Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door! Buy your tickets now.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
We are 21 and up club, so leave the kiddies home.
Fort Wayne Comedy Club is inside 2104 FortWayne Banquet Center.
Entry and Parking in rear of building and along
Butler and Calhoun Streets.
Video recording of events and flash photography not allowed. Cell phone use not allowed in showroom. Card subject to change.
In 1977, at the tender age of fifteen, the native Southern Californian
appeared on the infamous Gong Show. Halfway through his stand-up
routine, which he read from a piece of paper, he was pulled off the
stage by a man dressed like a nun wielding a net. Eleven years later, he
made a triumphant return as a celebrity judge. This marked the first of
over 100 appearances on national television. In 1981, while attending
Mt. San Antonio College, he applied for a job as a newcaster at the
campus radio station but was turned down. Later that year, he auditioned
for the owner of The Ice House in Pasadena. The audition took place in
the middle of the afternoon in a club that seats 300. From the only
occupied chair came the voice of the owner, "You're not ready". Zany
looked around the empty showroom and said "Neither is your club!"
Undaunted, he talked the owner into letting him produce his own show so
he could have the stage time, and for the owner, an audience. The result
was The Bob Zany Show featuring such newcomers as Garry Shandling,
Yakov Smirnoff, Robert Wuhl, Kevin Nealon, and Nia Peeples. After one
show, Bob was approached by Frazier Smith, the host of a top-rated radio
show on KLOS/LA. After a short time doing guest spots on Frazier's
show, Zany was hired by KLOS as a personality with his own show on
Saturday mornings. Other accomplishments include the creation of Bob
Zany's Comedy Outlets, with over 50 locations throughout California and
Nevada; a comedy album "Hi Home, I'm Honey", on Laff Records; a
soon-to-be published diet scrapbook, "Laugh at Fat, Bay-bee!", and the
highlight of his career to date, being hired by his idol, Steve Martin,
to appear on George Burns' Comedy Week. Zany's stage persona has evolved
over the years, but the dramatic weight loss in 1991 caused the need
for a major overhaul...along with the 175-lbs, he lost 30 minutes of his
actHe spent the following year doing late night spots at Hollywood
clubs, trying to "reinvent" hi mself. The result is the cigar-smoking,
audience-interactive crowd favorite Bob Zany we know and love today. He
is married to comedienne/actress Erin O'Connor, and they live in Los
Angeles with their three dogs and three cats.