Last night, I had the opportunity to drive out to the Improv Orlando for comedian Tony T. Roberts. After a long work day, I had commuted across town off I-4 West. For those familiar with the previous location, Improv Orlando had now relocated to 9101 International Drive, Suite 2310 at Pointe Orlando. Arriving early, I had sat in the second row of tables with a vacationing couple. After receiving a menu, I had asked for a recommendation from the waiter. He had suggested ordering blueberry habanero hot wings. The wings had provided a distinct mix of sweet and spicy. I had made short work of them before ordering another entree with the show beginning.
After two warm up acts, music had kicked into gear. Hitting the stage enthusiastically, Tony had started through the lyrics of “Bitch, Where You Been?!!” With his infectious smile and childish demeanor, it had been great way to pull in the audience. Working through the rest of his act and some audience members, he had been garish but, never mean spirited. His topics had ranged from stories deriving from personal relationships, sex, Michael Jackson, and his mother. By way of Detroit, his off color, working class humor had been a remedy for day starting at 4 am. For the money, he had put on a way better show than recent outings by headliners like Margaret Cho and Rosanne Barr.
As far as cost, the tab for two entrees had been $25 with gratuity automatically built-in. Tickets had sold at $20/person. Tony T. Roberts had scheduled shows tonight, Friday September 27, 2013 through Sunday, September 29, 2013. Shows had been ages 21+. The remaining showtimes had followed below.
Bitch, Where You Been?!! (Official HD) (YouTube)
Tony Roberts — You Need Yo Ass Beat (Official Video) (YouTube)
Hell NAW to the NO! (YouTube)
Tony T. Roberts (IMDB.com)
Tony T. Roberts website (tonytr.com)
Improv Orlando (theimprovorlando.com)
Improv Orlando Calendar of Events.