Susie Essman: Bringing the Catskills Back Through Laughter

  |  June 28, 2012

The Catskills’ economy is no laughing matter, but Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Susie Essman is planning a comedy show at the Belleayre Music Festival to help improve it. “That entire area really suffered after Hurricane Irene. So many people lost their homes, and the whole Catskill region really suffered also from that devastation. And this winter all the ski resorts suffered because there was no snow. I mean, I was happy about no snow because I have a treacherous driveway, but that’s kind of selfish of me. I know that the area’s depressed,” the former upstate New York bungalow colony dweller told the NY Press.

Tickets range from $25 to $66, or a special benefit ticket for $200. Proceeds go to the Catskill Park Resource Foundation. The concert is Saturday, August 25th in Highmount, NY.

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