Kelly CenterHavertown, PA, United States

Joe Conklin Comedy Showcase

By Kelly Center (other events)

Saturday, June 12 2021 4:00 PM 6:00 PM

Joe Conklin presents a special afternoon of Comedy to benefit the Kelly Center.  Top Philadelphia comedians Norm Klar and Vince Valentine will join the fun.  Kelly Center Comedy Director, Mark Lipsky hosts. Proceeds from this event benefit the Kelly Center for Music, Arts and Community. 

Tickets $30 in advance. $35 at the door. Advance sales close 2pm day of show.

Kelly Music for Life will provide complimentary beverages. Drinkware and ice provided. All drinks will be served in disposable cups. BYOB is also welcome for adults for an additional  $5 donation.   Must be 21 to consume alcohol. 

Masks required to enter and removed only while seated.  Limited tickets.  Reduced capacity to allow proper distancing.  All drinks will be served in disposable cups.

Doors open at 3:00 pm.  4:00 show.  

Free Parking in Oakmont Municipal lot behind Kelly Center off Darby Road.

The Kelly Center is operated by Kelly Music for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 pure public charity that supports Music Education, the Arts, and other community initiatives.  For more information visit or

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For all events, we are focusing on SAFETY.  We have improved air filtration inside the Kelly Center for the safety of Customers, Staff and Performers.  We have upgraded to Hospital Grade HEPA air filtration, Negative Air Ion filters and Apple Catechin filters with antiviral and antibacterial properties.  These upgrades trap and deactivate microscopic bacteria and viruses, and can diminish or prevent the spread of diseases. Our HVAC draws in fresh air from outside, completely turning the inside air over every 5 minutes. We open the windows when appropriate to improve fresh air flow.

Joe Conklin has been a constant in Philadelphia radio for more than 30 years. He’s known for his spot-on impressions of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Allen Iverson, and Charles Barkley, among others. Conklin is also one of the most sought after corporate banquet speakers in the area. His stand-up routine is legendary, as he’s skewered some of the country’s top politicians, pro athletes, sports executives, and film stars, sometimes to their faces. And each time he is fearless, uncanny, and hilarious. Joe is a twelve-time AIR award winner for Excellence in Broadcasting and his work has been recognized by the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards. He’s worked with some of the nation’s most recognized performers including Kevin Hart, Tim Allen, and Ray Romano. His TV credits include: NFL Films Presents, NBC Sports, Entertainment Tonight, NBA on TNT, ESPN: Baseball Tonight, Good Day Philadelphia, The Q Show, Comcast Sportsnet, Finder’s Keepers, America’s Funniest People. More at

A Philadelphia native, Vince Valentine has been performing and touring nationally in the one man Broadway hit “Defending the Caveman” since 2003. It is the longest running One Person show in Broadway history, has been translated into over 50 languages and produced all over the world. Vince has starred as Christopher and toured throughout the United States in “The Soapranos”, an interactive parody of the HBO TV series. He has also starred in “Joey and Maria’s Italian Wedding”. He co created and stars in the Red Hat production of ‘The GodFather and Friends’ and ‘Sleeping with The Seven Fishes ‘, both live interactive comedy/ variety shows.  More at

Norm Klar is known as "..that comedian who does magic." From screamingly funny to strangely macabre sit back and take the ride with Norm as he blasts his way through what many of his peers say is one of the best all around comedy acts on the East Coast. Regarded by most magicians as a charlatan of the craft they often refer to him as "the man who does to magic what Joan Rivers did for Plastic Surgery".
Most recent notable performance was with Leon Redbone at the Sellersville Theater to great reviews. He has been an opening act over the years for the likes of Tim Allen, Rosie O'Donnell and the late great Mr. Soupy Sales. 

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