Clarks Summit native Ellen Doyle to perform stand-up comedy routine

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After winning the Abington Heights Class of 2002 Class Clown award, Ellen Doyle went on to study choreography at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. Shortly after, she found herself in Los Angeles, CA working as a sound mixing for film and TV.

Doyle started her stand-up comedy career in 2012 and has been a nationally touring comic. sharing the stage with Margret Cho, Bryan Callen and Darrell Hammond. Her comedy has been described as “honest” and “refreshingly challenging.” Her father describes her comedy as “the reason I worry about her.”

“Too Late for Help” is a comedy show about Doyle’s fall from love and her adventures as a drifter comedian. “Too Late for Help” reminds us that just because we say something out loud does not make it any better.

Doyle announces her upcoming production of an original stand-up show, “Too Late For Help,” in partnership with the 2018 Scranton Fringe Festival.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 29 in the Craftsman Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center. Tickets are $12 and may be reserved online at:

“Too Late For Help” features touring comedians Ericson Just, Philadelphia; and Sasha Boggs Los, Angeles, Ca. as well as Scranton local Angelia Petrillo.

Just is a nationally touring stand up comic and hosts the podcast “Just Ericson” where he interviews guests about his favorite topic — himself. His comedy has been described as “dry, honest, irreverent and confrontational.”

Boggs is a stand-up comic and actress featured in American Horror Story. She is a high-energy comedian who has been described as “a lovable train wreck.”

Petrillo is a Scranton native and local comedian. She has opened for Gilbert Gottfried and performs all over Pennsylvania and New York.

Audiences can expect to laugh like crazy at the ways Doyle and company describe their struggles of being alive and lucid. A cynical look into the minds of comics and their twisted views on life, love and what’s really wrong with the world (which is probably themselves).

“I wanted to start our tour in my hometown” said Doyle. “Northeastern Pennsylvania has shaped me into the person I have become. The people I grew up with have given me plenty of comedy material. I also wanted to make sure my family had more reasons to not contact me.”

In the past six years, Doyle has performed in iconic comedy clubs such as The World Famous Comedy Store, The Laugh factory, The Icehouse, Flappers Comedy Club, The Broadway Comedy Club and Gotham Comedy Club along with several, bars, theatres, patios, and living rooms around the country.

“I’ll perform stand-up in a public bathroom,” she said. “The art of comedy can be performed anywhere a person can hear me. I also can’t wait to see the look on my father’s face when he is disappointed all over again at the reality that he raised a full-grown clown.”