Laughter is the best medicine, though it tends to be the worst legal defense. Salute the healing art of comedy with today's Groupon: for $12, you get one ticket to the Long Island Comedy Festival, held at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson. Choose one of the festival’s final three shows:
- Friday, August 27, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, August 28, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, August 28, at 9:30 p.m.
As the largest comedy festival on Long Island, the Long Island Comedy Festival hosts both a large-bodied comedian (6'6" Chris Roach) and a large lineup of human jokeboxes. The festival promotes the art of stand-up, comedy that relies on one man’s fast-paced jokes and stories rather than a group’s prolonged bouts of pie-flinging. Friday's lineup includes Al Lubel (featured on The Late Show with David Letterman), Maria Walsh (also known as "America's Naughtiest Mommy"), and Richie Byrne, who has had comedy appearances on Comedy Central and VH1. Saturday's 7:30 p.m. show includes J. Jay Boyd (who grew up in Port Jefferson, went to Port Jefferson High School, and is now a national headliner), Robin Fox, George Gallo, and Randy Levin, and the 9:30 p.m. show features Frankie Pace (featured on The Tonight Show and SNL) Christine O'Leary, Willy Sacco, and Paul Anthony. Check the schedule for new developments. Call ahead, as seat reservations are required.
Shows are all 18 and over.
412 Main St.
Port Jefferson, New York 11777Get Directions