If your dad is anything like many other salty yet lovable South Florida dads out there, he prefers his food fast and -- when possible -- out of a food truck, his comedy with a healthy dose of stereotypes, and his music uncomplicated, island-themed beach jams. This is why he deserves a Father's Day weekend trip to the International Food and Comedy Festival (where they will have all the aforementioned things) and not a beer koozie and card combo from the gas station.
With a roster that reads like a venerable United Nations of comedy, there will be Marc "The Trini Comic" Theobold, Jason "The Jewish Comic" Andors, Sara "The Latin Queen of Comedy" Contreras, and South Florida funnymen Larry Dogg and Mike Yard. There will even be a headlining appearance by "African King of Comedy" and Next Friday movie alum Michael Blackson. Before the comedy starts, a food-truck competition, hosted by Chef Andrew Selz, will take place in front of War Memorial Auditorium from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, when you can hop from cart to cart sampling some eats while listening to reggae by Inner Circle and Junior D. Comedy starts at 9 p.m. at 800 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $25 to $95 based on seating. Visit internationalfoodandcomedyfestival.com, or call 877-419-0502.
Sat., June 14, 5-8:30 p.m., 2014