Candlelight Comedy Club

 September 23, 2021


Tickets are $30

Cash bar available, complimentary light fare!

Doors open at 6:30, Show at 7:30

Tickets are available at the Box Office at
   302-475-2313 OR

Masks are required entering the theatre and at all times except when at your table. We encourage masks except when eating and drinking.

We are thrilled to welcome back a Comedy Club favorite, our headliner


“A Brooklyn-born, Jersey-raised stand-up with the perfect blend of self-deprecation and optimism makes Poveromo a dynamic and unpredictable performer who’s both engaging and fun to watch as he struggles to make sense of himself and the world around him. Always open and honest, his charm and vulnerability enable him to connect with every audience, allowing each show to be original, refreshing, and funny as hell.”

John hosts “Dystopia Tonight,” a livestreaming show on Twitch, multiple times per week; after it runs, it’s edited and posted on YouTube, as well as on Apple and Spotify as a podcast. The show was conceived during the pandemic, when comedians such as Poveromo were brainstorming ways to adapt and reinvent themselves.“I bought equipment I never would have bought otherwise” to set up for the show, he said.It’s evolved over time. At first his thinking was “I just want to talk to people I like,” so it started as comics sitting around shooting the breeze (Tom Papa, Judy Gold), and has expanded to include actors (Megan Cavanagh, Ed Begley Jr., Ed Asner!), musicians (Art Alexakis from Everclear, Marlana Sheetz of Milo Greene), and visual artists (comic book artist John Romita Jr. and Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist Steve Breen), and most recently comedy legend Lewis Black.

Early this year John and some colleagues produced a live-stream comedy show on Twitch to raise money for children’s cancer charities and broke the Guinness World Record for the longest live-streamed comedy event. Two hundred and fifty comedians participated and clocked 90 hours. The prior record was 80.5 hours.

Poveromo and his writing partner wrote “Duppet.,” in  2019; short movie about a comedian who manifests his anxiety through a puppet named Duppet. Available on Amazon Prime Video.


Another Comedy Club fave, our  feature, 

                       JOANNE FILAN! 

Growing up in New Jersey (but refusing to die there), Joanne  has made her way around the comedy club scene and around the comedy country.  Performing at well-known places such as The Friars Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline’s, Greenwich Village Comedy Club and more, not to mention a fixture in the traveling show, “The Broads of Broadway”, she is well known in the comedy world. She can also be seen in a new documentary entitled “Words: An Exploration of Identity”. Joanne has taken part in festivals and competitions as well as ventured into the college circuit- hosting, featuring, and headlining. and proudly performs for the US Troops overseas. She has just finished co-writing a TV pilot and is also a regular guest lecturer for creative writing classes at St. John’s University- ensuring her creativity will go on, despite any side effects.

With her razor-sharp wit, unique “stream of consciousness” style of humor full of random thoughts and quirky observations, and a subtle delivery – Joanne is an unexpected gem.








to purchase tickets click CANDLELIGHT COMEDY CLUB  or

call the Box Office at 302-475-2313.

Please call if you are joining friends. Reservations seated separately.

Upcoming Candlelight Comedy Club dates:  October 21, November 11.  December 2 (just added).