Venerable Orlando comedy brand Bonkerz comes to Winter Park, running events at Twisted Root Burger | Things to Do | Orlando

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Bonkerz has verified to be a identify you can believe in in Central Florida comedy since 1987, when the founders moved the organization from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Orlando. And now the venerable comedy franchise is increasing out to Wintertime Park, with weekly reveals at Twisted Root Burger.

By partnering with the Bonkerz comedy model, Twisted Root Burger has designed by itself a go-to place for good comedy. Their weekly Friday comedy celebration proved so well known, frequently filling all 197 seats, that they additional a next evening again in December.

Twisted Root Burger supervisor Mark Stoves enjoys the electrical power Bonkerz is bringing in: “Most persons want something distinctive and unexpected, and that is what we’re providing them. Last 7 days Michael Oldroyd was below, and he truly stood out.”

If last Saturday’s present was any indication, the special burger joint — the menu has all the requirements as well as sport meats like bison and ostrich — is the right location for comedy.

Host Roberto “Mini” Font established the phase: “You would believe with it remaining Wintertime Park that you may well get one particular type of viewers, but it’s incredibly numerous. All ages and backgrounds. This venue is perfect to me mainly because of the intimacy and the crowd. Plus I appreciate the foods there. It truly is preposterous. It is possibly the very best burger position in city,” he claimed. “Friday is a tiny youthful, additional of a college crowd, and Saturday you see more married partners in their forties. I adore all of them.”

Mini bought the viewers relaxed and then released Trevor Glassman, a comedian originally from Bedford, New Hampshire, the exact same town that gave us Sarah Silverman and Seth Meyers. Glassman received turned on to comedy on seeing Kat Williams in 6th grade. In a natural way amusing and offbeat, Glassman savored the thought of receiving on stage and generating individuals laugh.

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  • Roberto “Mini” Font internet hosting Bonkez’s evening at Twisted Root

Glassman absorbed all that Chicago expertise for two decades and then landed in Tampa, Florida, three years back, exactly where he has continued pursuing his aspiration. Athletic, assertive, and charismatic, he comes off like an all-American guy brimming with self-assurance. Which is just a person layer. His comedy reveals a advanced, witty and incredibly wise man.

Orlando audiences have listened to from the evening’s headliner, Tampa-based Michael Oldroyd just before, but this was Orlando Weekly’s initial time observing him headline. Affable and simple on the eyes, the comic received absent with inquiring this mostly 55+ viewers from the Villages, “Who desires to have sexual intercourse?” and afterwards closing with, “Anybody gonna have sexual intercourse immediately after this?”

Certainly, his established is packed with sex jokes, referencing his probably fictional Could-December come across at 23 with a 63-12 months-previous girl. Then he mused, “Would Shakespeare have been excellent at sexting?” He pondered what it would be like to feed peanuts to a big phallus. It all performs.

You can be expecting extra like this from Twisted Root Burger and Bonkerz partnership, the place Stoves is on the notify for refreshing, uncooked comedy that breaks the regulations.

Bonkerz also operates two focused space spots — one particular at Margaritaville Vacation resort and the other inside Boardwalk Bowl.

Continue to keep up with the program of forthcoming performers by the Bonkerz web page.


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