Jersey Buzz: Tracy Morgan pops in Garden of Dreams talent show rehearsals; Samantha Bee bringing the laughs to Newark

In Thursday’s Buzz…Tracy Morgan offers advice to local talent show performers; Samantha Bee will bring her national comedy tour to Newark; and Brian McKnight is making a soulful comeback.

Lanette Espy

Mar 23, 2023, 12:47 PM

Updated 483 days ago

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Tracy Morgan offers advice to Garden of Dreams talent show performers

Tracy Morgan, who lives in Alpine, was busy Wednesday night at Radio City Music Hall at the rehearsal for this year's Garden of Dreams talent show. The Emmy-nominated comedian along with some Radio city Rockettes offered words of encouragement and advice to the young dancers, singers, and performers. Morgan was last year's Garden of Dreams hero award. The talent show is on Wednesday, April 19 and is free to attend. Register for tickets here

Samantha Bee comedy tour in Newark

Samantha Bee, the former host of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" will kick off her national comedy tour at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark with two nights of comedy. The first night on Friday, April 7 is already sold out. But tickets are still available for Saturday, April 8.

Red Bank Comedy Festival set to kick off in April

The first ever Red Bank Comedy Festival is set to take over the Monmouth County town from April 27 to April 29. Over 20 comedians will perform at four different venues. One of the headliners is Bonnie McFarlane who's been featured on Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and HBO.

Brian McKnight making a soulful comeback

Brian McKnight is staging a soulful comeback on tour and will stop in Englewood Thursday, March 30 at Bergen Performing Arts Center. The R&B singer has sold more than $30 million albums worldwide in the past 35 years.


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