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Saturday Sept 15th
at 7 pm
Davis Square Theatre

Eventbrite - Jimmy Tingle's American Dream: Live on Screen & Stage

The Boston Comedy Festival presents a special event: “Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream- Live on Stage and Screen”—a rare theatrical production, combining a screening of the acclaimed documentary “Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream,” followed by a Q&A and live performance of Jimmy Tingle for President: The Funniest Campaign in History.

ANDY KINDLER

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Sat 9/15 @ 9:00 pm
Davis Sq Theatre

Eventbrite - Boston Comedy Festival Presents: Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler was a series judge on the seventh season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He is the star of two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and is a frequent guest and correspondent on The Late Show with David Letterman. Andy recurred on Everybody Loves Raymond, Comedy Central’s The Root of All Evil and Fox’s Bob’s Burgers, and he has appeared on the HBO Young Comedians Special, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, The Daily Show, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, Home Movies and The Larry Sanders Show. Andy delivers the State of the Industry Address each year at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

BOSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL FINALS

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BOSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL FINALS
September 22, 2012 8:00 pm
SOMERVILLE THEATRE
$18

Boston Comedy Festival Finals

Join us for the 13th annual Boston Comedy Festival Finals. During the week long festival 96 comedians from all over the country have competed in a no-holds-barred stand up comedy contest. Now just 8 remain, only one will walk away with Ten Thousand Doallars!

WITH HONORED GUEST JUDAH FRIEDLANDER.
Judah Friedlander is The World Champion but will also be adding Comedian of the year Award to his list of accomplishments in addition to best athlete in the world, greatest martial artist, the sexual desire of every woman, and a role model to children You can see Judah as “Frank Rossitano” on the Emmy-winning “30 Rock”.

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Lenny Clarke
Lenny Clarke was born in Cambridge, Mass., one of eight children. He decided to pursue stand-up comedy one night when he was working as a janitor, putting himself through college at University of Massachusetts in Boston. That night, he went to the Ding-Ho Restaurant in Cambridge and saw some comics performing. Convinced he could do the same thing, he returned the next week and, “The rest, as they say, is history!” he exclaims.

Clarke spent several years as the host of the open-mike nights there and has traveled the world as a stand-up comic. His comedic abilities captured the attention of Rodney Dangerfield, who gave him his first big break, casting him in Nothin’ Goes Right. He and Dangerfield also worked together years later on Meet Wally Sparks.

After years of hard work, Clarke was “discovered” at the Montreal Comedy Festival. He had his own series, the eponymous Lenny, which ran for 18 episodes. Other TV work includes The John Larroquette Show, hosting The Sunday Comics, and appearances on Touched by an Angel and The Love Boat: The Next Wave.

HOSTED BY TONY V
Tony has made appearances on Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and several sit-coms including Seinfeld, Boston Common, The Single Guy and Dr. Katz Professional Therapist. Having proven himself a solid comic actor Tony then tackled dramatic roles on television working with such notable actors as Eric Roberts, Ice T and James McDaniels from NYPD Blue.

Also Featuring Jim McCue Boston Comedy Legend and founder for the Boston Comedy Festival. You’ve seen Jim on Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing.

Paul Oddo

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Paul Oddo (Oh-Dough) has been performing and obsessively creating his original style of comedy for nearly a decade. His voice and perspective are uniquely his own, making him difficult to compare to other comedians. Through his practice & study of Stand up, Improv and Sketch comedy, his stage presence is both methodical and fluid. Each of his shows are different, and have a certain “had to be there” element that makes them especially fun and memorable. Paul lives in NYC and is originally from Houston, TX.
Performing on:
Sunday September 16th at 9pm
in Preliminary Round 2 at the Davis Sq Theatre in Somerville MA
Eventbrite - Boston Comedy Festival Stand Up Contest Prelim 2

96 Top Comedians Compete for Cash & Prizes

Boston Comedy Festival Stand Up Comedy Contest

Somerville Theatre
Sept 22nd 2012
8pm
$18

Boston Comedy Festival Finals

96 comedians from across the country are setting their sights on Boston this September as they prepare for the week-long Boston Comedy Festival where they will go head-to-head in front of industry judges for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to launch their careers. This year’s festival takes place September 16th-22, 2012.

How it works
Over the course of one week, 96 comics tell their best jokes in front of industry judges, competing in a preliminary round. Four winners from each prelim then move onto the semi-finals and finally, the best of the best compete in one final round for the title of Grand Prize winner, and $10,000 in cash. The top comedic talents are also seen by the biggest names in the comedy industry, including agents, club bookers, and network television scouts.

