(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- From renowned comics to local stand-up sensations, fill your February with comedy at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) . On February 2, the monthly stand-up series Laughs in the Loft returns. On February 12, clean comedian Ryan Hamilton takes the mainstage. On February 25, crack up as Colin Quinn comments on current events and politics.
Laughs in the Loft - Wednesday, February 2 at 7:30pm; $20. Laughs in the Loft is a monthly stand-up series that Baristanet calls, “a comedy cure for the midweek blues.” Hosted by local funny guy Joe Larson, each show features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. Laughs in the Loft is held every first Wednesday of the month. The talent is announced approximately two weeks prior to each show. The lineup for the February 2 show includes Scott Schendlinger, Danny Kelly and Jared Waters. (Out of an abundance of caution regarding Covid-19, capacity for this performance has been reduced to 50%.)
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.” 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.
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 here.
Since 2006, South Orange Performing Arts Center (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.