Catching up with Christine Hurley at Giggles Comedy Club

Catching up with Christine Hurley at Giggles Comedy Club

By Trish Castraberti

About an hour before the first of her three sold out shows began, Christine Hurley met me at Giggles to answer a few questions. When she entered(dare I say “pranced?”) into the room, her energy was palpable. As she walked from the door to the table where I eagerly awaited her arrival, there was a string of apologies for being late, quick “hellos” to familiar faces and infectious laughter as she told tales about the traffic she had just endured. When she finally settled into her seat, I became giddy with anticipation. What was this woman going to say? Buckle your seatbelt…

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Christine Hurley

Christine Hurley

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Christine Hurley was the First Runner Up in the nationally televised “Nick-At-Nites” search for America’s Funniest Mom contest. During the auditions and filming of the show, she was coached and mentored by comedic greats, Jeffrey Ross and Jeff Singer. Out of 7,000 entrants, she made it to the finals of the show. The most remarkable aspect of this quest is that, unlike most of the contestants, this was Christine’s very first time on a comedy stage! The producers felt that Christine Hurley had the “it” factor that most performers strive for, yet never achieve. Her natural ability, intelligence and love of making people laugh gives her the inspiration to keep moving up the entertainment ladder.

Christine’s humor is one that most everyone can identify with. As a wife and mother of 5, she has the keen ability to find amusement and humor in everyday situations. Christine also knows her audiences. She’s an extremely versatile humorist that can make you smile whether you are 8 or 80. She can conduct a “clean show” yet, can do comedy that would make a Teamsters Convention blush!

 

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Jason Merrill

Jason Merrill

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A Lawrence, Massachusetts native and youngest of five, Jason had gotten used to being the funniest guy in the room. Until recently though, his comedic calendar only consisted of birthdays, holidays, and family spaghetti nights. After decades of playing only to those that “had to laugh” (his friends and family), he’s taken his home grown, sarcastic, and authentically New England sense of humor on the road – and he’s still one of the funnies guys in the room! A wicked hot up-and-comer, he’s already shared the stage with industry greats like Steve Sweeney, Tony V, Christine Hurley, and the legendary Lenny Clarke. Pulling his humor from real life, he reminds his audiences that belly laughs can be found anywhere you look for them – which for Jason, is pretty much everywhere!

Meet the Comics

Meet the Giggles Comedians

Every Friday & Saturday night a select group of comedians perform at Giggles Comedy Club.
Be sure to check out the full Giggles Comedy Event Schedule to see who’s performing soon!

Tony V


Tony V started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston’s prestigious Comedy Connection. He wandered in one night, quite by accident, looking for a little stress relief from a high pressure job as a case…
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Frank Santorelli


High spirited…exuberant…hilarious…Santorelli has become especially hot with his side-splitting attempts at savoire faire. -Boston Globe High. Frank is an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of “Georgie the Bartender” in The Sopranos…
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Sean Sullivan


Sean Sullivan is a comedian, actor, and writer from Boston, MA. A semi-finalist in the 2008 and 2009 Boston Comedy Festival, Sean has emerged as one of the top young comics in the country. He’s showcased for the producers of Late Night…
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Steve Sweeney

Steve Sweeney
Dubbed by one admirer “the undisputed King of Boston comedy,” Sweeney embodies, almost literally, the city he calls home. A master of dialects and character voices, Sweeney can riff on everyone from Dorchester church ladies to Beacon…
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Mark Riley


Mark Riley has quickly become a headlining act in the very competitive Boston comedy scene. His unique perspective on everyday situations combined with his sharp observational humor keeps audiences in stitches….
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Ken Rogerson


The Funniest Man You’ve Never Heard Of, Ken Rogerson started his comedy career working the Chicago club circuit and at the famed Second City. After touring with the improvisational troupe The Comedy Rangers, Ken moved east and became a central part of…
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Karen Rontowski


Karen describes herself as having an optimistic outlook; everything is coming up roses when you talk to Karen. So what if her therapist says she’s in complete denial. The truth is, when it comes to her standup comedy career, everything is coming up roses, or at least….
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James Dorsey


After receiving his first D- for conduct in the second grade, James Dorsey realized school was not his cup of tea and took his “disruptive in class” trademark to the stand-up stage and never looked back! He shares life experiences through high energy, witty act outs and facial…
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Jim Colliton


Jim Colliton has grown up in the suburbs and now lives with his wife and three children in the suburbs. What does he talk about? If you have ever been embarrassed about the contents of your recycling bin or tried to kill a flying bat in your house you will find Jim’s comedy hilarious…
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Lenny Clarke


