Volvo Rents announces their Hardhat Comedy Tour to begin in Sarasota

(SARASOTA, FL) MARCH 25, 2009 -- Volvo Rents and nationally acclaimed comedian, Carmen Ciricillo a.k.a. “The Construction Comic” want to help those in the construction industry forget their troubles…at least for one night. In support of Operation Thank You and All Faiths Food Bank, they are inviting the local construction community to enjoy a night of FREE comedy presented by nationally acclaimed comedians.

Featuring Carmen and other nationally acclaimed comedians, the Volvo Rents Hardhat Comedy Show will take place on April 20th at the Players Theatre in Sarasota, FL at 838 North Tamiami Trail.  The doors open at 7 p.m. for a reception.  The Hardhat Comedy show commences at 8 p.m.  Seats are limited and will be first-come, first serve.  To RSVP, call (941) 365-2494.  Attendees are asked to bring three to five cans of food or donations to support All Faiths Food Bank via Volvo Rents’ Operation Thank You campaign.  All donations or proceeds will directly benefit All Faiths Food Bank.

“We want to give contractors V.I.P. treatment in a R.I.P. construction market by giving them one free, hilarious night in support of multiple good causes,” says Carmen, the former humorous “tool man” on the Discovery Channel’s Your New House television show.  “Contractors have been hard hit and this is just a little way of bringing some laughter back into their lives”, agrees Rick Owens, General Manager of Volvo Rents in Tampa, Fort Myers, Pompano Beach and Port St. Lucie.  Carmen has decided to do his stand-up for free for those affected by the sagging economy.  The Players Theatre is donating the venue.

Volvo Rents launched the Hardhat Comedy Tour in November, 2008, in Asheville, NC.  Sarasota is the first stop of the Tour in 2009.  This year Volvo Rents will be taking the Hardhat Comedy Tour to cities in North America to provide free comedy shows to those in the construction industry. 

Volvo Rents, based in Asheville, NC, a division of Volvo Construction Equipment, the third largest construction equipment manufacturer in the world, operates equipment rental centers in North America, Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Poland and Austria), and Mexico. All Volvo Rents centers in North America are independently owned and operated franchises. They offer a comprehensive line of essential equipment for the construction, commercial and industrial markets, as well as an extensive line of Volvo compact excavators and wheel loaders and backhoe and skid steer loaders. For more information, visit