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A Summer Of Comedy At Bay Street

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Colin Quinn perform at Bay Street Theater on June 25. COURTESY 
BAY STREET THEATER

Colin Quinn perform at Bay Street Theater on June 25. COURTESY BAY STREET THEATER

Paula Poundstone performs at Bay Street Theater on May 28. COURTESY BAY STREET THEATER

Paula Poundstone performs at Bay Street Theater on May 28. COURTESY BAY STREET THEATER

Preacher Lawson performs at Bay Street Theater on July 30. COURTESY BAY STREET THEATER

Preacher Lawson performs at Bay Street Theater on July 30. COURTESY BAY STREET THEATER

authorStaff Writer on May 11, 2022

Bay Street Theater will be bringing the ever-hysterical comedians Paula Poundstone, Colin Quinn and Preacher Lawson to Sag Harbor this summer. All three will perform live on the Bay Street stage in the coming months to mark the return of Comedy Club, Bay Street’s showcase of talented comedians and storytellers.

Over Memorial Day weekend, on Saturday, May 28, at 8 p.m., the ever-popular Paula Poundstone returns with her patented observational humor and spontaneous wit. Then, on Saturday, June 25, at 8 p.m., the legendary Colin Quinn comes calling with his classic brand of cultural commentary. “America’s Got Talent” finalist, Preacher Lawson, finishes the comedy season on Saturday, July 30, at 8 p.m.

Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and a spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. She can be heard weekly as the host of the comedy podcast, “Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone” and as a regular panelist on NPR’s comedy news quiz, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!”

Comedian, actor, and author Colin Quinn has become one of the most beloved voices in comedy, with a focus often on the roller coaster ride that American politics and culture has historically been. His HBO Max special “Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Comedy Show” premiered in November 2020. Part documentary and part standup showcase, it was shot at a repurposed drive-in theater in Brooklyn with a socially distanced audience and a lineup of comedy community staples. A time capsule of standup during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, Colin Quinn & Friends documents what live entertainment was at that moment and how those conditions affected the art form.

Preacher Lawson was born in Portland, Oregon, but spent most of his adolescence in Memphis, Tennessee. He moved 20 times before age 10, but if you asked him what city he’s from he’d say Orlando, Florida, because that’s where he grew as a comedian. He is best known for his appearance on season NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” and “Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions,” where he advanced to the final after he received the most votes from the fans. In 2019 he shot his first stand-up special which premiered on BET+ and he continues to perform at sold-out venues around the country.

Tickets for all three shows are available at baystreet.org or by calling 631-725-9500.

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