LPCA announces six upcoming comedy performances

Author and humorist David Sedaris will perform Oct. 12. (Photo provided)

LAKE PLACID–The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) announces a new wave of comedy shows coming to the center this fall. Six comedy performances are on the schedule between September and December, including standup, improv comedy, and a reading and book signing with humorist David Sedaris.

LPCA Executive Director James Lemons recognizes that LPCA audiences have long had an appreciation for comedy.

“From perennial favorites The Second City to recent hits like Paula Poundstone, our audiences have always enjoyed a good strong belly laugh,” Lemons said.

But the new line-up is not just about the laughs–it’s also about community.

“This fall, we are so happy to offer our audiences the opportunity to sit down together and marvel at the ridiculousness and foibles of our modern life,” Lemons said.

Tickets for all events are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.

The performance schedule is as follows:

¯The Second City — Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. The Second City is back with new interpretations of the company’s greatest hits, re-booted and re-imagined for today, from sketch comedy to original songs to world-famous improv.

¯Rusty DeWees — Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Actor and comedian Rusty DeWees brings his “The Logger” persona for a one-man comedy show best described as Blue Collar Comedy meets Prairie Home Companion.

¯Comedy Zone — Oct. 11, Nov. 22 and Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. A different standup comedian performs on each of these Friday nights.

¯David Sedaris – Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. New York Times bestselling author and humorist David Sedaris will share from his latest works, some of the most observant writing addressing the human condition.

LPCA regularly offers seven-week improv courses for beginners and those who already have some improv experience. Dates are posted online at www.lakeplacidarts.org/classes/adult-workshops.