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The Best Stand-up Comedy and Plays to Catch in the Hudson Valley This Fall


PHOTO COURTESY OF the palace theatre


Nick Offerman

The Palace Theatre, Albany

October 25

The comedian and Parks and Recreation actor will perform “an evening of deliberative talking and light dance” as part of his American Humorist show.

518.465.4663, www.palacealbany.org


photo courtesy of the palace theatre


Jerry Seinfeld

The Palace Theatre, Albany

October 10

One of the world’s most famous – and most successful – comedians plays the hits on this Albany stop, performing his best-known bits alongside other inspired observations from across his long career.

518.465.4663, www.palacealbany.org


photo courtesy of the bardavon


Demetri Martin

The Bardavon, Poughkeepsie

September 20

Martin came to prominence as a YouTube star, writing bitingly funny songs on guitar. Nowadays, his style trends toward the deadpan and observational.

845.473.2072, www.bardavon.org


photo by ros kavanagh


Moby Dick

Hudson Hall at the Historic Hudson Opera House, Hudson

October 4–6

Presented to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth, this one-man adaptation condenses his astounding novel into a single 2-hour run, with Irish actor Conor Lovett accompanied by 10-string fiddler Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh and directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett.

518.822.1438, www.hudsonhall.org


Ladies of Laughter

The Emelin Theater, Mamaroneck

October 19

This annual showcase has launched the careers of mega-talents like Amy Schumer and Melissa Rauch. 2019’s edition highlights Erin Jackson, Katie Hannigan, and more.

914.698.0098, www.emelin.org


Jesus Christ Superstar

Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck

August 3-0–September 15

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1970 rock opera reinterprets the Gospels through a brash pop lens, picturing the life of Jesus as a countercultural holdover.

845.876.3080, www.centerforperformingarts.org


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