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ashley holmes, entertainment coordinator


"Temple Beth Israel wishes to thank Gene Merola for the excellent show that he put on for our Raff-A-Lot Comedy Night. His performance was nothing short of spectacular and kept the entire audience in stitches. His outstanding comedy made our fundraising event a huge success! With Gene’s help we were able to raise considerable funds to put towards numerous community projects. We look forward to welcoming him back for many future events."  

Hector Epelbaum, Rabbi 


mayor of ft. Lauderdale

"Thank you very much for your contribution to my campaign for Mayor of Fort Lauderdale. We all worked very hard and we lost what we considered to be a very close race. I will continue to work towards making Fort Lauderdale a better place to live. It is too soon to tell exactly what my next political endeavor will be, however, I will attempt to keep a high profile in order that I may some day pursue public office again."  

john e. rodstrom


st. christopher's school

Appreciation Letter

brad copp, alumni coordinator


"It is my pleasure to give a very great recommendation to Mr. Gene Merola. Gene is a top notch comic who is the epidemy of professionalism and a master comedian l His good taste humor , his timing and ability to work an audience is second to none. Gene is a natural that can take a seemly dead audience and bring them to hysterical laughter in a matter of minutes! He has worked for me at our VFW 2007 in West Palm Bch. several times and has always been a great success. We feel that Gene is a true patriot and has always shown a great concern for our veterans. Easy to work and deal with, Gene would be a great addition to your post or clubs entertainment bill. If you have any questions, I am available at any time." 

tony schebell, president of nam knights of america, south florida

rotary club ft. lauderdale

"On behalf of The Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale and our partnership with the Wheelchair Foundation, a donation of $150 was made in your name to provide a wheelchair to a needy person.  Please find a photo of a person who lives in Bosnia and received a wheelchair because of your taking the time to speak to our club. "  

dr. robert easton

Colony West Golf Club

"I just wanted to take a moment to Thank you for all you did yesterday to make our Worlds Largest Golf Outing a huge success...We had over 120 golfers and raised more than $10,000 supporting The Fisher House Foundation. Your emceeing of the event was second to none, as always and I am sure made everyone open up their wallets that much more. Thanks again for all of your help !!! You were AWESOME !!!!"  

Bob Ewing, General Manager / Head Golf Professional

Hertiage pines (click to open)

Michael D. Russell Food & Beverage and Special Events Director


Las Cruces Country Music Festival

"Thank you so much for being part of the 3rd annual Las Cruces Country Music Festival.  Your humor, timing and connection with the audience made our VIP Party and the Country Breakfast amazing events.  People are constantly asking whether or not you will be coming back next year. 


Gene, you are the best.  You are a true professional.  You’re very entertaining and can run a show to make everyone look good.  Thank you so much for all of your assistance."   Philip J. San Filippo, Executive Director


Pub Bricco

"Thank you for your great night here at Pub Bricco.  The staff and guests were pleasantly surprised by your fun performance that held everyone's attention.  As you know, we have never seen you or even heard of you before we were able to plan this event together.  We had guests from 20 years old to 70 and all seemed to be pleased with the performance.  If the opportunity arises we will definitely consider doing a show together again."  

David Kaminski, Director of Operations


Claridge Casino Hotel

Atlantic City, NJ

“I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much the Claridge enjoyed having you host the “Coconuts Comedy Club” during the last several months. Please let this letter serve as a recommendation to anyone selecting a host or “MC” for their entertainment venue."    Roger P. Wagner, President


Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Fl. 33431

In response to a show with the Commodores. “Rarely do I meet an artist with your enthusiasm who can actually persuade an FAU audience to get up and sing – it was quite a sight. Your performance truly enhanced the evening.” Lisa McAllister, Program Coordinator



“When we asked you to perform for one hour straight, we realized that we were asking a lot, however, you were able to keep the audience laughing the entire hour. Everyone here on staff was very impressed, and the audience’s laughter certainly proved that they had a good time.”   Tammy L. Moye, Promotions Coordinator


Florida Marlins Baseball Club

“I do want you to know how much I appreciated the great jokes and one liners you penned – tremendous success.”

H. Wayne Huizenga, Chairman


Willoughby Golf Club

“Thank you for your performance – evening was a success – keep in touch for future events as well as recommend you to other Clubs.”   Brenda J. Cames, Special Events Director

St. louis cardinals

St. Louis, Mo.

“Thank you so much for your participation – your presence added the professionalism and wit we needed.”

Judy Carpenter Barada Chairman, St. Louis Pinch-Hitters


ALS Association
S. Florida Chapter

"Thank you so much for your services during the Celebrity Golf Tournament, in conjunction with the New York Yankees – we enjoyed your comedy and look forward to having you next year.”   Alex Kutz, Tournament Chairman

"Laughter is the best medicine."  KimKim 

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