Pictured Above: Zlock PAC’S new Storytelling Series Host DC Benny concludes the series with the theme of “Diamonds in the Rough” this Friday, April 28th.  Benny will be co-hosting with comedian Marc Kaye.  Photo Credit: Contributed.


DC Benny Concludes Storytelling Series with Seven Local Storytellers in the theme of "Diamond in the Rough" on Friday, April 28th

In the Spirit of the “Moth”, DC Benny (NBC’S SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, COMEDY CENTRAL’S DRY BAR, ILLEGAL TENDER, FREEDOMLAND) Brings the Community Together for a Professional Storytelling Series, Celebrating Rich, Personal, Poignant, Starting with the Theme of “Diamond in the Rough”


(NEWTOWN, PA) – The ZLOCK Performing Arts Center (Zlock PAC) announces the conclusion of the successful monthly storytelling series on Friday, April 28at 7:30 pm, titled Diamond in the Rough. The legendary DC Benny will co-host the final storytelling evening with fellow comedian Marc Kaye. Benny and Kaye will tell their own stories of “Diamond in the Rough” moments while introducing and highlighting the following storytellers: Stuart Carroll, Megan Cary, Ellen Lichius, John McDonnell, Jason Pollock, and Mark Riccadonn.


All tickets for the new Storytelling Series are $10.00 with free parking. In addition, BCCC students receive free tickets when a current student ID is presented. The Zlock PAC bar will be open an hour before the show, offering a variety of craft beer, wine, and non-alcoholic refreshments. More information can be found at:  http://www.bucks.edu/tickets. For group sales, call 215-968-8469.


More about the storytelling evening’s theme on April 28th:

With the tenor of celebrating the rich and personal and poignant stories, the series concluding with the Diamond in the Rough theme stretches beyond just April’s birthstone, as the diamond captures images of elegance, beauty, and perfection. But it takes a lot to get there (at least outside the lab). Audience members will experience unique, metaphoric stories of diamonds in the rough that may never have been seen, looked for, or expected and yet, created some perfect moments.

About DC BENNY: D.C. Benny’s story-telling style of comedy has delighted audiences over his thirty-five years as a Brooklyn-based performer. His third appearance on NBC’s “Showtime At the Apollo” has over eighteen million YouTube views, he has 3 stand up specials including Comedy Central Presents, Dry Bar, was a season finalist on both seasons 2 and 8 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He’s been featured in John Singleton’s “Illegal Tender”, “Freedomland” with Samuel Jackson, recurred on the soap opera “As the World Turns” and starred in many national commercials such as the Bud “How You Doin’?” campaign.  His comedy albums are on constant rotation on Sirius radio, and he co-hosts the story-telling podcast, Tall but True, with Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey. Benny can also be seen on ABC’s “Supermarket Sweep” with Leslie Jones and playing Michael Cera’s father, Bart, on Amy Schumer’s series “Life and Beth” on Hulu.

The Zlock Performing Arts Center is located inside the Gateway Center building on campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown. Parking is free. The theater is equipped with audio-loop technology for the hearing impaired.

About the ZLOCK Performing Arts Center: The Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center hosts musical and theatrical performances, business conferences, and educational events throughout the year. The Zlock Performing Arts Center offers exceptional staging, lighting, and acoustics in an intimate 339-seat theater. The venue is located on the Bucks County Community College Newtown Campus, just 45-minutes north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Built in 1971 and upgraded in 2000, the Zlock Performing Arts Center is also available for rent on a limited basis to external for-profit and non-profit groups and organizations.

More information can be found at:  http://www.bucks.edu/tickets. For group sales, call 215-968-8469.

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