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4 TV stand-up comedians coming to LI

Their faces are recognizable because they’ve been in your home for decades. TV comics star in shows by day and go for laughs at the mic by night. 
Here are four standups coming out from your TV to Long Island next week.

Chris D'Elia

Actor/comedian Chris D'Elia performs his stand-up comedy routine
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Ethan Miller

KNOWN FROM “Undateable,” “Whitney”
STATE OF STAND-UP D’Elia, 37, is known for his high energy and animated stage presence.
“I’m always going to be silly. I don’t ever want to lose sight of that,” he says. “To me, that’s where the love comes from.”
His style is no-holds-barred with keen observation. “I talk about whatever I think is funny,” he says. “I discuss our narcissistic culture that we live in and how we have to apologize for everything.”
NEXT PROJECT His new Netflix special, “Man on Fire,” drops June 27. He also appears in the upcoming films “Half Magic,” “Little Evil” and “Life in a Year.”
WHEN | WHERE 8 and 10:30 p.m., June 17, The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
INFO $35, 631-673-7300, paramountny.com

Actor/comedian Chris D'Elia performs his stand-up comedy routine
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Ethan Miller

Chris D'Elia will do two shows at The Paramount in Huntington June 17.

Louie Anderson

Comedian Louie Anderson attends the 10th anniversary celebration
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Ethan Miller

KNOWN FROM “Baskets,” “Family Feud”
STATE OF STAND-UP Anderson’s vibe is lovable and likable. He delivers everyday material with his signature Midwestern charm. 
“I try to make the mundane funny,” says Anderson, 64. “The simple things really resonate with me. I point out our humanity foibles, but I’m not afraid to be the butt of my own jokes.” Anderson works clean, but he doesn’t tiptoe around on stage. “I think I’ve gotten edgier,” he says. “I have some dark stuff. As you get older, you get a little more real. Just because I’m clean doesn’t mean I’m soft.”
NEXT PROJECT After winning an Emmy for supporting actor in the comedy series “Baskets,” Anderson returns to his role of Christine Baskets for a third season.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. June 16, Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington
INFO $32-$42, 516-767-6444, landmarkonmainstreet.org

 

Actor Louie Anderson arrives at the Winter TCA
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Louie Anderson will performs at Port Washington's Landmark on Main Street on June 16.

Paul Reiser

Actor Paul Reiser speaks onstage at the 'Married'
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown

KNOWN FROM “Mad About You,” “My Two Dads”
STATE OF STAND-UP After years of lying low, Reiser, 61, has returned to his stand-up roots.
“I get this lovely ovation, which lasts about 12 seconds, then it’s like, ‘What did you want to say? Why did you assemble us?’ ” he says. “I talk about being 60, which is very different from being 30 — your body changes and your brain changes. You have clearer and more opinions because you’ve seen more, therefore the comedy feels richer and deeper.”
NEXT PROJECT Reiser will go back to his “Aliens” roots when he plays Dr. Owens on the second season of “Stranger Things” this fall. “I’m the government guy who comes in to clean up the mess Matthew Modine [Dr. Martin Brenner] made,” says Reiser. “The people are understandably suspicious.” He will also be writing and producing a series on Seeso.com called “There’s . . . Johnny!” about the behind-the-scenes of “The Tonight Show” in 1972.
“No one plays Johnny. He’s this presence that you feel,” says Reiser. “It’s an emotional comedy with surprises and twists.”
WHEN | WHERE 8:30 p.m. June 14 at Patchogue Theatre, 71 East Main St.
INFO $20-$60, 631-207-1313, patchoguetheatre.org

Paul Reiser, a cast member in the Amazon
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Paul Reiser will perform at the Patchogue Theatre on June 14.

Norm Macdonald

Comedian/actor Norm Macdonald performs at The Orleans Hotel
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Ethan Miller

KNOWN FROM “Saturday Night Live,” “Norm”
STATE OF STAND-UP Even at age 57, Macdonald still considers himself a punk kid and even draws a young crowd.
“Kids kind of relate to me because I have always been a slacker and my voice is kind of slackery,” he says. “I don’t take things very seriously.” His new special, “Hilter’s Dog, Gossip and Trickery,” is streaming on Netflix.
“What I love about stand-up is that it’s unfiltered material directly to the audience that’s untouched by anybody else,” says Macdonald. “By far, it’s the purest form of comedy there is.”
NEXT PROJECT Macdonald is writing the follow-up to his 2016 book, “Based on a True Story.”
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. June 16, The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
INFO $29.50-$75, 631-673-7300, paramountny.com

Comedian/actor Norm Macdonald performs at The Orleans Hotel
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Ethan Miller

Norm Macdonald brings his routine to The Paramount in Huntington June 16.

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