NEPA Scene Staff

‘Impractical Jokers’ bring the laughs to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on April 30, 2022

‘Impractical Jokers’ bring the laughs to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on April 30, 2022

From a press release: The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe, the creators and stars of truTV’s hit show “Impractical Jokers” and TBS’ “The Misery Index,” has rescheduled The Scoopski Potatoes Tour, which means they have set a new date for Wilkes-Barre. Off the heels of a successful Season 3 launch of their game show “The Misery Index,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Food Network star Alton Brown goes ‘Beyond the Eats’ live at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 25

Food Network star Alton Brown goes ‘Beyond the Eats’ live at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 25

From a press release: Chef, television personality, author, and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced that his tour “Alton Brown Live – Beyond the Eats” will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Brown created a new form of entertainment – the live culinary variety show – with his […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Giant Dundie Award presented to Scranton by Peacock and ‘The Office’ stars

PHOTOS: Giant Dundie Award presented to Scranton by Peacock and ‘The Office’ stars

Despite airing its final episode in 2013, “The Office” was still the most streamed television show of 2020. This week, Nielsen reported that Americans streamed more than 57 billion minutes of the NBC sitcom last year on Netflix, and now all nine seasons have moved to Peacock starting Jan. 1. To celebrate and memorialize Scranton […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton entrepreneur makes deal on ‘Shark Tank,’ Click & Carry available now at Gerrity’s

Scranton entrepreneur makes deal on ‘Shark Tank,’ Click & Carry available now at Gerrity’s

Kim Meckwood holds the record for the most attempts to get on “Shark Tank.” On Friday, she proved that “persistence pays off.” In the latest episode of the ABC reality series that features entrepreneurs hoping to strike business deals, the West Scranton native pitched her hands-free Click & Carry gadget for carrying shopping bags to […]

 Rich Howells

‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner is top earner on Cameo, records podcast in Scranton

‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner is top earner on Cameo, records podcast in Scranton

Brian Baumgartner, who played Dunder Mifflin accountant Kevin Malone on the hit NBC sitcom “The Office,” records personal messages for fans on cameo.com. In Scranton, however, he sometimes visits them in person. In a New York Times interview published on Dec. 7, Cameo CEO Steve Galanis said Baumgartner was their top earner on the website […]

 The Conversation

Disney’s pivot to streaming is a sign of entertainment and economic changes to come

Disney’s pivot to streaming is a sign of entertainment and economic changes to come

Disney has announced a significant restructuring of its media and entertainment business, boldly placing most of its growth ambitions and investments into its recently launched streaming service, Disney+. The 97-year-old media conglomerate is now more like Netflix than ever before. What this means is that Disney will be reducing its focus from (and potentially the […]

 Rich Howells

John Oliver pokes fun at Forty Fort and its funny name on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

John Oliver pokes fun at Forty Fort and its funny name on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

Comedian John Oliver’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight” has talked about Scranton several times on HBO. In last night’s episode, a lesser-known town in Northeastern Pennsylvania received a mention – and a light ribbing. During the main segment on Joe Biden winning the presidential election and “Donald Trump’s various attempts to overturn the results” […]

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Circle Drive-In in Dickson City screens ‘Star Wars’ show ‘The Mandalorian’ for free on Nov. 13

Circle Drive-In in Dickson City screens ‘Star Wars’ show ‘The Mandalorian’ for free on Nov. 13

It was announced today that the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City will host a screening of the first four episodes of the hit Star Wars television show “The Mandalorian” on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and the concession stand will be open, selling drinks, popcorn, freshly made pizzas, items from […]

 The Conversation

Netflix’s ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ – why Henry James’ eerie tale still inspires so many adaptations

Netflix’s ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ – why Henry James’ eerie tale still inspires so many adaptations

New on Netflix, “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is the latest in a long line of adaptations of Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw” (1898) that began in 1954 with Benjamin Britten’s opera. Since then, there has been more than 25 others. Adapters’ enduring fascination with James’ “irresponsible little fiction” can be summed up […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New TV series ‘The Masked Wrestler’ begins filming in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 27

New TV series ‘The Masked Wrestler’ begins filming in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 27

From a press release: “The Masked Wrestler,” an original television series made in collaboration with Independent Wrestling TV and Coal Creative, will begin filming in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Aug. 27. “The Masked Wrestler” disguises the identities of eight of today’s top independent professional wrestlers in a single-elimination tournament to determine who will be crowned “The […]

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