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Dana Carvey and Lily Tomlin To Perform At Tampa Theatre

By Matthew Sardo
Pop Culture Insider

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Straz Presents:
Dana Carvey
Friday, March 7

8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)

Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 6 at Noon.
Prices: $52.50, $72.50

Emmy Award-winning comedian Dana Carvey has maintained an illustrious career. While a student at San Francisco State University, he won the San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition. After graduation and countless club appearances, he became a regular on “Saturday Night Live” in 1986. Carvey left SNL after seven very successful seasons, establishing his best-known characters: The Church LadyHans from body building duo Hans and FranzGrumpy Old Man and Garth, the most Excellent Co-Host to Mike Myers in the immensely popular “Wayne’s World.”

In addition to these characters, Dana has received widespread praise for his uncanny comedic impersonations of such political figures as George and George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, H. Ross Perot, Ronald Reagan and Barak Obama, as well as Johnny Carson, Andy Rooney, Regis Philbin and Casey Kasem, as seen on his recent SNL hosting appearance, his HBO special and on Jay Leno’s and David Letterman’s shows.

In addition to headlining theaters and casino showrooms, Dana is one of the most requested corporate and private event comedians in the country.

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Straz Presents:
An Evening with Lily Tomlin
Thursday, April 3rd

8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)

Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 6 at Noon.
Prices: $48.50, $68.50, and $88.50 (Service fees apply).

“Lily Tomlin just may be the eighth Wonder of the World!” – USA TODAY

Get together with Lily Tomlin for an unforgettable night of fun and sidesplitting laughter. This unique comic artist takes her audience on what the Washington Post calls a “wise and howlingly funny” trip with more than a dozen of her timeless characters, from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann.

“With astounding skill and energy, Tomlin zaps through the channels like a human remote control. Using a fantastic range of voices, gestures and movements, she conjures up the cast of characters with all the apparent ease of a magician pulling a whole menagerie of animals from a single hat,” says the NY Daily News. “Her gentle touch is as comforting as it is edifying,” says NY Time Out. And she has “made the one-person show the daring, irreverent art form it is today,” says Newsweek. Her long list of awards includes: a Grammy; two Tonys; six Emmys; an Oscar nomination; two Peabodys; and the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Don’t miss this warm and uniquely affecting experience filled with comical insights and wildly, witty observations about the human condition.

 

Source: Tampa Theatre

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