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Michael Carbonaro is a famous actor, magician and improvisational artist. Best known for his TruTV series, The Carbonaro Effect, he will be sure to amaze with his incredible close-up magic. Don’t miss his live performance at Borgata’s Music Box in Atlantic City on February 16, 2019. Tickets start at $39.

Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show-business on March 1 at 8 p.m. From MPAC: Featuring North Carolina-based bluegrass group Chatham County Line and renowned pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko. Steve Martin is one of the most well-known talents in entertainment. His work has earned him an Academy Award®, five Grammy® awards, an Emmy®, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. Martin began his career on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” (1967-1969), for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin shone as a stand-up on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Martin’s films are widely popular successes and are the kind of movies that are viewed again and again: The Jerk (1979), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Roxanne (1987), Parenthood (1989), L.A. Story (1991), Father of the Bride (1991), and Bowfinger (1999). Steve Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, Martin […]

Lewis Black, Grammy Award®-winning stand-up comedian, actor, and author is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He takes the State Theatre stage March 7 at 8 p.m. Following 2017’s highly successful tour, Black returns to New Brunswick with The Joke’s On US Tour! Lewis Black came into national prominence with his appearances on The Daily Show in 1996. Those appearances on The Daily Show led to comedy specials on HBO®, Comedy Central, Showtime, and Epix. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award®-winning The Carnegie Hall Performance. He won his second Grammy Award® for his album Stark Raving Black and has published three bestselling books: Nothing’s Sacred (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008),  and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010). Tickets start at $55.

From The Newton Theatre: Pound for pound, Brad Williams is the funniest comedian in the country right now, and has become one of the most in-demand comedians working today. He takes the stage March 15 at 8 p.m. A California native, Williams started doing stand-up comedy as a teenager and has been touring successfully ever since, routinely selling out shows all over the country and the world. Williams has appeared on numerous TV shows and feature films including Legit, Mind of Mencia, Sam and Cat, Pitboss, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His first one-hour special, Fun Size, was the highest rated on Showtime, and a year later, he followed that up with his second special, Daddy Issues, which was more successful than the first and prompted The New York Times to write “No one is doing it [stand-up comedy] more hilariously than Brad Williams.” His third special in three years was an uproarious one, hosting some of the edgiest comedians in the country from the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. Most recently, Williams recorded a new half-hour special for Netflix’s upcoming stand-up comedy showcase The Degenerates. In addition to stand-up and acting, […]

From Mayo PAC: Cat & Nat: #MOMTRUTHS Live, Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 PM Hilarious best friends and online sensations Cat and Nat share their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days postpartum (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to avoid post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s newest book and new live show, Mom Truths, is everything no one will tell you about having kids. Adults only Tickets start at $25.

Comedian Brian Regan performs at Count Basie in Red Bank March 23 at 8 p.m. and March 24 at 7 p.m. From Count Basie: Tickets: $99, $79, $69, $39.50 | Limit 6 tickets per billing address Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year. Brian premiered his seventh hour of comedy, the Netflix special, Brian Regan: Nunchucks And Flamethrowers, on November 21, 2017. This is the first special in a two-special deal with Netflix, joining Brian with Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and others in multi-special deals with the leader in worldwide streaming. Brian’s second Netflix special is planned for release in 2019.

John Mulaney & Pete Davidson will take the stage at Bergen PAC March 24 at 7 p.m. From Bergen PAC: John Mulaney got his big break as a writer on Saturday Night Live for six seasons from 2008-12. He has three stand-up comedy specials available on Netflix: New in Town, The Comeback Kid, and his most recent, Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (Emmy® for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for Kid Gorgeous. A current cast member on Saturday Night Live, Pete Davidson has also appeared on the MTV shows Wild ‘n Out and Guy Code; Jimmy Kimmel Live; and guest-starred on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Davidson shot his first one-hour stand up special for Comedy Central in 2016 and was named one of Forbes’ 2016 “30 Under 30.” Tickets start at $49.


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