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Friday, November 5
 

7:00pm

Improv Contest

12 improv/sketch troupes are given 15-20 minutes to showcase their best material and compete for a grand prize of $1,000. 4 troupes will take the stage in each of the 3 preliminary rounds. Say YES to this offer AND attend Boston Comedy Festival's first ever Improv competition!


Speakers
TD

The Dowry

The Dowry is a company sketch team at ImprovBoston. They think you're very attractive.


Friday November 5, 2010 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Improv Boston 40 Prospect St. in Central Square, Cambridge

7:45pm

The Anderson Comedy Group Presents Dr. Otis' Birch Branch (Kind of) Radio Show

Grand Ole Opry hopefuls and The Sweethearts of Motel Lounges everywhere Newton and Precious Saltwater host a new variety show with some very special guests including Raj Sivaramian, The Donkey Brothers, Freddie Nacho, Andrew Mayer, Titty Saltwater and the band (aka keytarist Nick D'Amico).



Friday November 5, 2010 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Great Scott 1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA

8:00pm

Kevin Meaney

The Boston Comedy Festival is proud to present An Evening with Kevin Meaney. Kevin is no stranger to the Boston Comedy scene, and this is a rare opportunity to see him in the intimate Hard Rock Café venue. Since his first HBO special in 1986, Kevin has enjoyed an incredible career including legendary performances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and appearances on Late Night With Conan Obrien, Saturday Night Live, Oprah, and many more. Meany starred in the CBS sitcom Uncle Buck, was featured in the film Big, and most recently conquered Broadway in Hairspray and made appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and 30 Rock. Join Kevin for an evening in the city where his remarkable career began. 

 


Friday November 5, 2010 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109

9:00pm

Joe Wong

Joe Wong headlines the Cheers. Born in China, Joe immigrated to America in 1994, and attended Rice University. He got his start as a stand-up in Boston, and his performance on the Late Show with David Letterman has made him a rising star. 


Friday November 5, 2010 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Cheers Comedy Club

10:00pm

Kevin Meaney

 

The Boston Comedy Festival is proud to present An Evening with Kevin Meaney. Kevin is no stranger to the Boston Comedy scene, and this is a rare opportunity to see him in the intimate Hard Rock Café venue. Since his first HBO special in 1986, Kevin has enjoyed an incredible career including legendary performances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and appearances on Late Night With Conan Obrien, Saturday Night Live, Oprah, and many more. Meany starred in the CBS sitcom Uncle Buck, was featured in the film Big, and most recently conquered Broadway in Hairspray and made appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and 30 Rock. Join Kevin for an evening in the city where his remarkable career began. 

 


Friday November 5, 2010 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109

10:00pm

Improv Contest

12 improv/sketch troupes are given 15-20 minutes to showcase their best material and compete for a grand prize of $1,000. 4 troupes will take the stage in each of the 3 preliminary rounds. Say YES to this offer AND attend Boston Comedy Festival's first ever Improv competition!


Speakers
avatar for Friends of Gertrude

Friends of Gertrude

Friends of Gertrude is a post-modern vaudevillian comedy troupe (so they claim). Aligning themselves with no theme, genre, or style, Friends of Gertrude are like Switzerland, except they’re funny and not a haven for tax evasion. In the pursuit of eliciting irrepressible guffaws, their shows expand beyond traditional sketch and general tomfoolery, incorporating song, dance, and elements of improv (specifically as it pertains to break-dancing... Read More →


Friday November 5, 2010 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Improv Boston 40 Prospect St. in Central Square, Cambridge
 
Saturday, November 6
 

7:00pm

Improv Contest

12 improv/sketch troupes are given 15-20 minutes to showcase their best material and compete for a grand prize of $1,000. 4 troupes will take the stage in each of the 3 preliminary rounds. Say YES to this offer AND attend Boston Comedy Festival's first ever Improv competition!



Saturday November 6, 2010 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Improv Boston 40 Prospect St. in Central Square, Cambridge

8:00pm

Lenny Clarke and Boston's Best Comedians

Join us for a night of Boston's premier comedic talent. A slew of Boston headliners will take the stage, among them Steve Sweeny, Joe Wong, Jim McCue and Boston's most famous "Saloon Comic" Lenny Clarke. Lenny led the Boston Comedy scene in the 80's and since then has enjoyed a continuously successful career with dozens of film and television credits. You won't want to miss this night, a sure-fire highlight of the 2010 Boston Comedy Festival.



Saturday November 6, 2010 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109

9:00pm

Funniest Media Personality Show

Boston's media personalities are known for their hard-work, professionalism, and passion for journalism... until now. In this one-night-only event Steve Donovan
Dave Andleman, Michael Graham, Fast Freddy, Michael Graham and Chris Zito will rock your world as they show you their funny sides. Only one can be named Boston's Funniest Media Personality.


