Gilbert Gottfried is heading to Laffs Comedy Caffe on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Yes, you read that correctly: Gottfried, whose loud, often grating voice and politically-incorrect, impeccably-timed and very funny jokes have earned him dozens of film and TV appearances as well as a few black eyes — remember when he told that tasteless, way-too-soon tsunami joke following the 2011 Japan earthquake? — is playing our way-off-the-radar-from-New-York comedy club.

He’s actually playing a bunch of comedy clubs around the country including the Tempe Improv and the Copper Blues music club in Phoenix after us.

He’s doing two shows at Laffs — at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Admission is $25 in advance at or at the door, 2900 E. Broadway.

Laffs officials said Gottfried’s show is a rental. The club has stayed away from bigger named comedians in the past couple years.

But that doesn’t mean they aren’t attracting marquee-worthy comics.

This weekend, Louisiana native Lisa Landry is spreading all kinds of cajun love with a show at 7 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes dinner, free roses and chocolates for the ladies and free champagne. (Reservations at

Landry, who has appeared on “Law & Order: SVU,” and a number of talk shows and comedy shows including “Comics Unleashed,” “Stand up in Stilettos,” “The Bonnie Hunt Show” and “The Bob & Tom Show,” is doing four more Laffs shows: at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Admission is $12.50 and $17.50.

Also coming up at Laffs:

  • Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade alumnus Johnny Beehner on Feb. 22 and 23.
  • Co-headliners Jason Resler and Jade Esteban Estrada on March 1 and 2.

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at or 573-4642. On Twitter @Starburch.