NEPA Scene Staff

Queer NEPA hosts LGBTQ+ stand-up comedy benefit at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore on May 4

Queer NEPA hosts LGBTQ+ stand-up comedy benefit at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore on May 4

From a press release: Local LGBTQ+ activist organization Queer NEPA will host a comedy benefit with national acts at the Act Out Theatre in Dunmore on Saturday, May 4 from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Featuring comedians Ian Harvie, Felon O’Reilly, and Sarah Hyland-Rosenstein, the show is called We Are Not Saints, a name originating from Harvie […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Roast Battle’ comic Olivia Grace headlines comedy night at The Keys in Scranton on March 15

‘Roast Battle’ comic Olivia Grace headlines comedy night at The Keys in Scranton on March 15

From a press release: New York City comedian Olivia Grace, known for her appearances and writing on Comedy Central, will headline a night of stand-up comedy at The Keys in Scranton on Friday, March 15. Fellow New York comic Lizzy Cassidy will open with locals Elliott Elliott and Angelia Petrillo, who will also host the […]

 Rich Howells

After ‘Late Show’ debut, NEPA comedian Samantha Ruddy performs at Scranton Cultural Center on March 23

After ‘Late Show’ debut, NEPA comedian Samantha Ruddy performs at Scranton Cultural Center on March 23

Following her network television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS in January, Scranton-born comedian Samantha Ruddy is returning home from New York City to headline a night of stand-up comedy in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. She will […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian and actor Kevin James is back at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 28

Comedian and actor Kevin James is back at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 28

From a press release: Comedian and actor Kevin James, best known for starring in television sitcoms “The King of Queens” and “Kevin Can Wait,” will return to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center to perform a new stand-up set on Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $49.50, $59.50, and $85, go on sale […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian and actor Billy Gardell performs stand-up at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 3

Comedian and actor Billy Gardell performs stand-up at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 3

From a press release: It was announced this week that Emmy-nominated actor and comedian Billy Gardell, star of CBS’ “Mike & Molly” and CMT’s “Sun Records,” will perform stand-up comedy at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. as part of the Wells Fargo Concerts and Comedy series. Tickets, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Fluffy’ comedian Gabriel Iglesias adds 2nd show at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 31 due to popular demand

‘Fluffy’ comedian Gabriel Iglesias adds 2nd show at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 31 due to popular demand

From a press release: With the first show on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. nearly sold out, comedian and actor Gabriel Iglesias has added a second performance that same day at 5 p.m. at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center as part of his Beyond the Fluffy World Tour. Tickets for the 5 p.m. show, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Laugh and learn with unique Stand Up Science comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 20

Laugh and learn with unique Stand Up Science comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 20

From a press release: Award-winning stand-up comedian and science podcast host Shane Mauss will present Stand Up Science, a one-of-a-kind show with local professors, scientists, and comedians that is equal parts “ahas” and “hahas,” at Stage West in Scranton on Wednesday, Feb. 20. As the host, Mauss will kick the evening off with some of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedians Jeff Ross and Dave Attell are back ‘Bumping Mics’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on May 24

Comedians Jeff Ross and Dave Attell are back ‘Bumping Mics’ at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on May 24

From a press release: Following performances there over the last two years, veteran stand-up comedians Jeff Ross and Dave Attell, best known for their work on Comedy Central and quick, caustic humor, will bring their Bumping Mics Tour back to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, May 24 at 8 p.m. “Every room has […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton comedian Samantha Ruddy makes TV debut on ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Born in Scranton, Samantha Ruddy has been living in New York City since 2014 and working hard as both a stand-up comedian and comedy writer. It all paid off recently when she made her network television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS. Recorded late last year in front of a live […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘SNL’ comedians John Mulaney and Pete Davidson reschedule Wilkes-Barre shows for March 16

‘SNL’ comedians John Mulaney and Pete Davidson reschedule Wilkes-Barre shows for March 16

From a press release: After selling out one show on Jan. 20 and adding another that same night due to popular demand, comedians John Mulaney and Pete Davidson have postponed their co-headlining stand-up shows at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre due to inclement weather and unsafe travel conditions. Both shows have been rescheduled for […]