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NYC comic Steve Marshall headlines Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on March 14

NYC comic Steve Marshall headlines Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on March 14
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The Scranton Comedy Club drew over 300 people to its second show in the newly remodeled Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore last month, forcing the club to turn some people away at the door, so tickets are on sale now for all its monthly stand-up comedy shows through the end of the year.

The club’s next show will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. with headliner Steve Marshall, a nationally touring comic who works every New York City comedy club and headlines casinos and resorts across the country.

The feature acts are Anjole “Jelly” King, who has performed at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, and Courtney Reynolds, who can be seen on HBO series “High Maintenance” and Amazon Prime.

Hosting the show will be Baltimore’s Benjamin Broedel, who has appeared at many comedy festivals, including the Baltimore Comedy Festival.

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

Tickets, which are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, are available via Eventbrite. The first 20 sales can buy two tickets for $20, and there is a special group rate of 11 tickets for $100. A season pass for the next 10 shows is also available for $80. For reservations, call 570-357-2693.

Steve Marshall is a New York City-based comedian who can be seen performing at Dangerfield’s Comedy Club, the Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, and Stand Up NY, to name a few. He’s a veteran of the NYC Stage and a great act to watch.

Rated “H for Honesty” and living by the code, “Don’t behave,” Marshall put this code to work in a system he calls “The Marshall Plan,” and it seems to have worked. He has performed all over the country, was part of the Raging Jews of Comedy Tour, and has been featured on CBS News, CNBC, and the Food Network; he also served as the warm-up act for the ABC television show “The View.” He appeared on the NBC show “Dare to Dream” and debuted his one-man show, “What I Learned in Brooklyn Is Don’t Behave,” at the Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts in Florida.

Marshall directed the film “Driving Me Crazy” starring Mickey Rooney, Dick Cavett, Joseph Bologna, Renee Taylor, and Louise Lasser and starred in the art house film “The Girl Behind the White Picket Fence,” directed by Stefanie Schneider.

Over the years, the Scranton Comedy Club and owner Kevin Lepka have 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’s current location 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 club is a sponsor of the next season of the NEPA Scene Rising Talent open mic and talent contest at The V-Spot (906 Providence Rd., Scranton), which starts on Tuesday, March 24 and runs every Tuesday for 12 straight weeks through June 9. Lepka is offering a paid comedy gig at the Scranton Comedy Club to the top winning comedian as part of the grand prize in the Finals Showcase, which includes $250 cash, a high-quality live video production, a prize package from Samuel Adams and LT Verrastro, and more. Get all the details on this free event open to local acts of all kinds here.

The Scranton Comedy Club also 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.