Comedian Zack Hammond debuts cynical ‘Tales from the Great Recession’ at the Scranton Fringe Fest on Oct. 3
From a press release:
When Luzerne comedian Zack Hammond promises to deliver his most uncompromising performance yet, those who are familiar with his hilariously offensive material know they’re in for a real show.
Hammond, the winner of Season 1 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, will debut “Tales from the Great Recession,” his third one-hour stand-up comedy show, on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at Tequila Mexican Bar & Grill (320 Penn Ave., Scranton) as part of the inaugural Scranton Fringe Festival.
A comic for seven years, Hammond recorded his first album, “Sorrow Tree,” three years in. He has been developing two new acts for the last four years. The first act, “Appalling,” was recently reordered in Stroudsburg for his second comedy album and will be available soon.
“Tales from The Great Recession” is Hammond at his most honest and cynical, covering subjects such as suicide, race, the creation of his own religion, and personal stories. Opening the show will be The Carlton, a well-respected spoken word artist whose mastery of words and tone has captivated audiences throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Tickets are $10 or $7 with a Fringe button and are available at the door or online via TicketLeap. The show is part of the Scranton Fringe Festival, a festival of performing arts offering more than 40 productions taking place in 12 venues across Scranton over four days, Oct. 1-4. For more information, visit scrantonfringe.org.
Photo by Robb Malloy/NEPA Scene