What happens when the engine falls out of your car in the middle of the road? How does an injury and an exotic dancer teach a young man a very valuable lesson? Each month at Hopewell Theater, questions like these are answered when a rotating cast of some of the most hilarious and moving storytellers around take center stage and tell all.
Comedy and storytelling fans love our fun, fresh storytelling series hosted by Joey Novick here at HT every month, where comedians, writers, and performers come together in one place to share their memorable tales.
This Friday, May 3rd, we’re joined by Denise McCormack, Cory Kahaney, Leslie Goshko, and Mike Baldwin in our last show in the series for the season. But don’t despair – we have a new podcast called This Really Happened… Storytelling at Hopewell Theater featuring the full recordings of previous shows! The podcast is available on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, & Anchor for everyone to enjoy with a new episode released every first Friday.
But this summer won’t be lacking in laughter – we’re bringing the series back for a special edition in July with host Danny Artese and a trio of stellar storytellers for Summer Lovin’, true stories of flings and heartbreak from some of the most hilarious and heartfelt storytellers in NYC, including Sandi Marx, Joe Charnitski, and Edith Gonzalez.
We’ll also be hosting comedy nights throughout the season. Standup comic, writer, and host Gastor Almonte will hit it off with “Funny Stories” in May. His new album, Immigrant Made, debut at #1 on the Amazon comedy charts, #1 on the Google Play comedy charts, and #2 on the iTunes comedy charts. Gastor has invited Andrew McGill, Lucas Connolly, and Jeff Simmermon to join him at HT on May 31st.
Jersey-raised comedians John Poveromo and Joanne Filan will take the stage on June 12th and Jackie Byrne and Marion Grodin will follow with “Ladies Let Loose” on June 28th. Then, U.N. war crimes lawyer turned award-winning comedian Jess Salomon performs July 11th with her wife Eman El-Husseini, and Rutgers alumnus James Camacho leads our summer finale on August 9th.
Everyone loves a good story and everyone needs a good laugh, so join us in the theater or on our podcasts to get your fill of the best!