The Fort Lauderdale Improv will be transformed into Carnival Cruise Lines’ Punchliner Comedy Club on Wednesday, November 12, as part of a special fundraiser benefiting CHARLEE of Dade County, a non-profit organization that provides resources and support to help abused, abandoned and neglected children and their families throughout South Florida.

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 8:30 p.m. with sets by four hilarious comedians – John Dicrosta, Tony Esposito, Thea Vidale and Billy D. Washington – who have entertained thousands of guests in Carnival’s shipboard comedy clubs as well as comedy venues throughout the country.

The most popular comedy venues at sea, Carnival’s Punchliner Comedy Clubs presented by George Lopez are featured aboard all 24 of the line’s “Fun Ships,” with a lineup of hilarious comedians each voyage.  It’s estimated that the Punchliner Comedy Clubs host upwards of 20,000 comedy shows annually fleetwide.

The special one-night-only event is open to the public.  Tickets are available for $30 with all proceeds benefiting CHARLEE (Children Have All Rights: Legal, Educational, Emotional).

Tickets are available at or at the Fort Lauderdale Improv box office.

The Fort Lauderdale Improv is located at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

For additional information contact Eli Rodriguez of Carnival by calling 1-800-819-3902 ext. 85042 or via email at