Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast Episode 79: Comedian Paul Spratt at ComedyPlatz

Thank you to everyone who came out to our 14 shows at ComedyPlatz at the Ice House during Musikfest! We had about 3,000 total people at all the shows!

We were able to sit down with comedian Paul Spratt backstage for a quick, but memorable, episode of the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

A bit about Paul Spratt: Paul born in Boston but grew up in Pennsylvania brings a unique and different outlook to the world he lives in through his comedy.

Knowing both the crowded city life but also the quiet country life leads him to have a different view on everything happening in his own life and around him. Paul brings a honest truthful in your face kind of honesty about what a lot of us take for granted in the everyday world. Comedy therapy where someone says what you were always thinking. Paul also loves to take time to donating to charity events, running, and working his own events for one of his favorite charities B4BC.org where he’s raised over $10,000 for breast cancer.

Rising through a relatively unknown comedy scene in Scranton, PA to becoming an up and coming comic now in the New York city scene. Paul has been seen working in a lot of the clubs in the tri-state area and also finished high in some well regarded comedy competitions and festivals.

Multi-time semi-finalist in the March Madness Comedy competition at the Stress Factory Comedy Club Laughing Skull Comedy Festival Winner of New Jersey’s funniest comic at the Stress Factory Semi Finalist in Helium’s Philly’s Phunniest Semi- Finalist in Last Comix Standing at Comix at Foxwoods Winner of Wisecrackers comedy competition Semi- Finalist in the Comedy Cabaret comedy competition Cape May Comedy Festival Paul regularly opens on the road for comic Joe Matarese but also has opened for many other big name comedians such as Dom Irrera, Dave Attell, and many more.


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This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)

Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast Episode 78: A Lesson in Polka with Robbie Lawrence

Robbie Lawrence is the 25-year-old front man for Robbie and The Steelworkers, the newest polka band in the Lehigh Valley.

We talk all things Bethlehem, polka, and music in general with the Bethlehem native, who is also a local music teacher.

Be sure to catch Robbie and The Steelworkers at Musikfest on Saturday, August 3 at Noon at Plaza Tropical and then at 6 p.m. at the Yuengling LagerPlatz.

Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz starts Friday, August 2! We have a ton of shows, so find which one you can make it to and we’ll see you there.

ALSO, don’t forget that you can win a ton of prizes at Musikfest just by grabbing our free LVwithLOVE Straw!


Walter Investment Partners

This Podcast is brought to you by Walter Investment Partners, 81 Highland Avenue. Suite 100. Bethlehem, PA 18017. Call them at 610.865.9550 or Toll Free 800.685.2160.

It’s easy to do a Google search for financial information. But what happens when you run into conflicting articles and need to separate fact from fiction?

That is where Judd Walter of Walter Investment Partners can help. Judd is a Financial Advisor at Janney Montgomery Scott, located in the Bethlehem office. He will take the time to answer all of your investment questions and help you develop a personalized financial planning strategy with the flexibility to adapt to your changing needs. Judd can also help you with estate planning, setting up trusts, income for retirement and legacy planning for the next generation.

Call or text Judd today for a complimentary portfolio review at 610 609 8001 or visit WalterInvestmentPartners.com.


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This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)

Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast Episode 77: Comedian and ArtsQuest Programing Director, Ryan Hill

Just in time for Musikfest 2019, we welcome ArtsQuest Programming Director, Ryan Hill, to the Podcast.

Ryan tells us a little bit about his history in comedy, advice for those starting out, and gets us ready for a ton of comedy at the ‘Fest!

Be sure to check out Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz AND all of ArtsQuest comedy programming before, during, and after Musikfest!


Walter Investment Partners

This Podcast is brought to you by Walter Investment Partners, 81 Highland Avenue. Suite 100. Bethlehem, PA 18017. Call them at 610.865.9550 or Toll Free 800.685.2160.

It’s easy to do a Google search for financial information. But what happens when you run into conflicting articles and need to separate fact from fiction?

That is where Judd Walter of Walter Investment Partners can help. Judd is a Financial Advisor at Janney Montgomery Scott, located in the Bethlehem office. He will take the time to answer all of your investment questions and help you develop a personalized financial planning strategy with the flexibility to adapt to your changing needs. Judd can also help you with estate planning, setting up trusts, income for retirement and legacy planning for the next generation.

Call or text Judd today for a complimentary portfolio review at 610 609 8001 or visit WalterInvestmentPartners.com.


Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)

Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz Ramps Up the Laughs and Family Fun at Musikfest

Popular comedy event moves to two weekends and adds family friendly shows.

BETHLEHEM, PA (July 24, 2019) – The Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz returns to Musikfest with 14 free stand-up comedy shows over six nights on Aug. 2-4 and 9-11 at The Ice House on 56 River St. In its third year as an official Musikfest site, the venue has been extended to two weekends and will also include four family-friendly shows. ComedyPlatz will feature more than 30 comics in all from the New York City, Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas. 

Highlights include: 

  • Doogie Horner, a writer, comedian and illustrator originally from the Lehigh Valley. He’s the author of the YA novel This Might Hurt a Bit, and had a memorable appearance on America’s Got Talent.
  • Boris Khaykin, a Brooklyn-based comedian who has performed stand-up on CollegeHumor Live and as a warmup for The Opposition with Jordan Klepper. He was listed by TimeOutNY as one of Brooklyn Comedy Festival’s “Biggest Stars”. 
  • Jim Tews, from Allentown, is creator of the New York Times Bestseller Felines of New York. He made his stand-up television debut on Last Comic Standing and has been seen on FX, NBC, SeeSo and TBS.
  • Nataly Aukar, a Lebanese born and raised standup comic based in New York City. She has opened for Nimesh Patel (Saturday Night Live), Mo Amer (Colbert, Fallon, Netflix) and Gad El Maleh as part of his Dream Tour in DC, Canada, and Dubai. She was a producer of Tickling the Ivories, a weekly comedy show at Pianos in New York’s Lower East Side, featured on TimeOutNY.
  • Bob Hansen, a retired professional wrestler who was trained by WWE legend The Wild Samoan in Allentown and Hazleton, Hansen won the San Diego Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship in 2010. He’s written and self-published three novels, in addition to making and releasing a documentary, I Don’t Belong Here, about his move from the Los Angeles to New York comedy scenes. 
  • Plus some of the Lehigh Valley’s best comics.

Regular shows are 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 2-3 and 9-10 and 7 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 11. Tickets are not needed for the shows. 

Nataly Aukar

In addition to the evening shows, Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz will also feature four family-friendly shows. These shows will be at 4:30 p.m. on August 3, 4 and 10, 11. The family friendly shows are designed to allow families to bring their children to comedy events that will feature suitable content, although parental guidance is always suggested. The family-friendly performances are designed so adults can bring their children to without fear of the children hearing words or terms that most parents would not want them to hear. 

Bob Hansen

Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz is the culmination of a partnership between Nazareth-born comedian Tyler Rothrock, Lehigh Valley with Love owner George Wacker and ArtsQuest. Hundreds of comics have applied to be a part of the Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz over the past few years.

“The fact that comedy continues to grow at Musikfest is a testament to those who are seeking it out,” says Wacker. “We’re excited to add even more funny to the fun at Musikfest in 2019.”
Get more information on this year’s Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz on the SteelStacks website and on the Official Facebook Event.

Doogie Horner
Boris Khaykin
Jim Tews


The full lineup for The Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz at Musikfest is as follows:

August 2
7:00 p.m.
Aliya Brown
Jason Brown
Doogie Horner
Tyler Rothrock
Betty Smithsonian
Jim Tews
Glen Tickle
Ian Webster

9:30 p.m.
Aliya Brown
Jason Brown
Boris Khaykin
Tyler Rothrock
Betty Smithsonian
Jim Tews
Glen Tickle
Ian Webster
August 3
4:30 p.m.
Family Friendly Show
Nataly Aukar
Roya Hamadani
Doogie Horner
Boris Khaykin
Brett Peveteaux 
Michael Kelly
Shanell Renee
Jim Tews

7:00 p.m.
Nataly Aukar
Roya Hamadani
Doogie Horner
Boris Khaykin
Brett Peveteaux 
Michael Kelly
Shanell Renee
Jim Tews

9:30 p.m.
Nataly Aukar
Michael Kelly
Boris Khaykin
Alan Massenburg
Brett Peveteaux
Shanell Renee
Tyler Rothrock
Ian Webster
August 4 
4:30 p.m. 
Family-Friendly Show
Darryl Charles
Roya Hamadani
Doogie Horner
Maureen Ferguson
Minna Gorry-Hines
Alan Massenberg
Ryan Roe
Tyler Rothrock