Veteran Boston stand-up comedian Lenny Clarke has an oddly calibrated act — his material and his perspective is very much in an old-school Don Rickles vein, but his attitude is very much that of a quick-witted young comic. This contrast comes wrapped in a conversational…
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Graig Murphy


As a newcomer to the comedy scene, Graig is wowing audiences with his impressions of local sports owners and players and can keep the laughs coming with his talented wit. Come see Boston’s Up and Coming Star performer…
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Brad Mastrangelo

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Since Brad Mastrangelo was first pushed on the stage from a dare in 1991, he has been in constant demand from Boston to Las Vegas. The ultimate story teller, Brad’s unique routine never fails to hit home with audiences of…
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Chris Zito


Chris Zito has spent the last thirty years sharing his obsession with his family with comedy fans and radio listeners all over the country. Starting out as half of the comedy team Zito and Bean right out of acting school…
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Dan Crohn


Dan Crohn has been performing stand up comedy in and around Boston for the last five years. A recent semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, his stories of family and friends have entertained audiences from all over New England…
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Dave Russo

Dave Russo
Boston Comedy Festival winner Dave Russo has been featured on “Comics Come Home with Denis Leary,” the E! TV series “The Entertainer,” Mr Las Vegas Wayne Newton, NESN’s comedy All-Stars, the Phantom Gourmet…
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Robbie Printz

Boston Comedy Shows
Robbie has been seen on Comedy Central, NBC, MTV, and A&E. The Improper Bostonian named Robbie Printz Boston’s best Comedy Act, in their Best of Boston 2003 issue. Robbie won the 2002 Boston Comedy Festival…
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Greg Howell

North Shore comedy show
Greg Howell is one of the brightest dark stars in the Bean, so going on the nature of race relations in this city, he brings the def jam. As a regular at Dicks Beantown Comedy Vault, Howell is aligned with…
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Christine Hurley

Christine Hurley Comedian
Christine Hurley was the First Runner Up in the nationally televised “Nick-At-Nites” search for America’s Funniest Mom contest. During the auditions and filming of the show, she was coached…
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Stacy Kendro

Boston Comedians
Stacy Kendro is a fun, irreverent comic with a bad attitude that is cunning, yet gracious, and above all, funny. She has performed in every imaginable venue and situation: theatre in Boston, hosting her own…
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Jim Lauletta

Giggles Comedians
Boston-born comedian/actor Jim Lauletta is one of the most popular headlining cruise ship and night club in acts in the country. Performing for over 20 years around the world has made this comedian…
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Shea Spillane

Boston Comics
Irreverent, sassy, and walking a fine line between inappropriate and polite, the stand-up comedy of Shea Spillane has a crass yet classy flair unlike anyone else. She has performed in New York, Chicago…
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Otto and George

Otto and George Comedy Show
Otto & George is an adult-themed ventriloquist comedy team composed of comedian Otto Petersen (born July 29, 1960) and his dummy George Dudley. Petersen began performing with George as a street act in Manhattan…
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Jackie Flynn

Comedy Show Jackie Flynn
Jackie Flynn has emerged as one of the funniest and most talked about comedians to come out of Boston. Joining the ranks of Steven Wright, Denis Leary, Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno. He has quickly parlayed his success…
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Tom Cotter

Comedy Show with Tom Cotter
Tom Cotter is an American comedian. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show and Last Comic Standing. In 2003, Cotter filmed his own half-hour special for Comedy Central. Cotter has won…
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Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy Comedian
Mike McCarthy has been seen on The Showtime network and Comedy Central. Mike is known throughout the industry as the Comedy Barbarian, his high-energy style of humor will leave the audience bouncing off the…
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Al Ducharme

Al Ducharme
Part man, part child, AL Ducharme is a comedy powerhouse deemed “very funny” by Simon Cowell and “one of my favorite comedians” by Heidi Klum on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. His story telling style is one of a kind and his hilarious…
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Mike McDonald


Mike McDonald has been seen on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central and has shared the stage with Robin Williams, Chris Rock and Steven Wright. Mike has performed in over 50 countries including 10 USO tours…
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Bob Seibel


Bob Seibel is one of Boston’s most popular comedian’s and certainly one of the funniest. Ask any of his fans who return time after time to see his hilarious, uninhibited performances. To say Bob is a unique…
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Anthony Scibelli

Anthony Scibelli Giggles Comedian
Anthony Scibelli is a stand-up comedian, writer, and award winning filmmaker. He began writing and performing comedy while he was a student at Brandeis University, and since then, his disarming style, clever joke writing…
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Tom Dustin


