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NJPAC Announces 3 Comedy Shows

NJPAC Announces 3 Comedy Shows

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced new comedy shows for Chris Distefano, Kathleen Madigan, and Tom Papa.  All three comedians will have two shows a night.

Chris Distefano has two shows on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 8:00pm and 10:00pm. Distefano is taking over the comedy world, one laugh at a time. Along with comedy buddy Yannis Pappas, he created the gut-busting Bay Ridge Boys web series and History Hyenas podcast. With his hilarious POV and growing fan base, Chris quickly caught Comedy Central’s eye—and now he’s the network’s rising star. He hosts the weekly series Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano, premiered a new standup special (Size 38 Waist), and has another special AND an animated series in the works. 

Kathleen Madigan has two shows on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. When she takes the stage, you’re in hilarious hands. She’s no nonsense, no holds barred, and “no filler, all killer.” The Chicago Tribune says she’s “all but perfected the art of crafting and delivering a perfect joke”—no surprise for a road warrior who’s played to sold-out crowds across the country for nearly 30 years. You’ve seen her on every late night show ever, along with her Netflix special “Bothering Jesus” and Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” 

Tom Papa has 2 shows on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.With more than 20 years as a stand-up comic, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country (and one of New Jersey’s own). You’ve seen him practically everywhere on your favorite podcasts (Live From HereWait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, Come to PapaThe Joe Rogan Experience) and late-night shows (Colbert, Conan, Kimmel, Leno, Letterman…). His most recent standup special, You’re Doing Great, was filmed at NJPAC in 2019. Now, Tom’s back with his new Family Reunion Tour. Get your family and friends together for a much-needed night of laughs.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located at One Center Street in downtown Newark, 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.

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originally published: 06/02/2021



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