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(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Legendary magic duo Penn & Teller bring their mystical charm to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City’s Sound Waves on Saturday, December 15 at 8:00pm. For over 40 years Penn & Teller have defied labels, and at times physics and good taste, by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. Tickets range from $55 to $90.... READ ON

Remember Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist? It was an animated series that ran on Comedy Central from 1995 to 2002.  Shot in "squigglevision," the series featured a psychologist (Jonathan Katz) who had sessions with stand up comedians. The series won a Peabody Award in 1998 and has kept a cult following since its original run.  It's now back as an audio book from READ ON

(HOPEWELL, NJ) -- Hopewell Theater promises to keep patrons laughing with its slate of performances this fall. Live on stage the theater will present a monthly series of storytelling nights, This Really Happened... and stand up comedy showcases, along with Mike Dugan’s one-man-show, Men Fake Foreplay.... READ ON

Comedy Dynamics will release the Spanish-language comedy album, En Vivo Y En La Hierba, from Argentina’s Ezequiel Campa, on August 31, 2018. On this album, the Argentine comic explores various topics about his family life, from his depressed mother who brings everyone into her depression, to growing up with a father who was so cheap that he had to share his birthday party with another child in the neighborhood. ... READ ON

Shawn Pelofsky’s new comedy special Stretch It Out will be released by Comedy Dynamics on August 21, 2018 premiering on Amazon, DIRECTV, XBox, DISH, iTunes, Charter, Google Play and many other platforms. The album will be released on August 24, 2018 on all digital and physical audio retailers.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Critically acclaimed, world renowned comedy troupe, and stars of TruTV’s hit series Impractical Jokers, The Tenderloins have announced a brand-new world tour titled “The Cranjis McBasketball World Tour – Starring The Tenderloins.”  On the heels of the group’s hugely successful “Santiago Sent Us” tour, “The Cranjis McBasketball World Tour” will feature completely new material and hi-jinx for audiences across the globe. This comedy filled event will make a stop at Prudential Center on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:00pm.... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Multitalented comedian, actor and singer Wayne Brady returns to MPAC for an evening of comedy on Saturday, August 25 at 8:00pm. Five-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady is a true show-biz renaissance man. Tickets range from $49-$79. ... READ ON

(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Big Apple Club returns to The Newton Theatre with four of New York City's hottest comedians for a show on Friday, September 21 at 8:00pm.  The lineup includes Phil Hanley, Rodney Laney, Kerri Louise, and Matt Ruby. Tickets start at $19.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents a hysterical stand-up with New Jersey’s own Tom Papa, currently the head writer and a regular performer on Live from Here, on February 23rd, 2019. ... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- The Wellmont Theater presents Tom Arnold on Saturday, September 22nd at 8:00pm. The comedian recently shot an episode of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS and was in a pair of independent features - BIGGER and SAVING FLORA. His special, TOM ARNOLD: PAST & PRESENT IMPERFECTLY for Comedy Dynamics is up next, along with his own political series for Viceland.... READ ON

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