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 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/23/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/23/14

The NEPA Scene Open Mic Night at the The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Dec. 23 attracted the largest turnout for the weekly event yet, featuring 20 performers that kept the night moving. Regular musicians Your Pal Frank and Fiddy Shades were joined by Cee Rock, Rich Janov, Russell Austin, Glen Hoffman, Dave The […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/16/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 12/16/14

After a few weeks off, the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night returned to the The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Dec. 16, featuring the most diverse lineup of talents yet. Your Pal Frank and Fiddy Shades provided songs on acoustic guitar, while three poets new to this open mic, The Carlton, Gabbie, and Amy, […]

 Rich Howells

This collection of retro Christmas music videos by Scranton’s The Push is funnier than an ugly sweater

This collection of retro Christmas music videos by Scranton’s The Push is funnier than an ugly sweater

What better way to prepare for Christmas and a rare live performance from The Push tonight than by watching a collection of their holiday music videos? Years before the satirical Scranton duo released their debut album of ’70s and ’80s-style throwback singles, “Greatest Hits Volume One,” they created a series of annual Christmas videos, offering […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Chris Rock’s younger brother, Jordan, performing stand-up in Hawley

Chris Rock’s younger brother, Jordan, performing stand-up in Hawley

From a press release: On Friday, Dec. 12 at 8:30 p.m., the prince of comedy’s royal Rock family, Jordan Rock, will return to Hawley, joined by the hilarious Truck Hudson. “Seeing this calm, poised young comedian on stage, it’s easy to forget that Jordan Rock is just 22 years old. That’s because he speaks with […]

 Rich Howells

Zack Hammond turns to the dark side of comedy

Zack Hammond turns to the dark side of comedy

Luzerne comedian wields sarcasm and wit that skillfully cuts through deeper topics

o one expects a comedian like Zack Hammond at an open mic night in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. His jokes are too sharp. His humor is too refined. His routine is too polished. His demeanor is too professional. In other words, he’s too good to be practicing on a small stage in front of a dozen or […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/25/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/25/14

NEPA Scene’s second Open Mic Night at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Nov. 25 was again largely a comedy night, headlined by last week’s audience-voted winner, Zack Hammond. Comedians Checkout Joe, Nick Potoeski, Dan Hoppel, Kevin Lepka, and Hammond were joined by Delmer von W and John Walton, while Russell Austin, who told […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: 5 comedians test their varied material at NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/18/14

VIDEOS: 5 comedians test their varied material at NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/18/14

NEPA Scene’s inaugural Open Mic Night at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Nov. 18 featured six funny local comedians, and one of them, Zack Hammond, won the audience vote that night. We have clips of all the performances below (with the exception of Kevin Lepka), in the order they appeared on stage. Who […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jerry Seinfeld sells out Kirby Center again, adds second Wilkes-Barre performance to meet demand

Jerry Seinfeld sells out Kirby Center again, adds second Wilkes-Barre performance to meet demand

From a press release: NEPA loves Jerry Seinfeld like Jerry loves cars – the famous stand-up comedian and TV star has added a second performance to his scheduled upcoming date at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre to meet with popular demand. Seinfeld sold out the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) for two consecutive […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedians in Hawley getting coffee at Cocoon Coffee House

Comedians in Hawley getting coffee at Cocoon Coffee House

From a press release: On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, Harmony Presents will showcase two hilarious comedians at Cocoon Coffee House in Hawley at 8:30 p.m. “We have a double headliner for this comedy night with Brett Druck and Zach McGovern. Brett Druck is comedy from concentrate, patiently delivering line after line of smart […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/18/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 11/18/14

NEPA Scene held its first-ever Open Mic Night at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Nov. 18, and while all types of artists were welcome to participate, comedians filled six of the eight available slots that evening, turning it into a fun and hilarious comedy night. Kevin Lepka, Zack Hammond, Nick Potoeski, Checkout Joe, […]