In his first year doing stand-up, Tom Dustin won the Sam Adams Comedy Contest, beating out more than 50 comics and discovering a taste for Sam Adams. Since then, he’s toured the nation, working alongside…
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Chris Pennie


Chris Pennie has been entertaining crowds since 2005. As a life long bachelor and full-time single dad Chris relies on his dysfunctional family and off beat view of the world to find humor in every day life…
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Bobby Slayton


A true “comic’s comic,” Bobby Slayton, often referred to as “The Pitbull of Comedy”, has been performing his own intense style of stand-up comedy for over 30 years, becoming one of the best known…
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Wendy Liebman

Wendy Liebman
Wendy Liebman started her career as a performer in the basement of her house at 110 Crescent Lane, Roslyn, Long Island, New York, where she and her sister and her neighborhood friend put on the…
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Francis Birch

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A native New Englander, Francis Birch is well acquainted with the comedy of life. Born into a robust Italian/Native American family with six older brothers and sisters, this runt of the litter now…
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Steve Bjork

Steve Bjork
He’s come a long way from the nights of frying up mozzarella sticks in the back room of an obscure comedy club in the Boston suburbs. He was a college student, using that part-time job to study the…
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Karen Morgan

Karen Morgan
Karen Morgan was born and raised in Athens, Georgia but now calls Maine home. A former trial attorney, she began her professional comedy career as a Finalist on Nickelodeon Televison’s “Search for the…
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Rick D’Elia

Rick D'Elia
Originally from Boston, Rick was a recurring sketch performer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno whose keen observational humor, quick wit & and improv skills lead him to the finals…
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Mike Koutrobis

Mike Koutrobis
Over twenty years ago in Boston, Mike Koutrobis began what would become an outstanding comedy career. Mike’s witty and sarcastic commentary has brought him to clubs, colleges and…
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Wayne Previdi

Wayne Previdi
Wayne Previdi was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in a middle class background attending publics schools for most of his life except the one year he spent at a New Hampshire boarding school. Upon his…
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Orlando Baxter

Orlando Baxter
Orlando Baxter exploded onto the Boston comedy scene in 2005, and was quickly established as one of the areas hottest young comics. His fresh perspective and unique relatability soon made this former high school teacher…
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Shaun Bedgood

Shaun Bedgood
Shaun Bedgood hit the New England comedy scene six years ago. The Boston native has competed in the Boston Comedy Festival and the more recent Laughing Skulls Comedy Festival in Atlanta…
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Corey Rodrigues

Shaun Bedgood
Corey is a highly sought after national touring college, club and corporate performer. He was the winner of The Catch a New Rising Star, The Funniest Comic in New England and the 2017 Big Sky Comedy Festivals…
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Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling

Jackie The Joke Man Martling
Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling is a comedian, radio personality, actor, author and a singer/songwriter. For eighteen years he was Head Writer and a cast member on radio & television’s Howard Stern Show…
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Jason Merrill


A Lawrence, Massachusetts native and youngest of five, Jason had gotten used to being the funniest guy in the room. Pulling his humor from real life, he reminds his audiences that belly laughs can be found anywhere…
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Jeff Koen


Jeff Koen is a comedian and actor who stars in the independent film Heavy Times. Released in 2011, the film has earned him fans all over the world, some of which write to his Facebook page and ask if they can…
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Drew Dunn

Drew Dunn Giggles Comedian
Drew Dunn started performing comedy at the age of 21 and hasn’t looked back since. This NH based comic performs all over New England and New York City. Drew’s quick wit and unique point of view has…
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Dom Irrera

North Shore Comedians
When Dom Irrera takes the stage, he does not simply get on it, he owns it! Dom projects a singular charisma that firmly engages audiences from the opening moment and doesn’t let go until the end of the performance, and beyond…
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Martin Montana

Saugus Comedy Show
“He’s the commissioner.” That’s what Martin’s Colombian mom used to tell her friends when he got his first all commission job. Now he gets to tell the world all about it, along with his take on all of the other characters he has met…
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Jimmy Dunn

Jimmy Dunn Comedian
Jimmy Dunn is a stand-up comedian and actor from Boston, who recently co-starred on the CBS comedy “The McCarthys” as Sean McCarthy. He got his start in the comedy world telling jokes at a bar in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he was…
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Paul D’Angelo


Who is the comedian/writer/actor that The Los Angeles Times calls “…quite likely the funniest entertainer you’ve never heard of… yet”? Paul D’Angelo spent ten and a half years as an Assistant District Attorney, supervising several of…
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Artie Januario


