Dane Cook coming to the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre in Tampa
Dane Cook headlines arenas. That's what Dane Cook does, because Dane Cook is at the top of the stand-up comedy food chain.
(We're speaking in terms of popularity, of course. We can imagine a number of comedy conoisseurs might disagree when it comes to his material.)
But what if, instead of arenas, Dane Cook headlined sheds? Could a comic headline an outdoor amphitheatre? Would that work?
We'll find out on Oct. 24, when Cook is slated to headline the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre in Tampa. According to Live Nation, tickets are $35-$90.45, and they go onsale Friday. Click here to purchase. (This is part of a four-date swing through Florida; Cook is also performing in West Palm Beach, Tallahassee and Gainesville.)
We interviewed Cook before his last appearance in Tampa, in 2009, and found him to be a pleasant enough gentleman. But whether you like him or not, you have to agree with us on one thing: He must, absolutely MUST, write a 15-minute bit on the atrocity that is the name "1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre." Call us, Dane, we'll help you write it. It'll kill in this town. Trust us.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*