Rich Howells

NEPA comics Zack Hammond and Dan Hoppel wrap up national tour in Dunmore on July 31

NEPA comics Zack Hammond and Dan Hoppel wrap up national tour in Dunmore on July 31

As venues began to open again in the spring, Northeastern Pennsylvania comedians Zack Hammond and Dan Hoppel wasted no time getting back on the road to give people what they need most after the worst year in living memory – a really good laugh. Friends and fans back home have been following their cross-country exploits […]

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NYC comedian Solo Jones headlines stand-up show at Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on June 18

NYC comedian Solo Jones headlines stand-up show at Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on June 18

Indoor entertainment is back, so the Scranton Comedy Club is selling season passes along with individual tickets to its next monthly stand-up show at the Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore. The first show of the summer will be held this Friday, June 18 with New York City headliner Solo Jones, who has opened for […]

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Act Out Theatre in Dunmore presents ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Rent’ with young casts May 14-16

Act Out Theatre in Dunmore presents ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Rent’ with young casts May 14-16

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group’s repertory productions of “Rent: School Edition” and Disney’s “Aladdin Kids” will be presented on Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16 in Dunmore. Act Out has been working with and following the recommendations of the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to bring these shows […]

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NYC comic/actor Cory Fernandez headlines stand-up show at Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on May 15

NYC comic/actor Cory Fernandez headlines stand-up show at Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on May 15

The Scranton Comedy Club is back in full swing, which means regular pricing has returned for its monthly stand-up shows at the Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore. New York/Los Angeles comedian Cory Fernandez, who has appeared in movies like “Cop Out” starring Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis and television shows like “Orange Is the […]

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Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

From a press release: The inaugural Observe Scranton festival that is set for Tuesday, May 4 through Saturday, May 8 is a tribute to hometown hero Jane Jacobs, but who was this iconic city activist and how will her hometown celebrate what would have been her 105th birthday? She was born Jane Butzner on May […]

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Rev. Bob Levy headlines stand-up show at Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on April 17

Rev. Bob Levy headlines stand-up show at Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on April 17

The Scranton Comedy Club successfully returned to hosting live events on March 27, and soon after, it announced its next stand-up show at the Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore. New Jersey comedian Bob Levy, a regular guest on “The Howard Stern Show” and “The Opie & Anthony Show” who has appeared on Comedy Central […]

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New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

From a press release: The Center for the Living City, in partnership with the Scranton Fringe Festival, is planning a nearly week-long community festival celebrating Scranton through the eyes of hometown hero Jane Jacobs, an iconic city activist, on what would have been her 105th birthday. Dubbed Observe Scranton, this new event on Tuesday, May […]

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Queer NEPA presents first-ever variety show at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore on April 10

Queer NEPA presents first-ever variety show at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore on April 10

From a press release: Local LGBTQ+ activists Queer NEPA will present their first-ever variety show with the Act Out Theatre Group in Dunmore on Saturday, April 10. This inaugural event will be hosted by Miss Red and Connor Michalchuk from Philadelphia. The extensive cast of drag performers includes local favorite divas and gentlemen like Estella […]

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Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with Delaware comic Keith Purnell on March 27

Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with Delaware comic Keith Purnell on March 27

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Scranton Comedy Club opened in a newly remodeled location and hosted several successful monthly shows until the statewide shutdown. It was able to reopen briefly for a sold-out socially distanced event on Nov. 28 before all indoor entertainment was shut down again in December. With spring just around the corner […]

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NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Telco, Don’t Panic, Eric Best, 5-7-Zero, Flowers for You, Crooked Ways, John Hahn, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Telco, Don’t Panic, Eric Best, 5-7-Zero, Flowers for You, Crooked Ways, John Hahn, and more

After a few years away, the NEPA Music Notes column received a warm welcome back last week, so I’ll take that as a sign that you want to see more roundups of new and noteworthy local songs, albums, and shows. Let’s dive right in! 🎶🎶 Schuylkill Haven guitarist John Hahn, who got his start touring […]

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