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- $15 for one general-admission ticket to a Long Island Comedy Festival showcase (a $30 value)
- Doors open one hour before showtime.
- Friday, July 5, at 8 p.m. at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson: Rich Walker, Tom Daddario, Chris Roach, and Rob Falcone
- Saturday, July 6, at 8 p.m. at Theatre Three: John Santo, Jaye McBride, Bill McCarty, Marla Schultz, and Rob Falcone
- Friday, July 19, at 8:30 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead: Paul Anthony, Frankie Pace, and more to be announced soon
- Friday, August 2, at 8 p.m. at The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport: Harry Freedman, Tim Hayes, Sherry Davey, and Maureen Langan
- Friday, August 16, at 8:30 p.m. at Country Fair Entertainment Park in Medford: Joey Giarratano, Chris DiStefano, and Goumba Johnny
- Friday, August 23, at 8 p.m. at Theatre Three: Tina Giorgi, Sean Brennan, George Gallo, Michael Somerville, and Paul Bond
- Saturday, August 24, at 8 p.m. at Theatre Three: Michael Somerville, Isaacs & Baker, and Richie Byrne
Rob Falcone (July 5–6)
As seen on Comedy Central
Warning: Coarse language
Sherry Davey (August 2)
As seen on Comedy Central and Nick at Nite's Search for the Funniest Mom in America
Long Island Comedy Festival
The Long Island Comedy Festival, which won a thumbs-up from Newsday in 2009, sends laughing fits rippling through southeastern New York with showcases of some of the area's most accomplished comedians. The namesake festival spreads out across Long Island every summer, landing at venues that might range from an old-fashioned playhouse to a family amusement park. Many alumni return to perform year after year, making for a festive atmosphere that executive producer Paul Anthony likens to "a comedy party that the audience members have been invited to," rather than one that they sadly listen to through the floorboards. During the rest of the year, the organizers stay busy producing comedy series at other historic venues and exporting their team of comics to college shows.