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The Big Apple Comedy Club Returns To The Newton Theatre On September 21

originally published: 07/19/2018

The Big Apple Comedy Club Returns To The Newton Theatre On September 21(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Big Apple Comedy Club returns to The Newton Theatre with four of New York City's hottest comedians for a show on Friday, September 21 at 8:00pm.  The lineup includes Phil Hanley, Rodney Laney, Kerri Louise, and Matt Ruby. Tickets start at $19.

Phil Hanley began standup comedy by performing at open mics around Vancouver, often in between bands at music venues. In these establishments he discovered and honed his unique blending of material and crowd interaction that makes no two of his performances the same. Phil's style can best be described as unpredictably reflective, delivered with sharp accuracy, and rooted in the grand tradition of joke-telling. Phil's Comedy Central "The Half Hour"premiered in November 2015. Phil has previously been seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Pete Holmes Show, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show and @midnight. He has been showcased at numerous comedy festivals and can be seen regularly at The Comedy Cellar in New York City.

Rodney Laney was born and raised in Paterson New Jersey and his comedy career started capriciously in 1988. While in the Air Force, stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio, he accompanied a fellow airman, an amateur comic, to a comedy club. His friend bombed, but Rod took the stage and received thunderous applause. It was instant addiction. Rodney has since gone on to perform in clubs from New York to California. In New York City, Rodney is regular at all the best clubs including Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, and Carolines On Broadway. On television, Rodney has been seen on many shows including most recently HBO’s “Bad Boys of Comedy,” CBS’ “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend and TBS’s “Just For Laughs Chicago.” 

Kerri Louise can entertain any audience with her warmth and razor-edge wit. So it’s no wonder that Kerri was a regular correspondent on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Because of that, Kerri was asked to be on the very first episode of The Dr. OZ Show. NBC took Kerri all the way to the finals in the show Last Comic Standing. Her performance on that show prompted The Women's Entertainment Network to make her the star of a new reality show called "TWO FUNNY". More Guest Appearances Include The Howard Stern Show, TV Guide’s Stand-Up In Stilettos, The Montel Show, Nickelodeon Nick Mom Night Out, Comedy Central. ABC's The View, VH1, HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and The Montreal Comedy Festival. 

Matt Ruby is one of New York City’s hottest new acts. He is regular at NYC’s hottest and top club, The Comedy Cellar and just released his debut album is "Hot Flashes." Matt is also the creator of Vooza, a video comic strip about the tech world (called the "The Spinal Tap of startups" by Mashable). He also co-produces Hot Soup, one of the hottest live comedy shows in New York City, and the annual Schtick or Treat show. Matt’s been seen on MTV's Girl Code and The Comedy Show Show on Seeso. He’s also been featured on CNN.com, The Huffington Post, NY Magazine, Time Out NY, Splitsider and more. Matt has appeared across the country at comedy venues and festivals including SXSW, San Francisco Comedy Competition, Boston Comedy Festival, and The New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival.



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The Newton Theatre is located at 219 Spring Street in Newton, New Jersey.





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Event calendar
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018


MUSIC

90s By Nature Dance Party @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 10:00pm

BALLYHOO! @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists @ Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park - 9:00pm

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 5:00pm

ZEBRA @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 9:00pm

Blake Shelton @ Hard Rock Live Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 8:00pm

Legendary Beatles Recording Engineer Geoff Emerick @ The Vault at Victor Records , Berlin - 8:00pm


HAIR in Concert @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 10:00pm

AMERICAN IDOL: LIVE! 2018 @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:30pm

Billy Walton Band with Joe D'Angelo @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm

REMEMBERING THE KING @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 7:00pm

Funky Feat @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Fuel (20th Anniversary Tour) w/ Ropetree, New Theory @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville - 6:00pm

Ronnie Penque’s Panama Dead @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

Saturday Night Fever @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 8:00pm

The Lion In Winter @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 8:00pm

Fern Hill @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Bob Goss and his Silver Sizzles @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 8:00pm

Shakespeare in the Park' Twelfth Night & Macbeth @ Various Bergen County Parks, Teaneck - 7:00pm



COMEDY

HASAN MINHAJ: BEFORE THE STORM @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:00pm and 9:30pm

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