Garrison Keillor and Paula Poundstone to come to the Bay Street Theater in 2022

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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announced legendary storytellers and audience favorites, Keillor Garrison and Paula Poundstone will join a growing lineup of hilarious and talented special guests in the New Year at the Bay Street Theater. Saturday April 23 at 8 p.m. Keillor Garrison of Prairie Home Companion fame will take the stage with their all-new show, Keillor Garrison Tonight, an evening of stand-up, storytelling, audience singing and poetry. Over Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m., the ever-popular Paula Poundstone returns with her hilarious observational humor and spontaneous wit. Tickets are on sale and are available at the box office by calling 631 725 9500 Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 24/7 at the baystreet.org.

Keillor Garrison ran A Prairie Home Companion for forty years, wrote fiction and comedy, and invented a town called Lake Wobegon, where all the kids are above average, even though he grew up himself evangelical in a small separatist herd where all the children expected the imminent end of the world. He’s busy retired, having written a memoir and a limericks book and working on a musical and a script for Lake Wobegon, and he continues to have The Writers Almanac sent daily to Internet subscribers (free). Him and his wife Jenny lind Nilsson lives in Minneapolis, not far from the YMCA where he was sent for swimming lessons at the age of 12 after his cousin drowned. a group. So our course in life is set.Paula Poundstone is known for her intelligent humor and observational spirit and spontaneous wit that has become legendary. Time magazine, in the March 2020 “Best of” issue, ranked the Paula, Cats, Cops and Stuff HBO special as one of the 5 funniest stand-up specials of all time. Paula 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 ! Also author, Paula’s second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness (Algonquin), was one of eight semi-finalists for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of the art of l humor in the United States. Audiobook was one of the five finalists for the AUDIE Audiobook of the Year Award. Bay Street Theater is a fully vaccinated company. The building and theater have been refurbished with improved ventilation and all entrances are available through a contactless ticket office. Although policies may change, at this time all attendees must show proof of vaccination and will be required to wear a mask throughout the show. No food or drink is currently allowed in the theater and the Bay Street Bar remains closed for the time being. For the most recent COVID-19 safety procedures and guidelines, please visit us online at baystreet.org.Bay Street Theater is a non-profit, professional theater and year-round community cultural center that strives to innovate, educate and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. It serves as a social and cultural gathering place, educational resource and home for a community of artists.


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