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Orlando Comedy Scene


A funny thing’s happening in Orlando. In the tourist entertainment capital of the world, there are plenty of big-name comics playing to large audiences, and there are comedy open mics every night of the week for beginners. But there hasn’t been much of a home-grown stand-up scene – until recently. Unlike acknowledged comedy hubs like Austin or Chicago, it’s tough here for rising comics to find a place where they can polish their skills. So a few locals have launched a new wave of curated showcases. Matt Gersting books one twice a month at the Bull & Bush. He says, “It’s a huge leap from doing five minutes at an open mic, to 20, in front of people from out …
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