Times Staff Writer
COMEDY: Howie Mandel
If he wasn't busy enough, America's Got Talent judge Howie Mandel revived his Deal or No Deal game show, but he has never stopped doing standup comedy. Last week, he released a comedy special for Showtime for the first time in 20 years. The title is a mouthful: Howie Mandel Presents Howie Mandel at the Howie Mandel Comedy Club. It features a performance at his newly opened comedy venue in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Despite the family-friendly nature of his television shows, he has warned that his comedy act is full of adult humor. You can see Mandel at 8 p.m. Thursday. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $49-$75. (727) 791-7400. atthecap.com.
RIDING DAPPER: Tweed Ride
Ladies and gents in derby hats, vests, petticoats, lace-up boots and other fashionable vintage choices will be taking a leisurely bike ride around downtown St. Petersburg for the eighth annual Tweed Ride. It's a fundraiser for the equally vintage St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, founded in 1924. The doors open at 2 p.m. Saturday for tea, scones and croquet and the ride starts at 4. Afterward, the dapper do-gooders will gather at the Mirror Lake Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, for a party with food trucks and music by Junco Royals. $20, $15 members, 16 and younger free. (727) 822-2083.
GLOBE TROTTER: Russell Peters
These days, Netflix leads the way in streaming comedy specials by everyone from Dave Chappelle to Chris Rock to Patton Oswalt. But the first guy to do it was Russell Peters, whose 2013 special Notorious was the streaming titan's first foray into standup. It was a shrewd bet. The Indian-Canadian comic, while well known in the states, is an absolute A-lister around the world, filling arenas and performing for kings and heads of state. His Deported World Tour arrives at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35 and up. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.
Jay Cridlin, Times entertainment critic