Archive of ‘Comedy’ category

End of Summer Lot Party 9/5


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As part of JC Fridays, Jersey City Ties and The Thirsty Quaker, will be hosting an evening of local music & comedy, as well as beer, wine, and food from 6-10pm on Friday, September 5th.

The lot party is located at 494 Monmouth Street (between 8th St. and Pavonia) in Downtown JC. Proceeds will help support Jersey City Ties in its mission of community building and networking through service and social events.

This event is free to attend, with an entertainment lineup including: Tucker Janisch, Jon’s Banjo Jug Band, Darren Deicide, and National Scandal sketch comedy (lineup is subject to change). Drinks and food will be available for purchase. Jersey City Ties will be selling select beer and wine to benefit their cause, and The Lamp Post Bar & Grille will be selling food.

More information about the event can be found here. 


Celebrate in the streets!

Comedy Night this Friday 5/30





The Brightside Tavern’s monthly comedy show is back Friday, May 30th.

Mike Recine (who just performed on Conan in LA) is hosting and the performers include Leah Bonnema, Kirk Faulkner, Brett Druck, Dr. Mike, Rachael Parenta and Jersey City’s own Calise Hawkins (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, NickMom).

The show starts at 8, but arrive early if you’re particular about where you sit. The Brightside is at 141 Bright Street (corner of Monmouth) in downtown Jersey City.  You can reserve seats by calling (201) 435-1234 or buy them at the door. $10.


Laugh it off,

Comedy Tonight! 12.6.13


The monthly comedy night at Brightside Tavern (141 Bright St.) is here. This Friday, December 6th, eight comics, including Andy Breckman from WFMU and Saturday Night Live, and Anton Shuford, a Jersey City comedian who’s performed across the world, will be rocking your ribs with laughter.

Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 8pm.

Check it out on FB here. If you want to know about previous shows I’ve attended in this series, click here.


Laugh it out,




Halloween Happenings in Jersey City


Friday, October 25th

Art House Productions is hosting “Late Night Curiosities.” Arrive in costume at 1 McWilliams Place, 6th floor, to find out what it’s all about. $5 at the door. Prizes included. More info here.

Corkscrew’s Halloween Party: Bust out your costume and head to the ‘Screw for candy, games and more. $5 drink specials (think: Red Devils, Witches Brew…and of course, pumpkin beers). There will be prizes for scariest, sexiest and best homemade costumes.

Classic Horror Film screenings at Loews Jersey CityFriday is Black Sunday (6:30pm). Saturday is Bride of Frankenstein (6:30pm). Immediately following at 8:30pm, the original 1925 Lon Chaney silent film Phantom of the Opera will have the acclaimed Bernie Anderson, Jr. performing on the Bob Balfour 4/23 Morton Wonder Organ. Finally, celebrate with your fellow audience members at the ball, The Phantom’s Masquerade, Sunday at 7pm.

Saturday, October 26th

The Village Merchants Association (VMA) is treating shoppers to a variety of special deals including 10% to 70% off at participating stores, as well as a raffle that shoppers can participate in to win a $20 gift certificate to a VMA store of their choice.

Newport hosts a Halloween Pet Parade begins at 12pm at the Canis Minor pet shop (31 River Drive South). Most creative pup and owner will be announced at 2:30pm.

“The Ghost of Uncle Joe” Masquerade Rock ‘n Roll Ball Benefit is an all-day concert in Harsimus Cove Cemetery (435 Newark Ave.) beginning at 2pm. $10 donation for entry, but as I always say about this non-church affiliated, non-government property, please give more if you can. My last concert day here was a blast.

In the cemetery’s words: “Every month we need to raise between $2000 to $3000 just to operate and purchase equipment & supplies. If 300 people would donate only $10 each, we would be all set for the month!” Please help our amazing restoration work by contributing today at

Sunday, October 27th

This Sunday marks the last farmer’s market of the season at Riverview Fisk Park but it doubles as Halloween Dog Parade! I am luckily puppy-sitting my little sister Sheba this week, so we will be there. Arrive by 11:30am. Prizes will be awarded around noon. How festive!

Wednesday, October 30th

Family Fitness Mixed Martial Arts Halloween Party. All students must come in costume. Lil’ Dragons 3:45pm or 6pm. Juniors/BBC 4:30 or 6:45pm. Red/Black belts 5:15pm. Also, please note: All classes canceled Oct. 31st.

Thursday, October 31st

Downtown Halloween Parade Bring your children dressed in their costumes for candy, face painting, pictures and a parade, which begins at 4pm at Gymboree and ends at the Grove Street Path Plaza at 6pm with a Halloween party.

Boca Grande and Craig Mahoney present an Art, Comedy and Music Spectacular. 7pm kicks off the Halloween-themed art show. At 8pm, Craig will host a comedy show, followed by music performances and an open mic comedy show.

LITM Halloween Party: Arrive in costume at 8pm to enjoy the festivities.

Friday, November 1st

Orale Day of the Dead: Bring your costumes and your killer attitude for a party at Orale Mexican Kitchen including a DJ, mariachi band and my personal favorite, face painting. Prizes, too.

Trick or Treat to the JC Beat,

Monthly Comedy Night at Brightside Tavern Tonight! 9/27/13


The last Friday of every month (tonight!) marks a night of great comedy in Jersey City. I had the privilege of going to June’s show, thanks to finding out about this little gem by its organizer, Joe D’Allegro.

It featured performances by Aalap PatelChelsea WhiteDavid Foster, Ryan Rummel, Pat BryneNate Fernald and Gordon Baker-Bone at the Brightside Tavern. My friend and I laughed our tails off.

Tonight boasts Calise Hawkins (Comedy Central), Justin MurrayNhan DuKrystyna Hutchinson, and Andrew Hayward. Up-and-coming star Gordon Baker-Bone is hosting.

Tickets are $10.  Show is at 8pm; seating starts at 7pm. Reservations recommended. (201) 435-1234.

Go ahead and laugh,

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