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Oi! The Altercation Punk Comedy Tour is coming to The Keys in Scranton on Sept. 6

Oi! The Altercation Punk Comedy Tour is coming to The Keys in Scranton on Sept. 6
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From a press release:

If you miss the days of punk entertainment for a great price, The Keys has a comedy show for you on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. The Altercation Punk Comedy Tour with JT Habersaat and Jay Chanoine is coming to downtown Scranton with local comedians Elliott Elliott, Dan Hoppel, Erich Drexler, and host and MC Russell Austin.

Admission is $5 at the door (244 Penn Ave., Scranton), and the show is 21+; you must have a valid ID to enter.

Hailing from Austin, Texas, JT Habersaat has performed in local legendary venues like Cafe Metropolis and Homebase in Wilkes-Barre. He has done stand-up alongside numerous comedic powerhouses, such as Doug Stanhope, Brian Posehn, Andy Dick, Kyle Kinane, Joe Sib, Janeane Garofalo, and many more, and he remains one of a handful of comics ever invited to share the stage with Black Flag’s Henry Rollins. Habersaat is also a consistent performer alongside many of Stanhope’s Unbookables crew, including Kristine Levine, Mishka Shubaly, Andy Andrist, Junior Stopka, Henry Phillips, and Brett Erickson.

Jay Chanoine, from Manchester, New Hampshire, performs nationally and has opened for comedians like Myq Kaplan. His debut comedy album, “Come on Feel Chanoine,” debuted in the iTunes Top 50 comedy charts.

Wilkes-Barre comedian Elliott Elliott is a very well-known personality in the local punk scene. Elliott’s humor is a healthy mix of self-deprecating and observational. He makes up half of the comedy duo The Association of Electrizers, along with Russell Austin. Elliott is also a usual guest and occasional host of the podcast “A Compelling Unknown Force, which is available on iTunes and Podbean.

Dan Hoppel is a very funny comic from Scranton who came in second place in the finals of Season 1 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent. He has performed locally at the F.M. Kirby Center, New York City, and Philadelphia, and his first album will be released in 2017.

Scranton’s Erich Drexler is a high-energy comic and regular host of the Open Mic Circus at The Keys. He is a regular at the Bethlehem Steel Stacks with his improv comedy group Little Torpedo.

Punk rock musician-turned-comedian Russell Austin from Jim Thorpe is the host and MC of this event. Austin is well-known for his energetic act and has done shows all over Pennsylvania. He is the other half of The Association of Electrizers and a regular guest of the podcast “A Compelling Unknown Force.”