The Adrienne Arsht Center's first-ever comedy series — COMEDY PLANET — featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg, and many more!

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly announces the inaugural season of the COMEDY PLANET, showcasing the very best comedians from America and abroad.

The COMEDY SERIES kicks off with the iconic American comic, JERRY SEINFELD, appearing in two stand-up performances on November 6, 2010.  In a rare solo appearance, entertainment legend and comedy queen WHOOPI GOLDBERG performs for one night only on January 15, 2011.  NPR’s award-winning comedy quiz show WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME!, jumps straight off the airwaves and into the Knight Concert Hall February 3 and 4, 2011 for a series of live performances and audio tapings to air on NPR Member Stations.  CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, the show where surprise guest stars read from the real and really hilarious memoirs of their celebrity colleagues, takes Miami by storm, April 28-May 8, 2011.

Tickets for JERRY SEINFELD are on sale now!  Tickets to WHOOPI GOLDBERG, WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME!, and CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY go on sale to Adrienne Arsht Center members on July 23; and to the general public on September 12. Tickets can be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at (305) 949-6722 or online at

The schedule for the inaugural season of the Adrienne Arsht Center COMEDY PLANET is as follows:


November 6, 2010 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Ziff Ballet Opera House

Tickets: $49-79

Due to popular demand, America’s premier comedian is hitting the road in a return to his first love – stand-up comedy.  Hailed as “the master stand-up comic of his generation” and “the best comedian of our time”  in a Washington Post article by Tom Shales, SEINFELD has an uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere.


January 15, 2011 at 8 p.m.

Ziff Ballet Opera House

Tickets: $50-95

One of a very few elite artists who has won Oscar, Tony, Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy Awards, WHOOPI GOLDBERG’s wit and wisdom surpass even her impressive list of accolades.  Over the course of her illustrious career, WHOOPI has thrilled audiences around the world in such films as “The Color Purple,” “Ghost” and “Sister Act” and on the Broadway stage in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Xanadu, and her own acclaimed one-woman shows.  On television WHOOPI has made her mark in her own sitcom, talk show, and hosting such stellar events as the Academy Awards.  She is currently the moderator of “The View,” and a best-selling author of numerous books for children and adults, including her latest releases, Is It Just Me? and Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Terrible Terrel.  There is simply no one like WHOOPI and her unique voice is unparalleled in the world of entertainment.


February 3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

February 4, 2011 at 8 p.m.

Ziff Ballet Opera House

Tickets: $40-85

WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME!, NPR’s wacky and whip-smart approach to the week’s news and newsmakers, boasts a weekly audience of more than 3 million listeners and celebrity guests including everyone from (then Senator) Barak Obama to comedian Stephen Colbert and sex therapist Dr. Ruth.  Now, the Peabody Award-winning show comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall for a live performance and audio recording to air on NPR Member Stations!  During each hilarious show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics.  Callers, celebrity panelists, and special guests compete by answering questions about the week’s events, identifying impersonations, and filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks.  Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell, NPR’s legendary newscaster, record the outgoing message on their personal voicemail.  A comedy show that pretends to be a quiz, and a quiz show that exists only to make jokes, WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME! is live comedic magic not to be missed.


April 28- May 8, 2011

Thursdays & Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.

Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House

Tickets: $45

Hailed as “the funniest show in town, hands down,” (The New York Post), CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has taken New York by storm and now makes its Miami debut in a series of uproarious performances featuring superstar memoirs acted out live on stage by fellow superstars!  Created and developed by Emmy® Award-nominated writer/performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY features a first rate comedic ensemble of stars from stage and screen performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities.  From Vanna White’s panel flip-outs  to the Jonas Brothers’ sibling synergy and Sylvester Stallone’s secret stash in the fridge, no topic is off limits and every celebrity autobiography gets the full comic treatment.  The roster of superstar guests who have appeared in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY reads like a who’s who of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, Mario Cantone, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, John Leguizamo, and Brooke Shields.  Stay tuned for surprise celebrity guests to be announced for the Miami engagement!

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