Bios & writeups pulled from various sources, including from the clubs & comics…
SALEM COMEDY & SPIRITS FESTIVAL
Featuring top area performing comedians, locally crafted spirits and cider, and related special events at a variety of renowned Salem venues.
For tickets and more info visit http://salemcomedyfestival.com
COMEDY NIGHT @ ARTLOUNGE ARLINGTON
Featuring: Brett Johnson, Dennis Hurley, Katie McCarthy, Magically Delicious, Molly Dugan,
Nonye Brown-West, & Val Kappa.
Hosted by Laura Burns
1346 MASS AVE., ARLINGTON | 7PM | $10
Featuring: Sean Sullivan, Chris Post, Josh Filipowski, Tim King, Tom Kelly, Shyam Subramanian, & Andrew Della Volpe.
33 DUNSTER ST., CAMBRIDGE | 9PM | FREE
STAND UP BREAK IN @ THE RIOT THEATER
Featuring: Tricia Auld, Kwasi Mensah, Laura Severse, ‘Tiny’ Smith, James Lindsay, John Sucich, Kathleen DeMarle, Kim Margolis, & Kevin Schwartz.
Hosted by Danielle Andruskiwec and David Thomas
146A SOUTH ST., JP | 9PM | $5
Hosted by Rob Crean
1222 COMM AVE., ALLSTON | 7PM | $5
He has been called one of the most original stand-up comics in the country, and his performances leave audiences laughing in tears. Michael Blackson, aka, ‘The African King of Comedy’, has been entertaining audiences all around the globe for more than a decade. Inspired by the stand up comedy of Eddie Murphy, Blackson began to develop his comedic talent in 1992 in the unkind comedy clubs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
With Blackson, the work never stops. Along with special guest appearances on some of the hottest music videos, Blackson stole the stage on P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO and starred in a commercial for the Chappelle Show on Comedy Central. And what about those Dashikis? When he takes the stage, clad in the finest Dashikis the Motherland has to offer, “The African King of Comedy? is born! Along with his film and television endeavors, Blackson continues to entertain his fans as the headliner for live shows at comedy clubs, universities and special events, bringing his one-of-a kind, must-see stand-up performance to audiences.
246 TREMONT ST., BOSTON | 7PM | $30-$77
COMEDY NIGHT @ LIMELIGHT STAGE & STUDIO
204 TREMONT ST., BOSTON | 7:30PM | $5
Hosted by Hosted by Dylan Krasinski & Sam Ike
4 S. MARKET ST., BOSTON | 8PM & 10PM | $5
Frank Santorelli is best known for playing the recurring role of “Georgie the Bartender” in The Sopranos. Frank is also well known for his star role in The Godfathers of Comedy. Frank has starred in numerous movies, including: No Reservations, Meet the Parents, and Crooked Lines. His passion has always been comedy and has headlined at some of the world’s most famous comedy clubs.
Hosted by Chris Tabb
200 PATRIOT PLACE FOXBOROUGH | 8:30PM | $20
KOTO KOMEDY PRESENTS THE TOWN HALL MEETING @ KOTO
Featuring: Mark Gallagher, Ethan Marsh, Alana Parkinson, Liam McGurk, Angela Sawyer, James Creelman, Terence Pennington, Sam Bennett, Carrie Ross, Lisa Lang, Nathan Burke, Crew Ryan, with music from Wizard Cult & more
90 Washington St, Salem | 8:30PM | $10
From 2012-2017, Scott has written and produced over 25 short comedic plays. In this three week retrospective, we present some of the audience favorites.
Hosted by Deadair Dennis Maler
40 PROSPECT ST., CAMBRIDGE | 11PM | FREE
THE NIGHTCAP @ IMPROVBOSTON
Every week ImprovBoston & Anderson Comedy present a FREE half hour stand up comedy show with secret special guests! You never know who might stop in!
40 PROSPECT ST., CAMBRIDGE | 11:30PM | FREE
ANNIE LEDERMAN @ LAUGH BOSTON
Annie can most recently been seen as a cast member on MTV’s GIRL CODE and as the voice of Cheryl on GRAND THEFT AUTO 5. Annie Lederman also starred in WE HAVE ISSUES, a pop-culture talk show on E! with co-host Julian McCullough. She has also recently appeared on THIS IS NOT HAPPENING on Comedy Central, CHELSEA LATELY, @MIDNIGHT on Comedy Central, THE SOUP INVESTIGATES and ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY. In addition, Annie starred and wrote, STAND UPS, a scripted Comedy Central pilot, produced by Dan Powell (co-creator of INSIDE AMY SCHUMER), with comedians Kurt Metzger & Monroe Martin. She tours regularly worldwide as a stand-up comedian.
425 SUMMER ST., BOSTON | 8PM & 10PM | $20-$25
Al Park has quickly emerged as a rising talent on the national comedy scene. He recently won both the 2014 Boston Comedy Festival and the 2014 Cleveland Comedy Festival. In 2013 he was the Comic-in-Residence at the legendary Comedy Studio in Cambridge, MA, and won the annual Summer Showdown Comedy Contest at the Rhode Island Comedy Connection. Additionally he has been a featured performer at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. He now travels the country captivating audiences with his world-wise attitude and storytelling flair. Blending personal observation and cultural satire into a unique, authentic comic voice, Park delivers a show that will make you think, feel, and laugh the whole time.
