I'm going to see the cartoonist and comedian Dan Piraro, the creator of the award-winning syndicated cartoon Bizarro. The guy is HILARIOUS. He has a show this coming Sunday, April 1st at the Octagon Arts Center in Clearwater. It's located at the Unitarian Universalist Church off of Nursery Road. When you take 60 from Tampa, it's only about 20 min from the Airport. And if you're coming from North East St. Petersburg, it's also about 20 min. North on U.S. 19. You can learn more about this event and see loads of his cartoons at www.BizarroArtist.org
. This is not an April fools day joke, but you will laugh a lot.
Here's a link to the Google Map:http://www.tinyurl.com/ypl849
Address, Date, etc:
Sunday, April 1, 2007 at 6:00 pm
Octagon Arts Center at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Clearwater
2470 Nursery Road
Clearwater, FL 33764
Tickets are cheap: $6.50 general admission and 3.50 for students. This is a charity event for Florida Voices for Animals, so you'll have a good time and help fury friends too. You can purchase tickets at the door or online and they will hold your tickets at the door: www.BizarroArtist.org
I've copied some stuff from the site for this event:
"This guy's got a lot of very funny stuff." -- Jerry Seinfield
"We think he's a comic genius." -- Penn and Teller
Get tickets and learn more at www.BizarroArtist.org
On behalf of Florida Voices for Animals, a non-profit charitable organization, Dan Piraro, artist, comedian, and author best known for the award-winning syndicated cartoon "Bizarro" will present a multi-media overview of his career and his unique, humorous perspective on the world at large, entitled: "Cartoons, Comedy, and Compassion". This event takes place on Sunday, April 1, 2007 at the Unitarian Universalist Octagon Art Center in Clearwater at 6 pm. Tickets are $3.50 for students and $6.50 for the general public. They can be purchased at the event or online at www.BizarroArtist.org
. Door prizes consisting of environmentally-friendly, fair made or fair trade products and an autographed copy of Dan Piraro's latest book will be given away to some lucky attendees.
To learn more about this event, to purchase tickets, and to browse a large gallery of Dan Piraro's cartoons, please visit www.BizarroArtist.org
About Dan Piraro:
Dan Piraro is a popular speaker for animal welfare, public health, and environmental groups. He was awarded the Humane Society's Genesis Award for Outstanding Cartoonist in 2002, 2003, and 2005 for his animal welfare themed cartoons.
Bizarro was first syndicated in 1985 and has since then built a steady and loyal following on four continents. It currently appears daily in around 250 markets in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Bizarro has won an unprecedented three consecutive Reuben Awards from the National Cartoonist Society for "Best Cartoon Panel of the Year," in 1999, 2000, and 2001. Piraro has been nominated for its highest award, "Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year", for the years 2002 to the present.
In numerous major newspapers around the country, Bizarro is published seven days a week, so Dan Piraro literally has to create a joke a day and an illustration to go with it. Regarding Piraro's work, comedian Jerry Seinfield stated, "This guy's got a lot of very funny stuff." The comedy duo Penn and Teller remarked, "We think he's a comic genius." The popular news publication and web magazine, the Onion, wrote, "Dan Piraro is indisputably one of the best cartoonists currently playing the game. Piraro's daily Bizarro is like fresh air compared to the rest of most comics pages -- it's surreal, opinionated, and consistently funny."
In 2006, America's premier art book publisher, Abrams Books, published Bizarro and Other Strange Manifestations of the Art of Dan Piraro , a two hundred page retrospective of Dan Piraro's career. The book includes images from his cartoons, fine art, commercial illustration, sketchbooks, and comedy shows, as well as a lengthy and humorous autobiographical essay.
See you there!