Hungarian-born comedian Zoltan Kaszas is the latest up and coming comedian to visit the stage of the Fort Wayne Comedy Club, located at 2104 S. Calhoun St.
Appearing at the venue April 6, Kaszas brings the comedy that helped him win The San Diego Comedy Festival, San Diego’s Funniest Person Contest, and The RockStar Energy Drink Comedy Throwdown.
After a decade on the touring circuit, Kaszas recently received some unexpected notoriety when a video of a routine he was performing, “Cat Jokes,” went viral, gaining 15 million views, including a few from the people behind America’s Got Talent, who invited him to audition for the reality show. Unfortunately, Kaszas didn’t make it too far as he was eliminated in the audition round, but it hasn’t dampened his enthusiasm or his hunger to make people laugh.
While he bills himself as “A Hungarian-American just trying to figure it all out,” it all keeps coming back to the cat jokes.
“I get messages all the time from crazy cat people across the country who send me pictures of their cats,” he said on his website. “I respond to all of them. I’m running out of things to say to people’s cats, but it’s a good problem to have.”
Opening the show is Jamie Fritz, a rising star on the St. Louis comedy scene who offers a uniquely comedic female perspective on things like dating, workplace dynamics, and social media.