Rich Howells

10 silly minutes with Monty Python’s John Cleese on death, Trump, and pronouncing Wilkes-Barre

10 silly minutes with Monty Python’s John Cleese on death, Trump, and pronouncing Wilkes-Barre

Legendary comedian comes to F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, Jan. 28

It will come as no surprise to those who are familiar with John Cleese and his distinct brand of wit and lunacy when I tell you that an interview with him isn’t exactly an interview – it’s more like an increasingly funny Monty Python sketch that you’ve suddenly become a part of. I don’t typically […]

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Neil Simon comedy ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ will be performed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17

Neil Simon comedy ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ will be performed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre will welcome back Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre Company on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. for a performance of Neil Simon’s hit comedy “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” Tickets, which are $18, $28, and $38, plus fees, are on sale now and available through […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Gaslight Theatre Company tackles Wilkes-Barre opioid epidemic in original dark comedy Jan. 19-29

Gaslight Theatre Company tackles Wilkes-Barre opioid epidemic in original dark comedy Jan. 19-29

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre continues its 2016-17 season with the original full-length play “The Pallbearers” by local playwright B. Garret Rogan, running Thursday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 29. “The Pallbearers” is Rogan’s dark comedic take on growth and decay set amidst Northeastern Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic. Rogan, a veteran […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton comedian Will ‘Half & Half’ Robbins shows serious side with new thriller novel ‘The Big Payback’

Scranton comedian Will ‘Half & Half’ Robbins shows serious side with new thriller novel ‘The Big Payback’

Local comedy fans know Will Robbins as “Half & Half” when he performs throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, opening for national acts like Kevin Hart and Tracy Morgan, but many aren’t aware that he’s also the author of two crime thrillers – “Ice,” released back in 2009, and his latest book, “The […]

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Comedian performs one-woman ‘Sex and the City’ parody at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 23

Comedian performs one-woman ‘Sex and the City’ parody at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 23

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center continues to diversify the programming within its “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” series with the addition of “One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship and Shoes,” which comes to town for one performance on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8 p.m. Be there […]

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PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Comedy Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 10/04/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Comedy Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 10/04/16

For the first time in the event’s year-long history, the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase for Season 4 was split into two separate finales – one for musicians and one for comedians – to make the judging portion of the contest more fair and give more local artists the chance to be recognized and […]

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Comedic ‘Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ plays in Swoyersville Oct. 21-30

Comedic ‘Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ plays in Swoyersville Oct. 21-30

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present London’s longest running comedy, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” beginning next Friday, Oct. 21 and running through Sunday, Oct. 30. The show by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield is a fast-paced and physical comedy that features William Shakespeare’s […]

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Monty Python star John Cleese conversing live with fans at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 28

Monty Python star John Cleese conversing live with fans at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 28

From a press release: Living comedy legend John Cleese is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A following a screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only, please. Tickets, […]

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VIDEO: Comedy Central show ‘Tosh.0’ names Shamokin its ‘Shithole of the Week’

VIDEO: Comedy Central show ‘Tosh.0’ names Shamokin its ‘Shithole of the Week’

Comedy Central’s web commentary show “Tosh.0” has a new segment called “Shithole of the Week,” showing news clips and Internet videos of trashy, backwater areas worldwide, and Shamokin, a city on the western edge of Northeastern Pennsylvania, was given the “honor” on Tuesday night. On the latest episode that aired Oct. 11, host and comedian […]

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Second City performs political satire ‘Free Speech!’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 9

Second City performs political satire ‘Free Speech!’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 9

From a press release: Chicago-based comedy troupe The Second City will bring their new political satire show, “Free Speech! (While Supplies Last),” to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $29.50, plus fees, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box […]