About Us

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 of this genre. Foster a sense of community among a national network of performers; and lastly, to have a good time producing good comedic theatre.

The Team

Jim McCue

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 DiMarzio
Festival Director

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