Sticks and Stones Comedy Club launches

at Southampton Cultural Center

Saturday, June 30 with shows at 7 pm and 9:30 pm


Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts

25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village


Tickets: $ 35 general admission; $ 50 reserved seating;

$ 150 VIP available in advance at www.sticksandstonescomedyclub.com


 New Comedy Club Launches in Southampton

Shows Begin June 30

Sticks and Stones Comedy Club features laughs from top comics and producers

with years of comedy event experience in Hamptons.

Southampton, NY – Sticks and Stones Comedy Club is proud to announce the opening of its new location in Southampton, New York this summer. The Club will feature a lineup of comedy stars from around the country, as well as local talent. 

Located in the elegant and professional theater inside the Southampton Cultural Center, the Sticks and Stones Comedy Club offers an intimate and comfortable setting for guests to enjoy an evening of laughter with friends and family.

”We’re thrilled to be working with the Southampton Cultural Center, the Village’s hub for cultural, performance and community programming. Kirsten Lonnie of the Southampton Cultural Center is an incredible partner, a true patron of the arts,” said club owner Abby Russell.

Ms. Russell, a filmmaker and producer, created the HBO-sponsored Hamptons Comedy Festival in 2000. She is a lifelong Hamptons resident, as is club producer Lynn Kaplan, a veteran comedy and TV executive, who worked with Louis C.K. and Conan O’Brien.

“We’ve worked hard to create a space that’s both inviting and entertaining, and we can’t wait to share it with the community,” Kaplan said.

Starting Friday, June 30, Sticks and Stones Comedy Club will offer national headlining talent such as Carmen Lynch, Jordan Rock, Eddie Brill, Eddie Pepitone, Tom Cotter and Liz Miele. Two shows each night at 7pm and 9:30pm will feature a headliner, a feature act and a host.  The Club will offer comedy and other programming on a year-round basis, such as Spanish language-only comedy shows.

The club’s opening weekend will feature headliner Carmen Lynch, a comedy darling who’s been touring nationally and internationally and who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon; and headliner Jordan Rock, who can be seen on Pete Davidson’s latest television series called ‘Bupkis.’ Rock has been selling out comedy clubs around the country, but he still calls himself ‘the most affordable Rock.’  That’s right – Chris Rock is his brother.   Local, homegrown comedian Joe Winchell hosts both nights.  Winchell grew up in the Hamptons and went to Pierson High School and has performed comedy in the city and down the island.  Now that the Hamptons will have its own comedy club, he won’t have to travel far for stage time.

“There used to be a comedy club in Southampton in the 1980s. Judd Apatow saw many great comedians perform when he was just a teenager, because his mom waitressed there. Famed comedy manager Rick Messina (Drew Carey and Tim Allen) used to be the club’s manager. So many comedy stars performed in this beautiful beach town, and now, we’re making our stage in Southampton come alive again!” said Sticks and Stones Comedy Club owner Abby Russell.


Club Lineup (as of press time)*

**Community Event at Rogers Memorial Library

Friday, June 30, 7pm & 9:30pm shows

Carmen Lynch – As seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Featuring Andy Pitz and John Reynolds

Host: Joe Winchell, local Hamptons comedian


Saturday, July 1, 7pm & 9:30pm shows

Jordan Rock – As seen on Netflix and Last Comic Standing

Feature act TBA

Host: Joe Winchell, local Hamptons comedian

**Monday, July 17, 4pm-6pm Comedian Eddie Brill: My Life in Show Business

Eddie Brill does a Q&A about his life in show business at Rogers Memorial Library.  This is a free community event.


Tuesday, July 18, 7pm & 9:30pm shows

Eddie Brill – As seen on Late Night with David Letterman

Featuring Brill’s comedian son, Dan Madonia 


Tuesday, August 8, 7pm & 9:30pm shows

Eddie Pepitone – As seen on Late Night with Conan O’Brien

Featuring JT Habersaat 


Thursday, August 10, 7pm & 9:30pm shows

Tom Cotter – As seen on America’s Got Talent

Featuring Cotter’s comedian wife, Kerri Louise 


Tuesday, August 15, 7pm & 9:30pm shows

Liz Miele – As seen on Comedy Central

Featuring Maria Shehata

*More dates being added for summer and throughout the year. Please check sticksandstonescomedyclub.com for talent bios, updated show info & tickets.



Started by the team that created the HBO-sponsored Hamptons Comedy Festival, established in 2000, Sticks and Stones Comedy producers have a long track record of presenting comedy stars, national headliners and cutting edge new talent. At Sticks and Stones Comedy Club, creative expression is paramount and sacrosanct — and inspired by the spirit of George Carlin — we aim to push boundaries and expose truths, while entertaining, growing and expanding ever-forward. 

The Team behind Sticks and Stones Comedy Club also produced the sold-out UCB series The Status Show in Los Angeles, featuring performers such as Marc Maron and Maria Bamford; the Soupy Sales Friars Club Award for Special Achievement in Comedy Arts; and the Chris Rock-executive produced film Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of The Comic Strip, on Apple TV and Amazon. The Sticks and Stones Comedy Club ethos is rooted in the idea that ‘laughter is the best medicine’ and that comedy promotes wellness.  Our team works with and supports nonprofit Comedy Fights Cancer/Laughter Promotes Healing, which brings comedy into hospitals and care facilities, including Southampton Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Over 20 years, Comedy Fights Cancer has brought hundreds of comics to thousands of people who need humor the most. 

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Sticks and Stones Comedy Club at Southampton Cultural Center

25 Pond Lane Southampton, NY 11968

For more information, visit www.sticksandstonescomedyclub.com

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