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(NEWARK, NJ) --  New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Majah Hype on Sunday, May 12th at 5:00pm and 7:45pm. The fast-rising funnyman, widely regarded as the “King of Caribbean Comedy,” returns to NJPAC with an evening of character-based stand-up hilarity. ... READ ON

​​​​​​​(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- New Jersey’s own Jim Breuer will be the first ever comedy residency at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC). The Jim Breuer Residency at bergenPAC – Comedy, Stories and More begins April 12 with the second performance on June 29. Two more dates will be announced this Spring. Each show will be different as Breuer entertains audiences with new stories and jokes.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Grammy Award®-winning comedian Lewis Black as part of his new tour The Joke’s On US on Thursday, March 7 at 8:00pm. Tickets for Lewis Black range from $39.50-$95.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Gary Owen with Special Guest Bruce Bruce on Saturday, April 20 at 8:00pm. Don’t miss this outrageous, side-splitting evening with two of the most popular entertainers on the contemporary stand-up scene. Tickets range from $49 to $89.... READ ON

(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- Howdy Stranger, Hackensack’s resident improv comedy troupe, competed in the inaugural “Tournament of Improvisers” and won first place. Produced by Frigid NY and hosted by Gregory Levine and Carter Ford, the competition pitted twelve improv teams against each other in an elimination-style event that took place over four days, from January 16th to January 19th, 2019 at Under St. Marks Theater in New York. All teams were from New York, with Howdy Stranger being the exception from New Jersey.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) --  New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Gabriel Iglesias on Saturday, June 15 with shows at 6:00pm and 9:30pm. The stand-up comedian returns to NJPAC with his brand-new, side-splitting Beyond the Fluffy World Tour. ... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) --  Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents comedians John Mulaney and Pete Davidson on Sunday, March 24 at 7:00pm and 10:00pm. The tour has been selling out in venues across the state, so don't miss out. There is no age limit for the show, but parental discretion is advised. Tickets are $49.  ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Calling all ladies! Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour makes a stop at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8:00pm. NeNe Leakes (Real Housewives of Atlanta) hosts this outrageous stand-up comedy event featuring Adele Givens (the big-screen Beauty Shop), Sherri Shepherd (former longtime host on The View), Loni Love (co-host of Fox’s Emmy-winning The Real), and Janelle James (of HBO’s current Crashing).... READ ON

(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.... READ ON

(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.... READ ON

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