Carnival Cruise Line to Hold Comedy Fundraiser at Fort Lauderdale Improv Benefiting Kids in Distress Children’s Charity


Carnival Cruise Line is hosting its sixth annual comedy fundraiser at the Fort Lauderdale Improv on Wednesday, Nov. 16, with proceeds benefiting Kids in Distress, a Fort Lauderdale-based children’s charity.

Sponsored by Carnival’s Global Contact Center and hosted by Eli Rodriguez, one of the company’s sales coaches who is also a professional comedian, the show features hilarious performances by four of the company’s most popular comedians – Brad Tassell, Caroline Picard, Lester Bibbs, and Nery Saenz – who regularly perform at the line’s fleetwide Punchliner Comedy Clubs as well as at comedy venues throughout the country.

The company hopes to exceed the record $12,000 raised from last year’s event.

The most popular comedy venues at sea, Carnival’s Punchliner Comedy Clubs are featured aboard all 25 of the line’s “Fun Ships,” with a lineup of side-splitting funnymen and women each voyage.  It’s estimated that the Punchliner Comedy Clubs host upwards of 20,000 comedy shows annually fleetwide.

Tickets are $30 per person and available at the Ft. Lauderdale Improv website.