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Ladies of comedy

Ivy League of Comedy visits the Madison Theatre


Comic Showcase

Ivy League of Comedy

Laugh the night away with Ivy League of Comedy’s lineup of three clever female comics. Karen Bergreen, Ophira Eisenberg and Kerry Louise deliver smart stand-up routines that honor audiences with material that doesn’t play on stereotypes or pick on the audience. Bergreen, a regular on the comedy club scene, is known to her audiences as clever, quirky and geeky. Lurking beneath her wimpy exterior is a Harvard graduate, corporate litigator, and dictatorial mother of two. With a scathing wit, she surprises audiences with her unexpected jabs jumping from her otherwise benign demeanor. Eisenberg, the hilarious host of NPR’s hit trivia comedy show “Ask Me Another” — in addition to performing on the comedy circuit —hails from Canada but is now based in Brooklyn. She showcases her unique ability to seamlessly move from acerbic one-liners to autobiographical stories, while sharing biting commentaries on the dating app phenomenon. Louise, a finalist on Season 2 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” is known for her commanding high-energy, versatile style that highlights her warmth and razor-edge wit.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m. $35. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

On Stage


Lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” Monty Python’s “Spamalot” continues searching for the Holy Grail when the touring production arrives on Long Island. This outrageous Tony Award-winning musical comedy (book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez). “Spamalot” — in case anyone needs a reminder — tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest. It’s an over-the-top parody that features flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers. You’ll laugh along with these knights of old as they head out on an unforgettable adventure.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2 and 7:30 p.m. $89, $69, $59, $49. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or

www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.