The comedy scene is alive and well in Beacon and it's only getting bigger thanks to one local comedy group.

The Hudson Valley is home to a lot of comedy fans. If you love watching comedy shows there are plenty of options around here. Unfortunately, if you want to perform that's a different story. There aren't many options for one to create, write and perform comedy.

Serious Comedy Theatre is offering something special to individuals who are experienced in the world of comedy or people who want to dip their toes in the comedy waters for the first time.

Serious Comedy Theatre's teacher, founder and creator, Chris Fontakis, offers workshops in stand-up comedy and improv for nearly all ages at

They also host open mic nights and improv jams frequently at the Story Screen Theater in Beacon.

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