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 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: John Oliver Scranton train set dedication at Electric City Trolley Museum, 09/22/17

PHOTOS: John Oliver Scranton train set dedication at Electric City Trolley Museum, 09/22/17

Comedian John Oliver proved what a great sense of humor he has by using HBO’s money to build a gigantic train set complete with Scranton landmarks to poke fun at the now-viral Talkback 16 segments regarding new station WNEP-TV’s backyard train so, in return, locals enjoyed the massive joke in a dedication ceremony on Friday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Steve Martin and Martin Short perform music and comedy at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Dec. 16

Steve Martin and Martin Short perform music and comedy at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Dec. 16

From a press release: It was announced today that award-winning comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short will reunite on stage for “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life” at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. The show includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers, and […]

 Rich Howells

See John Oliver’s ‘irresponsibly large’ Scranton train set at Trolley Museum for free Sept. 22-24

See John Oliver’s ‘irresponsibly large’ Scranton train set at Trolley Museum for free Sept. 22-24

On HBO’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver tackles politics and important issues around the world through humorous but informative segments. He also pokes fun at local news stations on occasion, so it was inevitable that he would come across Scranton station WNEP-TV and its Talkback 16 segments, which often feature loud […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comedy Club opens at Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit on Oct. 7

Scranton Comedy Club opens at Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit on Oct. 7

From a press release: Scranton stand-up comedian Kevin Lepka, owner of Laugh Out Lepkas Comedy, is set to open the Scranton Comedy Club in the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit. Shows will be every Saturday night at 8 p.m. starting on Oct. 7. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for those who would like to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian Jeff Dunham gets ‘Passively Aggressive’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 30

Comedian Jeff Dunham gets ‘Passively Aggressive’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 30

From a press release: Record-breaking global comedy superstar Jeff Dunham is bringing his cast of characters on the road this fall through the spring of 2018. America’s favorite ventriloquist will tour North America on his 60-city Passively Aggressive Tour, which stops at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Dec. 30 […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest comes to V-Spot in Scranton Sept. 19-Dec. 5

NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest comes to V-Spot in Scranton Sept. 19-Dec. 5

After two years and four seasons of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent culminated last October, the 12-week open mic and talent contest is getting a new name, new location, and some fun new features when it comes to The V-Spot in Scranton for the first time on Tuesday, Sept. 19 due to popular demand. Hosted by […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Following Netflix special, comedian Jim Norton comes to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Dec. 1

Following Netflix special, comedian Jim Norton comes to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Dec. 1

From a press release: Stand-up comedian and radio host Jim Norton will bring his Kneeling Room Only Tour to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $32.50, go on sale this Friday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian Margaret Cho reschedules Sands Bethlehem Event Center show for Nov. 17

Comedian Margaret Cho reschedules Sands Bethlehem Event Center show for Nov. 17

From a press release: Originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29, award-winning stand-up comedian, actress, singer/songwriter, and author Margaret Cho will now perform at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. due to a scheduling conflict. Tickets, which are $25, $35, and $39.50, are on sale now and can be purchased […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Festival returns for 3rd year Sept. 27-Oct. 1, full schedule released

Scranton Fringe Festival returns for 3rd year Sept. 27-Oct. 1, full schedule released

From a press release: The full schedule of the third annual Scranton Fringe Festival was released today as artists prepare to fill downtown Scranton with a five-day performing arts blitz on Wednesday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 1. Founded in 2015, the Scranton Fringe Festival is dedicated to creating a bold and engaging platform for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah performs stand-up at Hershey Theatre on Sept. 15

‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah performs stand-up at Hershey Theatre on Sept. 15

From a press release: It has been announced that stand-up comedian, author, and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah will be performing at the Hershey Theatre on Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this show, which are $49.50, $59.50, $75, and $95 (processing fees apply), go on sale this Friday, July 28 at […]