NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian and actor Shawn Wayans performs stand-up at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on Feb. 18

Comedian and actor Shawn Wayans performs stand-up at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on Feb. 18

From a press release: Comedian, actor, producer, and writer Shawn Wayans will be performing stand-up comedy in Gypsies Lounge at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $45 and $55, plus fees, can be purchased via ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Mount […]

 Rich Howells

10 silly minutes with Monty Python’s John Cleese on death, Trump, and pronouncing Wilkes-Barre

10 silly minutes with Monty Python’s John Cleese on death, Trump, and pronouncing Wilkes-Barre

Legendary comedian comes to F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, Jan. 28

It will come as no surprise to those who are familiar with John Cleese and his distinct brand of wit and lunacy when I tell you that an interview with him isn’t exactly an interview – it’s more like an increasingly funny Monty Python sketch that you’ve suddenly become a part of. I don’t typically […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Monty Python star John Cleese conversing live with fans at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 28

Monty Python star John Cleese conversing live with fans at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 28

From a press release: Living comedy legend John Cleese is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A following a screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only, please. Tickets, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Christopher Lloyd goes ‘Back to the Future’ with live Q&A and screening in Glenside on Sept. 24

Christopher Lloyd goes ‘Back to the Future’ with live Q&A and screening in Glenside on Sept. 24

From a press release: Great Scott! It’s the event that will be generating 1.21 gigawatts of power – actor Christopher Lloyd will take the stage of the Keswick Theatre in Glenside near Philadelphia for an electrifying audience-led Q&A and screening of the original “Back to the Future” film on Saturday, Sept. 24. Doc Brown himself […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Cloudy with a chance of death – Scranton horror movie ‘Deatherman’ comes to VHS

ARCHIVES: Cloudy with a chance of death – Scranton horror movie ‘Deatherman’ comes to VHS

Many horror directors have gone down in cinema history for attempting to make a good, scary film and instead producing B-movie schlock. Bobby Keller, however, failed as a filmmaker in a much different way. “My original plan was to make a movie so bad that it was unwatchable, but I feel like I failed in […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Peter Mayhew reflects on Chewbacca and a Wookiee-sized life before Wizard World Philadelphia

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Peter Mayhew reflects on Chewbacca and a Wookiee-sized life before Wizard World Philadelphia

It’s hard to believe that “Star Wars” just turned 35 this past week and it’s still as culturally relevant and significant to all of us as ever. Like most young boys, I grew up watching the original saga on television and my worn-out trilogy of VHS tapes – I still have a “Return of the […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ premieres as Broadway revives ‘That Championship Season’

ARCHIVES: Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ premieres as Broadway revives ‘That Championship Season’

Before actor and playwright Jason Miller was directed by award-winning filmmakers like William Friedkin, he was the star of a short film by an inexperienced college student. As he often shied away from the national spotlight, Miller probably enjoyed the latter more. Rebecca Ferris, founder of Cottage Films in New Orleans, grew up in Scranton […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Scranton filmmaker tells actor Jason ‘Miller’s Tale’ in upcoming documentary

ARCHIVES: Scranton filmmaker tells actor Jason ‘Miller’s Tale’ in upcoming documentary

Rebecca Ferris, like many people in Scranton, knew actor/playwright Jason Miller years before his untimely death in 2001. What puzzled her, though, was why the actor surrendered his virtually overnight national success for regional theatre and the quiet life of his hometown. It’s a question that many have asked over the years, so Ferris decided […]

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