Schedule

Saturday  
Nov. 16th

8pm

10pm

Friday

Nov. 15th

7 pm

4pm

7 pm

9 pm

7:30 pm

10 pm

9:30pm

8:30pm

9 pm

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event

Location

7 pm

7 pm

Doubletree Boston Cambridge​

Rockwell Theatre

City Winery

7:30 pm

10 pm

White Bull Tavern​

Larcom Theatre

Women of the Boston Comedy Festival 

The Boston Comedy Festival is proud to present these amazingly funny and talented comedians at this year's Festival.Hosted by Emily Ruskowski. Emily Ruskowski is a Boston-based stand-up comedian who was a finalist in the world-renowned Boston Comedy Festival in 2018! 

Kathe Farris is a suburban housewife and mother of two teenagers. She shares her unsolicited advice and wisdom about everyday things from calcium supplements to the political awfulness behind book groups. Ms. Farris, She was a finalist in the world-renowned Boston ComedyFestival in 2018! 

Erin Spencer is a Boston-based comic whose dispatches from life as a single transgender woman have quickly established her as a distinctive voice in New England's comedy scene. 

She's performed at The Comedy Studio, Dick Doherty's Comedy Den, Vermont Comedy Club, University of Massachusetts Boston, University of New Hampshire, Lesley University, the Women in Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and she was a finalist in the 2018 Boston Comedy Festival.

Niki Luparelli has appeared in the Las Vegas Comedy Festival (with the Steamy Bohemians), the Boston Comedy Festival, and was once told by Piers Morgan at the Hammerstein ballroom that she was "the most annoying woman [he'd] ever met.”

Sarah Tollemache was the guest comedian on Late Late Show w/James Corden. She’s a recently married comedian (to another great comic Joe List) and took the opportunity to talk about hitting that milestone before turning 40 and adopting the minimalist lifestyle to her life. Reasons why produce keeps her inside and that point in your life when laziness and bucket lists intersect

STAND UP COMEDY CONTEST SEMI FINAL ROUND 3

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Semi-Final round of a nationwide stand-up competition. 32 super funny comics from all over the country. They are competing 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. Featuring: 

Jonathan Tillson, Tanael Joachim, Raanan Hershberg, Rodney Norman, Phillip Kopczynski

Erin Maguire

 

Patty Ross

Comedian Patty Ross is an actress, known for her roles in the 2012 Farley Brothers classic remake of the three stooges, 2015 Patty was prominently featured in the film Spotlight and Patty was also in Adam Sandlers hit That's but not least. In 2017 Patty was awarded Boston Comedy Festivals comedian of the year!

‘A Good Trip’
by Shane Mauss

Hideout Comedy and Boston Comedy Festival are teaming up to bring you ‘A Good Trip’ by Shane Mauss! Doors will open at 7:30pm and show at 8pm sharp. Seating is first come, first serve and not guaranteed. For guaranteed seating please arrive as early as possible.

‘A Good Trip’ is an informational comedy show about psychedelics that became a massive 111-city tour in 2016-17. That tour inspired the documentary  which is available on . The documentary combines perspectives of some of the top scientists with my own personal journey.

 

 

Laugh 'Till It Hurts 

The Boston Comedy Festival has put together a showcase with one goal in mind we want you to laugh until it hurts! We have assembled these comedians to give your funny bone a workout! 

 

Hosted by Will Smalley who has readily established himself as a powerful LGBT voice in the comedy scene. Will has performed in the Bridgetown and Laughing Skull comedy festivals and was a finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival. Featuring: 

 

Joe Yannetty is a comedian and screenwriter from Boston.  Joe has appeared on more than forty television shows including the Rosie O'Donnell Show.

 

Eddie Brill, a well-respected and very funny stand up in the USA and abroad,  has taped more than 100 TV shows in six different countries. For seventeen years, Eddie worked on The Late Show with David Letterman. He served as the audience warm-up and for eleven of those years, he was the Stand Up Comedy Talent Coordinator. 

