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Three Stooges Film Fest
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Three Stooges Film Fest

Fans of the Three Stooges are invited to our third annual screening of Stooges shorts on the big screen!

On Sunday, June 23, from 1-3 PM, Michelle Squiccimara of The Stoogeum in Ambler will host the screening event and introduce each short film:

  • Movie Maniacs (1936)

  • Grips Grunts and Groans (1937)

  • We Want Our Mummy (1939)

  • Sing a Song of Six Pants (1947)

  • Love at First Bite (1950)

All ticket sales are final. No refunds, no exceptions. A mobile or hard copy ticket is okay—all tickets will be scanned at the door. The name on the ticket does not have to match the name of the attendee.

All proceeds benefit the non-profit Newtown Theatre, the oldest continuously operating movie house in the United States. 

Movie lineup subject to change

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Comedian Rich Vos
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Comedian Rich Vos

Comedian Rich Vos will return to the Newtown Theatre on Saturday, May 4 at 8 PM. Doors open about an hour before the show.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase before the show.

Rich Vos is a comic with sharp, insightful material and the ability to work the crowd. He's landed many television appearances on everything from Def Jam to The View. Rich was the breakout star of NBC's Last Comic Standing seasons 1 and 3, a regular guest on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and a writer for Chris Rock when he hosted the Academy Awards in 2005. He also played Lenny Bruce on NBC's American Dreams and is a regular on the Opie and Anthony radio show.

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Comedians Bonnie McFarlane & Carmen Lynch
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Comedians Bonnie McFarlane & Carmen Lynch

Stand-up comedians Bonnie McFarlane and Carmen Lynch will perform a double headliner show at the Newtown Theatre on Saturday, April 6 at 8:00 PM. Doors open about an hour before the show.

Beer, wine and concessions will be sold from the time the doors open until the start of the performance.

Bonnie McFarlane

Bonnie McFarlane is a national headliner whose television credits includes an HBO special, two comedy central specials, three Letterman appearances, a Tonight Show appearance and regular appearances on the Opie and Anthony/Jimmy radio show. 

The Huffington Post listed McFarlane as the number one funniest female you should know. Paste Magazine chose My Wife Hates Me, the podcast she does with her husband Rich Vos, as one of the Top Ten best comedy podcasts today. She most recently made a critically acclaimed comedy documentary about funny women, Women Aren’t Funny, starring Joan Rivers, Rosie O’Donnell, Sarah Silverman and Maria Bamford.

Carmen Lynch

Carmen Lynch is a NYC-based comedian who has performed twice on The Late Show with David Letterman. She was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and has performed several times for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait. Carmen has also appeared on Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer & HBO Canada's Funny As Hell.

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Comedian Jay Black
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Comedian Jay Black

Comedian Jay Black will perform at the Newtown Theatre on Saturday, March 2 at 8 PM.

Doors open about an hour before the show.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase before the show.

Jay Black left his job as a high school English teacher ten years ago to embark on a career as a stand-up comic. On the stage, Jay has headlined clubs across the nation, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to the Tropicana in Atlantic City and just about every comedy club in between. He also toured extensively in Europe as the host of the US Army's "I Am Strong" tour.

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Comedian Jim Florentine
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Comedian Jim Florentine

Back by popular demand, comedian Jim Florentine will return for two shows at the Newtown Theatre on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Join us for his 6:00 PM or 9:00 PM show.

Doors open about an hour before each show. Beer and wine will be available for purchase before the show.

Comedian, actor, podcaster and voice artist Jim Florentine is best known for co-hosting VH1 Classic's heavy metal talk show series, That Metal Show, from 2008-2015. He's also known for his work on Comedy Central's show Crank Yankers, and he's made appearances in the movie Trainwreck and on numerous television shows, including Inside Amy Schumer, Californication, Girls, and Louie.

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Comedy Night: Jessica Kirson
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Night: Jessica Kirson

The hilarious Jessica Kirson will kick off a new year of comedy at the Newtown Theatre on Saturday, January 5. Doors will open at 7 PM for the 8 PM show. 

Jessica Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. Jessica’s act is a hilariously relatable performance of sheer silliness, vulnerability and ridiculous characters. Her countless comedic character videos have racked up over 30 million views on social media. Her audience is multi-generational, creating an excuse for large groups of friends and families to spend a night out together.

This year, Jessica will be featured playing herself on the HBO series Crashing with Pete Holmes. She recently served as a consultant, producer and writer as well as acted in the Robert De Niro’s film “The Comedian.” She has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, “The View, and “Kevin Can Wait.”

