Thu, March 7, 2013 at 8pm
Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on Saturday Night Live almost 30 years ago.
His popularity and exposure on SNL led Short to cross over quickly into feature films including Three Amigos, Inner Space, Pure Luck, Father of the Bride, and Father of the Bride Part II. Currently, Short can be seen on the CBS hit comedy series How I Met Your Mother in the recurring role of Garrison Cootes. Tickets: $35-75
Sat, March 9, 2013 at 8pm
Comedian and New Jersey native Artie Lange performs his live stand-up. A Howard Stern Show veteran, this hysterical actor and radio personality made a name for himself when he became an original series regular on Fox’s comedy sketch series MADtv. He received further recognition for his work with Norm Macdonald on The Norm Show. His book Too Fat to Fish was co-written with Anthony Bozza, and became a New York Times Best Seller in 2008. In 2011, Lange returned to radio with Nick DiPaolo to co-host Fox News Radio’s The Nick and Artie Show. Tickets: $35-125
Fri, April 26, 2013 at 8pm
Presented by State Theatre and Live Nation. NJ native Joe Rogan is a stand-up comedian, UFC commentator, television host, actor, and writer. Well-known for playing Joe Garrelli on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio during the ‘90s. Rogan later moved away from acting, serving as the host of the NBC reality show Fear Factor from 2001 to 2006, returning when the show rebooted in 2011. In 2003, Rogan and fellow comedian Doug Stanhope began hosting the Comedy Central hit The Man Show, replacing Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. Rogan also hosts one of Apple iTunes top 10 most downloaded comedy podcasts, titled The Joe Rogan Experience. The series was named one of iTunes “Best of 2010” audio podcasts in its first year. Tickets: $39.50-49.50
Tue, May 14, 2013 at 8pm
Presented by State Theatre and AM Productions. Chicago’s hits include “You’re the Inspiration,” “Saturday In The Park,” “Once in a Lifetime,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Make Me Smile,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is,” “Beginnings,” and “25 or 6 to 4.” Formed in 1967 in Chicago, the self-described “rock and roll band with horns” released their first album Chicago Transit Authority in 1969. By July of that year, the album had reached the Top 20 without the benefit of a hit single. It was their first certified gold album and eventually went on to sell more than two million copies. Since then, they have had record sales of 100,000,000+, 21 top 10 singles, five consecutive number one albums, 11 number one singles, and five gold singles. Tickets: $46-136
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Friday 10am to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified.