What we do.
The Boston Comedy Festival aspires to be the best multi-day comedy event in New England. This four-day event is committed to bringing the New England community together through both live and filmed comedy. The festival promotes smiles, laughter, and an all-around good time through its display of comedic performance.
BCF year round.
Each year, the Boston Comedy Festival features hundreds of comedians from all over the world at our annual festival, but wait there's more! We produce comedy shows, workshops, and special events throughout the year as well. We have over 20 years of experience and we would love to curate a the perfect show for your theatre or upcoming event year as well
It's good to have goals.
We have many goals in producing this annual festival:
Expose audiences to comedy as not only as a form of joy, but also as an art form
Seek out and find comedic talent in all corners of the entertainment industry
Bring audiences the best talent possible, and create an environment where performers can create new and exciting comedy together
Encourage the contemporary creativity that is constantly emerging in this field and strives to educate people about the rich history ofthis genre.
Foster a sense of community among a national network of performers; and lastly, to have a good time producing good comedic theatre
What we believe in.
We are proud to work in partnership with many national and local organizations that work tirelessly to improve the lives of our community. A portion of the proceeds from the Boston Comedy Festival annual Festival ticket sales will go to Right Turn and The Lenny Bruce Foundation
Right Turn is an innovative program that provides Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Extended Care for Addiction, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Intervention, in a uniquely creative environment. Anyone with a desire for artistic expression, recovery from substance dependence and the support of a kindred community will feel welcome here
Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation
Founded in 2008 by Kitty Bruce, The Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation combats alcohol/drug addiction with scholarships and education
The foundation provides scholarships for sober living programs as approved by Kitty Bruce
The primary goal is to get people going. Some people need financial assistance. If an approved program is too expensive, The Lenny Bruce Memorial Foundation scholarship program can cover many of the cost
Who are we?
The Boston Comedy and Movie Festival is the brainchild of founder Jim McCue. He starting this crazy festival journey way back in the year 2000. Jim and his sister Helen have been producing this festival with the help of many many many friends. To whom we are eternally grateful
Jim has been featured on Comedy Central, RedEye, Comcast Comedy Spotlight, NBC's "Last Comic Standing," and "Roughing It" on NESN in his native New England. Jim also founded and currently runs The Boston Comedy Festival. He works in top comedy clubs in Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Dublin, Montreal and Edinburgh. Since 1999 Jim has also entertained U.S. troops at more than 100 bases around the world. An account of his experiences performing for the troops has recently been published in Embedded Comedian which Jim describes as a "field manual for comedians in a war zone."
Helen oversees marketing and talent booking as well a the production of shows. Helen enjoys creating a supportive festival atmosphere. In addition to the annual Boston Comedy Festival Helen produces the the Best of the Boston Comedy festival in theatres all over New England, and works as a freelance visual artist.