She was recently awarded “Best Female Comic” by the MAC association in New York City and received the prestigious Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-up Comedian.” And in her spare time, Jessica is a regular contributor to the “Howard Stern Show, where she produces and stars in prank calls for the program.

Stand-up comedy at the Newtown Theatre is sponsored by the Green Parrot in Newtown.

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Comedians Joey Callahan and Dan Wilson
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Comedians Joey Callahan and Dan Wilson

Join us for a double headliner show with Joey Callahan and Dan Wilson on Saturday, September 15. Doors will open at 7 PM for the 8 PM show. This show is recommended for ages 18 and above. 

As a comedy writer, Joey Callahan has worked for Jay Leno, Jimmie "J.J." Walker, Harry Anderson, and the national bestseller "If Women Ran Things." Joey has also won the Cable Ace Award for The Rik Turner Show. As a stand up comic, Joey has been seen on Comedy Central, and ESPN's Lighter Side of Sports and Fox TV. Joey is also a national headliner and opening act for such names as Richard Belzar, Steven Wright, Bobby Collins, Michael Winslow, Joe Piscopo, Jeff Marder, Bob Nelson and Weird Al Yankovic.

Dan Wilson is a comedic force to be reckoned with. Long a favorite on the college and club circuits, Dan began to branch out in 1989 with a talked about appearance at Budd Friedman’s American Comedy Convention, held at The Riviera in Las Vegas. With that industry exposure under his belt, he began a string of television appearances including Star Search`90, A&E’s Evening at the Improv, MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour, Lifetime’s Girls’ Night Out and on HBO’s Hardcore T.V. Dan has opened for Dana Carvey, Richard Lewis, Emo Phillips and Richard Belzer.

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Artie Lange
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Artie Lange

Artie Lange will take to the stage of the Newtown Theatre for two shows on Saturday, August 11. Doors will open at 5 PM for the 6 PM show, and at 8:30 PM for the 9 PM show. This show is recommended for ages 18 and above. 

Artie Lange started out in sketch comedy and improv, which landed him on the original cast of Fox's MADtv. He played Norm MacDonald's sidekick in Dirty Work and ABC's Norm. Artie joined the nationally syndicated Howard Stern Radio Show in 2001, replacing Jackie Martling, and recorded a one-hour special, "The Stench of Failure," for Comedy Central in 2014. He has a recurring guest role in HBO's Crashing and will release his newest book in July 2018. A film, sitcom and an animated series are also in the works. 

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Comedian Vinnie Brand
Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

Comedian Vinnie Brand

Vinnie Brand will be on stage at the Newtown Theatre on Saturday, July 14, at 8 PM (doors open at 7 PM) with special guest Ken Krantz.

Vinnie Brand opened the Stress Factory Comedy Club in 1991, which has featured comic headliners such as Drew Carey, Gilbert Gottfried, Chris Rock, and others. He's performed at numerous comedy venues outside of his own club and has made TV appearances on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Last Comic Standing, Restaurant Stakeout, Dave Attell: Road Work, and NickMom Night Out. 

Thanks to the Green Parrot for supporting our monthly stand-up comedy series. 

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Three Stooges Film Fest
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Three Stooges Film Fest

Fans of Larry, Curly and Moe are invited to our second annual screening of five Three Stooges shorts on the big screen! Michelle Squiccimara, registrar and outreach coordinator at The Stoogeum in Ambler, will host the event and introduce each short:

  • Three Little Pigskins (1934)

  • Termites of 1938 (1938)

  • Gents Without Cents (1944)

  • Brideless Groom (1947)

  • Squareheads of the Roundtable (1948)

All proceeds benefit the non-profit Newtown Theatre, the oldest continuously operating movie house in the United States. Movie lineup is subject to change.

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Raymond The Amish Comic
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Raymond The Amish Comic

The one-and-only Raymond the Amish Comic returns to the Newtown Theatre on Saturday, June 2 at 8 PM (doors open at 7 PM).

This ain’t gonna be no prayer meeting (show contains adult language).

Raymond the Amish Comic is has been performing stand-up for the past twenty-three years. Recent appearances include the Comic Strip Live in New York City, the Mohegan Sun Casino, and the Valley Forge Casino. He’s a regular guest on the WZZO Morning show with the Bearman and Keith – 95.1FM in the Lehigh Valley. He’s also been on the Miserable Men Show on Howard 101 and Opie and Anthony on Sirius Satellite as well as their comedy radio channel.

If you haven’t seen his show before, do not expect an hour of farming jokes. Raymond rants about technology, covering everything from iPhones to Netflix as well as giving you his take on the Amish Mafia and Breaking Amish. 

Thanks to the Green Parrot for supporting our monthly stand-up comedy series. 