Success stories from alumni from the Boston Comedy Festival are varied and numerous. Joe Wong (2003 Finalist, 2003/2005 Contestant) was spotted at the Boston Comedy Festival by a David Letterman Show talent scout, and has since appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and headlined the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Shane Mauss (2006 Finalist) completed his first TV special, Comedy Central Presents: Shane Mauss, and has also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Live at Gotham. Look for Ryan Stout (2005 Winner) when his Comedy Central Presents special airs later this year. Ryan has also hosted television specials for MTV and appeared in A Shot at Love: The Hangover, Spring Break, The Bob and Tom Show, and Chelsea Lately. Myq Kaplan (2007-2009 Finalist) went on to be a finalist in the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing, debuted his Comedy Central Presents special in April 2010 and has been seen on Late Night with Craig Ferguson and Late Night with Conan O Brien.

Big Pants People of the world unite…

Kevin Meaney on Tonight show with Jay Leno

8:oo pm
Davis Square Theatre
$20
Eventbrite - Boston Comedy Festival Presents: Kevin Meaney

Big Pants People of the world unite… your leader Comedian and Actor Kevin Meaney is here on he’s on a mission of mirth.

Since his first HBO special in 1986 Kevin has enjoyed an incredible career including legendary performances on television, winning an Emmy, and creating the Broadway hit, HairSpray. Blending a unique mixture of lunacy that includes physical humor, impersonations and stylized caricatures of nightclub singers Meaney has become one of the country’s most popular standup comedians. His credits also include the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, appearances on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Saturday Night Live, and Oprah. In addition, Meany starred in the CBS sitcom Uncle Buck, was featured in the film Big, and most recently the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and 30 Rock.

Saturday, September 15th Kevin Meaney whose work Steve Martin has described as “innovative, heart-rending and funny” will be back in the town where he started it all.The show will begin at 8:00 PM at the Davis Sq Theatre, located at 55 255 Elm Street, MA.

COMIC VETERANS STEVE SWEENEY AND DON GAVIN SET TO HEADLINE THE 2ND ANNUALMV COMEDY FESTIVAL ON JULY 19TH & 20TH

Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Festivalhosted by comic Jim McCue is proud to announce the lineup for the second annual Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Festival, taking place July 19-20 at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs. Legendary comic veteran Steve Sweeney is set to co-headline this year’s festival with a performance at Dreamland-(dreamlandmv.com) the islands hottest new entertainment space located
above the MV Chowder Company Oak Bluffs on Thursday July 19th. The island’s must-see event also features July 20th also at Dreamland.

Steven Wright to join the roast of Comedy Legend Barry Crimmins

Boston Comedy Legend Barry Crimmins gets baked in Boston
The Boston Comedy Festival is cooking up a welcome back roast and toast for Barry Crimmins, the comic and producer whose hard work, vision and terrific sense of humor helped bring the Boston Comedy scene into the modern era. Crimmins founded the fabled Ding Ho Comedy Club in Cambridge and then later was pivotal in starting Stitches in Boston. These clubs were where Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Meaney, Jimmy Tingle and many, many others cut their comedic teeth.Crimmins has gone on to make a name for himself as an internationally renowned political satirist. He is the author of Never Shake Hands With A War Criminal (7 Stories Press)
This tribute will be hosted by Boston comedy legend Tony V. The dais will be jammed with noted wits rarely seen on the same stage, including: Jimmy Tingle, Steve Sweeney, Mike McDonald, Randy Credico, Boston Globe cartoonist Dan Wasserman, The Steamy Bohemians – Niki Luparelli, Lainey Schulbaum and John Ennis (Mr Show, Studio 60). This lineup of all-star talent is sure to fricassee your funny bone so expect great laughs, celebrity surprises, topped off words from the wizened and hilarious forefather of our Boston comedy scene. The fun begins at the Charles Playhouse Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 8 pm
NOTE: Please contact the Boston Comedy Festival to arrange interviews with Barry Crimmins in regards to this event.

Boston Comedy Festival Finale will celebrate what has made Boston the hub for great comedians

Boston MA- This year’s Boston Comedy Festival Finale will celebrate what has made Boston the hub for great comedians.

Boston Native Bill Burr will receive Boston Comedy Festival’s prestigious “Comedian of the Year” Award. The Emerson Alum first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle’s Show. Burr has gone on to become a regular performer on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and to have his own HBO half hour Special. Past winners of the comedian of the year award have included Steven Wright, Dennis Leary and Lewis Black.

Legendary Boston Comedian Jonathan Katz will be honored with Boston Comedy Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Author, Producer, Actor, Comedian, Musician and Emmy Winner, Jonathan Katz is one of the entertainment industry’s most original and versatile creative personalities. Katz co-created and starred in the hit animated series “Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist”, which, during the six seasons it aired on Comedy Central, was credited with branding the network as the home for sophisticated, smartly stupid humor. Past recipients of the award have included Jonathan Winters, Norm Crosby and Robert Klein.

The finale is the most exciting night of comedy in Boston. In addition to the awards, it is also the night when the Boston Comedy Festival Comedy Contest’s top eight comedians from around the world will compete for $10,000 in cash prizes and the chance to be discovered. Boston Comedian and Festival Founder Jim McCue will be hosting the event at Cutler Majestic Theater.

Showtime: 8pm Nov 12
Place: Cutler Majestic Theater
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.