Humor

 Rich Howells

Sergio Marzitelli finds new direction – and swift success – in stand-up comedy

Sergio Marzitelli finds new direction – and swift success – in stand-up comedy

Old Forge comedian opening for Gilbert Gottfried on Friday, March 6

ust one year ago, Sergio Marzitelli was coaching basketball. Now he appears on stages across the tri-state area performing stand-up comedy. There’s a joke in there somewhere, but they’re actually not as unrelated as one might think. “Basketball and comedy involve a lot of the same things, like traveling, going out to New Jersey, going […]

 Rich Howells

Comedian Dan Hoppel turns physical and mental weight into positive, relatable humor

Comedian Dan Hoppel turns physical and mental weight into positive, relatable humor

Pittston comic hosts NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Showcase tonight and tells jokes every week at area open mics

t’s hard to imagine that one of the best parts of your life could result from one of the worst moments in your life, but for Dan Hoppel, that’s how his career in comedy began. Growing up watching Comedy Central, he had always thought about trying stand-up, but he was married with bills and responsibilities. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedy Central ‘Tosh.0’ star Daniel Tosh adds second Wilkes-Barre show due to popular demand

Comedy Central ‘Tosh.0’ star Daniel Tosh adds second Wilkes-Barre show due to popular demand

From a press release: After the first show was announced just three days ago, comedian and Comedy Central star Daniel Tosh will perform a second set of stand-up at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, June 25 due to popular demand. The sets will be at 7 p.m. and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 17-23

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 17-23

Every Tuesday, the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association and Diamond City Partnership release a list of events happening in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Subscribe here to receive this list via e-mail or just check NEPA Scene each week. Downtown events Tuesday, Feb. 17 Event: Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Wyoming Valley Art […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedy Central ‘Tosh.0’ star Daniel Tosh brings stand-up act to Wilkes-Barre on June 25

Comedy Central ‘Tosh.0’ star Daniel Tosh brings stand-up act to Wilkes-Barre on June 25

From a press release: It was announced today that comedian and Comedy Central star Daniel Tosh will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $49.50, $59.50, $69.50, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. and can […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/27/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/27/15

For the second week in a row, another young local musician – acoustic rocker C-Rock – won the audience vote on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. East Stroudsburg native C-Rock (pictured above), who recently released an EP called “Common Cents,” has been a regular […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Scene hosts Mid-Winter Talent Showcase at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 27

NEPA Scene hosts Mid-Winter Talent Showcase at The Woodlands in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 27

Comedians, musicians, poets, and magicians join together to highlight homegrown talent

The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre and NEPA Scene are partnering up to present a local talent showcase on Friday, Feb. 27, featuring some of the very best comedians, musicians, poets, and magicians that the area has to offer. The NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Talent Showcase aims to highlight homegrown talent and expose these performers to new […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/20/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/20/15

With all the great musicians who have come through the NEPA Scene Open Mic Nights at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre, it’s surprising that it took eight weeks for a musical act to win the audience vote, but it’s easy to see why Skip Monday was the first to do so on Tuesday, Jan. 20. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/13/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/13/15

It was another night of hilarious and outrageous comedy at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Night on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. Fiddy Shades, Joel Bonn, Chris Zawatsky, and C-Rock performed acoustic music, and regular comedians Sergio Marzitelli, Alan Dudeck, Kevin Lepka, Delmer Von W, Zack Hammond, Russell Austin, Elliott Elliott, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/06/14

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene Open Mic Night, 01/06/14

Comedians have typically swept the audience vote at the NEPA Scene Open Mic Nights, but on Tuesday, Jan. 6, a comedian who is also a magician brought a new trick to the stage of The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre. Tony Klusmeyer entertained everyone with a $5 bill, sleight of hand, and a funny voice, while […]