The East End is privileged to have a bevy of nationally renowned performers appear on its stages each year, including the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater and Riverhead’s Suffolk Theater. Five lauded comedians who came here in 2015 were gracious enough to grant interviews for the the inaugural season of the DansPapers.com Podcast, namely Paula Poundstone, Robert Klein, Nick Di Paolo, Jim Breuer and Robert Klein.
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Paula Poundstone talks about Bay Street Theater’s one-of-a-kind Roddy McDowall green room, performing for U.S. presidents, not dropping out of high school, her series of math books, her fashion choices and more.
We asked Saturday Night Live alumnus Joe Piscopo, who brought his Rat Pack–style show to Suffolk Theater in June, about reprising his Frank Sinatra impression on the SNL 40th Anniversary special, his cult classic film Dead Heat, his possible aspirations to run for governor of New Jersey and his involvement with the Boys & Girls Club in New Jersey.
Nick Di Paolo
Standup comic, writer and actor Nick Di Paolo returned to Suffolk Theater in November for his third performance at the Riverhead venue in two years. A few of his credits are Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Chris Rock Show, Comedy Central Presents and Inside Amy Schumer.
Another Saturday Night Live alumnus, Jim Breuer is a metalhead, a Mets fan, the author of I’m Not High, and a suburban dad. He joined DansPapers.com for a chat in advance of his July performance at Bay Street.
Legendary standup comic and Tony-nominated actor Robert Klein discusses his career from Broadway and the Second City to HBO and Ford’s Theater.