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Comedy Night: Women Of A Certain Age
May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Night: Women Of A Certain Age

A pre-Mother's Day Girls' Night Out!

Comedians Carole Montgomery, Chris Rich and Sherry Davey will take to our stage on Saturday, May 5, starting at 8:00 PM.

With over two dozen TV credits to her name, Carole Montgomery is a respected veteran of the stand-up comedy scene nationwide. Carole has headlined clubs and colleges across the USA and starred in two different Las Vegas production shows.

Chris Rich has performed stand-up alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne, Gilbert Gottfried, and in a three-month run at The Claridge in Atlantic City with Sherman Hemsley. She has been featured on Comedy Central, ABCʼs The View, and the Lifetime Channel.

Sherry Davey was most recently on NickMom's NickMom Night Out. She also created and starred in her own digital series for NickMom called Real Housewives of the PTA. She recently appeared on AXS TV's Gotham Live and TV Guide Channel's Stand Up In Stilettos. She's also been featured on Search For The Funniest Mom in America, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Premium Blend, The Today Show, TruTV and Fox News.

Thanks to the Green Parrot for supporting our monthly stand-up comedy series. 

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Comedian Jim Florentine
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Comedian Jim Florentine

Comedian Jim Florentine (with special guests Chad Zumock and Joe Howard) will take to the stage of the Newtown Theatre on Saturday, February 3, at 8 PM. Doors open at 7 PM.

Tickets for this show are $20 and available only through The Comedy Shoppe.

Comedian, actor, podcaster and voice artist Jim Florentine is best known for co-hosting VH1 Classic's heavy metal talk show series, That Metal Show, from 2008-2015. He's also known for his work on Comedy Central's show Crank Yankers, and he's made appearances in the movie Trainwreck and on numerous television shows, including Inside Amy Schumer, Californication, Girls, and Louie.

Thanks to the Green Parrot for supporting our monthly stand-up comedy series. 

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Comedian Robert Kelly
Jan
6
8:00 PM20:00

Comedian Robert Kelly

Stand-up comedian Robert Kelly will kick off a year of comedy at the Newtown Theatre on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Doors open at 7 PM and the show starts at 8 PM. 

Tickets are available for $20 through The Comedy Shoppe

A Boston native, Robert Kelly now lives in New York City and tours the country, performing at comedy clubs, colleges and other venues. He played comedian Louis CK's fictional brother during the first, fourth and fifth seasons of the FX sitcom Louie.

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Magician/Comedian Kevin Lee
Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Magician/Comedian Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee will bring his magic and comedy show to the Newtown Theatre on Saturday, November 4, starting at 8 PM (doors open at 7).

Tickets are $20 and available online.

Kevin's stage career began at The Comedy Cafe in Washington DC, before moving to Venice Beach, California, to build his repertoire of comedy, magic and juggling. While in California, he became a regular at the world-famous Comedy Store. 

Kevin has demonstrated his unique combination of comedy, magic and juggling on shows such as Showtime at the Apollo, HBO's Def Comedy Jam, and Jamie Foxx's Uptown Comedy Club, to name a few. He's also been seen on five seasons of BET's Comic View, and he's shared the stage with Gladys Knight, Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Whitney Houston, Chris Tucker, and Sinbad.

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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried
Oct
7
6:30 PM18:30

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried

The one and only Gilbert Gottfried (with special guest Bill Chiang) will perform two shows at the Newtown Theatre on Saturday, October 7. Doors open an hour before each show.

At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City, after a few short years, became known around town as “the comedian’s comedian.” After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. It wasn’t until a few years later when his true notoriety would begin when MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to several television appearances on “The Cosby Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.”

Gottfried’s work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel “Beverly Hills Cop II,” for which the New York Daily News said, “Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene.” Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as “Problem Child,” “Problem Child II,” “Look Who’s Talking II” and “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.” He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series “USA Up All Night.”

After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, IAGO, in the Disney classic “Aladdin,” Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voiceover talents, lending his voice to several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. Gottfried also is the voice of DIGIT in the long running PBS Series “Cyberchase.” His signature voice can also be heard on the Comedy Central series, “The Annoying Orange, the voice of the horse on “Family Guy,” Mr. Mxyzptlk in the new “Lego Batman 3 – Beyond Gotham” video game, and Abraham Lincoln in A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Gottfried has made numerous memorable appearances on Comedy Central Roasts and the Comedy Central series, “The Burn with Jeff Ross.” Gilbert has been a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Show with Seth Meyers”, “@Midnight with Chris Hardwick” and numerous appearances on “The Howard Stern Show.” He also has had a recurring role on “Law and Order” SVU as TARU tech Leo Gerber.

