Talking Points

A sampling of comedians, actors and storytellers visiting the Garden State in January.

Courtesy of Bergen PAC

Kathleen Madigan
Jan 9: Winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Comedian, this funny lady was also a season 2 finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. 8 pm; $19.50-$25. Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank (

Deepak Chopra
Jan 14: The holistic-health advocate and New Age guru discusses well-being and consciousness. 7:30 pm; $49-$99. Mayo PAC, Morristown (

William Shatner
Jan 21: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with the original Captain Kirk in his one-man show, Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It. 8 pm; $39-$200. Bergen PAC, Englewood  (

Dave Coulier
Jan 21-23: Uncle Joey from Full House stays at the Stress Factory for a three-night residency and five shows. 16 and older. Thurs-Sat, 7:30 pm; Fri & Sat, 9:45 pm; $27. New Brunswick (

Chris Hardwick
Jan 23: The podcaster, voice artist and host of @midnight with Chris Hardwick on Comedy Central brings his varied talents to the Borgata. 8 pm; $35-$45. The Music Box, the Borgata, Atlantic City (

Wanda Sykes
Jan 23: The Emmy award-winning comedian and voice of memorable characters in Ice Age: Continental Drift and Rio takes the stage in Englewood. 8 pm; $49-$99. Bergen PAC ( POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 5 due to inclement weather.

Garrison Keillor
Jan 24: The author and Grammy award-winning host of the popular Minnesota Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion comes to NJPAC to show off his storytelling chops. 7 pm; $39.50-59.50. Newark ( POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY 31 due to inclement weather.

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