Paul Reiser, Richard Lewis top funny summer season at Bay Street

Comedian Paul Reiser will perform at the Bay Street Theater next Monday. (Credit: Simon Gluckman)

Comedian Paul Reiser will perform at the Bay Street Theater next Monday, July 11. (Credit: Simon Gluckman)

Visitors to Shelter Island don’t have to go far this summer for a theater offering professional productions.

The Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor also boasts a summer schedule loaded with laughs, hosting five evenings of stand-up comedy. 

Below is the schedule through Labor Day at the theater. To learn more about Bay Street Theater or to buy tickets visit baystreet.org.

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Now through July 24

“The Last Night of Ballyhoo”

Tony Award-Winning Comedy by Alfred Uhry about a Jewish woman growing up in the South in 1939.

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Saturday, July 9

“25th Anniversary Gala”

Includes an auction featuring items like a weeklong stay in St. Barts, suite tickets to Yankees vs. Red Sox game and more. Also featuring a “once-in-a-quarter-century performance of selections from some of Bay Street’s biggest hits.”

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Monday, July 11 at 8 p.m.

“Comedy Club Continues with Paul Reiser”

“Comedian, Actor, and bestselling author, Paul Reiser is no stranger to the stand-up scene. His national comedy tour that highlights the funny things about life, love, and relationships continues to draw comedy fans from all over the country.”

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July 18-24

“The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey”

“70 Minutes. 9 Characters. 1 Actor. An extraordinary tour-de-force”

“When Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously, optimistic 14-year-old boy goes missing, he becomes the unexpected inspiration for his small beach community as they question how they live, who they love, and what they leave behind.”

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Saturday, July 30

“Funny! I’m a Woman With Children” Featuring Melissa Errico

“A show about dating, romance, marriage and love and family; all the songs from such musicals as Gypsy, Hello Dolly, My Fair Lady and Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me a Little as well as Into The Woods with a few spices of film songs by Michel Legrand and Bart Bacharach.”

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August 2-28

“My Fair Lady”

“When Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower seller, meets the imperious and attractive Professor Henry Higgins on night in Covent Garden, they agree to embark on a daring experiment together. Higgins wagers that he can transform the “deliciously low” Eliza into a lady fit for society by teaching her to speak more beautifully.”

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Every Monday from August 8-29 at 8 p.m.

Monday Night Laughs”

August 8 — Richard Lewis

“Lewis is one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time and he was charted on GQ Magazine’s list of the 20th Century’s Most Influential Humorists’.”

August 15 — Angela Lagreca & Julie Halston

“Two of NY’s funniest women dish on everything from marriage, motherhood, Botox, and the current deer population in the Hamptons.”

August 22 — Jim Breuer

“With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”

August 29 — Bobby Collins

“Observing and sharing what he finds funny, has made Bobby Collins on of today’s top headlining comedic talents. His ability to truthfully translate the human condition through his hilarious characterizations and conventional style endears him to audiences all across the country.”