It’s a night of Hysterical Stand Up Comedy with Jessica Kirson and Christine O’Leary on May 1 at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Direct from debuting her new film Hysterical at SXSW, award-winning comedian Jessica Kirson brings her stand-up comedy to The Ridgefield Playhouse along with Connecticut comedian Christine O’Leary!  The socially distanced stand-up show will take place under the tent on Saturday, May 1 at 4:30 pm and is part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series.  Virtual tickets are also available for fans to watch from home.  For more information or to purchase a touchless print at home ticket ($38) go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795.  The Playhouse is currently doing socially distanced, limited capacity seating. Concession/bar can be ordered via our mobile site so that you can pick it up on the way in, or get notified when it is ready for you to pick up once in the theater.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.


It’s a night of Hysterical Stand Up Comedy with Jessica Kirson and Christine O’Leary on May 1 at The Ridgefield Playhouse

            Direct from debuting her new film Hysterical at SXSW, award-winning comedian Jessica Kirson brings her stand-up comedy to The Ridgefield Playhouse along with Connecticut comedian Christine O’Leary!  The socially distanced stand-up show will take place under the tent on Saturday, May 1 at 4:30 pm and is part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series.  Virtual tickets are also available for fans to watch from home.  Kirson executive produced Hysterical – which also includes appearances from Margaret Cho, Sherri Shepherd, Nikki Glaser, Rachel Feinstein, and more — and the documentary is now streaming exclusively on FX on Hulu.  Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. Her act is a hilariously relatable performance of sheer silliness, vulnerability, and ridiculous characters. Her countless comedic character videos have racked up over 30 million views on social media and have given her an audience that is multigenerational creating an excuse for large groups of friends and families to spend a night out together.  Christine O’Leary has worked with the top comedians at The Ridgefield Playhouse including Gilbert Gottfried, Joy Behar, Susie Essman, Chevy Chase, Sinbad and Tracy Morgan, just to name a few.  O’Leary, who also teaches comedy, is bringing her top students to kick off the show!  Opening acts include Playhouse Comedy Students Bill Greene and Allison Stockel.  Stockel is also the Executive Director of the Playhouse.  Make it a great night out with dinner and a show! Visit Bailey’s Backyard (23 Bailey Avenue, Ridgefield) and enjoy 10% off your bill when tickets are presented.  Media sponsor for the show is STAR 99.9fm.

Jessica Kirson has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “The View,” and “Kevin Can Wait,” was recently awarded “Best Female Comic” by the MAC Association in New York City and received the prestigious Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-up Comedian.”  Kirson is featured in the new FX documentary Hysterical which debuts on April 2.  Hysterical is an honest and hilarious backstage pass into the lives of some of stand-up comedy’s most boundary-breaking women, exploring the hard-fought journey to become the voices of their generation and their gender.

In addition to being named one of the “50 Funniest Lesbians in America” by Curve Magazine, Christine O’Leary is often referred to as a “comedian’s comedienne.”   She recently appeared on Bravo TV’s “Camp Getaway,” and has hosted numerous events for A-list celebrities with guests including Jimmy Fallon, Tony Goldwyn, Jane Musky, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and many more!

         For more information or to purchase a touchless print at home ticket ($38) go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795.  The Playhouse is currently doing socially distanced, limited capacity seating. Concession/bar can be ordered via our mobile site so that you can pick it up on the way in, or get notified when it is ready for you to pick up once in the theater.  The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.