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NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 18 – Geekfest and comedy with comedians Alan Dudeck and Sergio Marzitelli

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 18 – Geekfest and comedy with comedians Alan Dudeck and Sergio Marzitelli
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Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on every Tuesday, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics.

Each week, the unedited and uncensored podcast features Rich Howells, NEPA Scene founder and editor; Mark Dennebaum, president and owner of TwentyFiveEight Studios; Lauren Quirolgico, commercial and content strategist at Lavelle Strategy Group and editor at TwentyFiveEight; and in the control room, Jimmy Reynolds, a musician, teacher, and lead audio engineer at TwentyFiveEight. Every episode streams on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and

In Episode 18, we talk with local comedians Alan Dudeck and Sergio Marzitelli about their upcoming role in Geekfest, a benefit at Bones Bar in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, March 21 for Joe Michalochick, who has been hospitalized numerous times deep vein thrombosis and diabetes and is unable to work. We discuss how our guests got into comedy and the things we’re all geeky about, including films, TV shows, zombies, comic books, conventions, collecting, and cosplaying. These stories go back to our childhoods and run all the way to the present.

In addition to other comedians, the Geekfest benefit also includes musical performances from Prosody, Skip Monday, Attracted to Syn, Phoenix, Years of Madness, and TMO Rocks and a cosplay contest, so all attendees are encouraged to come in costume for the chance to win prizes. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

In The Last Word segment, we delve into an article about cosplaying at video game conventions and read positive and negative feedback about it, addressing why we cover such topics on the site.

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  • Joseph Michalochick

    Wanted to say THANKS for discussing the benefit! Ive got a GREAT bunch of GEEK friends! Words cannot express the feelings i have for all of the hard work and effort they went through to help myself and my family during what has been the toughest time in my life… I am so excited to see the benefit and the GEEKFEST on Saturday… my hope is that we can make this a yearly event and possibly use it to benefit others in need in our area. I am the founder of a great GEEK group on facebook where many of my local friends are large part.. GEEK culture is alive and well in NEPA!!!