As a famed comics comic, Gottfried puts aside political correctness for his live performance and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries.

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Comedian Nick DiPaolo
Sep
16
8:00 PM20:00

Comedian Nick DiPaolo

Back by popular demand, Nick DiPaolo will return to the Newtown Theatre with special guest Joe Fernandes on Saturday, September 16. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the show starts at 8:00.

Tickets are available online only for $25 per person. For mature audiences only.

Nick DiPaolo has performed on The Tonight ShowLate Night with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He was twice nominated for an Emmy for his writing on HBO’s The Chris Rock Show. He has also had three half-hour standup specials of his own on Comedy Central, a one-hour Showtime Special and a self-released one-hour special, Another Senseless Killing. He has had acting roles on LouieInside Amy SchumerThe Sopranos and Louis CK’s critically acclaimed Horace and Pete. He hosts one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes, The Nick Di Paolo Podcast.

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Comedian Bobby Collins
Jul
8
6:30 PM18:30

Comedian Bobby Collins

Bobby Collins will be at the Newtown Theatre for two shows on Saturday, July 8. Catch him at 6:30 PM or 9:30 PM (doors open at 5:30 and 8:30 PM). Special guest Teddy Daniels will open for Bobby. Recommended for mature audiences only.

Tickets for both performances are $30. Get tickets for the 6:30 PM show here and the 9:30 PM show here.

Bobby Collins was literally born into comedy when his father named him after his favorite comedian, Bob Hope. In the 80s, Bobby left his position as vice president of Calvin Klein to pursue his dream and ended up working along such comedy legends as Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno. While other comics have left the world of stand-up behind, Bobby has continued on, preferring the intimacy and energy found in live clubs, theaters and casinos.

Over the years, he's hosted VH1's Stand Up Spotlight, toured with Cher, Julio Iglesias, Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett and others, and released six comedy albums. His latest, "Telling It Like It Is, is available on BobbyCollins.com, Amazon, and iTunes.

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The Amazing Kreskin
Jun
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Amazing Kreskin

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see The Amazing Kreskin live on our stage on Saturday, June 3, starting at 8:00 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM). 

Tickets are available online for $25.

With a showman's flair, a comedian's wit, and the capacities of a bona fide mind reader, The Amazing Kreskin has, for six decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind. Over the last 50+ years, Kreskin has had a television series, a Milton Bradley board game, 20 published books and a major motion picture inspired by his work.

At 81 years of age, Kreskin shows no signs of slowing down. He continues to perform his legendary live shows in front of audiences around the world, playing over 200 dates a year.

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Comedy Night with Rich Vos
May
6
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Night with Rich Vos

Join us for stand-up comedian Rich Vos (with special guest Adam Lucidi). Doors open at 7:00 PM and the show starts at 8:00 PM.

Tickets are available online only for $20. Recommended for mature audiences only.

Rich Vos is a comic with sharp, insightful material. He's landed many television appearances on everything from Def Jam to The View. Rich was the breakout star of NBC's Last Comic Standing seasons 1 and 3, a regular guest on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and a writer for Chris Rock when he hosted the Academy Awards in 2005. He also played Lenny Bruce on NBC's American Dreams and is a regular on the Opie and Anthony radio show.

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Comedy Night with Mitch Fatel
Mar
4
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Night with Mitch Fatel

Mitch Fatel is one of the most requested comedians on Sirius Satellite Radio. Don't miss your chance to see him live at the Newtown Theatre! 

Tickets are $20 each and available only through the Comedy Shoppe. Recommended for mature audiences only.

Comedian Mitch Fatel has showcased his comedic talent for 15 years and is the number-one requested comedian on Sirius Satellite Radio. He's appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Howard Stern. Fatel won "Best Comedian" at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival in 2006, and his half-hour stand-up special debuted on Comedy Central to rave reviews in 2007. He also has a one-hour special for the network, Mitch Fatel is Magical, that debuted in 2009. Fatel currently has a reality show pilot on A&E based on his life. 

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Comedy Night with Ben Bailey
Feb
4
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Night with Ben Bailey

You loved Ben Bailey on The Cash Cab…now see him live on our stage!

Tickets are $25 and available through the Comedy Shoppe. Recommended for mature audiences.

Comedian Ben Bailey drove the smash hit Cash Cab series, now in syndication, for more than 400 episodes. He currently hosts segments on NatGeo’s Brain Games and has a new show in the works with A&E, as well as numerous commercial campaigns. Before he got behind the wheel of the Cab, Bailey performed at all the major comedy festivals and at clubs and theaters around the world. He has two Comedy Central specials and a third forthcoming in the spring.

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