SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. -- You may recognize her from appearances on Comedy Central, Bravo, Nickelodeon, “Last Comic Standing,” or “The Tonight Show”— or from around town! 

Local comedian Jessica Kirson has been captivating audiences everywhere she performs.  She returns to the South Orange Performing Arts Center for one night only this Saturday, Nov. 17.  She will be joined by top New York City stand-up comics Kyle Grooms, Lenny Marcus and Jodi Wasserman.

Jessica Kirson's unique style and wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Once you have seen her amazing talent, it is easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall's Women in Comedy, Comedy Central's South Beach, Montreal, and HBO's Las Vegas comedy festivals.

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She was awarded "Best Female Comic" by the MAC association in New York City. She is considered one of the top comedians in the country. She has been featured on various television shows, including, The Travel Channel, Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "Fresh Faces," Nickelodeon's "Sixth in the Suburbs," Noggin's "LOL," VH1's "Awesomely Bad" Shows, Oxygen's premier game show "Can You Tell?," Bravo's "The Great Things About Being," The Women's Television Network's, "She's So Funny," NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Seasons 2 and 3, NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly", "The Dr. Oz Show", "When Vacations Go Bust" on The Travel Channel, TV Guide channel, Two appearances on the "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", Abc's, "The View", Showtime's, "White Boyz in the Hood", and NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice".

She also has a one-hour special on the Logo Channel called, "My Cookie's Gone" and has appeared on "The Joy Behar Show" on CNN-HLN numerous times. She is currently filming a movie with Nick Cannon, Jim Breuer, and, George Lopez, coming out March 2013.

Saturday’s performance begins at 8 p.m. and will be in the Upstairs Loft at SOPAC. Tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling 973-313-ARTS.