(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The Capitol Steps return to Mayo Performing Arts Center to offer their comedic take on all things political on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 8:00pm. The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Tickets range from $29-$59.
The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.
In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.
Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their radio specials.
Comedian Tom Papa To Perform In Newton (NEWTON, NJ) -- With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country, finding success in film, TV, radio, podcasts as well as on the live stage. Papa will perform on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8:00pm at The Newton Theatre. Tickets start at $29.Mayo Presents The Capitol Steps: Make America Grin Again (MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The Capitol Steps return to Mayo Performing Arts Center to offer their comedic take on all things political on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm. Tickets range from $29-$59.UCPAC Presents Louie Anderson (RAHWAY, NJ) -- Comedy legend Louie Anderson will grace the stage of Union County Performing Arts Center next month for a one-night-only performance on Saturday, December 15 at 8:00pm. Anderson is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics, named “One of 100 Greatest Stand-up Comedians of All Time” by Comedy Central. His career has spanned over 30 years.SOPAC Presents Comedian Todd Barry on December 14 (rescheduled performance) (SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Comedian Todd Barry has confirmed a rescheduled date of December 14 at 8:00pm at SOPAC to replace his cancelled engagement earlier in the month. “We are delighted that Todd Barry is able to come back to SOPAC so soon,” said SOPAC’s Executive Director Mark Packer. “Comedy is the perfect antidote to holiday stress! It’s a surefire hit when Todd Barry, with opener Jim Tews take the stage on December 14.” NJPAC Presents Comedian Ronny Chieng (NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Ronny Chieng on Saturday, February, 2, 2019 at 8:00pm. Spend a hilarious evening with one of the fastest-rising stars in stand-up comedy, known for his role in the big-screen hit Crazy Rich Asians, and for his regular appearances as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
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.