Behind the Laughter: All About Lehigh Valley with Love Comedyplatz

This year, Musikfest will feature a dash of laughter at the Charles A. Brown Ice House, as it teams up with Lehigh Valley with Love on the first official Lehigh Valley with Love Comedyplatz. The two-day showcase, taking place on August 11-12, will give 30 comics from New York, Philadelphia, and the Greater Lehigh Valley the opportunity to showcase their material at the historic venue.

Lehigh Valley Underground sat down with George Wacker, Lehigh Valley with Love founder; Ryan Hill, ArtsQuest programming director; and comedian Tyler Rothrock for a look at what’s in store, both now and in the future.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: May 22-28

Excuse us if we seem a little pre-occupied this week. It’s just that we’re hosting this epic two-day festival at American Spirits Roadhouse this weekend with 15 – count ‘em – 15 incredible local and regional acts, and we’re pretty certain that it’s going to be the place to be all weekend long.

But… there’s other wonderful stuff happening around here this week, and it is our proud honor and privilege to tell you about it. Here we go, into a fresh batch of…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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LVWL Comedy Festival Graduates to Musikfest ‘Platz’ Status

Back in March, we told you that Lehigh Valley With Love was accepting submissions for its 2017 Comedy Festival. While that’s still the case, we owe you an update: the festival is so nice, that they’re doing it twice — and as an official part of Musikfest 2017.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Mar. 27-Apr. 2

Winter appears to have finally left us! Spring is in the air, and there’s a buzz about all that is to come in the warmer months ahead.

And, true to form, we head into April with another thrilling slate of…

Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!

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Think You’re Funny? Lehigh Valley With Love Will Be The Judge

Lehigh Valley With Love, the local satire blog and philanthropic multimedia company based in Bethlehem, is gearing up for its 2017 Comedy Festival in conjunction with Never Again Radio. The only thing missing… is the comics.

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Tickets Now Available for Eric Gubich Comedy Benefit

Last week, we told you about an April 2 comedy night at Bethlehem’s Ice House to benefit local man Eric Gubich, as he embarks on a battle with Ewing’s sarcoma.

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Ice House Hosting April 2 Comedy Benefit for Local Man Battling Cancer

On Sunday, April 2, The Ice House is hosting a night of laughs, all in support of a local man as he faces off once again with cancer.

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PHOTOS: Jakopa’s Punch Bowl at The Ice House (Touchstone Theatre Fundraiser)

On Saturday night, Mardi Gras came to Bethlehem.

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This Saturday, it’s Mardi Gras at The Ice House

As we noted in this week’s Can’t-Miss Shows post, Jakopa’s Punch Bowl sounds like a jolly good time at The Ice House on Saturday night. Jakopa’s Punch, The Bastard Sons of Burt Sugarman, and The Charts Funk Band are throwing a fundraiser — complete with king cake, a cup of jambalaya, a cold beer, and an evening of eclectic music — in support of Touchstone Theatre’s upcoming street theatre spectacle – The Jakopa’s Punch Processional.

We wanted to learn more, so we reached out to Lisa and JP Jordan at Touchstone Theatre, who filled us in.

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PHOTOS: Summer Scouts, Hugs, & Georgia Foreman at The Alternative Gallery

Due to a scheduling conflict, Friday night’s IceHouse Tonight benefit for the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center was unexpectedly not at The Ice House.

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