The first few months of the year sure can be dreary. Cold, snow, ice all adds up to one big yuck. But you can actually get some good yucks, as in laughing, this winter at both The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie and UPAC in Kingston.

There are some great comedy shows to look forward to right here in the Hudson Valley. Just check out this line up coming to The Bardavon and UPAC. On Friday Feb. 16 Eddie Izzard will be at UPAC, on Saturday Feb. 17 it's George Lopez at UPAC. One week after that, on Saturday Feb. 24, you can catch Lewis Black at UPAC. Weird Al Yankovic will be at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on Feb. 27, and Louie Anderson comes to The Bardavon on March 18. That's a lot of laughs to cheer you up in a dreary season.

There are lots of other great shows coming to The Bardavon and UPAC. Like David Byrne at UPAC on Saturday March 10. For the full list of events, visit their website at http://www.bardavon.org/.

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