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Comedians hit the funny bone with stand-up performances on Fleming Island

By Lee Wardlaw lee@claytodayonline.com
Posted 5/4/23

FLEMING ISLAND – Celebrity comedian, actor and writer Danny Johnson has entertained thousands of guests at clubs, corporate events and churches for nearly 20 years.

His repertoire of hilarious …

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Comedians hit the funny bone with stand-up performances on Fleming Island


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FLEMING ISLAND – Celebrity comedian, actor and writer Danny Johnson has entertained thousands of guests at clubs, corporate events and churches for nearly 20 years.

His repertoire of hilarious jokes became the successful contribution to “Dry Bar Comedy Special,” a show featured on Apple TV, Comedy Central, NBC and Peacock networks.

But last Friday, he highlighted a two-man lineup during Fleming Island’s Town Hall Event Center’s Stand-Up Comedy Show last Friday, April 28.

Bobby Brown Jr., a comedian from Jacksonville, set the mood for a big night of rollicking laughter, delicious food, refreshing beverages and more. More than 100 residents were treated to some obscene, risqué and indecent jokes that stayed within the boundaries of clean, good-old-fashioned fun – a trademark for both comedians.

Brown, the rising local star, and Johnson, the nationally-acclaimed sensation comedian, writer, and podcaster that has starred in numerous television commercials, Comedy Central’s “Laugh Riots,” NBC’s “Trial By Laughter,” earned the dubious title of “Florida’s Funniest Comedian” and others.

The performances happened while patrons enjoyed the first-class, country club-style treatment, enjoying setlists from both comedians, listening to music from DJ Robert. They also feasted on hot chicken wings, lamb gyros and appetizers like pita bread and fresh hummus from Yiannis Demopoulos’s Fresh from Yianni’s Kitchen.

Of course, it wasn’t easy to keep the food and drink down amid uncontrollable

Brown made the rounds by cracking jokes about the challenges of the dating world caused by the issues of his outdated, clunker automobile with a broken speaker and shoddy brakes, as well as the perils of working in the food service industry.

“I think the worst part of my car is that my brakes are terrible. Most people stop when they want to stop. I got to start my stop about two minutes early, you know. So we either stop or stop living on this one,” he said.

“I’m a server. I serve tables. That’s how I make ends meet. Comedy’s my dream, but I think serving’s my calling, just because my job is always calling me and asking if I can work tonight,” Brown said.

Just like his jokester and counterpart, Johnson was able to put the heat on himself, taking self-elicited shots about his former weight problems and his preference to avoid running. He drew from the themes from his widely-acclaimed special, “I Don’t Run.”

“I must have mentioned how much I weighed on stage. A guy came up to me after the show in Omaha, Nebraska and said, ‘You weighed 280 (pounds) on stage, but you don’t look it, you carry it well’. Fat well distributed amongst the body parts, is that a compliment?”

Among other jokes included calling out Bud Light and other “woke” corporations, Then Johnson picked on a fan to make his point.

“Sticking by the Bud Light, huh?” he said.

Johnson also joked about his inability to close a deal with Netflix for his “Dry Bar Comedy Special.”

“Pretty much anywhere but Netflix, the most important one. I wonder what success truly feels like,” Johnson said.