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

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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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