NEPA Scene presents comedy night at Irish Cultural Society in Scranton on May 2
We provide the booze, beverages, and belly laughs – you just have to show up!
NEPA Scene is presenting a comedy night on Saturday, May 2 with four professional local comedians at the Irish Cultural Society in Scranton that are worth the price of admission alone, but we’re also throwing in all the beer and soda you can drink for only $20.
“Where are you going to find a better deal in Northeastern Pennsylvania, especially on a Saturday night?” NEPA Scene founder and editor Rich Howells commented. “I’m thrilled to work with the Irish Cultural Society and these talented comedians on this show because I already know what a great time it’s going to be.”
After seeing successful events like the NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Showcase and NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, currently held every Tuesday night at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, the Irish Cultural Society (1301 Beech St., Scranton) approached NEPA Scene about organizing a comedy night to benefit the group. Howells immediately reached out to comedian Zack Hammond, who chose the lineup for the event, which features Dave Savage, Ted Hebert, and Dan Hoppel.
“These are some of my favorite people to perform with,” Hammond said. “They all bring something different to a show, and we’re all good friends.”
Dave Savage, of Wilkes-Barre, has performed at clubs and venues all over the East Coast and has hosted comedy nights at the Hudson Servicemen’s Club, Wise Crackers, ROX 52, and Donahue’s.
Ted Hebert, of Lake Ariel, has been seen on stages across the area, from Nanticoke to Scranton, and was featured in the Wise Crackers Young Comic Showcase and as a finalist in the Studio 590 Comedy Competition.
Dan Hoppel, of Dunmore, has performed at Wise Crackers, The Woodlands, the Alternative Gallery in Allentown, the NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Showcase, and he is a finalist in NEPA Scene’s Got Talent.
Zack Hammond, of Luzerne, has performed at the Sherman Theater, The Vintage, The Leonard Theater, the NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Showcase, and The Laughing Devil in Long Island City in New York.
“One of the goals of NEPA Scene has always been to shine a spotlight on all the amazing talent we have right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and events like these allow us to continue that mission outside the digital realm,” Howells added.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $20 per person, which includes beer and soda. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own smacks, though NEPA Scene will also be providing select snack food free of charge. Donations to the website will be accepted. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Jack McIntyre at 570-983-4087.