Fri, Jul 28|
Exton Hotel and Conference Center
Comedian Jim Florentine from Comedy Central, Howard Stern Show, and Late Show with Carson Daly
Comedians as seen on Comedy Central, Def Comedy Jam, Bet Comic View, and NBC
Time & Location
Jul 28, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Exton Hotel and Conference Center, 815 N Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341, USA
About The Event
Join us on Friday July 28th 8pm at Exton Hotel and Conference Center
Headliner: Jim Florentine
Howard Stern Show, Late Show with Carson Daly, Comedy Central,
HBO, Apprentice, and Jim Kimmel Live
Hosted by Ms. Darkchild from Def Comedy Jam
Doors Open 7:30pm, Showtime 8:00pm
In July 2001, Florentine released Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 1. After numerous plays on the Howard Stern Radio Show, his CD ranking on Amazon.com went from 282,363 to number 2. The only artist ahead of him was the Backstreet Boys. Later that week, Florentine's CD came in at No. 17 on the Internet Billboard charts.
After the release of Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 2 in late 2001, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla took a liking to Florentine's prank calls and hired him for a show to debut in June 2002 on Comedy Central called Crank Yankers. Florentine played Special Ed, a developmentally disabled teenager, and Bobby Fletcher, a despicable, alcoholic slob who is the older cousin of Ed.
After season 1, Eminem took a liking to Florentine's characters and flew him out to his Detroit studio to do prank calls together for the upcoming season of Crank Yankers. The following year in 2004, Eminem and Florentine did a bit together on the MTV Music awards show where Eminem beat up Special Ed, who kept annoying him (and tore his leg off). Crank Yankers lasted three seasons on Comedy Central. The show moved over to MTV2 in 2006 for one season. Florentine's Special Ed character that he created is still played at various sporting events at stadiums across the USA.
Florentine was featured on the series premiere of Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, a comedy series that aired on HBO on October 3, 2008. The series spotlights new and established talent, including Artie Lange, Bill Burr (Chappelle Show), Patrice O'Neal, and Andrew Dice Clay. Lemmy, leader of the heavy metal band Motörhead, served as the musical director.
Later that year, That Metal Show made its debut on VH1 Classic.
Florentine co-hosted the show with fellow comedian Don Jamieson and rock radio broadcaster Eddie Trunk. The show discussed various topics in the hard rock and metal community, along with interviewing musicians and giveaways for the audience. The show ended production in 2015.
Florentine has been seen on The Apprentice, Comedy Central's Mother Load, HBO's Inside the NFL, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Opie and Anthony Show, Opie with Jim Norton, The Howard Stern Show, Spike TV's Video Game Awards, MTV Music Video Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Last Call with Carson Daly, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, VH1's The List, Louie Anderson's Comedy Showcase, Jim Norton and Sam Roberts on Sirius/XM and Comedy Central's @midnight. He also voiced the redneck radio host Bobbie Ray in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.
He has a series of prank call CDs known as Terrorizing Telemarketers Volumes 1–5. The CDs feature a series of recorded telephone conversations, often with Florentine receiving calls from telemarketers, wherein he turns the tables on often aggressive salespeople by being deliberately difficult and creating awkward situations.
In 2004, he worked one season on HBO's Inside the NFL performing various comedy sketches. The show won an Emmy that season and Florentine has proudly said in various interviews that when he was single, he kept it on his nightstand and it would close the deal anytime he had a date over. He called it his "Mariano Rivera".
At the same time, Florentine released two hidden camera DVDs called Meet The Creeps where he and his partner Don Jamieson pull outrageous pranks on people. The DVD has got in the hands of some Comedy Central executives, and they brought Meet The Creeps to their broadband channel called Motherload. After the two successful seasons, Comedy Central did a Meet The Creeps pilot for the network. The pilot was deemed too mean-spirited and the show never made it on the network.
Between 2004 and 2008, he made three appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC. He also appeared on The Late Late Show Craig Kilborn. In 2007, Florentine appeared on the last episode of The Apprentice in season 4 doing his edgy stand-up comedy at a conservative charity event. He asked Trump's partner George if he wears a diaper. He has not appeared on The Apprentice since.
- Address: 815 N Pottstown Pike, Exton PA
- 21+ w/proper ID
- Doors Open: 7:00 PM; Showtime: 8:00 PM
- Parking: Free
- Bags: Bags larger than 14" square are prohibited from venue. Please leave large bags and unessential items at home, or in your vehicle.
- No Animals allowed.
- Code of Conduct: We are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable customer experience. Please act in a courteous manner to ensure a pleasant experience for you and those around you. Guests should immediately bring any issues to venue staff member.
- Alcohol, Bar Service & Concessions: Comedy Explosion and its food & beverage concessions follow the PA State Liquor guidelines. Comedy Explosion has service bars with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Food will be available for purchase from our vendors. Please note, no outside food & beverages is allowed in the venue at any time.
- Emergencies/Evacuations: In case of an emergency, guest must comply with instructions from venue staff regarding operations and emergency response procedures.
- Restrooms: Restroom facilities are located in the lobby area and lower level.
- Smoking Policy: Comedy Explosion is a non-smoking venue. No smoking, including vaping, is allowed in the venue at any time.
Comedy Explosion uses walk-through security checks for all events. Guest should allow extra time for entry in the venue. Large backpacks, suitcases, beach bags and equipment are prohibited. Guest who refuse screening will be denied entry. Guest who are denied entry will not be refunded.
The following is a partial list of items that are prohibited at all Comedy Explosion's Events.
- Weapons of any kind including pointed objects and pocket knives.
- Outside food & beverages
- Laptops and tablets
- Laser pointers
- Drugs & Alcohol
- Noise Making Devices
- Projectiles of any kind
All tickets are not refundable.
VIP Ticket for Two with Dinner
Ticket will include admission to the show for two with dinner. Dinner will be catered by Peppers Italian Restaurant. There is a two-item drink minimum per customer. This can be combined with alcohol, bottled water or soft drinks. You will share a table with other patrons. Table is located in the front section near the stage.$90.00+$2.25 service fee
Ticket does not include dinner. You may be sharing a table with other patrons. There is a two-item drink minimum per customer. This can combined with alcohol, bottled water or soft drinks. Bar seating/ Stadium Seating is part of General Admission 1st come 1st Serve$30.00+$0.75 service fee
Table of 4
This would be a ticket for a total of 4 people$120.00+$3.00 service feeSold Out