Boca Raton, FL 33434
LOVE playing this theater. Can’t wait to be back.
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!
March 8, 2017 at 7:30PM
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
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 drphillipscenter.org, 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:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/searchS/?q=elayne+boosler
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 (tailsofjoy.net). 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 at 8:00PM
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!
Join us as the New York Friar’s Club pays tribute to our beloved friend, Max Alexander. We lost Max in November, and we all need someplace to express all this love we have for him. Elayne will be the host for the evening of stories and laughter.
THE FRIARS CLUB
57 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022
February 22, 2017
6pm – 8pm
53rd Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards
February 18, 2017
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
Bunker Hill Ballroom
51 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
For the second year in a row, Elayne hosts the prestigious Cinema Audio Society Awards in Los Angeles. The Cinema Audio Society recognizes Outstanding Sound Mixing in film and television as well as Technical Achievement in production and post-production. They’re also an exciting pre-cursor to the Oscars.
This is a private event.
December 26, 2016 at 8:00PM
One-liner wonder Freddie Roman brought Borscht Belt belly laughs to the Great White Way when he created Catskills on Broadway, which has toured North America for 25 years. In this all-new show, Roman is joined by feisty Brooklyn native Elayne Boosler, who has starred in five Showtime specials; and Sarge, a pianist, singer and funnyman whose adoptive parents raised him in a Jewish home. These three deliver their shtick in trade like no other.
Now in its 24th year, Kung Pao Kosher Comedy started out as a community service for all Jews who have ever been stuck on Christmas with nothing to do but hide under the covers, contemplate midnight Mass, or visit a Chinese restaurant… The audience began as 99% Jewish and has expanded to include Chinese-Jewish couples, interfaith ones, singles, families, gays, straights, undecideds, those who are far from home, and just generally people who like smart comedy mixed with Chinese food.
December 12, 2016 at 8:30PM
Bringing you some of the best in American stand up comedy, Comedy for Koby’s twice annual stand up comedy fundraising tour has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for bereaved children and families.
December 11, 2016 at 8:30PM
Elayne joins comedians Avi Liberman, Allan Havey, and Tom Cotter for the Comedy for Koby Tour at Heihal HaTarbut in Modiin, Israel. Bringing you some of the best in American stand-up comedy, Comedy for Koby’s twice annual stand up comedy fundraising tour has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for bereaved children and families.