CringeFest: Yup, that Happened!

FRI • APRIL 26 • 7PM

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Tickets: $125, $75 | Limit 8 tickets per mailing address

The Vogel • Basie Center Campus • 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

A limited number of VIP packages are available. See below for details. 

What is CringeFest you ask?

It’s when adult writers of Project Write Now (PWN) willingly(!) share their most embarrassing or mortifying stories in front of a live audience! Why would writers do this?

Not only for our amusement but also for a good cause.  It’s a night filled with laughter as performers share hilarious tales about things like first dates gone wrong, middle school crushes and bodily fluid mishaps! You will laugh, you might cry, but you will definitely cringe!

All proceeds from this event benefit Project Write Now’s community outreach programs. Over the last nine years, PWN’s community outreach programs have helped more than 100 organizations and 8,700 youth and adults throughout Monmouth County, including Red Bank, Asbury Park, Long Branch, Keansburg and more.

Project Write Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit transforming individuals, organizations, and communities through writing. Since 2014, they’ve been committed to building a vibrant writing community for youth and adults. PWN provides a wide range of fee-based classes, editorial services, and literary events. At the heart of their mission are community outreach programs for underserved groups. These programs help youth and adults develop the writing and communication skills needed to build resilience, pursue personal growth, and achieve academic or professional success.

Presented by Project Write Now 


Keep the laughter going with the CringeFest VIP After Party. Attendees will have the chance to chat with the performers, judges, past winners, and Project Write Now friends.  Drinks, lite bites, and music included. Attendees must attend the CringeFest performance in order to be admitted to the VIP After Party.

Please note: At the direction of the CDC or local health authorities, the Count Basie Center may at any time institute policies pertaining to COVID-19 transmission, including but not limited to mask requirements. Certain artists and / or touring productions may also require patrons to be masked and / or present proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Masks are not required to attend performances at Count Basie Center venues, though we welcome their use and respect all patrons who choose to continue doing so.