August 25, 2020
Comedy Legends, Rob Schneider and David Spade have teamed up to perform at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Friday (Aug. 28) as a part of CBF’s ongoing “Concerts in Your Car” series. The comedy duo will be the first to perform in front of large-scale live audience in California since the pandemic started.
"Comedy in Your Car" Rob Schneider and David Spade have teamed up to perform at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Friday (Aug. 28) - photo via Rob Schneider
The former SNL cast members will be bringing some much-needed laughter while getting fans off their couches with the “Comedy in Your Car” series. The socially distanced live comedy show will be the first live comedy event, produced by CBF Productions, marking a giant step towards bringing back live comedy shows to a mass audience in Ventura County.
While partially re-opened restaurants and bars have moved into the final stages of California’s (phase 4) re-opening plan, hosting live music performances, larger concerts at arenas, amphitheaters, stadiums, theaters and other venues are still halted due to state restrictions on mass gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dave Chappelle was the first comedian to film an experimental outdoor comedy special for Netflix while adhering to CDC safety protocols during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
CBF’s drive-in events allow room for up to 700 cars per show. They design some spaces to comply with all official restrictions, including handicap parking. Guests will see the comedy show on 4 oversized screens and sound is transmitted via FM radio. Concessions won't be available for purchase, however ticket holders will be offered a list of nearby Ventura restaurants that feature curb-side pickup or bring your own. Guests are required to wear masks when exiting their car for any reason.
CBF’s “Concerts in Your Car” series at the Ventura County Fairgrounds photo via Maria Zamri
Other upcoming live acts include, 'Drive-In Dance Party' headlined by A-Trak featuring DJ Ruckus along with DJ Five & Eric Dlux as FAED on Sunday (Aug 30) and Tower of Power/Los Lobos “Labor Day” shows (Sept. 6 & 7) which include a socially distanced car show, with the first two rows reserved for participants and their classic cars–low-riders, antique roadsters, coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and much more on display.
Here is a recent video of Los Lobos performing "Angel Dance" and "The Neighborhood" for the recent Democratic National Convention and urged people to get out and vote.
“Even with social distancing, we wanted to give people a way to get out, celebrate and have some fun!” states Vincenzo Giammanco, owner of CBF Productions. “Our team got creative and decided to develop a new type of experience that brings excitement to the summer of 2020 despite the pandemic. We plan on producing events offering a range of entertainment – more announcements will follow soon.”