to her numerous television appearances, Carole has headlined clubs and colleges across the USA and starred in 2 different Las Vegas Production shows. In her ten years as a Las Vegas Star, it is estimated that she has been seen by over 5 million audience members. She is also an accomplished director and producer organizing shows for Armed Forces Entertainment, and preforming for troops around the world.
Ludo Vika is irreverent, talented, hilarious, outspoken, dynamic, outrageously funny, and sexy. Winning the title of America's First Bilingual Comic at the Utah Laugh Off Festival, Ludo has been the opening act for some of the biggest comedy performers of our time and has been a popular character in several TV series. Ludo takes her popular style and kicks it up a notch performing on the national comedy clubs scene, even producing and hosting a variety comedy show at The World Famous Comedy Store - “Sex Nachos and Men”, The Nasty Divas of Comedy at The Ha Ha Comedy Club, Universal City, bringing to life the sexy antics of some of her unforgettable characters.
Bobby Kelton , author of the new dating and romance book, "Please Don't Let This Be Her!", has appeared on "The Tonight Show" over two dozen times, and he's also been seen on "The Montel Williams Show," A & E's "Evening at the Improv" and CBS' "48 Hours." His classic observational style of comedy has audiences of all ages laughing at the things that happen in everyday life. He's opened for such diverse acts as Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones and Gladys Knight, and is equally at home - and equally funny - in small comedy clubs or on a big Las Vegas stage.
This is a night you won’t want to miss! Put on your PJs and head down to Mahaffey Theater on February 16th for a night of shopping, fashion and lots of laughs! Tickets starting at just $22.50 may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charged by phone at (727) 893-7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Box Office. The Box Office is open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event.
Prizes for best dressed!
Diamond ring champagne raffle sponsored by Gold & Diamond Source!
VIP food from Ricky P’s!
After-Party hosted by PUSH Ultra Lounge!
The Mahaffey, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performance arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031 seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renown museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.