The Fort Lauderdale Improv will be transformed into Carnival Cruise Lines’ Punchliner Comedy Club on Tuesday, November 26 as part of a special fundraiser benefiting the United States Marine Corps’ “Toys for Tots” campaign that donates toys to needy children and families.

Sponsored by Carnival’s Global Contact Center and hosted by Eli Rodriguez, one of the company’s personal vacation planners who is also a professional comedian, the festivities kick off at 7:30 p.m. with sets by three hilarious comedians – Happy Cole, Tommy Drake and Lester Bibbs – who keep audiences in stiches on board Carnival Cruise Lines’ ships as well as comedy clubs throughout the country.

The special one-night-only event is open to the public and tickets are available for $20 online at or at the Fort Lauderdale Improv box office.  All proceeds benefit Toys for Tots.

The Fort Lauderdale Improv is located within the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 33314.

For additional information, contact Eli Rodriguez of Carnival Cruise Lines at 800-819-3902, extension 85042.