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Comedian Rich Vos performs live at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 27

Comedian Rich Vos performs live at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 27
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From a press release:

Like all Northeastern Pennsylvania music venues, the Mauch Chunk Opera House shut down last March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it only reopened briefly for a 50 percent capacity show in July before closing again for the rest of the year.

With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out now and government mandates loosening a bit, the historic Jim Thorpe theater was able to open again at 50 percent capacity on March 12 with a sold-out concert by Celtic rock group Kilmaine Saints.

To close out the month, seasoned New Jersey comedian Rich Vos will perform stand-up on Saturday, March 27.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $28, are on sale now at and at SoundCheck Records (23 Broadway, Jim Thorpe). The Opera House (14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe) is open from noon-5 p.m. on show days, and tickets are available for most shows at the door at showtime. Parking is available and free after 5 p.m. at the Carbon County lot behind the train station.

Social distancing will be enforced, and attendees must wear masks at all times in the building except when consuming food or drinks.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Rich Vos is a no-holds-barred performer who destroys in comedy clubs around the country. A comedian’s comedian, he has released many stand-up specials over the years and has appeared on television over 100 times, including four Comedy Central specials as well as on HBO, Showtime, Starz, and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

Vos produced and starred in the award-winning comedy movie “Women Aren’t Funny” alongside Bonnie McFarlane, Chris Rock, Rosie O’Donnell, Tom Arnold, Maria Bamford, Joy Behar, and more. He is a two-time writer for the Academy Awards, a regular on SiriusXM satellite radio (with six albums in rotation), and the co-host of the hit podcast “My Wife Hates Me” with his wife and fellow comedian Bonnie McFarlane that looks inside their marriage and day-to-day life. Paste Magazine named it one of the best podcasts right now.

He has also been a guest on “Opie and Anthony,” “WTF with Marc Maron,” “The Joe Rogan Experience,” “The Church of What’s Happening Now” with Joey Diaz and Lee Syatt, and “Guys We Fucked.” His latest special, “When I Saw Hamilton,” was released in 2019. Last year, he appeared in the hit Judd Apatow film “The King of Staten Island” starring Pete Davidson.

Vos hosted Woodstock ’99, Opie and Anthony’s Traveling Virus comedy tour, and the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., with Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell, The Fray, John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, and more in 2015. Raising three daughters, he has been clean and sober for 35 years, leading to performances at countless 12-step conventions, and he’s been good at golf for 20 of those years.