Artie is one of Boston’s premier comedians. He’s a pharmacist by day and a comedian at night. He’s worked at the Comedy Connection of Boston, Nicks Comedy Stop, the Riviera in Las Vegas. He’s opened for…
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Johnny Pizzi

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With more than 20 years experience Johnny is a sure fire crowd pleaser. This experience gives Johnny the ability to perform in some of the most demanding situations such as his LFOR Tour for the troops over in Iraq! Johnny’s humor is wild and exciting without being offensive or vulgar…
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Nick Di Paolo


In this day of watered down comedy Nick Di Paolo’s brutally honest performances remind us of what great stand up should be funny, socially relevant and a little bit reckless. Nick began his career in his hometown of Boston and two-years later, made the jump to New York, where he found…
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Joe List


Since starting his comedy career just weeks after graduating high school in 2000 comedian Joe List has been impressing and delighting audiences and fellow comedians all over the country.Joe quickly began rising to the top of the competitive comedy scene in his hometown of Boston…
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Sal Votano


Sal Votano is one of Boston’s rising stars, he performs clubs, corporate, benefits and private shows with some of Boston’s top comedians like Steve Sweeney and Lenny Clarke. He was a semi finalist in the 2009 Giggles comedy competition and the 2010 Plymouth Comedy Festival…
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Mitch Stinson


Mitch Stinson is a former aircraft-carrier aviator for the United States Navy who, as a pilot, made over 200 carrier landings during his 10 year military career. Mitch has recently risen through the comedy ranks in the Northeast US by virtue of his original (and clean!) material that offers unique…
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Dan Miller


A native of the South End in Boston, Dan Miller was born a comedian, but made it official in 1992 when he burst onto the local comedy scene. Since then he has teamed with local and national headliners including Lenny Clarke…
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Dan Gill


A veteran of the Boston Comedy scene. Danny Gill has been performing in clubs,colleges and theaters for many years. At the age of nine he told a joke on The Bozo The Clown Show! Since that humble beginning Danny has been using his high…
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Don Gavin


Don is considered the Godfather of Boston Comedy. He was one of the original founders of the famous Ding-Ho Comedy Club in Cambridge, MA (a launching pad for some of the funniest, brightest and most original comic talent in America)…
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Jack Walsh


Jack Walsh is a long time member of the Boston Comedy Scene who started during the comedy boom in the 80’s working his way up the comedy ladder only to have to take a break for personal reasons. Jack has returned to pursue…
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Joe Yannetty


Joe Yannetty is a comedian and screenwriter from Boston. He is also a writer and performer on the Classic Rock Morning Show with Tai and Steve Sweeney, on 100.7 WZLX Boston. Joe has appeared on more than forty television….
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Rocky LaPorte


With his unmistakable accent and his hilarious yet endearing delivery, Comedian Rocky Laporte is becoming more well-known by the day. His performance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” brought him a standing ovation, and he’s…
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Paul Gilligan


Paul Gilligan is one of the most requested comedians in Boston, bringing down the house with an attitude first developed as a high school class clown, and with material culled from his life as a blue collar worker…
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Pete Costello


Pete Costello is one of Boston’s classic comedic performers. During the last ten years Pete’s experience consists of college campuses, comedy and night clubs, fundraiser events, organization performances…
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Kerri Louise

Kerri Louise Giggles Comedian
Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Tyler Moore. But who can turn the world on with her hysterical stories, original humor, and boisterous characters? Kerri Louise….
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Kelly MacFarland

New England Comedians
As an experienced stand up comedian, Kelly has an extensive and well-rounded resume including comedy clubs, theaters, colleges and several television appearances. She has been the opening act…
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Carolyn Plummer

Comedy Shows Massachusetts
Carolyn Plummer. God help us. Some comics rely on the monumental events of the day or the faux pas of the rich and famous. Not Carolyn. Carolyn pulls material from the hum-drum, day-to-day…
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John David

Entertainment North Shore MA
John David went from pounding his drums — he played with some of Boston’s top rock bands — to firing out one-liners from behind a microphone. That long-ago career decision was a good one, as the affable ragamuffin…
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Chris Dimitrakopoulos

Entertainment North Shore MA
Chris Dimitrakopoulos, also called “Chris D.” by the many people who can’t pronounce his last name, has established himself as a Boston comedian on the rise. He works regularly at clubs and fundraisers, and is a member…
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Joe Holden

Entertainment Boston MA
Although Smokin’ Joe Holden has been doing professional comedy for only a short period of time, he has exploded onto the comedy scene! Described by John Perrotta (comedian and owner of the Comedy Factory) as “one of the hottest…
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Joe Espi

