Santa for… Lunch Break Starring Brian Kirk & the Jirks

SAT • DEC 18 • 8PM

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Tickets: $99, $50, $39, $29, $25 | Limit 8 tickets per billing address

Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre • Basie Center Campus • 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

An annual Jersey Shore holiday tradition, the ninth installment of Brian Kirk’s Santa For… show is stuffing your stocking with what Kirk calls “a night of awesome music and offensive jokes.” Designed to raise funds and awareness to help combat hunger, this three-hour jingle-balling of a show boasts the comedic antics of Brian Kirk and the musical talent of the Jirks together with more special musical acts.

“What I wanted to do, if I may be so bold, was to re-do the idea of a fundraiser,” Kirk says. “People have been getting badgered into giving money by all sorts of organizations, and through all kind of means, and I wanted to do something that was a true party, a real variety show. I wanted to create a risqué sort of Ed Sullivan show, something where we’d do jokes and skits, play a song, have some dancers come on, just keep it fun. You don’t wanna over-write a show like that.”

Of the first year’s event, Santa for Sea Bright, Facebook exploded with recaps of the night that read, “it’s like Donovan’s Reef on a Sunday at the Basie”. Even more reiterated, “it was epic, amazing, fun, incredible…” However you want to describe it, it’s just a merry, nut-cracking of a good time! Spread some holiday cheer, “Kirky Style” at the Basie!

About Lunch Break:

Lunch Break freely provides food, clothing, life skills and fellowship to those in need in Monmouth County and beyond. They strive to break the cycle of poverty for those they serve and guide community members in need to self-sufficiency and healthier, more productive lifestyles.

Presented by Brian Kirk


The Count Basie Center for the Arts requires patrons to present one of the following to attend events at Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre, The Vogel or Basie Center Cinemas:

  • Proof of full vaccination
  • A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of door time

Patrons aged 12 and under are not required to present test results, but must remain masked during all events.


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This Count Basie Center event is being sold to full legal capacity, subject to local, state and/ or federal restrictions in place at the time of the event. If any show needs to be rescheduled and you cannot make the new date, you can request an account credit or refund.