November 10-12, 2017 — Will Shortz’s Wonderful World of Words

Will Shortz’s Wonderful World of Words

Mohonk Mountain House
1000 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: (855) 681-9912

November 10-12, 2017. A wonderful weekend for all those who love language, puzzles, and games! [More info…]

It’s a new “Words” weekend with another great line-up! The New York Times crossword editor and NPR Puzzlemaster Will Shortz is our host, along with composer and NPR quizzicist Greg Pliska, and some very special guests.

Breaking the Comedy Mold with Elayne Boosler

Sunday, November 12, 10:00AM

In February, Rolling Stone magazine named Elayne Boosler one of the “50 Best Stand-Up Comics of all Time.” She’ll show us how, step by step, she prepares and presents a joke for maximum effect. With lots of examples. Prepare your laugh muscles!

Reservations are required. Book online. Or call (855) 681-9912.


July 22, 2017 — Dry Heat Classic — Phoenix

Welcome to the 20th DRY HEAT CLASSIC tournament!

Mike and Mark are back for their 20th Annual Dry Heat Classic Charity Golf Tournament and All-Star Comedy Review. We feel so blessed and grateful for all the wonderful friends that we have made throughout the years, we are proud to call you all family. Thank you all for the support and we look forward to keeping the sense of community and charity alive for many years to come. Please explore the Dry Heat Classic website to find all of the details you will need to be a part of this year’s big event.

Proceeds from the Michael Finney Foundation benefit Hope for the Warriors and Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association.

March 9, 2017 — Murray Theatre in Clearwater, FL

Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall

1111 McMullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33759

March 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Elayne is back on the road with a new stand-up show making a stop in Clearwater for her debut at the all-new Murray Theatre! Best known for her thoughtful and feisty humor, and her love of baseball and animals, all sharing a big part of her act. For over forty years, she has appeared on seemingly every talk show ever on TV, has written and starred in five one-hour Showtime standup comedy specials, written and directed two movies for Cinemax, appeared on HBO’s Comic Relief for years, on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher over thirty times, and has hosted specials, series, and events both live and on television. She has done lots of baseball color commentary, and sung the National Anthem and/or thrown out a first pitch, many times for many teams. Don’t miss this up-close and intimate performance of her groundbreaking stand-up only at the Murray Theatre!

All after show Tails of Joy merchandise will benefit Florida Boxer Rescue.

March 8, 2017 — Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts — Orlando

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

445 S. Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

March 8, 2017 at 7:30PM

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Presents AN EVENING WITH ELAYNE BOOSLER

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

All after show Tails of Joy merchandise will benefit Florida Boxer Rescue.

 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces a night of laughter and conversation with comedian, writer and animal activist Elayne Boosler. Named one of Comedy Central’s “Greatest 100 Standup Comedians of All Time,” Boosler will bring her thoughtful, feisty and socially-conscious humor to the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance are on sale to the general public now. Tickets are $35.00 and may be purchased online at, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

For over 40 years, Boosler has appeared on seemingly every talk show ever on television, has written and starred in five of her own one-hour Showtime standup comedy specials, written and directed two movies for Cinemax, appeared regularly on HBO’s “Comic Relief,” on “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher” over 30 times and has hosted specials, series and events live and on television.

In 1985, when the cable networks would not let a female standup have a special, she financed her own comedy special, “Party of One.” The success of that show is widely credited for blowing open the gates of television for female comedians. She recently spent several years as the permanent guest host on Stephanie Miller’s syndicated radio show and hosted the game show “Balderdash” for NBC from 2005-2006. Last year, she hosted the television show, “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS-TV. She has done standup around the world from Las Vegas to colleges, the London Palladium to the White House Press Correspondent’s Dinner for President Clinton, to clubs and theaters everywhere. She has performed for the Queen of England as well as the President and Congress at Ford’s Theater. She moderated the Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate on C-Span for NOW. In 2013, she was commissioned by the Glendale Symphony Orchestra to write a performance piece for spoken word/orchestra, “Rescue – A True Story,” for piano, cello, clarinet and comedian. She has since performed this beautiful story of the life of a rescued dog with several symphony orchestras. She has written for television, print and film, and you can find a current body of her work at Huffington Post:

For years, she has done television and radio baseball color commentary, sports shows and panels, and sung the National Anthem and/or thrown out a first pitch many times for many teams. She has done untold numbers of baseball benefits and Legends games for worthy causes, and she played Dodger Stadium for part of Hollywood Stars Day. This year, she will be featured in CNN’s eight-part documentary series, “The History of Standup Comedy.”

Boosler has toured Africa and the Middle East for our troops, and this past December, performed throughout Israel as part of “Comedy for Koby,” a fundraising tour for war orphans throughout the region.

Boosler has been involved in hands-on animal rescue and advocacy since 1996. In 2001, she founded and continues to run her own nationwide-and-beyond, all-species animal rescue and advocacy non-profit organization, Elayne Boosler’s Tails of Joy ( The organization has saved thousands of animals, made life better for thousands more and continues to advocate for the better treatment of all animals throughout the world.

About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors.

February 24, 2017 — McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert


McCallum Theatre — Palm Desert

73000 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

February 24, 2017 at 8:00PM

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Catskills on Broadway

All New for 2017! Starring Freddie Roman, Sarge and Elayne Boosler

The Catskill Mountains of New York, the cradle of American humor, launched the careers of many of our greatest comics. In this all new version of the 1991 Broadway hit, Freddie Roman, Sarge and Elayne Boosler will have you howling with laughter. So sit back, relax and get ready to enjoy a great evening of good old-fashioned comedy that will bring you back to the golden years of the Catskills. Nothing in this world (or any other world) could make you feel better!