Wednesday, May 4 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!

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.

Grab your friends or set up a date night for what Baristanet calls

“A comedy cure for the midweek blues”

Intended for mature audiences. Recommended for ages 18 and up.

On June 1, celebrate the one-year anniversary of this series with a special show: Laughs in the Loft…on the Mainstage!

Lineup for Wednesday, May 4

Emma Willmann – Emma Willmann is perhaps one of the only dyslexic, gender-wiggly comics with ADHD from Blue Hill, Maine. In the third grade, Mrs. Weller would bribe Emma with the chance to tell a story at the end of every class if she promised to stop talking to her classmates. Now, Emma tells stories at The Comedy Cellar, on Netflix’s “The Comedy Line Up,” Comedy Central, and has had multiple appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Additionally, Emma is an actor best known for playing the role of Beth on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Emma also has a chart-topping podcast, Inside The Closet.

Ryan Reiss – Ryan’s quick wit and hilarious crowd work have made him one of the most sought-after TV warm-up comics. He has done warm-up for the “M & J Morning show,” “Huckabee,” “CenterStage,” “Fox & Friends” and currently the “The Late Late Show with Seth Meyers.” Ryan is also an incredible stand-up comic and writer appearing on MTV, Comedy Central, The Howard Stern Show as well as a writer and producer on “Jimmy Fallon & Drew Barrymore’s Spring Break Face Off.”

Liz Glazer – Liz Glazer is an award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer. Liz won first place in the Boston Comedy Festival and Ladies of Laughter Competition, and has opened for Myq Kaplan and Maria Bamford. Liz was also a part of the Seattle International Comedy Competition and will be a part of the upcoming HBO Women in Comedy Festival. As an actor, Liz has appeared on ABC’s “For Life” and CBS’s “Bull.” Liz is also writing a television pilot about her life, a draft of which was a semi-finalist in the Stage 32 writing competition.

Howie Dewey – Howie Dewey is an up-and-coming stand-up comedian out of NYC and the co-host of the popular financial comedy podcast Cash Daddies. When not busy podcasting, Howie can be seen playing NYC’s hottest clubs.

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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Doors will open at 7PM.
Beverages & concessions available for purchase (cash & credit card accepted).

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