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After successful opening in Dunmore, Scranton Comedy Club hosts next show with Stacey Prussman on Feb. 15

After successful opening in Dunmore, Scranton Comedy Club hosts next show with Stacey Prussman on Feb. 15
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The Scranton Comedy Club returned in a new location on Jan. 18 and drew over 150 people to its first show in the newly remodeled Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore.

The club’s next monthly stand-up comedy show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. National touring comedian Stacey Prussman will headline a night that features fellow New York comic Evan Weiss and Scranton’s own Bryan Walsh and Kevin Lepka. Lepka, who owns the club, will serve as the host of the evening.

Doors at the Holiday Inn Scranton East (200 Tigue St., Dunmore) open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Dinner and drinks will be available.

Tickets, which are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, are on sale now via Eventbrite. The first 20 sales can buy two tickets for $20, and there is a special group rate of 11 tickets for $100. For reservations, call 570-357-2693.

Based in New York City, Stacey Prussman is a touring headlining comic, radio host, actress, and public speaker. She has appeared numerous times on “The Howard Stern Show” and has been a guest on several popular radio shows on the SiriusXM network, such as “Race Wars,” “Sam Roberts’ Show,” “Bennington,” and John Fugelsang’s “Tell Me Everything.” She was on Jay Mohr’s top-rated podcast “Mohr Stories,” a regular on “The Anthony Cumia Show,” and is a guest host every Thursday on the ever-popular “Artie Lange/Artie Quitter Podcast.”

In 2014, Prussman became a syndicated terrestrial radio host when she hosted “Ears Wide Open” with he Reverend Bob Levy, which aired in Boston and Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on “Red Eye” with Tom Shillue on Fox News. She is also was one of the hosts on the Emmy Award-winning show “The Best Places to Live” on PBS and hosts her own podcast, “The Prussman Hour.”

As an actress, Prussman starred in the award-winning film “Glam-Trash” directed by “Saturday Night Live” producer Greg Scarnici. She also had roles in the films “Everything’s Jake” and “The Girl in the Park” alongside Sigourney Weaver. She appears regularly on Lorne Michaels’ “Above Average,” acting in comedic shorts.

Prussman’s jokes have been published in Judy Brown books “Squeaky Clean Comedy” and “Love’s Funny That Way” as well as Jeffrey Gurian’s book “Filthy, Funny, and Totally Offensive.” She was also quoted in Rosemarie Jarski’s Book “Words from the Wise: Over 6,000 of the Smartest Things Ever Said.” In 2012, she was honored by being nominated for Female Performer of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine for her work in the college market.

When not performing, Prussman travels around the country to colleges and treatment centers to speak to people about her experiences with eating disorders, a subject she is passionate about. In 2014, Campus Activities Magazine named her one of the Top 10 speakers in the college market.

Evan Weiss was on the “In Hot Water” show on the Compound Media network and regularly performs at all the major New York City comedy clubs.

A favorite at the NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic in Scranton, Bryan Walsh has won numerous roast battles and performs regularly throughout Pennsylvania and New York.

Comedian, actor, and producer Kevin Lepka has many years of experience as a stand-up comedian, host, and sketch comedy/improv performer in all types of venues in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and beyond. He founded Laugh Out Lepkas Comedy to bring comedians like Gilbert Gottfried, Artie Lange, Rich Vos, the Reverend Bob Levy, Jessimae Peluso, and even the WWE’s Honky Tonk Man to the area in addition to his Scranton Comedy Club shows. He has performed with Gilbert Gottfried, Pete Davidson, Artie Lange, and many more.

Over the years, the Scranton Comedy Club has hosted shows in downtown Scranton locations like the Ritz Theater, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, and the second floor of Tequila (now the AV Restaurant & Lounge) as well as the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit.

Monthly shows at the club will be headlined by nationally touring comedians who play at clubs, casinos, resorts, and colleges across the country and have appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime, Netflix, “Last Comic Standing,” “America’s Got Talent,” SiriusXM, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, MTV, VH1, BET, and more. Local and up-and-coming comedians will be featured as well.

The Scranton Comedy Club also hosts an open mic every Wednesday night for comedians of all experience levels to work on their material. Sign-ups are at 7:30 p.m., and the mic starts at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

In addition, the club offers a no-cost way for nonprofit groups to raise money for their organizations through ticket sales. Those interested can e-mail Lepka at laughoutlepkascomedy@gmail.com.