Friday Night Live Comedy hosted by Got Jokes


Live comedy is back at NOVA 535 the meticulously renovated 1920 built Five and Dime Store here in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida, this 5 and 10 magically transformed into the highest rated St. Pete wedding venue and special event space in Tampa Bay. You might remember the hilarious improv Troupe, 2-Time Best of the Bay Winners as hosts of the Big Bang Show held here a few years ago. Well Got Jokes has only gotten better, hosted by their charming and charismatic leader Daniel “Motown Pride” Jefferson


Well NOVA 535 and Got Jokes Entertainment has partnered with Jeffery “Grown Folks” Copeland, and Southside Comedy. Copeland is famous for the hottest First Friday Party that he hosts here at NOVA 535, running strong for over 3 years in a row! Jeff brought in BET favorite “Big Tiny” who dropped in by the way of Atlanta, Ga and entertained us with his fast, funny style of humor.


The Got Jokes crew always brings their high energy A game here to NOVA and last night they didn’t disappoint! They performed several (of their countless) hilarious, witty and unique acts that are as good as improv gets! I’ve been to 2nd City in Chicago, all over the NYC and LA comedy scenes, Montreal, Edinburgh, Atlanta and Sidney and Got Jokes is as funny as anything I’ve seen. They bring it to such a degree that they light up the crowd with their great energy and antics well after the show had ended. These guys and gals are shows within shows within comedy!


Comedian Chuck Glass, who never disappoints, was the inaugural winner of our Big Bang Show! He is ALWAYS funny, earning him the title “Unbreakable”.

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Got Jokes? is one of the premier entertainment providers in the country, and have performed here at NOVA for numerous types of clients and events. The Got Jokes? signature improv show brings together a diverse collection of all-stars spanning several art forms including popular radio personalities, actors, comedians and spoken word artists to create an interactive experience that leaves the audience wanting to join the action. Trust me on this, if you want to laugh, hire Got Jokes!


Poet Tampa, aka David DeTyme Poet Tolliver, the unbreakable Chuck Glass, Tarik Lewis and Barrie “HBO” acting out some kind of Pterodactyl bird flying skit which had everyone almost pissing their pants. These guys are hysterical! Tired of the same old boring events??? Hire them for your next event, party or fundraiser!

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Three of the original cast of Got Jokes Improv Gwiggy, Barry “HBO” Naylor II and Tarik Lewis hamming it up after the show. If you notice, HBO is spinning on a tiny cocktail napkin, never once looking at it….and what happen afterwards, well you’ll have to come to our next show and experience for yourselves…

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The Got Jokes “guys” really get behind their unique style of comedy.


I even learned a new term last night, #BatSelfie. Hmm. Thanks Gwiggy!

New Got Jokes member Nina Ramdat was also hysterical, however several of my photos are shite as it hit the auto / manual focus button (the wrong direction obviously) at some point and we’ll fuzzy was the result. My lightroom program just laughed at me when I wen to “sharpen”. I guess that happens with venue owner who is good at his job also playing photog, something he’s only starting to get better at. DURN IT!! I promise to improve (and hire pro photogs too!)

Of course no show is complete without the magic touch and sounds of a pro DJ, and the Got Jokes crew is completed by DJ Ace Vedo, who looks as great as she sounds.


If you live here in the Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater area and LOVE a night filled with live comedy, laughter, a gorgeous, clean venue that is convenient to get to and your ticket price also includes free valet parking, then stay tuned for our Friday Night Live comedy shows here at NOVA 535. Next on is Friday January 16, 2015. Get your tickets now as seating is limited.  The fact is that NOVA is a private venue, closed most all of the time for weddings and private events. So please catch us when we are open to the public.

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Just another evening here at NOVA 535 Unique Event Space. People always ask “Is NOVA open to the public?” and I explain that 98% of the time NOVA is closed for private events, Weddings, Receptions, Mitzvahs, Film Shoots, Corporate Parties, Fundraisers, Birthdays and such. If you or a friend is looking to rent NOVA 535 for an event, please click here. Thank you and good luck to us all!

What about that 2% you may ask? Well we do open up occasionally for PUBLIC Events…some truly unique and amazing ones, like NOVAWEEN, NOVA NOEL, Sunscreen Film Festival and more.