Way back in 1972, Grandpa Levine built a little hotel on a sleepy one-lane road in what's now Palmetto Bay. Today, the place has become a destination for comics and the crazy people who love them, all thanks to third-generation hotelier and Comedy Inn executive producer Mike Levine. Every Friday at 9:30 p.m., Levine's Comedy Inn at the Quality Inn invades the hotel's grand ballroom, dropping a gaggle of jokers onstage and packing 75 gigglers into the seats. "The ballroom is a great place for comedy," Levine says. "It's an homage to the great ballrooms of the past, like in the Catskill Mountains, albeit on a smaller scale."
So show up early, laugh late, and sleep over -- it's a freaking hotel.