Special Event

Dat Phan & Larry Venturino

Thu, Jan 11, 2018
Fri, Jan 12, 2018
Sat, Jan 13, 2018
Sun, Jan 14, 2018
Special Event

Dat Phan & Larry Venturino

with larry Venturino
<strong>Dat Phan is the Original Winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and is a Headlining Comedian touring live across the U.S. He has made numerous TV and movie appearances including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Family Guy” voiceover, and “Cellular”. Most recently Dat has appeared on “The Tyra Banks Show” discussing racial diversity.

Dat Phan was born in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated with his mother to San Diego, CA. He suffered through financial hardships most of his childhood. After 9/11 he realized life was short and decided to go for his dream to pursue comedy full time. Moving to LA he had to live out of his car and even after being robbed at gunpoint he wouldn’t stop pursuing his dream. Dat answered phones for The Improv in Hollywood during the day and tried to get as much stage time as possible at night; this meant he often went on well after midnight when crowds were often more drunk than coherent. Later, Dat took the risk and auditioned for the experimental, comedy based show produced by NBC that would launch his career. The rest is history as he was named the funniest person in America on August 5, 2003.

Dat’s culturally insightful comedy inspects ridiculous stereotypes, and shares his experience of being a regular American guy with a Vietnamese heritage. His youthful energy and truly unique life experiences, including all the tough times, are combined to create the message of living your dreams and reaching out for the stars. Dat Phan’s mission is to bring a more positive portrayal of Asian-Americans to mainstream entertainment and Hollywood. “We want to be seen as more than just martial artists, or bad stereotype token roles in American TV & Movies.”

Dat Phan has been included in The Smithsonian Institution’s exhibition of The Top 10 Most Influential Vietnamese-American Individuals. The DVD “Dat Phan Live” was released in January 2010 and is available from Amazon.com. Dat’s CD, “You Touch, You Buy“ is available on iTunes and his new CD will be available Fall of 2014. His most recent films “Sake-Bomb” and “Hungover Games” premiered early 2014 and are now available on Amazon.com. The film “108 Stitches”, in which Dat Phan is a co-lead, will premier Sept 12, 2014.</strong>

larry Venturino

Larry Venturino is a stand-up comedian living in Florida but originally from Rhode Island. He regularly performs at clubs and private events. When he’s on stage, club patrons shouldn’t expect many four-letter words. However, that’s not to say that the envelope isn’t going to be pushed to the limits. Larry’s brand of comedy will start you off on an endearing note then lead you down a path that will leave you laughing and smiling at things you never expected to laugh at.

No stranger to the stage, Larry Venturino was the frontman for three touring punk rock/hardcore bands. He is also the co-owner of an independent record label that has been releasing records for and promoting acts from all over the globe for the past 14+ years. He booked and promoted nationally touring acts in SWFL for over a decade. He has left the instruments and screaming behind, but not the mic. He hopes to bring audiences the same intensity and insight as in his punk days, just in a funnier, more sarcastic way.

Larry Venturino has performed with nationally touring headliners including: Christopher Cowles, Mike Rivera, Carl Rimi, Ron Feingold, Trish Keating, L.A. Hardy, Steve Lazlow, and Frank Del Pizzo.