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 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with NYC comic Wellie Jackson on Nov. 28

Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with NYC comic Wellie Jackson on Nov. 28

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Scranton Comedy Club was on a roll, opening in a newly remodeled location with successful monthly shows until the statewide shutdown. Now, after months of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, the club is coming back with a limited occupancy event at the Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore on […]

 Rich Howells

John Oliver pokes fun at Forty Fort and its funny name on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

John Oliver pokes fun at Forty Fort and its funny name on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

Comedian John Oliver’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight” has talked about Scranton several times on HBO. In last night’s episode, a lesser-known town in Northeastern Pennsylvania received a mention – and a light ribbing. During the main segment on Joe Biden winning the presidential election and “Donald Trump’s various attempts to overturn the results” […]

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F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre live streams improv comics and magicians on Sept. 18 and Oct. 1

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre live streams improv comics and magicians on Sept. 18 and Oct. 1

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre announced three live streaming performances – “Whose Line Is It Anyway” stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood present “Stream of Consciousness” this Friday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m.; magician Ben Seidman does “Camera Tricks” on Friday, Sept. 18 at 8 […]

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Comedian Nate Bargatze kicks off live tour at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Sept. 24

Comedian Nate Bargatze kicks off live tour at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Sept. 24

From a press release: Following the success of his Netflix special, “The Tennessee Kid,” comedian, actor, and writer Nate Bargatze performed at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 11, just before the coronavirus pandemic shut down indoor venues in the area. It was announced this week that he will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania […]

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Comedians Chris Distefano and Andrew Santino perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 10

Comedians Chris Distefano and Andrew Santino perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 10

From a press release: Jim Breuer won’t be the only national comedian coming to the Circle Drive-In – television stars Chris Distefano and Andrew Santino will perform stand-up in person at the outdoor theater in Dickson City on Saturday, Oct. 10. Presented locally by SLP Concerts, this live show is part of the pair’s Steamy […]

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‘SNL’ comedian and actor Jim Breuer performs live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Sept. 26

‘SNL’ comedian and actor Jim Breuer performs live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Sept. 26

From a press release: It was announced this week that comedian, actor, author, and singer Jim Breuer will perform stand-up live at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, Sept. 26. Presented locally by Stage West in Scranton and SLP Concerts, the show will be part of Breuer’s The New Normal Tour, stopping […]

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Gabriel Iglesias postpones comedy show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre until May 16, 2021

Gabriel Iglesias postpones comedy show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre until May 16, 2021

From a press release: Following the guidance of public health officials regarding COVID-19, Gabriel Iglesias’ comedy show at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township has been rescheduled once again. Originally scheduled for Friday, April 24 as part of his new Beyond the Fluffy World Tour, “Go Big or Go Home,” the […]

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Live Vaudeville Variety Show entertains all ages at Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Aug. 13

Live Vaudeville Variety Show entertains all ages at Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Aug. 13

The Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City isn’t just hosting concerts this summer – they’re expanding to magic, comedy, juggling, and acrobatics. The Scranton Comedy Club will present a Family-Friendly Vaudeville Variety Show at the drive-in on Thursday, Aug. 13. The live in-person entertainment, which features several local acts, will be projected onto the movie […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Jim Gaffigan: Drive-Thru Comic at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/18/20

PHOTOS: Jim Gaffigan: Drive-Thru Comic at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/18/20

Grammy-nominated comedian Jim Gaffigan put the keys in the ignition of his Drive-Thru Comic Tour on July 12 in New Jersey and, just a few days later, he rolled into the parking lot of Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township. Hundreds of people pulled up to socially distanced parking spots to hear […]

 Rich Howells

Luzerne County comedian Zack Hammond releases offensively ‘Considerate’ new album

Luzerne County comedian Zack Hammond releases offensively ‘Considerate’ new album

In times like these, some people need positive and reassuring words to lift their spirits and take their minds off the grim situation. Other people accept how bad things are and embrace a dark sense of humor to get them through this harsh reality. If you find yourself in the latter group, the new comedy […]

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