7:00 p.m.
Darryl Charles
Roya Hamadani
Maureen Ferguson
Minna Gorry-Hines
Alan Massenberg
Ryan Roe
Tyler Rothrock
Ian Webster
August 9
7:00 p.m.
Steve Clark
John Deary
Dan Fitzpatrick
Kirk Griffiths
Janear Hankerson
Kyle Neff
Emily Poche
Paul Spratt

9:30 p.m.
Steve Clark
John Deary
Dan Fitzpatrick
Kirk Griffiths
Janear Hankerson
Kyle Neff
Emily Poche
Paul Spratt
August 10
4:30 p.m.
Family-Friendly Show
Jason Brown
Dan Fitzpatrick
Kirk Griffiths
Bob Hansen
Derek Humphery
Tyler Rothrock
Glen Tickle

7:00 p.m.
Aliya Brown
Geoff Colella
Dan Fitzpatrick
Kirk Griffiths
Bob Hansen
Derek Humphery
Chris O’Connor
Tyler Rothrock

9:30 p.m.
Aliya Brown
Jason Brown
Geoff Colella
Bob Hansen
Derek Humphery
Chris O’ConnorT
yler Rothrock
Paul Spratt
August 11 
4:30 p.m.
Family-Friendly Show
Aliya Brown
Janear Hankerson
Maureen Ferguson
Aaron Landis
Joe Moore
Shane O’Connor
Paul Spratt
Glen Tickle

7:00 p.m.
Maureen Ferguson
Janear Hankerson
Aaron Landis
Joe Moore
Shane O’Connor
Tyler Rothrock
Paul Spratt
Glen Tickle

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Media Contact: George Wacker
George@LehighValleywithLoveMedia.com
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Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast Episode 028: Musikfest Wrap Up / American Pickers?

Musikfest 2018 is over and Tyler and George go over their wrap ups and takeaways. We also talk Allentown Fair and American Pickers, who were spotted in downtown Bethlehem.

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As always, you can listen to the podcast directly on our website and insert it into your favorite player via our podcast feed.

This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)

Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast Episode 027: Musikfest and Whatever

Musikfest 2018 is underway and we’re here to break down what we’re looking forward to. We hang out with the Whatever ladies.

You can also follow along with our Facebook Live broadcast:


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The Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast is currently available on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, and Pocket Casts.

As always, you can listen to the podcast directly on our website and insert it into your favorite player via our podcast feed.

This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)

Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast Episode 026: Django Gold and The Start of Musikfest

Musikfest 2018 is underway and we’re here to break down what we’re looking forward to. We also get a call-in visit from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer, Django Gold, who will be appearing at the Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz.

Also, get moving on the Lehigh Valley with Love Musikfest Photo Scavenger Hunt, which is underway right now!

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The Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast is currently available on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, and Pocket Casts.

As always, you can listen to the podcast directly on our website and insert it into your favorite player via our podcast feed.

This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)

Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast: Episode 025 LVwithLOVE ComedyPlatz and Gerard Longo of Lehigh Valley Underground

We welcome Gerard Longo of Lehigh Valley Underground to give us some tips on who to catch at Musikfest.

We also cover the Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz taking place at the Ice House on August 10 and 11, 2018. It’s Free! We also talk about the The Musikfest Photo Scavenger Hunt!

 

The Podcast is currently available on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, and Pocket Casts.

As always, you can listen to the podcast directly on our website and insert it into your favorite player via our podcast feed.

This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)

Free Standup Shows Take Center Stage at All-New LVwithLove ComedyPlatz at Musikfest

 

BETHLEHEM, PA–After successful late night shows the past six years, Musikfest is doubling down on comedy with more shows than ever at the festival this summer.

New this year are free standup comedy shows Aug. 11-12 at the LVwithLove ComedyPlatz, presented by Lehigh Valley with Love Media and Never Again Radio at The Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. More than 30 comedians will perform at six shows over the two days at the Ice House, an official Musikfest venue for 2017. Highlights include Blair Socci of MTV’s Ladylike and Guy Code vs. Girl CodeShane Gillis, named 2016 Philly’s Phunniest at Helium Comedy Club; Dina Hashem of Comedy Central’s Roast BattleDan Perlman, co-creator of the animated series That’s My Bus!; and Patrick Monahan, named one of Paste Magazine’s 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2016.  These comics, along with many more from New York and Philadelphia, will be performing alongside some of the Lehigh Valley’s best comics. Shows are 7, 8:45 and 10:30 p.m. both nights.