(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- We could all use a good laugh. Even though the shows on the main stage at South Orange Performing Arts (SOPAC) are currently postponed due to storm damage, the Loft is open and holding shows. Throughout SOPAC's 2021-2022 season, there are several opportunities for audiences of all ages to experience side-splitting comedy shows. Laughs in the Loft, a hilarious stand-up series featuring a changing roster of jokesters, is held monthly and is just one of many comedy shows coming to SOPAC. For more information about the acts and to purchase tickets, visit SOPACnow.org/comedy.
Adult Comedy Lineup:
Laughs in the Loft Hosted by Joe Larson -First Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm; $20. Laughs in the Loft is a new SOPAC series featuring stand-up comics from our own backyard, Brooklyn and beyond. Hosted by Joe Larson, each Laughs in the Loft event features several comedians in a NYC-style showcase. The talent will be announced approximately two weeks prior to each show. You never know who might drop in! The next performance is Wednesday, October 6.
Ryan Hamilton - Saturday, February 12 at 8:00pm; $28-$35. The wholesome, Idaho-bred comic’s Netflix special, Happy Face, was called “the special you can’t watch enough times.” Ryan Hamilton was named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics To Watch and can be seen in numerous television appearances.
Colin Quinn: The Last Best Hope Tour - Friday, February 25 at 8:00pm; $33-$48. Comedian, actor and author Colin Quinn has become one of the most beloved voices in comedy. He often focuses on the roller coaster ride that American politics and culture has historically been. On the heels of his HBO Max special and new book, Quinn cracks up audiences on his latest tour.
Kids 'N Family Comedy Lineup:
BubbleMania! - Saturday, January 15 at 1:00pm; $23. Comic bubble artist Casey Carl brings us his amazing one-man show combining spontaneous comedy, Jazzy music and, of course, brilliant bubbling!
The Heart & Soul of Magic - Saturday, February 12 at 1:00pm; $18-$25. Breathtaking, mind-blowing and astonishing are just a few words that describe this show featuring two world-class magicians: Ran’D Shine and Jamahl Keyes. This unique production weaves a tapestry of psychological illusions, comedy and music to create an immersive amazing experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Become a SOPAC Member: SOPAC members are given the first selection of seats for performances. Membership is also considered a donation. Right now, donations are especially needed and appreciated as SOPAC recovers from damages due to Hurricane Ida.
Covid-19: At this time, all SOPAC patrons are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test and wear a mask. All current Covid-19 Precautions & Policies can be found at SOPACnow.org/Covid-19.
Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages. SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including the Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions. SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.