It was another night of hilarious and outrageous comedy at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre.
Fiddy Shades, Joel Bonn, Chris Zawatsky, and C-Rock performed acoustic music, and regular comedians Sergio Marzitelli, Alan Dudeck, Kevin Lepka, Delmer Von W, Zack Hammond, Russell Austin, Elliott Elliott, Nick Yanoshak, and Matt Serniak (under the guise of Al Kyda) kept everyone laughing. The Carlton performed poetry, and comedian Shawn Ravenfire read selections from his book, “Junk Food for Thought.”
Comedian John Walton’s polished set of relatable humor won the audience vote that night. Last week’s winner and headliner, magician and comedian Tony Klusmeyer, brought something totally new to the stage, playing silly string roulette with C-Rock, a sarcastic skit with Walton, and finishing with an escape from a straitjacket while the audience pelted him with Beanie Babies, all attempting to get them to stick to his aviator hat.
Walton (pictured above) received $25 cash and the headlining slot for the next Open Mic, along with another $25 in cash and a $25 gift card to Crescenzo’s Brick Oven Eatery for headlining, prizes offered every week to those who receive the most votes.
NEPA Scene photographer Robb Malloy was back to take photos throughout the night. For photos from the previous NEPA Scene Open Mic, click here.
Join us next Tuesday and every Tuesday at The Woodlands from 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. and bring your songs, jokes, poetry, magic tricks, stories, or whatever your talent is for a chance to be seen, heard, and appreciated.
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, photographer, and podcast host. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.