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MTV Comedy Jam & Afterparty features stand-up from TV comedians in Scranton on Nov. 12

MTV Comedy Jam & Afterparty features stand-up from TV comedians in Scranton on Nov. 12

From a press release: Three MTV personalities will be coming to downtown Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 12 to headline a night of comedy at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. “Girl Code” star Esther Ku and “Wild ‘N Out” stars Rip Michaels and Jacob Williams will be performing live stand-up comedy at the MTV Comedy Jam […]

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Dan Yeager, who played Leatherface in ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D,’ returns to Scranton for Halloween events on Oct. 30-31

Dan Yeager, who played Leatherface in ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D,’ returns to Scranton for Halloween events on Oct. 30-31

From a press release: After stopping in Northeastern Pennsylvania last year for the Infect Scranton horror convention, actor and writer Dan Yeager, who played the infamous killer Leatherface in 2013’s “Texas Chainsaw 3D,” will return to the Electric City on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31 for various Halloween-themed events. His full schedule is […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Want to know how I became a billionaire? Come to our class reunion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Want to know how I became a billionaire? Come to our class reunion

An open letter to the Brewster Academy Class of 2005 Dear Brewster Academy Class of 2005, It’s me, Hector Beluga, the one the rumors are all about. People say I’m how all those elephants ended up near Lake Scranton, that I’m eating at Pizza by Pappas with the “Game of Thrones” cast, that I shut […]

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Scranton Summer Comedy Bash stacks stand-up lineup at the Radisson on June 7

Scranton Summer Comedy Bash stacks stand-up lineup at the Radisson on June 7

From a press release: Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy and the Beer Geeks Radio Hour on WILK 103.1 FM will present the Scranton Summer Comedy Bash with four funny headliners on Sunday, June 7 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton. The Reverend Bob Levy, Bonnie McFarlane, John Kensil, and a Wilkes-Barre native returning home, […]

 Rich Howells

Q&A: Gilbert Gottfried on political correctness, horror movies, Snoop Dogg, voice acting, fatherhood, and more

Q&A: Gilbert Gottfried on political correctness, horror movies, Snoop Dogg, voice acting, fatherhood, and more

Longtime comedian/actor will perform stand-up at the Radisson in Scranton tonight

Gilbert Gottfried is as famous for his voice as he is for what he says, and both are boisterous and funny as hell. In our interview with the Brooklyn-born comedian and actor, however, he’s also honest, insightful, and fascinating as both a world-famous performer and everyday guy, a father who loves collecting horror movie memorabilia […]

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Gilbert Gottfried will headline a night with Scranton comedians at the Radisson Hotel

Gilbert Gottfried will headline a night with Scranton comedians at the Radisson Hotel

From a press release: Last year, a national poll was released that resulted in Scranton being named one of the most depressing cities in the nation. Comedian and Scranton native Kevin Lepka didn’t take too kindly to that poll; he was determined to turn Scranton’s frown upside down. With the absence of a Scranton-based comedy […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Celebrating 40 years of funk, War is good for Scranton Jazz Festival

ARCHIVES: Celebrating 40 years of funk, War is good for Scranton Jazz Festival

War may have made their indelible mark on the American music scene in the ‘60s and ‘70s, yet they are still as vibrant and relevant as ever, celebrating their 40th anniversary of the band with performances across the country. The California funk group will be headlining the 2011 Scranton Jazz Festival on Friday, Aug. 5 […]