Summer Zoom Comedy Classes for Kids Starts July 11

Parents Given a Funny Choice for their Kids this Summer

NY Hysterical Society, a company of NYC-based comics and the Southampton Cultural Center have formed a partnership to get kids off the sandy beaches and lawns, for at least a few hours a week during the summer months.  Humor has many mental health benefits and helps kids cope with adversities and stress. 

“It’s been said and studied, that kids are put under a ton of pressure during the school year, both academically and socially, and what better way to let that steam out than to punch up their own personal comedy routines and sense of humor,” explains Bernie Furshpan, Executive Director of comedy based company.  “Laughter has been around since the dawn of time and a good sense of humor, and learning appropriateness, timing, and delivery is crucial for responses and relief kids are seeking.” 

These virtual comedy classes for kids on Zoom are designed for ages 10-16, and with all that extra time on their hands, this program lets kids’ creative energy be redirected to learning skills that help develop personal and intellectual development. Kids will learn skills that will sharpen their wit, writing skills, build character and confidence, and learn public speaking skills in a fun way.  

The program ends with a real-stage performance in conjunction with other performing artists outside the Southampton Cultural Center’s venue at the end of the summer program. Date and time will be announced.


Laughter is the best medicine and these classes give kids a safe space to share frustrations as they learn the art & science of comedy.   ~ Former NY State Mental Health Official

My son thinks the classes are wonderful.  He is having fun and talking about things that build character and sensitivity. The “homework” involves observing behavior and thinking about how to develop funny stories.  ~ Parent of attendee


For more information and to register your kids, go to:


Kirsten C. Lonnie

Executive Director


Southampton Cultural Center

25 Pond Lane, PO Box 5008

Southampton, NY 11969

Tel: (631) 287-4377


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