The Boston Comedy Festival is back this year, and if you want in, you’re in luck, because we are taking submissions for our contest up until September 1st, and taking late submissions until September 15th.
After a hugely successful festival in 2013, with hundreds of great comedians from all over the globe, we’re looking forward to another year of exceptional talent. Taking place from November 8th through November 15th, The Boston Comedy Festival showcases a selection of the best in stand up comedy, and we want you to submit!
There is a submission fee of $40 ($50 after Sept 1st), so if it were between buying lunch and submitting, we’d buy lunch. We get it, festivals can be pricey. But if you want in, head here and fill out the form upload and your 5-7 min video.
Oh and the winner of the contest get’s $10,000 and is under no obligations to share it with the rest of the contestants…
“A NIGHT OF COMEDY FOR JOE YANNETTY” – Join New England’s top comics as they get together to support their friend JOE YANNETTY, who is battling cancer. All proceeds to benefit The Joe Yannetty Fund.
A stellar lineup of comedians will perform at the Davis Square Theatre at 255 Elm Street in Davis Square for a fundraiser for their friend and comedian Joey Yannetty who is battling cancer. This will be no ordinary Wednesday — the laughter will be bouncing off of the theater walls in a resounding show of support for one of the funniest comedians in Boston. Presented by the Boston Comedy Festival.
The list of comedians scheduled to perform (which reads like a Who’s Who of Boston Comedy) includes at present: Jim McCue, Tony V, Mike Koutrobis, Joey Carroll, Lenny Clarke, Barry Crimmins, Jack Lynch, Emily Singer, Mike McDonald, and more. The audiences of Boston will benefit from the love and laughs as these extraordinary comedy talents share the bill together.
(NOTE: Lineup subject to change — every day, more comedians are requesting to be a part of this show, and some will travel great distances to be there — in a literal “show” of support.)
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Davis Square Theatre (down the street from the Somerville Theatre, accessible by T red line)
255 Elm Street, Davis Square
Donation $25 per person
Tickets can be purchased at: www.JoeYannettyFund.com
For theater info: (617) 684-5335 and www.davissquaretheatre.com
Seating is very limited and this fundraiser will likely sell out, so advance purchase is recommended.
All comedians are donating their time.
If people are unable to attend the show and would like to donate, donations can also be made at www.joeyannettyfund.com
Because comedy can do good! And these comedians are among the best in the business of doing comedy — and of doing good. They are turning out for a much loved friend.
ABOUT JOE YANNETTY:
Yannetty is a brilliant comedian who has performed on countless benefits for others over his lengthy career and delivered countless laughs to numerous audience members. He has performed on stages around the world, on television, and on film, and on the high seas.
For more info and a comedy video clip of Joe Yannetty, please visit www.yannetty.com
Full bio – below – is courtesy of Joe Yannetty’s web site:
A seasoned professional, comedian Joe Yannetty draws on his travels, his Italian heritage, family situations and Boston blue-collar upbringing to bring family-oriented comedy to audiences across North America. Yannetty has been a guest on more than three dozen television shows, including “Evening at the Improv,” “Caroline’s Comedy Hour” and most recently “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” He has headlined America’s best comedy clubs as well as those in Canada and the Bahamas. Joe has also appeared at the “Circus Maximus Showroom” at “Caesar’s Palace” in Las Vegas, “Radio City Music Hall” in New York City, and the “Kennedy Center” in Washington DC where he performed for First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Joe’s career began in the early 80’s at the “Ding Ho,” a comedy club and Chinese food restaurant in Cambridge MA. After just a few years Yannetty was one of the top ten comics in the area, having his own weekly show at “Nick’s Comedy Stop” in downtown Boston.
In 1987 he brought his gift to Los Angeles and quickly became a regular performer at all of the top clubs, including “The Improv,” “The Comedy and Magic Club,” and “The Ice House.”
Joe has also made a name for himself entertaining at Corporate meetings and private parties.
Yannetty has written for and toured with Rosie O’Donnell. He also spent some time as a morning show personality, writer, and producer on WKLB and WZLX RADIO, two of Boston’s top ten rated stations.
He was recently featured in a segment on the television show 20/20 about when he was victorious on Star Search over the now famous Drew Carey.
SUCKERS, a film he wrote and appears in, is based on a part of Joe’s life. It has been seen on HBO, and Cinemax, can be rented all over the country, and has been sold throughout the world. In October of 2001 Suckers was awarded the Premiere Video Award for Best Screenplay.
With his experience as a live performer, an actor and writer, in television, movies, and the stage, it seems Yannetty does it all. With a tremendous amount of prepared material, and an amazing ability to “work the crowd” without degrading the people that are paying to see him perform, whether it’s at the Kennedy Center or the local bar, Yannetty is guaranteed to leave audiences laughing, feeling great and wanting more.
Joe has also taken to the seas. A favorite on some of the world’s largest, newest and most prestigious cruise ships Joe has traveled the world.