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Joe Espi started on the Boston comedy scene in 2006. His self deprecating style along with his heavy sarcasm has made him a local favorite. Audiences enjoy how he jabs at his childhood, dysfunctional family, and disastrous dates…
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Bernadette Pauley

Bernadette Pauley Boston Comedy
Comedian Bernadette Pauley is co-host of “The Gossip Queens,” a daily half-hour television series airing five days a week in syndication as well as host of Comedy.TV, also syndicated. She appears regularly as a guest panelist on HLN’S…
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Jimmie JJ Walker


Rising from the streets of New York’s ghettos to television superstardom, Jimmie Walker personifies the great American success story. His catch phrase “Dyn-o-mite!” is part of the modern vernacular, and he became…
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Ira Proctor


Ira Proctor is a Boston based comedian that has traveled everyplace from Las Vegas to Afghanistan performing comedy. He recently showcased to rave revues at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, was…
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Larry Myles

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One of the best kept secrets in Boston, it’s just a matter of time before Larry Myles achieves national notoriety. “Like the amiable wise guy you met at the local bar you love to hear complain about…
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Jody Sloan


For the past thirteen years Jody has honed her skills as a “sit down” comic working as a “Conducktor” for Boston Duck Tours. She created and developed her tour guide persona; Penny Wise, a tongue-in-cheek…
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Mike Whitman


Mike Whitman, whose innovative material and style made him the hit and semi-finalist in the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival has become one of Boston’s Best New Comedians. He is quickly becoming one…
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Abhishek Shah


Having moved to the U.S. from India, a young man decides it’s time to try beef. Only problem: he’s Jain, a religion in which it is expressly forbidden to eat meat. And now he must tell the one person who…
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Matt D

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Matt D. started writing at a very early age, mostly just scribbles and his name. He continued to develop this craft and wrote short stories, tiny plays, and mini-books while in school in New Hampshire…
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Steve Halligan

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Runner up in the Best of Boston Comedy contest and the 2013 Beantown Comedy Riots, Steve Halligan is quickly making a name for himself in the comedy world. Drawing upon his complex life experiences…
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Lauren Verge

Lauren Verge
Lauren has been performing in Boston Comedy Clubs for over 15 years. Winner of HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival Talent Search, finalist in The Bud Light Ladies of Laughter, Lauren is…
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Juston McKinney

Juston McKinney
Juston grew up living on the border of Maine and New Hampshire. While living in NYC, Juston worked his way into the weekend line-up at comedy clubs like Comedy Strip Live, Stand-Up New York…
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Corey Manning

Corey Manning
Take a seat and put your drinks/food in a location where you’re less likely to knock them over, because as soon as Corey Manning descends upon the stage… it’s on! If there is no energy in the room, he brings it…
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Ed Regine

Ed Regine
Hailing from a large Italian family somewhere in New Jersey, The “Duke” started his career as a driver for a local businessman. After many years of dedicated service, The “Duke” was promoted…
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Jack Gallagher

Jack Gallagher
Padding around shoeless in his tidy Land Park home, comedian Jack Gallagher seems the quintessence of cool. Open and down-to-earth, a guy clearly comfortable in his own skin, Gallagher tells the stories of…
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Jim McCue

Jim McCue
A mixture of witty “A-list material” and his ability to work off-script has earned Jim McCue the title “Boston’s King of Crowd Work!” It’s not only his height of six foot six that makes Jim stand…
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Richie Minervini

Richie Minervini
Richie is keeping audiences in stitches on cruise ships, comedy clubs, theaters, and conventions around the world. With his huge heart and amazing talent, Richie is always…
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Will Noonan

Will Noonan
Will has appeared on “Laughs” on FOX and HULU , “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS-TV and his comedy albums are played often on Sirius XM. He is a regular on “The Artie and Anthony Show” with…
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Tricia Auld


Tricia Auld is a Boston-based comedian who’s performed in some of New England’s region’s most charming/intimidating bars, theaters, and clubs. She’s a staple of…
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Al Romas


Al Romas began his career in comedy, while serving in the U.S. Navy, cutting his teeth in the open-mic circuit of Tidewater, Virginia. Al’s performances in Norfolk bars and Virginia Beach clubs before audiences of…
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Jody Sloane


Laugh It Off with Jody Sloane – Impishly perverse, she’ll have you convinced that in the darkest corners of truth is comedy. Sloane cut her entertainment teeth doing her sit-down schtick as a…
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