ST. PETERSBURG - Comedy Night at the Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg featuring comedian Marc Weiner is Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m., at the Chabad Center, 4010 Park St. N.
A native of Queens, NY, Weiner began his show business career as a street performer in Boston.
From 1977 through 1979 Weiner created smiles on the streets of New York City, where he performed outside the Metropolitan Museum of art, twice working with Robin Williams. He then worked as an improv comic who performed at Comic Strip Live, Catch A Rising Star and The Comedy Cellar
Weiner made his national network television debut as a regular on Saturday Night Live in 1980. He created and hosted the popular daily children’s show Nickelodeon Weinerville, which ran on Nickelodeon from 1993 to 1996. In addition, he created and starred in a series of educational interstitials for Nick Jr. called Wordville with Marc Weiner and Friends.
He is noted for creating and performing with his unique “head puppets” which consists of a human sized head and a small (in comparison) puppet body.
A buffet of hors d’oeuvres cocktails and desserts will be available.
Cost for the event is $13 for online reservations received by Thursday, Jan. 10 and $15 per person thereafter.