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(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents An Evening of Laughs and Entertainment with Nathan Lane on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30pm.  Lane, a Jersey City Native, has dazzled audiences of theater, television and film for decades. Now, the incomparable Nathan Lane will be live on stage for sharing laughs and behind-the-scenes stories from his life and exemplary career which has earned him two Tony Awards, two Daytime Emmy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and numerous other accolades and nominations.... READ ON

​​​​​​​(HAMMONTON, NJ) -- Eagle Theatre’s next installment of Stand-Up Comedy is August 26 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm, featuring America’s Got Talent finalist, and Winner of Showtime’s Funniest Person in America, the Crazy Old Lady of Comedy, Julia Scotti.  Admission is $25.... READ ON

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Gary Gulman is a comedy phenomenon who’s resume is a bountiful smorgasbord of life-experiences. Gary has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, a barista, a doorman, a waiter and a high school teacher. Now, he is one of the most popular touring comics in the country today. He will have the SOPAC house rolling with laughter on Saturday, October 21 at 8:00pm.... READ ON

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- One of Hollywood's most recognizable faces, Larry Miller, will headline a special fundraiser for Centenary Stage Company’s 2017 – 18 season.  Miller will perform his stand up comedy on Saturday, January 20 at 8:00pm in the Lackland Performing Arts Center.  ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents John Cleese along with a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 3:00pm at Prudential Hall.  Before Cleese silly-walks his way on to the stage, the excitement will build as the audience will get to watch that comedy classic in its entirety, projected on the big screen.  Tickets range from $49 to $250.... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Fresh off the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search For Human Happiness  (Algonquin Books), comedian Paula Poundstone is entertaining audiences across the country, leaving them complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and wondering if the random people she talks to are plants. Of course, they never are. “On Friday, August 18, I'll be at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ. Congress will be in recess, but there will still be jokes,” says Poundstone of her upcoming performance.... 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

(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

(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

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