246 TREMONT ST., BOSTON | 8PM | $20
For 28 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late night show ever made. From 25 appearances on the Tonight Show and multiple appearances on Letterman and Conan to recently riding around with Jerry Seinfeld in his internet series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Madigan is still having a blast and selling out theaters across the country.
Her most recent special “Bothering Jesus” is her fifth hour long standup special and will be her third special to be available on Netflix. “I love working with them. They’re the young people. Network TV will need to adapt quickly to even have a chance to stay in the game. Netflix gets it and makes it so easy for us. Instead of it being a battle of content and rules, it’s just fun. What it’s supposed to be,” she says.
246 TREMONT ST., BOSTON | 7PM | $32-$39
Featuring: Lillian DeVane, Laura Severse, Erika Rettman Welch, Shaun Connolly, & Mariel Cabral.
Hosted by Kindra Lansburg
3484 WASHINGTON ST., JP | 8PM | $12
Featuring: Johhny Joyce, Matt Landry, & Sandy Summers
437 MARKET ST., LOWELL | 8:30PM | $20
Featuring: Zach Armentrout, Katie Que, Pamela Ross & more.
722 COMM AVE., BOSTON | 9PM | $5
COMEDY 2 THE CLUB @ GEM KITCHEN & NIGHTCLUB
Featuring: Josh Filipowski, Tom Kelly, Jeremiah Bohan Broderick & more.
42 PROVINCE ST., BOSTON | 9PM | $10
BOSTON COMEDY PROJECT @ IMPROVBOSTON
Featuring: Maya Manion, Tooky Kavanagh, Sarah Martin, Gloria Rose, & Kristine Blinn.
Hosted by Martha Rollins
40 PROSPECT ST., CAMBRIDGE | 11PM | $12
Hosted by Sam Ike and Brian Agosta
40 PROSPECT ST., CAMBRIDGE | 7:30PM | FREE
Hosted by Chris Post
40 PROSPECT ST., CAMBRIDGE | 9PM | $10
HIDEOUT COMEDY @ THE HIDEOUT IN FANEUIL HALL
Hosted by Dylan Krasinski & Sam Ike
4 S. MARKET ST., BOSTON | 8PM | $5
BARON VAUGHN @ LAUGH BOSTON
Actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn graduated from Boston University’s theatre program and
immediately went on to the Williamstown Theatre Festival. That same year he was cast in DROWNING CROW with Alfre Woodard on Broadway. He was also featured in DAMN YANKEES at the NY City Center with Jane Krakowski and Sean Hayes. Baron is a series regular on GRACE AND FRANKIE which is about to go into production on its fourth season for Netflix. Baron will also be the voice of Tom Servo in the much-anticipated reboot of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 for Netflix, premiering mid-April. Baron’s documentary about the search for his father, FATHERLESS, will premiere on Fusion in early April. Other television/film credits include GIRLS, COMEDY BANG BANG, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, CLOVERFIELD, and BLACK DYNAMITE. As a comedian, Baron has toured all over the country performing at festivals, clubs and theatres. He has been featured on NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON and twice on CONAN on TBS. He has had a half hour special on Comedy Central, and his comedy album, RAISED BY CABLE, is available on iTunes.
425 SUMMER ST., BOSTON | 8PM | $20
Hosted by Brett Johnson
15 WARD ST., SOMERVILLE | 8PM | $5
Hosted by Chris Post
40 PROSPECT ST., CAMBRIDGE | 9PM | $10
Featuring: Will Miles & more.
Hosted by Sam Ike & Anjan Biswas
1960 BEACON ST., BRIGHTON | 8:30PM | FREE
Hosted by Brian Higginbottom
911 BOYLSTON ST., BOSTON | 8PM | FREE
Hosted by Matt Amabello
55 CHESTER ST., SOMERVILLE | 9PM | FREE
8 O’CLOCK AT 730 @ 730 TAVERN, KITCHEN & PATIO
Hosted by Rob Crean & Liam McGurk
730 MASS AVE., CAMBRIDGE | 8PM | FREE
STARSTRUCK STORIES @ THE ROCKWELL
Did you ever have an awkward encounter with an idol/celebrity/crush and blow it? Do you wish you could do it over? Comedians Bethany Van Delft, Nick Chambers, & friends tell cringeworthy tales about acting a fool in front of the ones you want to impress the most. The favorite story gets a redo by dope sketch group, The Redo Crew (Shaun Connolly, Nonye Brown West, & Katie McCarthy)
255 ELM ST., SOMERVILLE | 7PM | $15
Lineup & shows to change without notice. For more info visit BostonComedyShows.com
Deadair Dennis Maler is a comedian, actor, writer, & podcaster who has been heard on radio stations throughout the country including SiriusXM, DC101, The Party Playhousewith Jackson Blue and more. He has been featured on comedy festivals throughout the country, founded BostonComedyShows.com, is the Comedy Editor for DigBoston, and hosts the iTunes podcast So What Do You Really Do? He’s funny, loud, abrasively social, and allergy free since 1981.