Comedian Doug Benson leads a Tampa roast of 'Road House' this weekend

'Down In Front' also features Tampa comic Steve Miller.

click to enlarge A still from 'Road House.' - MGM/YOUTUBE
A still from 'Road House.'
The Straz Center is turning the clock back to 1989 when it screens "Road House" in Ferguson Hall on Saturday.

The Dec. 11 screening is part of a new "Down In Front" film series where promoter MNE Presents asks local comics to get mic'd up for a "Statler and Waldorf" meets "Mystery Science Theater 3000" style movie roast.

Comedian and Creative Loafing Tampa Bay weed columnist Steve Miller will wear a microphone this weekend along with former "Best Week Ever" host and "Last Comic Standing" favorite Doug Benson. All of it is hosted by Tampa's very own Matt Fernandez.
The movie is peak-'80s and one of the best fighting flicks ever. The fact that it also features the late Patrick Swayze at his hottest and Sam Elliot is a bonus.

I don't know if MacGruber is coming, but this could be the funniest thing happening this weekend. Tickets are somehow still available and start at $25.25. And remember, if somebody gets in your face and calls you a cocksucker, be nice... until it's time to not be nice.
Location Details

David A. Straz Center - Ferguson Hall

1010 N W C Macinnes Pl, Tampa Tampa

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