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(JAMESTOWN, NY) -- The National Comedy Center is presenting a week of comedy performances and dialogues during its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, and partnering with world-renowned Chautauqua Institution on a week titled “Comedy and the Human Condition,” July 31st – August 6th.... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- The Ladies of Laughter comes to the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 8:00pm. The show returns with some of the funniest women to come out of the national Ladies of Laughter competition, which was first established in the Bergen County YWCA’s gymnasium in 1998.... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- This summer, Jen and Kristin from #IMOMSOHARD are taking their show out of the playroom and onto the road. But this time, they’re bringing the kids. And a tour bus. (You didn’t think they’d leave them with their husbands, did you?)  See what happens when Mills Entertainment presents #IMomSoHard at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 7:00pm.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening of outrageous, contemporary stand-up with some of the funniest new performers on the scene: BET star Gary Owen (House of Payne, Think Like a Man), Deon Cole (of ABC's Black-ish), Talent (KISS-FM’s Morning Show) and Smokey Suarez (Paper Soldiers). The night of laughs takes place on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:00pm in Prudential Hall.... READ ON








(RAHWAY, NJ) -- Combine the typical struggles of childhood with the emotional implications of being above average weight during that formative time, plus the nuances of growing up in an Italian-American family in New York, and mix it with a heaping spoonful of levity and humor: that's comedian Mary Dimino's Scared Skinny in a nutshell. Taking place at the Union County Performing Arts Center's Hamilton Stage on July 14 at 8:00pm, Scared Skinny depicts Dimino's own journey to lose 115 pounds within the context of her colorful childhood.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents writer-performer Robert Dubac’s off-Broadway hit, THE BOOK OF MORON – a one-man comedy that combines the energy of stand-up with the thrill of live theater, takes a hilarious joy ride down the pot-holed highways of cultural hypocrisy. Three performances will take place October 20-21, 2017 in the Victoria Theater.... READ ON

(NEWTON, NJ) -- Emmy-nominated actor/comedian Rob Schneider will bring his stand-up routine to The Newton Theatre on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8:00pm. Schneider is known the world over for his Saturday Night Live sketches and his successful career in feature films, among them as star of the smash comedy Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. Currently you can see him starring in his new Netflix hit series Real Rob.... READ ON

The State Theatre in New Brunswick and BergenPAC in Englewood both canceled performances scheduled by comedian Kathy Griffin on June 1st. The performances, scheduled for November, were canceled after evaluations by the venues following Griffin's photo shoot with the president's severed head - photos that were almost universally condemned.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents two opportunities to have an evening with Vic DiBitetto in the Victoria Theater - first on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8:00pm and again on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 8:00pm. A grand prize winner on America's Funniest People, frenetically fantastic comedian Vic DiBitetto – aka “The Italian Hurricane” – Vic is known for his breathlessly funny take on daily life. Tickets range from $39.50 to $69.50.... READ ON

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White comes to showcase his razor-sharp comedy at Tropicana Atlantic City on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in the Tropicana Showroom. Show time is 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm.... READ ON


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