(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will present three comedy shows in September. The lineup includes performances by Eddie Griffin, Maz Jobrani, and Paula Poundstone.
Eddie Griffin has two shows on Saturday, September 18, 2021 with performances at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Tickets range from $49.50 - $59.50 and are available for purchase online. Griffin cut his teeth during the golden age of hip hop standup, with appearances on Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central, and One Night Stand. The unapologetic comic is still making waves in his current Las Vegas residency and his new special, Eddie Griffin: Laughin’ Through Your Mask, filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The star of Malcolm & Eddie, you’ve seen Eddie in dozens of films including A Star Is Born, Undercover Brother, John Q, and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. No topic is off-limits on this night of no-holds-barred standup.
Maz Jobrani has two shows on Friday, September 24, 2021 with performances at 7:30pm and 9:45pm. Tickets range from $39.50 - $100.00 and are available for purchase online. Jobrani busts through cultural barriers wherever he goes, making audiences laugh from the Midwest to the Middle East. Come see the fearless and funny Iranian-American comic as he riffs on politics, parenthood, and the immigrant experience. Maybe you’ve seen his new Netflix special (Immigrant) or heard him as a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, or maybe you’ve spotted him on TV (Superior Donuts, Grey’s Anatomy, Curb Your Enthusiasm). Maz has also performed at the White House, given two TED talks with 20+ million views, co-founded Comedy Central’s Axis of Evil Comedy Tour and written a best-selling book, I’m Not a Terrorist but I’ve Played One on TV.
Paula Poundstone has a show scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $49.00 and available for purchase online. Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit which has become the stuff of legend. She was the first woman to share the dais with the President and perform standup at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She was the first woman to win the CableACE award for Best Stand-up Comedy Special. And she can be heard weekly as the host of the comedy podcast Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, an out-of-control adult education class that meets in a treehouse. Paula continues as a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! She is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries, and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located at One Center Street in downtown Newark, N.J., 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 9 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children and families) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.