(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents a hysterical stand-up with New Jersey’s own Tom Papa, currently the head writer and a regular performer on Live from Here, on February 23rd, 2019. With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage.
A regular guest on both Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Papa’s most recent hour-long stand-up special, Human Mule, premiered on Epix as an “Epix Original” production. As an actor and voice artist, he has also lent his singular style to big-screen projects like Bee Movie, The Informant and Analyze That, and to a variety of television projects including Behind the Candelabra and Steven Soderbergh’s Cinemax series, The Knick.
Several times a year in New York and Los Angeles, Tom hosts a live Come To Papa scripted radio play that is recorded live for the podcast and SiriusXM show. With residencies at Largo in Los Angeles and The Village Underground in NYC, Tom writes the script for each live radio show and casts top actors and comedians to play the roles or perform stand-up, all backed by a live band. Performers include Matt Damon, Sarah Silverman, Joel McHale, Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, John Mulaney, Kevin Nealon, Kevin Pollack and many more.
Papa recently released his first book, Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas.
NJPACis located at One Center Street in Newark, New Jersey. NJPAC has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 8 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.
John Mulaney and Pete Davidson To Perform at BergenPAC (ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents comedians John Mulaney and Pete Davidson on Sunday, March 24 at 7:00pm. The tour has been selling out in venues across the state, so don't miss out. There is no age limit for the show, but parental discretion is advised. Tickets are $49. The Capitol Steps To Perform At Axelrod PAC (OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- What better way to celebrate Presidents Day weekend than with political satire at its best. The Capitol Steps will visit the Axelrod Performing Arts Center on February 16 at 8:00pm to celebrate American political theater. From Washington, D.C. to Off-Broadway, The Capitol Steps continues to make “Make America Grin Again” in the historical and hysterical Trump era.John Mulaney & Pete Davidson To Perform At Count Basie Center For The Arts (RED BANK, NJ) -- Comedian John Mulaney and Pete Davidson will perfom at Count Basie Center for The Arts on Sunday, February 17 at 10:00pm. Tickets are $49.Russell Peters To Perform Two Shows at NJPAC (NEWARK, NJ) -- Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Russell Peters will leave no cultural stereotype unturned when he brings his brand-new Deported World Tour to NJPAC’s Prudential Hall on Saturday, February 16. Due to popular demand, there will be two performances: one at 7:00pm and another at 9:30pm. Tickets range from $49 to $99.Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix To Perform at MPAC (MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Sit! Stay! Get ready to howl! Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 3 at 1:30pm and 4:30pm. Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix is a slapstick comedy act like no other. Johnny leads over a dozen dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as Johnny plays the straight man role in this wonderful show. This event is for the dog lover in all of us stars mostly animals rescued from shelters or pounds.Tickets are $12-$15.
A Look At 2 Guys From Jersey In issue 50, New Jersey Stage gave readers the opportunity to learn more about the writers who contribute to the magazine and the daily site. We’d like to give you the opportunity to learn more about the two shows that are featured in our magazine each month. One is a podcast called 2 Guys From Jersey that runs a new episode every Wednesday. It involves Dr. D, Rocky, and Erin (a recent addition to the team) trying to settle trivial bar arguments that have plagued mankind for centuries."Legal Immigrant" Alan Cumming Brings His Cabaret To State Theatre New Jersey It was the fall of 2008. Barack Obama had just been elected president. And Scottish-born actor Alan Cumming was sworn in as a citizen of the United States.“Hysterical!” Gallagher LIVE! at The Strand Lakewood Gallagher is joking with patrons in the lobby of Lakewood, NJ’s historic Strand Theater this Thursday, May 24, 2018 evening. In his audacious style, he’s grabbing cameras out of the hands of patrons who want to take great selfies with him, while also taking the time to sign T-shirts for stand-up comedy fans waiting for him at the merch table.So You Want To Be A Comedian? “I feel I have the kind of life where people think I’m making things up all of the time, but weirdness is kind of attracted to me,” said Jess Alaimo, a comedian from Monmouth County. “So, I just go with whatever happens to me.”The United States of Russia Rutgers alum, Ben Rosenfeld released his third comedy album in January. Entitled, The United States of Russia, the album was released by Comedy Dynamics and continues the Russia born, American raised comedian’s style of mixing tales of his immigrant parents and outsider childhood with topics ranging from millennials, terrorism, politics, and adjusting to life as a newlywed. We caught up with Ben to talk about the album.
From Our Magazine
PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 59
The gang is back together and about to celebrate that wonderfully glutinous holiday, Thanksgiving. In that spirit they remember the best meals from their various childhoods.
A Look At 2 Guys From Jersey
In issue 50, New Jersey Stage gave readers the opportunity to learn more about the writers who contribute to the magazine and the daily site. We’d like to give you the opportunity to learn more about the two shows that are featured in our magazine each month. One is a podcast called 2 Guys From Jersey that runs a new episode every Wednesday. It involves Dr. D, Rocky, and Erin (a recent addition to the team) trying to settle trivial bar arguments that have plagued mankind for centuries.
So You Want To Be A Comedian?
“I feel I have the kind of life where people think I’m making things up all of the time, but weirdness is kind of attracted to me,” said Jess Alaimo, a comedian from Monmouth County. “So, I just go with whatever happens to me.”
Bad Hombres Comedy
Bad Hombres Comedy is a comedy group created by Brian Nichols, Paul Salazar Jr. and Bernardo Cubría. The trio all studied together at the University of Houston and have kept in touch ever since. Together, they create a weekly podcast and a video web series that satirizes the world we now live in thanks to Donald Trump.
Event calendar Monday, Jan 21, 2019
I’m Not Running @ Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, Morristown - 2:00pm and 7:00pm