NEPA Scene Staff

‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy troupe crack up Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 26

‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy troupe crack up Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 26

From a press release: Back once again, The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe from truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” will crack up the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $49.50, $150 (tour merch package), and $250.00 (meet and greet package), plus fees, go on sale […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Red Green returns to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on ‘I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe!’ tour on April 4

Red Green returns to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on ‘I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe!’ tour on April 4

From a press release: The man who is known worldwide for his humor, his insight, and his wisdom about life and the people one encounters in it is back with a brand new show – “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe!” Red Green returns to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Dancing with the Stars: Live!’ steps into Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Jan. 10

‘Dancing with the Stars: Live!’ steps into Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Jan. 10

From a press release: Following back-to-back sold-out tours, “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” is taking its all-new production on the road. Fans of “Dancing with the Stars,” ABC’s leading entertainment show produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, will be given the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in Bethlehem at the Sands Bethlehem Event […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Centralia, the Pennsylvania town that inspired ‘Silent Hill,’ getting NBC TV show pilot

Centralia, the Pennsylvania town that inspired ‘Silent Hill,’ getting NBC TV show pilot

The creepy Pennsylvania town that inspired the psychological horror movie “Silent Hill” may be getting its own television show. After competing with multiple bidders, NBC has ordered a pilot for a new drama based in the nearly empty ghost town, where a mine fire has been burning underground since 1962 and only a handful of […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ didn’t earn its killer ratings

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ didn’t earn its killer ratings

In almost every zombie apocalypse story I’ve watched or read, we follow a main character or two who meets up with other survivors during his or her travels. They learn to trust each other and work together as best they can, and the story focuses on this new “family,” even as they lose members here […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Food Network star Alton Brown cooks up new live show ‘Eat Your Science’ in Wilkes-Barre on April 21

Food Network star Alton Brown cooks up new live show ‘Eat Your Science’ in Wilkes-Barre on April 21

From a press release: Television personality, author, and Food Network star Alton Brown, who created a new form of live entertainment with his first live culinary variety show, announced details today for the all-new “Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science” tour. Beginning in April 2016, the new live show will visit 40 U.S. cities, including […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Dealing with change – saying goodbye to Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Dealing with change – saying goodbye to Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

If you have been keeping track of this column over the past months, you probably have some sort of inkling that I am not a big fan of change. If things could remain the same, I’d be totally fine with that. I like being comfortable in the things that I surround myself with. The direction […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Netflix series ‘Sense8’ sets standard for transgender representation in media

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Netflix series ‘Sense8’ sets standard for transgender representation in media

I saw myself on TV the other day. Well, I actually was on TV a few weeks ago, being interviewed for an 11 o’clock news piece on the transgender community in Northeastern Pennsylvania for WNEP, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the metaphorical sense, the sense that there are finally positive […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Creativity is dead, and I know the killers and their motives!

There will not be a gentle, gradual slide into my argument today. I am the prosecutor in the court of public opinion, and today I am stating my case to the judge and jury. Or maybe I’m a lunatic on the streets raising a makeshift sign over my head proclaiming “the end” to any passersby. […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Daredevil’ is the superhero TV series with nothing to fear

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Daredevil’ is the superhero TV series with nothing to fear

A few weeks ago, I was going to write a column about how “The Flash” is currently the best superhero show on television, but I hesitated because “Daredevil” was set to premiere on Friday, April 10 on Netflix. By Saturday, the Man without Fear had beaten the Scarlet Speedster for that title – and Barry […]