Family-friendly funny magic show and stand-up comedy special part of Scranton Fringe Fest on Oct. 2
From a press release:
Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy brings two great shows to the first-ever Scranton Fringe Festival – one is a magic show and the other is a stand-up comedy special. Both are taking place on Friday, Oct. 2 at Tequila Mexican Bar & Grill (320 Penn Ave., Scranton).
The first show will be an all-ages, family-friendly magic show at 6 p.m. featuring Tony Leoni. Leoni has been performing for over 20 years. The first time you watch him perform his wild and crazy antics on stage, you will be saying to yourself, “Tony is the funnyman of magic!” Whether it’s people throwing Beanie Babies at his head while he escapes from a straitjacket or his amazing trick that makes a $20 bill reappear inside a lime, Leoni will be a guaranteed hit with plenty of big laughs!
Opening for Leoni will be the amazing Ben Knox, who is just 16 years old but will leave you amazed at his skills. Knox specializes in up-close card tricks. Tickets are $10 or $7 with a Fringe button and are available at the door or online via TicketLeap.
The second show at 8 p.m. and is the Stand-Up Comedy Special, featuring the dynamically funny duo of comedy, Kevin Lepka and John Walton. This show will be 90 minutes of nonstop laughs. Don’t expect to hear the F-word or any raunchy material at this show, though – the material will be PG-13 and hilarious.
Lepka has performed with Rich Vos, Reverend Bob Levy, and WWE’s Mick Foley and is a regular performer in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He is a part of the sketch comedy group “If It Ain’t About the Funny” and will be making his acting debut starring in the upcoming horror film “What They Let In.”
Walton has been slaying audiences for over a decade and is hands down one of the funniest comedians on the East Coast. He won the NEPA Comedy Idol contest and the Wisecrackers Comedy Standoff Competition. Walton has recently performed with Gilbert Gottfried and was part of the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas. He is a regular at clubs, colleges, and corporate events.
Tickets for this show are $10 or $7 with a Fringe button and are available at the door or online via TicketLeap.
Both shows are 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.
Photos by Robb Malloy/NEPA Scene