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One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy Earthquake, and Friends

Newark, New Jersey

Laugh at NJPAC

One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy
Victoria Theater
Saturday, June 20 at 3:00 & 8:00 PM
Tickets, Priced at $35 - $65 (VIP)

Earthquake, and Friends
John Witherspoon, Tommy Davidson,
Don “D.C.” Curry, Smokey Suarez,
Damon Rozier and Special Guest Ray Dejon

Prudential Hall
Sunday, June 21 at 7PM
Tickets Priced at $49.50 - $79.50

Kevin James
Prudential Hall
Friday, June 26 at 7PM
Tickets Priced at $35.50 - $85.50

The Darrell Hammond Project 
Victoria Theater
Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Tickets Priced at $39 - $89

Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again
Victoria Theater
Friday, September 18 at 7:00 PM
Ticket Price $49.50

Russell Peters' Almost Famous World Tour
Prudential Hall
Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 at 8PM
Tickets Priced at $49.50 - $69.50

Paula Poundstone  
Victoria Theater
Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 PM
Tickets Priced at $35 - $45


Tickets available at: or or 
Box Office 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)


(Newark, NJ - May 19, 2015) New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents multiple evenings with Comedy's finest featuring; Chris Ross in One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy at Victoria Theater, Saturday, June 20 at 3 & 8 PM - Earthquake & Friends Father’s Day Celebration at Prudential Hall, Sunday, June 21 at 7PM - Kevin James at Prudential Hall, Friday, June 26 at 7PM - The Darrell Hammond Project at Victoria Theater Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8PM and Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 3 PM - Kathleen Madigan at Victoria Theater, Friday, September 18 at 7PM - Russell Peters at Prudential Hall, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 at 8PM, and Paula Poundstone  at Victoria Theater, Saturday, December 12 at 7PM.  Get your tickets now at or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)


About One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy
One Man Star Wars, written and performed by Charles Ross, is the comedic off-Broadway hit that condenses the original Star Wars trilogy into a whirlwind of fun and geek-ness.
Ross has toured the globe for the last 11 years, delighting audiences with his unique and frenetic solo shows. After spending his early years longing for galaxies far, far away, he became an actor and eventually formed a friendship and partnership with actor and director TJ Dawe, who directs One-Man Star Wars and some of Ross’ other solo ventures, including One Man Lord of the Rings.

About Earthquake & Friends Father’s Day Celebration
Get ready for a laugh-out-loud good time this Father’s Day with Earthquake, John Witherspoon, Tommy Davidson, Don “D.C.” Curry, Smokey Suarez, Damon Rozier and special guest Ray Dejon! Forget the old sock and tie gifts and join the fun.
The host of Quake’s House on WBLS-FM and star of the comedy special These Ain’t Jokes, Earthquake is hugely popular with audiences, thanks to his many appearances on HBO, BET, Comedy Central and late-night talk shows.
Since his breakout performance in About Got Damn Time, Earthquake has been featured in the films Getting Played with Vivica Fox, Barnyard and Clerks II. TV viewers know him from his recurring role as the unforgettable Uncle Mike (“Big man!”) in Chris Rock’s Everybody Hates Chris.
About Kevin James
Royal laughs from The King of Queens! Comedian Kevin James, creator and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Zookeeper and this October’s Here Comes the Boom, brings his side-splitting routines and a whole lot of fun to NJPAC. A product of the Long Island stand-up scene, James co-starred with Adam Sandler in Grown Ups and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. He scored an Emmy nomination for his lead role in the nine-season CBS series The King of Queens and stars in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, currently in theaters. Aside from his on-camera work, James’ voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard, Monster House and Hotel Transylvania.

