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Big Apple Comedy Club Returns On November 21


(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Big Apple Comedy Club returns to The Newton Theatre on Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 8:00 pm, featuring four hilarious comedians, Robin Fox, Rodney Laney, Paul Virzi and Dan Wilson for an evening of high energy and big laughs!

Robin Fox spent 17 years as a New Jersey stay-at-home mom. This "Real Housewife" was the funniest lady at the PTO and bus stop but one day decided to move her act to the comedy stage and has audiences roaring ever since. She can be seen regularly at Gotham Comedy Club and Broadway Comedy Club. Robin is the 2010 Grand Prize winner of the 11th Annual Gilda's Club Laugh-off, host of the 2011 Lucie Awards at Lincoln Center and was a finalist at several prestigious comedy contests and festivals including The Bud Light "Ladies of Laughter." She also has been seen at the NJ Comedy Festival and at The NY Underground Comedy Festival. Robin can be heard on SiriusXm Satellite Radio and has been a guest numerous times on the "Joey Reynolds Show" on WOR coast to coast. On Television, Robin appeared on stand-up series "Nickmom Night Out!

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 kill ‘em in clubs from New York to California. This funny, dynamic performer is a regular at all the best New York City clubs including Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, and Caroline's 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."

In the year 2000, Paul Virzi entered The Hudson Valley's Funniest Man Competition and to his surprise was runner-up. Inspired from this, he has gone on to win many other contests. With an edge all his own, Virzi comes up with his own creative solutions to some of society's problems. Paul touches on issues such as family, race, relationships, current events, politics, and his Italian and Greek heritage. Paul, a hot, young talent, regularly performs at New York City's best clubs including The New York Comedy Club, Stand-Up New York, Comic Strip Live, Caroline's on Broadway and The Laugh Factory. He has been heard on XM Satellite Radio and performed at The Las Vegas Comedy Festival and at Town Hall as part of the New York Comedy Festival. On TV, Paul has appeared on Fox's "Red Eye," Spike TV's "Best Gang Ever," TBS and AXSTV Gotham Comedy Live. He has shared the stage with some of America's hottest acts including Tracy Morgan, John Pinette, Bill Burr, Dave Attell and Lisa Lampanelli.

Dan Wilson is one of those breezy, gentle types that will hit you like a building collapsing if you're not paying attention. He is one of the great "class clowns" in the business. This is good-time comedy, clean and inoffensive but still mondo humorous. Dan is a comedic force to be reckoned with. Long a favorite on the college and club circuits, Dan began to branch out with an appearance at Budd Friedman's American Comedy Convention, in Las Vegas. With that industry exposure under his belt, he began a string of television appearances including "Star Search," A&E's "Evening at the Improv," MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour," ESPN, Lifetime and Comedy Central. His rubbery face and keen ear for voices earned him status as a recurring sketch performer on HBO's "Hardcore T.V." Dan has opened for Dana Carvey, Richard Lewis and Richard Belzer appearing at showrooms in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Reno. He continues to headline comedy clubs nationwide as well as entertaining many families aboard Royal Caribbean Cruises. His quirky style mixes keen observations with outrageous physical humor, all delivered in a genial "I'm-only-trying-to-fix-the-world-before-it's-too-late" deadpan.

Tickets for Big Apple Comedy Club are $25.00 for the Orchestra and $20.00 for the Balcony. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the Box Office at 973-383-3700.

The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ, was founded in 1924. Revitalized and fully renovated, Sussex County's premier entertainment venue reopened in 2011 as a 605 seat capacity live performing arts center. With it's rich history and diverse programming The Newton Theatre is essential to the buoyancy of New Jersey's Skylands region. More information about The Newton Theatre may be found by calling 973-383-3700 or by visiting its website at www.TheNewtonTheatre.com.




NJPAC Presents Maria Bamford
(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents stand-up Comedian Maria Bamford on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8:00pm. The stand-up sensation starred in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, lauded as “revelatory” by Entertainment Weekly and one of 2016’s must-see shows by Variety and Rolling Stone.
Newton Theatre Presents Big Apple Comedy Club On January 18th
(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Big Apple Comedy Club returns with four of New York City's freshest comedians for a show on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:00pm. The lineup includes Matthew Broussard, Chris Coccia, Drew Fraser, and Mike Speirs.  Don’t miss the chance to see these hilarious, high energy comics in action! Tickets start at just $19.
Patton Oswalt To Perform At Beacon Theatre
(NEW YORK, NY) --  Patton Oswalt will take the Beacon Theatre stage on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 7:30pm. A comedian, actor and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his award-winning comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows, Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertains audiences.
Craig Ferguson To Bring His Hobo Fabulous Tour To Mayo Performing Arts Center
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Craig Ferguson's Hobo Fabulous Tour comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30pm. The show, which will be 100% new material, will never be recorded for any form of broadcast or streaming outlet given Mr. Ferguson's new (ironically) Luddite mistrust of digital technology. Tickets range from $49-$79.
NJPAC Presents Candice Guardino: Italian Bred
(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Presents Candice Guardino: Italian Bred on Saturday January 26 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Created, written by and starring Candice Guardino, Italian Bred is based on true-life events seen through the eyes of a little girl.


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.






Event calendar
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018


MUSIC

Allen Stone @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

IN MEMORY OF BOB COLYARD @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 11:00am

Gypsy Jazz Brunch with Pyrenesia and Max Hansen Buffet @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 11:00am

Dorthaan's Place: Eric Alexander Quartet @ NICO KITCHEN + BAR @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 11:00am and 1:00pm

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition: SASSY Awards @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 3:00pm

Rachel Barton Pine plays Paganini @ Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton - 4:00pm

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 7:00pm

Bolshoi Ballet: La Sylphide @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 3:00pm







THEATRE

Annie @ Broad Street United Methodist Church, Burlington - 2:00pm

An Actor's Carol @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 3:00pm

Annie @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 3:00pm

Apples In Winter @ Centenary Stage Company - Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center, Hackettstown - 2:00pm

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 3:00pm

Billy Bishop Goes to War @ Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, Morristown - 2:00pm

ELF THE MUSICAL @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:00pm

Pinocchio @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 3:00pm

Kiss Me Kate @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 2:00pm

Phoenix Productions Presents: The Hunchback of Notre Dame @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 3:00pm

Heathers, The Musical High School Edition @ Pebble Players, Oakes Center, Summit - 2:00pm

Junie B. Jones The Musical at Black Box PAC @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 11:00am

The Drowsy Chaperone @ Lauren K. Woods Theatre at Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 3:00pm


DANCE

JCTC Dance: Up Close & Personal @ White Eagle Hall, Jersey City - 4:00pm

NJDTE "The Nutcracker" Storytime & Performance @ New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, Summit - 4:00pm


KIDS

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 1:00pm

ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JR. @ Ridgewood Ave School Theater, Glen Ridge - 1:00pm


LECTURE

Mainebiz Health Care Forum @ 10th Ave. Burrito, Red Bank - 10:30am

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