NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Scene presents comedy night at Irish Cultural Society in Scranton on May 2

NEPA Scene presents comedy night at Irish Cultural Society in Scranton on May 2

We provide the booze, beverages, and belly laughs – you just have to show up! NEPA Scene is presenting a comedy night on Saturday, May 2 with four professional local comedians at the Irish Cultural Society in Scranton that are worth the price of admission alone, but we’re also throwing in all the beer and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Daughters of Legends Comedy Show’ in Wilkes-Barre features Rain Pryor, Mindy Rickles, and Sheba Mason on May 9

‘Daughters of Legends Comedy Show’ in Wilkes-Barre features Rain Pryor, Mindy Rickles, and Sheba Mason on May 9

From a press release: It was announced today that “The Daughters of Legends Comedy Show” will stop at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets for this hilarious evening go on sale this Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at […]

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Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy Club opens at Tequila in downtown Scranton on April 3

Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy Club opens at Tequila in downtown Scranton on April 3

From a press release: With the opening of a new comedy club in its downtown, residents of Scranton will have something to laugh about. Scranton comedian Kevin Lepka, who brought Gilbert Gottfried to the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel on March 6, is opening Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy Club at Tequila. The grand opening will take […]

 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 […]

 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

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Chris Rock’s younger brother, Jordan, performing stand-up in Hawley

Chris Rock’s younger brother, Jordan, performing stand-up in Hawley

From a press release: On Friday, Dec. 12 at 8:30 p.m., the prince of comedy’s royal Rock family, Jordan Rock, will return to Hawley, joined by the hilarious Truck Hudson. “Seeing this calm, poised young comedian on stage, it’s easy to forget that Jordan Rock is just 22 years old. That’s because he speaks with […]

 Rich Howells

Zack Hammond turns to the dark side of comedy

Zack Hammond turns to the dark side of comedy

Luzerne comedian wields sarcasm and wit that skillfully cuts through deeper topics

o one expects a comedian like Zack Hammond at an open mic night in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. His jokes are too sharp. His humor is too refined. His routine is too polished. His demeanor is too professional. In other words, he’s too good to be practicing on a small stage in front of a dozen or […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jerry Seinfeld sells out Kirby Center again, adds second Wilkes-Barre performance to meet demand

Jerry Seinfeld sells out Kirby Center again, adds second Wilkes-Barre performance to meet demand

From a press release: NEPA loves Jerry Seinfeld like Jerry loves cars – the famous stand-up comedian and TV star has added a second performance to his scheduled upcoming date at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre to meet with popular demand. Seinfeld sold out the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) for two consecutive […]