BOSTON, MA - APRIL 19: Comedian Bill Burr throws out a ceremonial looks on before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on April 19, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

PNC Arts Center has some awesome shows coming up this summer, and while I hadn’t been there in a while I planned to attend some of the shows this year. A few I would enjoy would be Dave Matthews Band, Halestorm, Goo Goo Dolls, Santana with Earth, Wind and Fire, Chris Rock with Kevin Hart, Kid Rock with Foreigner, and The Black Keys. My son and I love Bill Burr, but we just saw him last year in Atlantic City.

It was a Friday afternoon and I was looking forward to a nice relaxing Father’s Day weekend. My wife and daughter were going to a bridal shower on Saturday, so I had nothing to do all day long. For Father’s Day Sunday we were taking my dad to lunch, other than that there was nothing at all on my schedule. Inevitably, when your schedule is wide open something happens to fill it up, mess it up, screw it up or ruin it. Usually, that something is car trouble you have to tend to, a friend or family member who needs help, or a household appliance that decides it needs a part replacement. The latter would then lead to taking much time researching said part, traveling to the hardware store multiple times, and fixing the problem you create while trying to repair the darn thing.

Well, something did happen that required several hours of my time. However, it was a good thing, correction, a fabulous thing. My friend Jaclyn contacted me and she said, “I was wondering if you’d be interested in a pair of Bill Burr tickets for tomorrow night” (Saturday night). Not only were these tickets free, but they also included VIP parking. If you’re not familiar with the acronym “VIP,” it stands for “Very Important Person.” I don’t consider myself a VIP, but if it saves me twenty bucks and helps me avoid walking three exits and under multiple underpasses to get from my car to the show, I’ll pretend for a couple of hours.

So naturally, I said yes and agreed to fill up my free time with a free show that in the past I have paid hundreds of dollars to see.

Traffic was light, parking was easy and Bill Burr was superb as always.

So the moral of the story is, if you like Bill Burr, I recommend a friend named Jaclyn.

Bill Burr stand-up

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)








State Theatre New Jersey Announces 2022-23 Fantastic Broadway Season Line-Up

  • Tootsie


    Photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade

    State Theatre New Jersey’s four-show Broadway Series kicks off with Tony® Award-winning musical, Tootsie on November 4-6.

  • My Fair Lady

    My Fair Lady

    Photo credit: Joan Marcus

    Next up is the Lincoln Center Production of the classic musical, My Fair Lady on January 27-29.

  • Legally Blonde

    Legally Blonde Broadway

    Photo Courtesy of State Theatre New Jersey

    The hilarious and sassy musical comedy, Legally Blonde on April 28-30, makes its State Theatre debut. 

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar

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    A mesmerizing new production of the iconic musical, Jesus Christ Superstar on June 9-11.

  • Stomp


    Photo Courtesy of State Theatre New Jersey

    The international percussion sensation for all ages, STOMP on December 2-3.

  • R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

    Respect broadway stage

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    The State Theatre debut of the ultimate musical tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. on March 11-12.

  • State Theatre New Jersey is offering season tickets to its Broadway Series.

    Season ticket holders are able to order their series tickets now before single tickets go on sale to the general public on September 2. They are also able to secure some of the best seats in the historic theater and those seats will remain theirs, year after year, for as long as they remain season ticket holders.

    Season tickets also come with many added benefits such as 20% savings off single ticket prices, a Broadway season lidded cup that can be used on all Broadway shows for half-price drinks at their concessions, ticket exchanges within the series, and a bring your friends discount that allows single tickets (once on sale) to be added on at a 15% savings off single ticket prices.

    For more info go to

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