We’ve been proudly spotlighting local establishments who are reaching out in creative and helpful ways in order to highlight our sense of community and bring some bright spots to the current chaos.

That being said, we’ve found another creative offering that takes the concept to 11: Drive-In Stand Up Comedy at Visani Comedy Theater! If you’ve been missing “dinner and a show,” this is the event for you.

They’re doing two shows Friday, May 1, and two shows Saturday, May 2, and will be adding a third date for this throw-back-with-a-modern-twist event. Tickets are going fast, so give them a call at (941) 629-9191​ to be added to the waitlist

The Particulars

The raised event stage will be set up in Visani’s back parking lot and all vehicles will be parked 6 feet apart. They’re one-upping the traditional drive-in experience by providing not only speakers, but an FM transmitter so you can hear the featured comic, Frank Del Pizzo, right through your car radio.

Dinner and drinks will be served at your vehicle by servers wearing masks and gloves, and one guest at a time will be allowed in each restroom. Note: there will be a two-item minimum per person, as well as a $15 Ticket fee per person charged.

Visani respectfully asks that you do not arrive with personal food and beverages as they are trying to reopen a small business and provide the community with live entertainment during a time when we all need to laugh.

It’s strongly recommended that you arrive one hour before showtime; if you are not there at least 30 minutes prior to the start time, you will forfeit your reservation spot.

They also ask that you don't show up in “tall jacked-up” vehicles as they may obstruct others’ views (but if you do, they will place you in the back row).

Parking is first-come, first-served and for this event, there are no refunds, no returns, no exchanges, no exceptions

Order tickets or get on the waitlist, here and visit their Facebook page for updates on this event, their collaboration with Carmelo’s, Taglio Cuchina, and Balla Napoli to feed out-of-work restaurant and personal care workers, and to peruse their new menu.

Stay safe, everyone!