 

Amy Tee is one of the busiest comedians on the New England comedy circuit today! Charming and playful this "winning" combination provides a twisted dance between stereotypes and reality. Mentioned in Curve magazine as one of the "funniest lesbians in America", Amy Tee is a regular performer at the Boston Comedy Festival.

Somerville Theatre

The Magnificent 7 

Seven comedy gunslingers come together to bring laughter to the Boston Comedy Festival. These magnificent comedians would headline any lesser comedy event but have been united to forge the funniest comedy show you will see this side any river you care to name.
Hosted Bethany Van Delft:
Bethany Van Delft has appearances on Comedy Central and 2 Dope Queens podcast.

Joey Carroll Was cast for Comedy Centrals Pulp Comics.

Corey Rodriquez Cory has been featured on the Conan OBrien show.

Jim McCue Jim went viral with over 600,000 views for his comedy special Nothing Personal this year.

Emo Philips Described by Jay Leno as the best joke writer in America. Emo is this year's Boston Comedy Festival lifetime Achievement award winner.

Dana Gould Dana has been featured on HBO, Showtime, and Comedy Central and was the head writer for the Simpsons!

Kenny Rogerson He has been on Late Night with Conan OBrien, The Late Show with David Letterman

Somerville Theatre

Stand Up Comedy Contest semifinal round 4

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Semi-Final round of a nationwide stand-up competition. We started with a field of 48 and have narrowed to just 32 super funny comics from all over the country. They are competing 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.

Hosted by Jody Sloane

Laugh It Off with Jody Sloane – Impishly perverse, she’ll have you convinced that in the darkest corners of truth is a comedy.

Featuring: Wilfred Padua, Chris Post, Nick Ortolani, Gus Tate Kate Sisk, Jake Weddle, Sabrina Wu,  Anjan Biswas

 

 

Rockwell Theatre

10pm

7 pm

7 pm

7 pm

Doubletree Boston Cambridge​

Boston Comedy Festival Champions
 

When 48 up-and-coming comedians step into the ring of the Boston Comedy Festival, it's only the most innovative and ground-breaking of stand-ups that emerge as champions. Returning to the stage, Champions of the Boston Comedy Festival brings back four of their past winners to showcase the best talent throughout the years. Featuring past champions Dan Boulger (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson), Peter Martin , Drew Dunn and Alingon Mitra(The Late Show with Stephen ColbertConanThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) . The Champions of the Boston Comedy Festival is sure to deliver knockout laughter with the decade's funniest comics.

 

Dan Boulger began his comedy career in late 2004 only one week into his freshman year of college. Quickly becoming a favorite in the New England area Boulger started performing nationally after winning the Boston Comedy Festival in 2006 at the age of 20.

He has since received recognition from both audiences and industry alike has performed on Comedy Central, The BBC, and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, and most recently has made multiple appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. Due to his age he is an ideal college performer and has appeared on several high profile college tours such as the Comedy Central Live and College Humor Live tours and has been able to be the supporting act for many famous comedians including Bill Burr, Louis CK, and Zach Galifianakis.

 

Peter Martin is a Comedian hailing from Somerville MA. His humor resonates with the same gritty taste and sensibilities of the Boston blue collar working class. From absurd silliness to intelligent satire, Peter Martin over the past seven years has become a well known and established talent in the Boston comedy scene. Peter beat out literally hundreds of comedians to become the winner of the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival comedy contest!

 

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 have allowed him to quickly establish himself as one of the regions fastest rising comedians. Coming from a large family and being a young newlywed provides this comic with endless stories to entertain crowds of any age. Drew's use of voices and accents always leaves audiences laughing and wanting more. Along with being a finalist in multiple other contests all over the region, Drew won the New Hampshire's Best New Comic Contest in 2014. Drew was featured in the prestigious Great American Comedy Festival in Johnny Carson's hometown of Norfolk, NE. Drew is also the most recent winner of the Boston Comedy Festival. 

 

City Winery

Joe Devito
 

Joe DeVito (born December 1, 1968) is a stand-up comedian and writer living on Long Island, New York. In 2006, he was featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and appeared at the Montreal "Just for Laughs" Comedy Festival in the New Faces program. In 2007, he was a semifinalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing Season 5.

