The ShowRoom, Asbury Park‘s art house movie theater, is dishing out some comic relief this summer when it hosts its’ first-ever “Saturday Stand-Up at The ShowRoom” event. The evening of side-splitting laughs will kick-off at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 with improv performances from Rutgers University’s A-4-Effort comedy troupe. Comedian Fred Austin will emcee the event and introduce a bevy of stand-up acts from up-and-coming comedians.
Rutgers University’s A-4-E, which was founded in 2004 and is similar in format to “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” is known for encouraging audience participation through its on-the-spot skits and hilarious jokes, puns and shenanigans. Following the improv troupe’s opening performance, comedians Rich McDonald, also known as Big Rich From Jersey, Sean Newman, Stephen Hilger, Dina Hashem and more will take the stage to present stand-up acts. Emcee Fred Austin will provide comedic segues between the acts, in addition to his own stand-up skit.
As the summer season continues, The ShowRoom is moving forward with construction of a new, larger theater located directly across the street from its current locale. The new venue will offer greater scheduling flexibility, enhanced sound, a 75- and a 24-seat theater on the ground level, and a second-floor screening room overlooking Cookman Ave. The art house cinema will continue to entertain audiences at its current location until the new ShowRoom is complete.
Tickets for “Saturday Stand-Up at The ShowRoom” are $10 for adults and $5 for students. To purchase tickets, or to learn more about The ShowRoom, please visit www.TheShowRoomAP.com or call 732-502-0472.
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