Saturday November 6, 2010 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Cheers Comedy Club

10:00pm

Lenny Clarke and Boston's Best Comedians

Join us for a night of Boston's premier comedic talent. A slew of Boston headliners will take the stage, among them Steve Sweeny, Joe Wong, Jim McCue and Boston's most famous "Saloon Comic" Lenny Clarke. Lenny led the Boston Comedy scene in the 80's and since then has enjoyed a continuously successful career with dozens of film and television credits. You won't want to miss this night, a sure-fire highlight of the 2010 Boston Comedy Festival.



Saturday November 6, 2010 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109

10:00pm

Improv Contest

12 improv/sketch troupes are given 15-20 minutes to showcase their best material and compete for a grand prize of $1,000. 4 troupes will take the stage in each of the 3 preliminary rounds. Say YES to this offer AND attend Boston Comedy Festival's first ever Improv competition!


Saturday November 6, 2010 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Improv Boston 40 Prospect St. in Central Square, Cambridge
 
Sunday, November 7
 

7:00pm

STAND UP CONTEST PRELIMINARY Round 1

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Ninety-six, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it's over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.


Speakers
MR

Marty Ross

Marty Ross - "The Wrinkled Rebel" They call him the “Wrinkled Rebel” but if that’s true, he says he’s “going down fighting.” He’s comedian Marty Ross who started his stand up comedy career late in life, so he may have to take a nap before the fight. Marty waited until he was almost eligible for Social Security before taking to the stand-up stage so “I could fully experience the misery of getting old” he says. Ross... Read More →


Sunday November 7, 2010 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109

8:00pm

Bob Seibel Celebrates 30 years

Join us for a night of reminiscing and of course big time laughs as we recognize the man who contributed so much to comedy. Comedian Johnny Pizzi is set to host the event. An all out, no holds barred, anything goes roast of Bob Seibel. Because what better way is there to honor a career?

 


Sunday November 7, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cheers Comedy Club

9:00pm

STAND UP CONTEST PRELIMINARY Round 2

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Ninety-six, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it's over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.



Sunday November 7, 2010 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109
 
Monday, November 8
 

7:00pm

STAND UP CONTEST PRELIMINARY Round 3

See twelve amazing comics go head-to-head in front of top industry judges. Only four move on  for a chance at $10,000 in prizes and the chance to launch a comedy career. With Special Guest Baron Vaughn 

 



Monday November 8, 2010 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109

8:00pm

The Bigg Nez and Bigg Lez Comedy Show

Diverse line-up of stand-up comedy, comedic poetry or song.


Monday November 8, 2010 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The Bar Room 5 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02109-2901

8:00pm

Ladies of Laughter with Kelly MacFarland

Who says women aren't funny? Idiots, that's who. Come see why at this all female showcase headlined by Kelly MacFarland. And you don't have to have two X chromosomes to attend...



Monday November 8, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cheers Comedy Club

9:00pm

STAND UP CONTEST PRELIMINARY Round 4

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Ninety-six, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it's over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.



Monday November 8, 2010 9:00pm - 10:45pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109
 
Tuesday, November 9
 

7:00pm

STAND UP CONTEST PRELIMINARY Round 5

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Ninety-six, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it's over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.



Tuesday November 9, 2010 7:00pm - 9:45pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109

8:00pm

Joe Wong Roast

"A roast is an event in which an individual is subjected to a public presentation of comedic insults, praise, outlandish true and untrue stories, and heartwarming tributes, the implication being that the roastee is able to take the jokes in good humor and not as serious criticism or insult, and therefore, show their good nature,"said Wikipedia. Don't miss the likes of Tony V, Kelly MacFarland and Tom Dustin roasting fellow Boston comedian colleague and BCF alum Joe Wong.

 



Tuesday November 9, 2010 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109

8:00pm

Midlife Crisis Cabaret

A Celebration of the Musical Comedy of Angst 

 



Tuesday November 9, 2010 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Roberts Studio Theater at the Calderwood Pavilion 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

8:30pm

Jim Lauletta's Big Gay Comedy Buffet Big Gay Comedy Buffet

Ellen Moschetto, Jeffrey Paul, William Smalley, Emma Willmann, Lady Kielbasia , Jeffrey Norwood, Mehran Khaghani


Tuesday November 9, 2010 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Dick's Beantown Comedy Vault @ Remingtons 124 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

9:00pm

STAND UP CONTEST PRELIMINARY Round 6

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Ninety-six, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it's over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.



Tuesday November 9, 2010 9:00pm - 10:45pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109
 
Wednesday, November 10
 

7:00pm

STAND UP CONTEST PRELIMINARY Round 7

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Ninety-six, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it's over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.



Wednesday November 10, 2010 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109

8:00pm

Alt Alternative Comedy Festival Show

This is NOT your mainstream comedy. We can't make this any more clear. If you don't understand, buy tickets and come check it out.



Wednesday November 10, 2010 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Hennessy's of Boston 25 Union St. Boston, MA, 02108

8:00pm

Offensive Line

If you are easily offended this is not the show for you. Don't even bother. These comics will be doing the dirtiest and edgiest show of this year's festival. Tom Duston will be crossing the lines of good taste with some of the top x-rated comedians in the business.


Wednesday November 10, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cheers Comedy Club

8:30pm

BCF CHAMPIONS SHOW

This show features two Boston Comedy Festival Champions Paul Nardizzi & Robbie Prince.