Rockwell Theatre

Stand Up Science
 

Award-winning stand-up comedian and science podcast host Shane Mauss presents Stand Up Science!  Learn and laugh as local scientists, comedians and other special guests join Shane to bring you a one-of-a-kind show that is equal parts ahas and hahas

 

Stand-up comedy and science have a lot in common.  They both reveal truth, change our perceptions, and challenge the status quo.  So why are they so underappreciated?  Admittedly, comedy sometimes underestimates the intelligence of audiences, catering to the lowest common denominator.  And science has the stigma of sometimes being overly complicated, unrelatable or boring.  Until now.

 

Funnier and more provocative than TED Talks, while smarter than traditional stand-up comedy, Stand Up Science combines the best of both worlds.  This thought-provoking night of laughs will leave you a little smarter, a little happier and send you home with plenty of fuel for your own conversations. 

City Winery

Doubletree Boston Cambridge​​

Robert Klein
 

Join the Boston Comedy Festival for a Hilarious Evening of Music and Comedy with Robert Klein.  Don’t miss this chance to see this a master of comedy. 

For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and has an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film.

In the spring of 2017, his documentary “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg” aired on STARZ.  The special is a hilarious look at his life and career, featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher, Ray Romano, David Steinberg, Fred Willard, John Stewart, Jay Leno and others discussing Klein’s influence on their careers, comedy as a whole, and their reverence of his comedic genius.

Born in the Bronx, he was a member of the famed “Second City” theatrical troupe in Chicago.He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for “Best Comedy Album of the Year” for his albums “Child of the Fifties” and “Mind Over Matter.”He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, “They’re Playing Our Song.” In 1993, Klein won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Wendy Wasserstein’s, “The Sisters Rosensweig.”In 1975, Klein was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on Home Box Office. He has gone on to do nine one-man shows for HBO and received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music and Lyrics in 2001 for Robert Klein: “Child in His 50’s.”  Klein released “Robert Klein: The HBO Specials 1975-2005,” a collector’s DVD box set to critical acclaim.His special for HBO, “Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced earned him a second Emmy nomination in 2011 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. The special is available on DVD.Among dozens of starring and guest-starring roles on television, he co-starred in the hit NBC series, “Sisters,” has a recurring guest-starring role on “Law and Order” and has guest starred on “The Good Wife” and “Royal Pains.”  He regularly appeared on talk shows, making more than 100 appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Show with David Letterman.” 

Currently, he can be seen on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where he is a show favorite, and on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

He’s appeared on “Madame Secretary” starring Tea Leoni on CBS, “Sharknado 2: The Second One” and ”Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” starring Ian Ziering, on Syfy. He guest starred as Laura Diamond’s grouchy but loveable father, Leo, on NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura.”  Most recently, he appears as Grace’s father, Martin Adler on “Will and Grace,” starring Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. 

Klein has also appeared in many notable films including, “Hooper,” “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “Primary Colors,” “People I Know,” “Two Weeks Notice,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” and “The Back-Up Plan” with Jennifer Lopez.

“The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue,” his first book for Simon & Schuster, is an affectionate coming-of-age memoir about growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s before embarking on a show business career. In it he recounts his journey from an apartment in the Bronx, developing his talent in Chicago and the beginning of his show business stardom. The book is pure Robert Klein: witty, honest, self-questioning and always contagiously funny. Publishers Weekly wrote: "...he unfurls an array of captivating anecdotes, writing with wry wit and honesty." 

Robert, a lifelong New Yorker, makes his homes in Westchester and in New York City.

Larcom Theatre

Hide Out Comedy 

Comicazi

Rockwell Theatre

Somerville Theatre

Doubletree Boston Cambridge​​

Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea is a stand-up comedian and actress, best known for her role as Hilda Spellman on the ABC hit series Sabrina The Teenage Witch, and numerous comedy specials on  Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime. 

 

Caroline is currently starring in Disney Channel’s Sydney to the Max and hosts Caroline and Friends, her hit game show for Game Show Network, now in its second season. She is a regular panelist on ABC's Match Game with Alec Baldwin and is often on other game shows such as Hollywood Squares and Funny You Should Ask. 

