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(VOORHEES, NJ) -- Have what it takes to get applause (or laughs) from a crowd? Want to prove that your singing skills extend beyond the shower? Then sign up for Voorhees Theatre Company’s Cinco de Mayo Open Mic Night on May 5 from 7:00pm-9:30pm, at Coffee Works in Voorhees.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- James Judd, humorist, NPR personality, and author comes home to New Jersey when Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents Now I Know, his one-person show at White Eagle Hall, the newly restored historic theater in Jersey City, April 23rd at 4:30pm. Often compared to both David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde, the openly gay Judd shares personal stories filled with hilarious characters and situations delivered in his own loud, lightning-fast, non-stop style.... READ ON

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on May 12 at 8:00pm with “We’re All In This Room Together.” Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment Netflix can’t provide, this must-attend show features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from The Second City made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. Never the same show twice, join us in the “Room” where it happens during this special one-night engagement.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- American humorist and monologist James Judd's comic, autobiographical tales crowd the stage with hilarious characters and situations.  Often compared to David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde, Judd connects with audiences as he shares personal stories in his own loud, lightning-fast, non-stop style, resulting in a constantly engaging pileup of quips.  Judd, a regular “closer” (the finale) on NPR's sold out Snap Judgment Live! Shows, a former New York City resident and proudly New Jersey born, opens the historic, newly renovated White Eagle Hall, Jersey City Theatre Center in Jersey City, performing his The Now I Know Show for a single performance on Sunday, April 23 at 4:30pm.  Tickets range from $24-34. ... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Following sold out shows and rave reviews across the globe, the world’s naughtiest and funniest magic show “The Naked Magicians” is coming to bergenPAC.  Direct from Australia, Bergen Performing Arts Center (BergenPAC) presents The Naked Magicians on May 4, 2017 at 8:00pm.  Tickets range from $49 to $129.... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (BergenPAC) presents The Olate Dogs on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1:00pm. The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent. Led by father Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced act filled with doggie friendly and amazing pet tricks.... READ ON

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Comedian Louie Anderson will take the stage at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on June 17th at 8:00pm. Performing across the country to standing-room-only crowds, Louie Anderson is one of America’s most recognized and adored comics. Tickets range from $30-$40.... 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

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Ranked among Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for over three decades. Sinbad takes the stage at Tropicana Atlantic City on Saturday, May 6th in the Tropicana Showroom at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm.... READ ON

(NEWTON, NJ) -- The next installment of the Big Apple Comedy Club brings four of New York City’s best comics to The Newton Theatre on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm. The comedians are Andrew Kennedy, Erin Jackson, Ophira Eisenberg and Joey Vega. Tickets range from $19 to $24.... READ ON

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