MU­SIC & COM­EDY

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Hard Rock Or­lando Vel­vet Ses­sions of­fer visi­tors a chance to party like—and with—a rock star like Joan Jett, The GoGo’s or For­eigner at in­ti­mate monthly con­certs (vel­vetses­sions.tix.com). Mu­sic feeds the mind, body and soul at House of Blues, perched lake­side at Dis­ney Springs, where a full calendar of shows in­cludes lo­cal, re­gional and tour­ing artists along with a gospel Sun­day brunch ( house­of­blues.com/ or­lando). Or­lando’s Im­prov Com­edy Club is the des­ti­na­tion’s funny bone, reg­u­larly pre­sent­ing some of the big­gest names in standup such as Jim Breuer, Kevin Nealon and Jon Lovitz with lo­cal co­me­di­ans open­ing (theim­provor­lando. com). In down­town Or­lando’s SAK Com­edy Lab, im­pro­vis­ers take au­di­ence sug­ges­tions to make up the fun­ni­est scenes, sketches and songs. Wayne Brady from “Let’s Make a Deal,” and Paula Pell, “Satur­day Night Live,” “30 Rock” and “Sis­ters” writer, both got their start here

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