 

Caroline was the host of the Caroline Rhea Show, has appeared as Linda Flynn Fletcher on Phineas and Ferb for over 10 seasons, and has guest-starred on many hit series, including Two Broke Girls, The Marc Maron Show, and The Grinder. Caroline starred as Noleta Nethercott in the cult classic series Sordid Lives, and reprised her role in the film A Very Sordid Wedding, which ranked #1 on Amazon Films for a full month following its release. Most recently, she can be seen on the dais of Comedy Central’s Roast of Alec Baldwin, and on Showtime’s Women Of A Certain Age.". This marks Caroline's 30th year as a stand-up comedian.

Robert Klein
 

Join the Boston Comedy Festival for a Hilarious Evening of Music and Comedy with Robert Klein.  Don’t miss this chance to see this a master of comedy. 

For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and has an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film.

In the spring of 2017, his documentary “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg” aired on STARZ.  The special is a hilarious look at his life and career, featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher, Ray Romano, David Steinberg, Fred Willard, John Stewart, Jay Leno and others discussing Klein’s influence on their careers, comedy as a whole, and their reverence of his comedic genius.

Born in the Bronx, he was a member of the famed “Second City” theatrical troupe in Chicago.He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for “Best Comedy Album of the Year” for his albums “Child of the Fifties” and “Mind Over Matter.”He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, “They’re Playing Our Song.” In 1993, Klein won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Wendy Wasserstein’s, “The Sisters Rosensweig.”In 1975, Klein was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on Home Box Office. He has gone on to do nine one-man shows for HBO and received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music and Lyrics in 2001 for Robert Klein: “Child in His 50’s.”  Klein released “Robert Klein: The HBO Specials 1975-2005,” a collector’s DVD box set to critical acclaim.His special for HBO, “Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced earned him a second Emmy nomination in 2011 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. The special is available on DVD.Among dozens of starring and guest-starring roles on television, he co-starred in the hit NBC series, “Sisters,” has a recurring guest-starring role on “Law and Order” and has guest starred on “The Good Wife” and “Royal Pains.”  He regularly appeared on talk shows, making more than 100 appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “Late Show with David Letterman.” 

Currently, he can be seen on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where he is a show favorite, and on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

He’s appeared on “Madame Secretary” starring Tea Leoni on CBS, “Sharknado 2: The Second One” and ”Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” starring Ian Ziering, on Syfy. He guest starred as Laura Diamond’s grouchy but loveable father, Leo, on NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura.”  Most recently, he appears as Grace’s father, Martin Adler on “Will and Grace,” starring Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. 

Klein has also appeared in many notable films including, “Hooper,” “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “Primary Colors,” “People I Know,” “Two Weeks Notice,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” and “The Back-Up Plan” with Jennifer Lopez.

“The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue,” his first book for Simon & Schuster, is an affectionate coming-of-age memoir about growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s before embarking on a show business career. In it he recounts his journey from an apartment in the Bronx, developing his talent in Chicago and the beginning of his show business stardom. The book is pure Robert Klein: witty, honest, self-questioning and always contagiously funny. Publishers Weekly wrote: "...he unfurls an array of captivating anecdotes, writing with wry wit and honesty." 

Robert, a lifelong New Yorker, makes his homes in Westchester and in New York City.

Corey Rodrigues

Boston Comedy and Hideout Comedy are teaming up to bring you: Corey Rodrigues! Seating is first come, first serve. For guarenteed seating, arrive at the time doors open. Doors open at 7pm and show at 7:30pm!

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. Rodrigues has been featured on the hilarious Gotham Live, Laughs on Fox and True Tv's Laff Mobbs Laff Tracks. In 2018 he released his Dry Bar comedy special, was voted "best of the fest" at the Big Pine Comedy Festival and was picked as one of TBS's Comics to Watch at the New York Comedy Fest. In 2019 Rodrigues made his late night TV debut on the Conan O'Brien show. He currently can be heard daily on Sirius XM. "His comedy is honest and fun", constantly peppering in stories from his life and the lives of those around him. Mix that with a hilarious point of view and he's able to talk about just about anything.

