1. Paula PoundstoneParamount Hudson Valley, June 15
The regular panelist of NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me," longtime guest on the network's "A Prairie Home Companion," host of the podcast "Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone," former host of NPR's "Live from the Poundstone Institute," and frequent late-night TV visitor of Stephen Colbert, Jay Leno, David Letterman, and others, Paula Poundstone pops into Peekskill's Paramount Hudson Valley Theater for an evening of her patented brand of deliciously droll observational humor.
2. Adam SandlerBethel Woods, June 23
A "Saturday Night Live" writer and cast member from 1990 to 1995, Adam Sandler, who here makes a rare area stand-up stop at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Sullivan County, is, for many, forever identified with his role as Robbie Hart in 1998's The Wedding Singer. His other hit films, both comedic and dramatic, include Punch Drunk Love, Mr. Deeds, The Waterboy, Billy Madison, Grown Ups, Spanglish, and The Meyerowitz Stories.
3. Tig NotaroIheg, July 13
Following her comedy special, documentary Tig, and roles in "First Ladies" and "Star Trek: Discovery," the daring diva of dark deadpan drops by Northampton, Massachusetts, for this night at the Calvin Theater. Besides working live and releasing hit comedy album, the Grammy-nominated Notaro, a distant cousin of fellow feminist icon Gloria Steinem, is also a recurring guest on NPR, appearing on "This American Life," "All Things Considered," "The Moth," and "Fresh Air."
4. Patton Oswalt<Palace Theater, July 25
Emmy- and Grammy-winning comedian, actor, and writer Patton Oswalt seems to be everywhere: on Netflix with specials like "Annihilation" and "Talking for Clapping" and guest slots on "Lady Dynamite"; on HBO's "Veep"; on NBC's "Parks and Recreation"; on Comedy Central's "Reno 911"; in such films as "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," "The Informant," "Observe and Report," and "Zoolander"; the list goes on. And add to that this live Oswalt show at the Palace Theater in Albany.
5. Tom SeguraPalace Theater, August 8
Best known for his hit Netflix specials "Disgraceful," "Mostly Stories," and "Completely Normal," actor/comedian/writer Tom Segura, who hits Albany's Palace Theater this August, is also the cohost (with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitsky) of the hit podcast "Your Mom's House." When he's not doing all that, Segura can be seen in the movie Instant Family and as a guest on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "Conan," and other TV shows.