Wednesday November 10, 2010 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Dick's Beantown Comedy Vault @ Remingtons 124 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

9:00pm

STAND UP CONTEST PRELIMINARY Round 8

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Ninety-six, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it's over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.



Wednesday November 10, 2010 9:00pm - 10:45pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109
 
Thursday, November 11
 

7:00pm

7:00pm

STAND UP CONTEST Semi Final Round 1
Thursday November 11, 2010 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109

8:00pm

"Shorts" Movie Night

THE OFFICIAL TRAILER: MIKE STANLEY IN SALTY LANGUAGE AND PEPPERED MORALS Andrew Zetier

THE POLICY Michael Lewis

LONELY GIRL Kendra Cunningham

ROOM SERVICED Amy Nauss

WHISTLE AND SNAP Rick Younger "

BROKOUR Andy Crosby "

SPICY NOSE David Zorn "

RECYCLED Carl Hansen

SURREAL SIDESHOW Mick Cusimano

GROUP SCAREAPY Tyler

STEVE SWEENEY'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY

 


Thursday November 11, 2010 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109

8:00pm

Show for the Wounded Warriors

The Boston Comedy Festival is proud to celebrate Veteran's Day by giving 100% of this show's proceeds to a very worthy cause, the Wounded Warriors Project, http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/. Come laugh and support our wounded warriors.

Don Casino Production


Thursday November 11, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cheers Comedy Club

8:30pm

Ladies of Laughter

Who says women aren't funny? Idiots, that's who. Come see why at this all female showcase.  And you don't have to have two X chromosomes to attend... Hosted by Carolyn Plummer



Thursday November 11, 2010 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Dick's Beantown Comedy Vault @ Remingtons 124 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

9:00pm

 
Friday, November 12
 

8:00pm

9:00pm

Steve Sweeney

Boston comedy legend Steve Sweeney headlines The Comedy Club at Cheers in Faneuil Hall. He's been headlining shows across New England for over 30 years, and has been seen on David Letterman, HBO, and more. He's also a veteran radio host, and an actor who's been seen in There's Something About Mary and Me, Myself and Irene.


Friday November 12, 2010 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Cheers Comedy Club

10:00pm

11:00pm

Letterman Audition at Improv Asylum

Friday November 12, 2010 11:00pm - Saturday November 13, 2010 1:00am
Improv Asylum 216 Hanover Street Boston, MA 02113
 
Saturday, November 13
 

7:00pm

BOSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL FINAL COMPETITION WITH ROBERT KLEIN

The original 96 contestants will be whittled down to eight and only one will remain standing after this no-holds-barred contest finals! In addition, the legendary Robert Klein will receive the 2010 Boston Comedy Festival Lifetime Achievement Award.

Robert Klein has enjoyed a career unparalleled by today’s most seasoned entertainers.  Klein auditioned for Chicago’s Second City cast in March of 1965. From there, he went on to find roles in Broadway reviews such as “Apple Tree,” “Morning, Noon and Night,” and “New Faces of 1968.” All the while, Klein was working on his stand-up material at the New York Improv Club.  In 1970 Robert Klein introduced his CBS program “Comedy Tonight,” the success of which solidified his place in the

 




Saturday November 13, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wilbur Theater 246 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116

8:00pm

Todd Barry

Todd Barry is a comic based in the northeast. He has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daily and has had his own Comedy Central half hour special. Television credits include Bored to Death, Flight of the Conchords, Sex and the City, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, to name a few. He has been in films such as The Wrestler and Road Trip, and appears regularly on the Howard Stern’s radio show. The Boston Comedy Festival is proud to present and evening with Todd Barry. If the 8:00 PM show sells out, an additional show will be added at 10:00 PM.


Saturday November 13, 2010 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hard Rock Cafe 22-24 Clinton Street Boston, MA 02109

9:30pm

Darryl Lenox

 

Darryl Lenox rocks a comedy club like a fear of God Southern preacher rocks a church. He prowls the stage as audiences laugh out their Amens! to his honest and real insights into how we live our lives. One fateful night, Lenox took a dare from a girlfriend who challenged him to stop talking about greatness and, rather, go achieve it, so he entered an open mic competition in Seattle. Greatness did not occur that night. But inspiration did. Finally, Lenox had found a home in this world on the stand-up stage. Word spread, and with increasing amounts of stage time in Seattle and throughout the Northwest, a world-class stand-up comedian was born, capitalizing on his keen sense of observation and his immense talent to energize an audience. Festival bookings (HBO’s Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen; Montreal’s Just For Laughs) started to come, and he hasn’t looked back. Life hasn’t been easy for Lenox, having been afflicted with deteriorating eyesight since his youth, rendering him legally blind, yet with the loss of vision has come brilliantly funny insight. “I can’t see two feet in front of me,” Lenox is quick to quip, “but I can see tomorrow.” For this stand-up truth teller, tomorrow looks awfully bright, and audiences indeed are richer for it.

 


Saturday November 13, 2010 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Cheers Comedy Club