About Darrell Hammond: 
Actor/comedian Darrell Hammond fondly recalls his first taste of show business at age five practicing the impressions of his family members on the porch of their home in Melbourne Florida. It wasn’t many years later when Darrell realized he wanted to submerse himself in the pursuit of bringing his comedy and impressions to a much bigger stage. In his many years on “Saturday Night Live”, Hammond brought to life a cavalcade of politicians, media figures, celebrities and news.  Darrell is known for being one of the most prolific comedians of his time.  He frequently tours comedy clubs and theaters boasting a number of brilliant impressions in his act that keep people laughing nationwide.
Each and every one of Hammond’s impressions has been applauded by television critics and viewers alike, for their accuracy and range.  In fact, Darrell’s impression of Al Gore was so powerful that it was said the former Vice President studied Darrell’s gestures in preparation for the Presidential debates.  Amongst the great number of other people he has mimicked include; Bill Clinton, Sean Connery, Regis Philbin, Dan Rather, John Travolta, Jesse Jackson, Richard Dreyfus, Jay Leno and Ted Koppel.
In addition to appearing in sketches, Hammond has been seen in a number of feature films and television shows. Most recently, he has appeared in a 7-episode arc on the acclaimed F/X series, “Damages”.  Other credits include appearances on the “Law and Order” franchise.
Although it has been a dream come true for Darrell to have been a regular on “Saturday Night Live”, the next phase of things to come will be just as exciting.
Hammond is a proud resident of the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan.

About Kathleen Madigan
During a 25-year career, Kathleen Madigan has performed on nearly every stand-up television show: Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and others. “The funniest comic in America, bar none” (Lewis Black)
Her third hour-long special, Madigan Again – named one of the Best Comedy Albums of 2013 by iTunes – premiered exclusively on Netflix to rave reviews. She’s released five CDs and three DVDs and starred in specials on Netflix, Showtime, HBO, Comedy Central and CMT (Salute to the Troops with Ron White). Her most recent special, Gone Madigan, premiered on Showtime.
The year 2014 was packed with theater gigs and appearances on late-night TV, totaling 300 nights a year on the road. She’s gone from one-nighters to club gigs to theaters, headlining at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
Madigan won the American Comedy Award and the Phyllis Diller Award, both for Best Female Comedian, and has performed on two USO tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. She is the only comedian in the history of NBC’s Last Comic Standingto go unchallenged by any other comedian (meaning no comedian would say they were funnier than her). Madigan has done live remotes and commentary on numerous shows, including Dr. Phil, E!, TV Guide Network, VH1, ESPN2 and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
About Russell Peters
Straight off NBC’s Last Comic Standing and the movie Chef, Canada’s No. 1 stand-up export returns with all-new material for his Almost Famous World Tour!
Russell Peters gives his latest takes on jobs he can understand, cell phones and dating, and unleashes his signature, lightning-fast improv on what’s sure to be a sold-out audience. “An exceptional comedian,” raves The Guardian. “He’s obviously a natural performer.” The show also features New York’s DJ Spinbad.
Peters’ last special, Notorious, was the first original comedy program for Netflix, which also supported a four-part documentary series, Russell Peters Vs. the World. Ranked on the Forbes List as one of the Top 10 highest earning comics in the U.S. since 2009, he has sold out arenas from Madison Square Garden to the Sydney Opera House, has performed for the troops overseas, and is a favorite on the late-night talk show circuit. His 2010 memoir, Call Me Russell, was a bestseller in his native Canada.
About Paula Poundstone
“At the top of her game,” says The San Francisco Chronicle of comedian Paula Poundstone, one of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-ups of all time, who brings her spontaneous humor and witty commentary to NJPAC.
The popular humorist is a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!and author of There Is Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say. Her editorial pieces can be heard on NPR’s All Things Considered.
Poundstone was the first woman to win the cable ACE award for Best Standup Comedy Special and the first woman to perform stand-up at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She starred in several comedy specials on BRAVO and HBO, as well as her own self-titled HBO series.
An inductee in the Comedy Hall of Fame, Poundstone is the recipient of an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and the National Spokesperson for the American Library Association’s United for Libraries.


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Newark, New Jersey 07102 or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)


New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey -- where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. As New Jersey’s Town Square, 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 over eight million visitors (including more than one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. Visit or call 888.GO.NJPAC for more information.

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