Originally Published: August 10, 2001 5:05 p.m.
Prepare yourself to laugh along with the greatest comedians of all time at Brad Zinn's Tribute to the Great Comedians at 7:30 p.m. Monday at The Palace Restaurant and Saloon, 120 S. Montezuma St.
This night of comedy, music, rope spinning, juggling and magic spotlights seven of the greatest comedians of the 20th century – George Burns, Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, Jimmy Durante, Will Rogers, W.C. Fields and Red Skelton.
In 1975, Zinn chose to pursue a full-time career as a professional entertainer, specializing as both an actor and magician. He appeared in six films and dozens of Phoenix television commercials.
Currently, he is engaged by major corporations, fund-raising organizations, hotels and corporate meeting planners across the United States and Canada as a comedy magician and master of ceremonies.
Zinn recently made his first appearance in the Dominican Republic and, in December 1995, he headlined with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. The City of Phoenix also asked him to be the first magician to perform at the newly refurbished Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix.
In addition, he has performed with many celebrities, including Dick Van Dyke, Shirley Jones, Cliff Robertson, Paul Rodriguez, Damon Wayans, Richard Crenna, Justin Wilson (the Cajun Chef), Harry Anderson and Lynda Carter.
Tickets are $25 per person for the show and dinner. To reserve tickets for Zinn's Tribute to the Great Comedians, call the Palace, 541-1996. Reservations start at 5 p.m. for the show at 7:30 p.m.