Rodrigues has starred in the Independent film Business is War, directed by the late Kemal Gordon, “Corey Rodrigues plays ‘Black,’ a financially challenged individual whose erratic funny cameos bring random laughter at a moment’s notice.” - Entertainment Source 617 “The rest of the cast stands out as well; especially Corey Rodrigues as the comedy relief character Black.” - The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. He has also appeared in multiple commercials and a variety of cable television shows.

 

I'll Leave You With This with Dustin Chafin

I'll Leave You With This with Dustin Chafin (as seen on HBO's Crashing, Showtime and is a regular on Sirius XM) is a one-on-one interview-style podcast with today's top comedians, artists, and another interesting folk. What is unique about this series is Chafin’s relationships with the artists and intimate knowledge of the industry. With 20 years in the comedy business, Chafin has self admittedly partied with the greats, burned some bridges (and then lit a few more on fire), gotten sober, run clubs, been kicked out of clubs, started new clubs, performed on TV, been on radio, toured with the USO, fought with his dad over stand-up, gotten into therapy, reunited with his dad, written for shows, mended relationships, ended relationships and all while getting on stage at least 6 nights a week in New York City.

Emo Phillips 

Emo Phillips does a full Headliner set. Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," and considered by many, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world (including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End). Since starting out, at the age of twenty, in Chicago in 1976, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials (including an hour-long one on HBO), and many appearances on network television, in both America and the UK. He has appeared in films (most notably, as the table-saw demonstrator in UHF) and has lent his distinctive voice to animated TV shows (such as Doctor Katz and Home Movies), but his first love, stand-up, remains his true one.

20th Annual Boston Comedy Festival Gala 
 

This show has sold out the past 6 years!
The final eight up-and-coming stars from a 48-comic field go head-to-head for a $10,000 first-place prize. In addition to the competition, comedy legend, comedian

 

Emo Philips will receive the Boston Comedy Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

The Comedian of the Year Award will be presented to Bob's Burgers Eugene Mirman

Hosted by Jim McCue- Jims Dry Bar Comedy specials went viral with over 600,000 views comedian Jim McCue will be hosting this gala comedy event.
Featuring:Jake Mattera and Michelle Sui!

Dana Gould

Dana Gould is a legendary comedian considered to be one of the absolute best among his peers. Gould is probably best known for his many years on TV’s longest-running animated show The Simpsons, where he served as Co-Executive Producer and performed several voices. 

 

Between Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime, Dana Gould has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, CONAN, and Maron. In 2017, Dana released Mr. Funny Manon Kill Rock Stars, his first comedy album since 2015’s I Know Its Wrong, which debuted on iTunes comedy chart at #1. His monthly podcast, The Dana Gould Hour, frequently resides in iTunes' top ten comedy downloads. 

 

As an actor, Dana has had memorable turns on Seinfeld, Parks and Recreation and was a cast member of Frank Darabont’s 1940’s crime drama Mob City, as well as numerous roles in films, such as the cult horror anthology Southbound.

 

Dana was a writer and performer on the original The Ben Stiller Show and maintains an equally active career as a writer. After creating the pilot World on a String, he co-created MTV's late, lamented Super Adventure Team. Dana was also a producer on NBC's Parks and Recreation. 

 

Dana is the creator and Executive Producer of the IFC horror-comedy Stan Against Evil, which just got renewed for a third season. In addition, he is currently developing an hour-long series based on the comic book series The October Faction with that series’ creator, Steve Niles, as well as adapting Rod Serling’s early, original draft of the Planet of the Apes screenplay as a graphic novel for Boom! Comics. 

Larcom Theatre

Rockwell Theatre

7 pm

Comicazi

the noonan show 

The Noonan Show : Will, Paul and guests discuss science, weird news stories, sports, and do segments like “Just Shave It Bro” and “The Howie Mandela Effect”

 

 

TONY V EXPERIENCE

Tony V will host an amazing line of comedians with a special appearance of Comedian Jonathan Katz best known for his starring role in the animated sitcom Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist as Dr. Katz. He also is known for voicing Erik Robbins in the UPN/Adult Swim series Home Movies..

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