4 Amazing Stand-up Comedy Acts to Catch in Westchester This Fall

Kevin James, Paula Poundstone, and more.

Paula Poundstone

Oct 3, The Ridgefield Playhouse

From making merry on NPR’s hit quiz show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me to penning bestselling books to voicework on the Academy Award-winning film Inside Out, Paula Poundstone remains one of the hardest working women in showbiz. Now, the Emmy Award-winning comic is taking the stage at Connecticut’s Ridgefield Playhouse, where she will almost surely deliver an evening of bountiful laughs.

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Kevin James

Sept 14, Tarrytown Music Hall

At this point, Paul Blart: Mall Cop star Kevin James is pretty much a household name. James first came to national attention as Doug Heffernan on the hit sitcom King of Queens, for which he received a prime-time Emmy nomination in 2008. Fresh off an appearance in Adam Sandler’s Netflix film Sandy Wexler, as well as a voicework role on Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, James is making his way to Tarrytown for a night of cutting comedy.

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Ken Jeong

Nov 1, The Ridgefield Playhouse

You’ve probably spotted this red-hot comic in such films as The Hangover (Parts 1 and 2), Knocked Up, Crazy Rich Asians, and The Pineapple Express, but he has long been a fixture on the standup scene. This fall, the California-based funnyman famous for his own Netflix standup special is making his way to the region for a rare demonstration of his expert wisecracking skills.

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Norm MacDonald

Nov 6, Tarrytown Music Hall

This acclaimed comic first made his name as anchor on Saturday Night Live’s popular “Weekend Update,” before appearing in a host of sidesplitting flicks ranging from Billy Madison and Grown Ups to Funny People and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. Throw in stints on hit shows like Roseanne, My Name Is Earl, and The Drew Carry Show, and you have a standup legend well worth a gander.


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