Fun ‘n Sun Clearwater presents Laughs & Draughts Comedy and Beer Tasting

RECAP on the Laughs & Draughts Comedy and Beer Tasting
Held on Saturday, May 3, 2014

Shawn Wayans was the Headlining Comedian
The line-up also included: Julian McCullough and Boomer Nichols

2014 Event Details:
Doors opened at 6:00 PM
Beer Tasting was from 6:00-8:00 PM
Comedy Show was 8:30-10:15 PM
(This was a 21 and older event, and ID’s were checked at the door.

The 2014 Laughs & Draughts show that was scheduled for Sat 5/3 in Coachman Park was moved to the Capitol Beer House (422 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL 33755) due to the day’s storms and conditions at Coachman Park. Those who purchased tickets were refunded the ticket price. Attendees were encouraged to still bring their tickets so that they would still be given 4 tickets for Cigar City Beer samples. There was no cover charge, and attendance was based on a first-come, first-serve basis until the venue reached capacity. 

The following Craft Beers from Cigar City Brewing were featured: Jai Alai, Cracker, Invasion, Maduro, Hard Cider, Homemade Apple Pie Cider, Tocabaga, Hopped on High Seas Calypso, Stiftung Berliner, Puppys Breath, Tropical Heatwave, Good Morning Mekong… plus a few more. 













Shawn Wayans:
(Star of White Chicks, Scary Movie
& In Living Color)

Shawn Wayans made his acting debut in 1989 in his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ feature film “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka.” Immediately following his feature film debut, Shawn joined the cast of the Emmy Award winning comedy series, “In Living Color.”

Shawn starred in the box office hits, “Little Man” and “White Chicks,” both of which he also co-wrote and co-executive produced. Shawn began co-writing his string of blockbusters with the smash “Scary Movie” where he also played Ray, an ambiguously gay football jock, alongside his brother Marlon Wayans, and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Co-written, co-executive produced by and starring Shawn Wayans, “Scary Movie 2” was the only sequel in the “Scary Movie” franchise with direct Wayans involvement. Shawn will next be seen on the big screen in “Dance Flick,” the new comedy co-written with brothers Marlon and Keenen Ivory, premiering in February 2009.

Shawn’s past film credits include the hit comedy “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood,” which he co-wrote, executive produced and starred in with brother Marlon Wayans. The movie was a comic spoof of the coming-of-age-in-the-‘hood movies and is a huge cult favorite.

“The Wayans Bros.” sitcom, which Shawn and Marlon created and starred in, was the first WB show to be sold into syndication after heading up the WB network lineup for five years.

Shawn, along with his brothers and sisters, created “Thugaboo” and the subsequent “Boo Crew” animated specials for Nickelodeon, which began premiering in August, 2006. In addition to creating, the Wayans are also writing, directing and voicing the series which takes a humorous look at the trials and tribulations of nine inner city kids. released in the fall 2009 and plans are underway to turn The Boo Crew into a daily comic strip.

When not on the road performing standup, Shawn can be found hard at work in the “lab” where he and his brothers are busy concocting their next project.



Julian McCullough:
(Seen on Comedy Central,
Tonight Show
and star of MTV2’s Guy Code)

COMEDIAN Julian McCullough

Julian McCullough is a very funny young man who has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NPR’s This American Life, and starred in his own half hour special on Comedy Central. You can catch him every Saturday as host of TBS’ “Very Funny News” and on MTV2’s hit series Guy Code. He has contributed to countless pop culture talking head shows and has hosted three stand alone specials for VH1.



Boomer Nichols:
(Featured at clubs like Stand Up Live,
The Improv, SideSplitter’s,
and LA Comedy Club)

Boomer Nichols has wanted to make audiences laugh for as long as he can remember. He grew up studying the art of stand-up and translating it to a hard-knocks journey through Indiana, Oklahoma, Florida (he fondly calls Tampa “home”), New Mexico, and Arizona- where he currently resides with his wife and two children and is a regular fixture on the Arizona desert landscape of comedy.

Boomer has appeared on hundreds of stages nationwide from New York, New Jersey, and Florida all the way to Arizona, New Mexico, Las Vegas and California. For over a decade his “Bru-Ha-Ha Comedy Productions” has brought comedy-club quality shows to venues all over Arizona on a regular basis.

Able to work corporate clean to “dirty like Dice”, one of his boyhood idols, Boomer takes pride in not being afraid to try any stage or any venue and having the ability to relate to audiences of all types and sizes. He has opened and featured at clubs like Stand Up Live, (where he is currently a regular performer) the Improv, SideSplitter’s, and LA Comedy Club, to name a few. He has headlined various bars, clubs, casinos and private events and has a wide range of material in his comedic tool box. Or maybe he is a comedic toolbox. We always mix that up.

His first attempt at a comedy CD, “Carrot Top Must Die”, sold as many copies as his family and close friends could afford, and was definitely a learning experience. He looks forward to recording his next CD and/or DVD special someday, but for now just loves to make people laugh and have the opportunity to work with fellow comedians who inspire him. He has had the privilege of sharing a stage or friendship with many comics he admires, such as Robert Schimmel, Doug Stanhope, Loni Love, Mark Cordes, Reno Collier, Lisa Landry, Thai Rivera, Bryan Callen, Monique Marvez, Bert Kreischer, and D.L. Hughley, to name a few. He is also known as a world-class name-dropper.

Mailing Address:
Parks and Recreation Department
P.O. Box 4748
Clearwater, FL 33758-4748

Location Address:
706 N. Missouri Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33755

(727) 562-4700

(727) 562-4813

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