Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

South Orange Performing Arts Center Announces Fall 2022 Comedy Lineup

See Ryan Hamilton, Maria Bamford, Kevin Nealon and Paul Reiser this fall.

South Orange Performing Arts Center Announces Fall 2022 Comedy Lineup

A clean comedian, "the funniest woman in the world," an SNL veteran and a 90s sitcom star walk into a bar, well, performing arts center.

This fall, head to the South Orange Performing Arts Center for some laughs with comedic icons Ryan Hamilton, Maria Bamford, Kevin Nealon and Paul Reiser.

Plus, on the first Wednesday of every month, swing by Laughs in the Loft-a stand-up series hosted by Joe Larson featuring comics from our own backyard in SOPAC's Loft on the third floor. Learn more and buy tickets at SOPACnow.org/Comedy.

Ryan Hamilton

FRI, SEP 9 at 8PM
Tickets: $28-$35

The wholesome, Idaho-bred comic's Netflix special, Happy Face, was called "the special you can't watch enough times."

Maria Bamford

SUN, SEP 11 at 7:30PM

Tickets: $30-$45

Comedian Maria Bamford is revered for her deeply personal comedy about mental illness as well as her dead-on impressions. Stephen Colbert called her his "favorite comedian on earth" and Judd Apatow said she is "the funniest woman in the world."

Kevin Nealon

SUN, OCT 2 at 7:30PM

Tickets: $35-$53

Emmy- and SAG-nominated comedian Kevin Nealon is one of the longest running cast members on NBC's Saturday Night Live. He's also a critically acclaimed actor known for his roles in the Showtime series Weeds and several films by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions.

Paul Reiser

SUN, OCT 9 at 7:30PM

Tickets: $38-$58

This comedian, actor and television writer can currently be seen in Stranger Things and The Kominsky Method, for which he received an Emmy nomination. He also recently revived one of his most iconic roles in the return of Mad About You, the long-running hit 90s comedy he co-created and starred in with Helen Hunt.

Laughs in the Loft

Hosted by Joe Larson

FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 7:30PM

Upcoming shows: SEP 7, OCT 5 & NOV 2

Tickets: $20

Join us for Laughs in the Loft, a monthly series featuring stand-up comics from our own backyard, Brooklyn and beyond! Each Laughs in the Loft event features several comedians in a New York City-style showcase. The talent is announced approximately two weeks prior to each show.

Regional Awards


More Hot Stories For You


NENAproductions Opens 20th Year With Sondheim's ANYONE CAN WHISTLENENAproductions Opens 20th Year With Sondheim's ANYONE CAN WHISTLE
September 27, 2022

NENAproductions Theater Project is celebrating 20 years in residence at The Jersey Shore Arts Center with the 2022 - 2023 Theater Season. The upcoming season truly reflects what this theater company has set out to accomplish since its inception.

Centenary Stage Presents THE ARTIST WILL BE WITH YOU IN A MOMENTCentenary Stage Presents THE ARTIST WILL BE WITH YOU IN A MOMENT
September 27, 2022

Centenary Stage Company's Fringe Festival returns for the 2022-2023 season. Kicking off the Fringe Festival is the Parallel Exit production of The Artist will be With You in a Moment running October 13 through 16.

Stephanie Mills And The Whispers Return To NJPAC, January 13, 2023Stephanie Mills And The Whispers Return To NJPAC, January 13, 2023
September 26, 2022

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) welcomes the return of Stephanie Mills with legendary hitmakers, The Whispers performing in Newark on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.

Jersey City Theater Center Presents DAKHABRAKHAJersey City Theater Center Presents DAKHABRAKHA
September 26, 2022

Jersey City Theater Center will present Ukrainian world music quartet DakhaBrakha at White Eagle Hall on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30PM. 

HAMILTON Tony-Winner Renee Elise Goldsberry To Open 28th Season At Mayo Performing Arts CenterHAMILTON Tony-Winner Renee Elise Goldsberry To Open 28th Season At Mayo Performing Arts Center
September 26, 2022

Tony Award winning Broadway performer Renée Elise Goldsberry opens Mayo Performing Arts Center's 28th season on Friday, September 30 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-$99.