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Scranton Fringe Festival launches streaming ‘Social Distant-Scene Theatre’ during coronavirus quarantine

Scranton Fringe Festival launches streaming ‘Social Distant-Scene Theatre’ during coronavirus quarantine

The annual Scranton Fringe Festival is set to return on Sept. 24-Oct. 4, so it has not been canceled or postponed like so many other events have been due to the coronavirus. Its organizers and participants, however, have been forced to cancel many other live performances in the meantime, so the event launched its own […]

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NYC comic Steve Marshall headlines Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on March 14

NYC comic Steve Marshall headlines Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on March 14

The Scranton Comedy Club drew over 300 people to its second show in the newly remodeled Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore last month, forcing the club to turn some people away at the door, so tickets are on sale now for all its monthly stand-up comedy shows through the end of the year. The […]

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Comedian Tom Green performs 2 stand-up shows at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on April 5

Comedian Tom Green performs 2 stand-up shows at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on April 5

From a press release: Canadian comedian, actor, and talk show host Tom Green, best known for “The Tom Green Show” on MTV and his strange style of comedy, will perform two back-to-back stand-up shows at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, April 5 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets, which […]

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After successful opening in Dunmore, Scranton Comedy Club hosts next show with Stacey Prussman on Feb. 15

After successful opening in Dunmore, Scranton Comedy Club hosts next show with Stacey Prussman on Feb. 15

The Scranton Comedy Club returned in a new location on Jan. 18 and drew over 150 people to its first show in the newly remodeled Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore. The club’s next monthly stand-up comedy show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. National touring comedian Stacey Prussman will headline […]

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‘Trailer Park Boys’ Randy hosts ‘Cheeseburger Picnic’ comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on March 20

‘Trailer Park Boys’ Randy hosts ‘Cheeseburger Picnic’ comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on March 20

From a press release: Lock up your “hamberders,” America – Randy Bobandy is back on the road for another greasy “Cheeseburger Picnic.” Randy (played by Patrick Roach) will be bringing his unique comedy performance to the venues across the country. Based on the character from the hit TV series “Trailer Park Boys,” Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic […]

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Monty Python star John Cleese returns to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 19

Monty Python star John Cleese returns to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 19

From a press release: It was announced today that living comedy legend John Cleese of Monty Python fame will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., this time examining the dysfunctional world we live in with his live show “Why There Is No Hope.” His previous visit […]

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Kreeps with Kids Comedy Tour with 4 funny fathers comes to Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on March 21

Kreeps with Kids Comedy Tour with 4 funny fathers comes to Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on March 21

From a press release: Last March, comedians Robert Kelly, Ron Bennington, Rich Vos, and Jim Florentine, who are also good friends, took the stage together in Glenside, Pennsylvania for a killer night of comedy. The show was politically incorrect, edgy, spontaneous and full of heart. It was a huge success. People were leaving the theater […]

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Scranton Comedy Club opens with first show in new Dunmore location on Jan. 18

Scranton Comedy Club opens with first show in new Dunmore location on Jan. 18

The Scranton Comedy Club is returning in a new location in 2020, offering special ticket deals for its first show back with local and regional comics. Over the years, the Scranton Comedy Club and owner Kevin Lepka have hosted shows in downtown Scranton locations like the Ritz Theater, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, and the second […]

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Adam Sandler takes ‘100% Fresher’ comedy tour to PPL Center in Allentown on March 18

Adam Sandler takes ‘100% Fresher’ comedy tour to PPL Center in Allentown on March 18

From a press release: After stopping at the Giant Center in Hershey this year, comedy superstar Adam Sandler will bring his 100% Fresher Tour to the PPL Center in Allentown on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8 p.m. Sandler will be joined by a surprise guest at this show at the PPL Center (701 Hamilton […]

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Comedian and ‘Cash Cab’ host Ben Bailey performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on April 18

Comedian and ‘Cash Cab’ host Ben Bailey performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on April 18

From a press release: It was announced today that comedian Ben Bailey, best known as the Emmy Award-winning host of “Cash Cab,” will perform stand-up live at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $32 for regular reserved seating and $37 for premium reserved seating, go on […]

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