A native of Ireland, Maeve Higgins is a whirlwind of talent, performing standup around the world, most recently in Erbil. (Where is that, by the way?) She writes essays for The Irish Times and The New York Times, and has her second book coming out from Penguin next year. The first is titled Off You Go: Away From Home and Loving It. Sort Of. She manages to find time for television, too, and has appeared on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, and co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Star Talk on National Geographic. Maeve is appearing in LAUGHINGSTOCK! Friday night, 8pm, Bearsville Theater, opening night of the 5th annual WOODSTOCK COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017.