Comedy for Conservation

Special Event Series

Comedy for Conservation

Saturday, June 19, 2021
Saturday, July 17, 2021
7:00-10:00 PM

Enjoy a night of laughs with friends while supporting ZooTampa's conservation programs at Comedy for Conservation! This new event series features nationally renowned comedians, up-close animal experiences, delicious food and drinks, and more! Plus, guests will have the chance to participate in interactive fundraising games for unique prizes including exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and custom animal artwork.

This 18+ limited-capacity outdoor event will take place at the Zoo's new Saunder's Event Pavilion. A variety of ticket options are available including a VIP ticket that features an open bar and premium seating. General Admission tickets start at only $30 for Zoo members and $35 for non-members. Get Tickets

Saturday, June 19, 2021

18+ Only
Doors open at 7:00 PM • Show kicks off at 8:00 PM

Comedy show headliners Tommy Drake and Billy D Washington

Headliners:

Billy D. Washington

Billy D. Washington is an award-winning comedian whose resume includes the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Last Comic Standing, and more. And, for a number of years, he opened for The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. He was identified as one of the most diverse comedians in America by the NBC Stand-Up for Diversity initiative.

Tommy Drake

Since the early '90s Tommy Drake has been a staple in the stand-up comedy world. Tommy’s unique mixture of original material delivered in a classic style has given him the opportunity to do more shows and be seen by more people live than just about any other comic on the planet. For three years Tommy was Cher’s opening act on her Living Proof: Farewell Tour. Tommy is currently one of the highest rated acts for the largest comedy club chain on the planet, The Punchliner Comedy Club presented by Carnival Cruise Lines.

Program Details:
  • Doors open at 7pm with cash bar, light food menu & animal mingle (Open bar for VIP)

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

18+ Only
Doors open at 7:00 PM • Show kicks off at 8:00 PM

Comedy show headliners Jorge Marroquin and Russ Nagel

Headliners:

Jorge Marroquin

In his 16th year in stand-up comedy, Jorge Marroquin headlines at comedy clubs, colleges & tours around the country. He has performed with comedy heavyweights such as Eddie Griffin, Carlos Mencia, Anjelah Johnson, John Pinnet, and Tommy Chong. In 2011 he was casted to be the host for George Lopez’s “Lopez Tonight Party Bus Tour”, a 17-city state-wide live broadcasted promotional tour for TBS Network’s “Lopez Tonight”.

Russ Nagel

Russ Nagel is a biker, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and an all-around nice guy. While every comic out there has a “hook” that makes them unique, Russ’s hook merely is who and what he really is: an American Biker who just happens to be really, really funny. Sit and watch the man on stage for 10 minutes, and you will barely have a chance to breathe from laughing so hard. Unlike some comics who poke fun at the world around them, Russ uses his own life experiences and perceptions to create his routines. No one else could pull off his comedy simply because there is only one America’s Funniest Biker.

Program Details:
  • Doors open at 7pm with cash bar, light food menu & animal mingle (Open bar for VIP)

Get Tickets

Members
Starting At

$30.00

Not a Member? Become a Member

Non-Members
Starting At

$35.00

Comedy for Conservation Host Chuck Glass

Hosted By

Chuck Glass

Award winning comic and Tampa native, Chuck Glass began his comedy when he took the stage for the first time at the Tampa Improv on a dare. His high energy, physical style of comedy and outside-the-box point of view takes comedy to a whole new level. Chuck earned the nickname “Unbreakable”, thanks to his sharp wit and uncanny ability to connect with any audience.

Know Before You Go

COVID Safety Information

  • Masks are required to participate in this event, except when eating or drinking. Disposable masks are available at no cost.
  • ZooTampa is principally an outdoor fresh-air experience; therefore, when outside, guests who maintain proper social distance are not required to wear face masks. Even so, every guest entering the Zoo is strongly encouraged to wear a mask. Disposable masks are available at no cost. Guests will be informed of venues/experiences where masks are required.
  • To ensure safety, participants agree to abide by Zoo safety protocols including social distancing and healthy hygiene practices.