Sweet, Sweet Revenge

Nerd comedy returns to the Improv for Episode IV.

Think of comedian Lisa Corrao as sort of the den mother to all of South Florida’s nerds. For more than a year, she has hosted Revenge of the Nerd Comics, her own series of shows dedicated to local comedy with a geeky slant. The gigs have been a hit from the beginning, but they’ve also made Corrao — one of the few females willing to take the stage to dish about lightsabers and comic books — a target for innocent affection. “I’m like a magnet for dorks,” she says with a nymphlike giggle.

But Corrao is not doing it for the attention; she’s all about the laughs. For her fourth show in the series, hitting the stage Wednesday night at 8 at Improv Paradise Live (5700 Seminole Way, Hollywood), Corrao has collected the best lineup of local talent yet. You’ll catch cats such as Mario Mateo, who can explain the angst-filled life of the dreaded Mailer-Daemon, and Adrian Mesa, whose “off the dome” sets are unique every time, right alongside series regular Ivan Hernandez, whose nerd-coming-of-age humor is always good for a laugh. Tickets cost just $12 — $10 even, if you pick them up at comic shop War & Pieces.
Wed., July 2, 2008
 
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