Wednesday, February 7 at 7:30PM

Join us for Laughs in the Loft, a monthly series featuring stand-up comics from our own backyard, Brooklyn and beyond. You never know who might drop in!  Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.

Kristina Walkinshaw Kristina Walkinshaw is a Canadian comedian living in New York City.  She has been seen at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival, as well as on the CBC show The Debaters and her own 30 minute special!

Keith Alberstadt – Keith Alberstadt recently moved to New Jersey!  A dad of three, Alberstadt has been seen on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with David Letterman, and as a writer for SNL’s Weekend Update.  He is one of the best joke writers working today.

Tito Garza – Tito Garza is a New Jersey native and very funny comedian who has been seen on Funny or Die and at the SXSW Comedy Festival.

Dava Krause – Dava Krause is a SOMA mom and very funny comedian who has been on both sides of the camera as a director, producer, and a series regular on several shows.

Vishnu Vaka – Vishnu Vaka is blowing up right now!  As a matter of fact, this is our 3rd time booking Vaka to grace our stage, and he keeps having to cancel due to incredible opportunities popping up.   Fingers crossed he can make it this time. Originally from India, Vaka moved to the U.S. as a teenager but kept his accent as he loves it. He wants everyone to be happy and laughing all the time, and Vaka is doing his part by being the best damn comedian on the land!



About Host Joe Larson

Joe is a comedian, husband and father – the former makes the latter well….interesting.

When Joe met his now wife she loved how much he made her laugh. He warned her that while she finds it cute now, she may feel differently when he is unable to do anything but joke during the heat of an argument. As his wife eventually found out “you’re funny all the time!” can quickly turn into “Does everything have to be a joke?”

Perhaps it’s not his fault, Joe is after all a second generation comedian. Much to his parent’s dismay at the age of twenty, Joe went into the family business. Straight away he was chosen College Comedian of the Year at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and shortly after he made the move to New York City where he paid his dues at any club that would give him the mic.

Joe has been on stage at some of the best rooms in the city including the famed Caroline’s On Broadway and Gotham Comedy Club. He was nominated “Best Up-And-Coming Comedian” at the NYC MAC Awards, was a finalist in both the prestigious Johnny Carson Great American Comedy Festival and Boston Comedy Festival and was part of the feature film Stand Up 360. Joe has also been seen on Gotham Comedy Live, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” “Laughs” on FOX, the Tonight Show’s Laugh Squad and the Speed Channel. On radio he is a repeat guest on Bob and Tom and the Bennington Show.

Pre-pandemic Joe Larson had one of the hottest shows in Brooklyn. Sold out each time to standing room only, his show “Couleur Comedy” was a huge success. It brought together the hottest up-and-coming comedians with established pros for a dynamic and exciting evening. Now, a South Orange resident, Joe is bringing his show to SOPAC.


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