Popular Comedian Gets ‘Poughkeepsie Flu,’ Cancels Upcoming Show
It looks like another case of the Poughkeepsie Flu is going around. This time it's infected and Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian.
You may not have heard of the Poughkeepsie Flu, but it's a common illness that seems to only affect the most successful musicians, comedians and celebrities that happen to have shows booked in the Hudson Valley.
For years we've noticed that these big acts seem to come down with the Poughkeepsie Flu just weeks before their shows are scheduled in our area, canceling their trip to the Hudson Valley. The good news is that the illness doesn't seem to last very long, with those artists able to bounce back and appear in other cities and towns the very next day.
The most recent victim of the Poughkeepsie Flu is Emmy award-winning actor David Cross, who was scheduled to bring his "Oh Come On" tour to the Bardavon on November 9. To his credit, Cross has admitted that the show has been canceled due to "a scheduling conflict," which is a very nice way of saying "something better came up." But it should be noted that scheduling conflicts are a tell-tale symptom of the Poughkeepsie Flu.
According to the Bardavon, there is no rescheduled date and ticket holders can get refunds at their point of purchase.