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Boston Comedy Festival Stand Up Contest: Prelim Round 3
September 12, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm$12
Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Forty-eight, 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.
Hosted By: Will Smalley
Comedian Will Smalley has readily established himself as a powerful LGBT voice in the comedy scene. A purveyor of the silly-arts and dude-lover extraordinaire, Will is a former finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and was most recently featured in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR. Will is a mainstay at the major comedy clubs and colleges across the Northeast. In addition to stand-up comedy, Will currently serves as the announcer for Old School Game Show at American Repertory Theater’s Oberon venue and has performed at Mysterylands Festival in New York.
With Special Guest: Christine Hurley
Christine Hurley loves what she does…making people laugh! Married to Jimmy Hurley and having five kids, Christine is never at a loss for comedic material.
Like any great comedian, Christine has an innate ability to see humor in “everyday” situations. For years, she entertained family, friends and neighbors in their kitchens, at barbeques and the grocery store aisles. The only difference now is she uses a microphone and a stage.
Christine’s maiden voyage into the world of stand up comedy was an open audition in New York City. The television network Nick at Nite was looking for “AMERICA’S FUNNIEST MOM.” She figured if it didn’t go well, no one in New York would have known who she was anyway…
Turns out it went well! Out of thousands of entries, Christine was selected to be a finalist on the nationally televised show. The producers of the show included Carol Leifer (Seinfeld show producer), Jeff Singer (talent scout, Montreal Comedy Festival), Jeffrey Ross (Comedy Central roast master) and actress Sandra Bernhardt.
Her stories and views on motherhood and marriage are exactly what everyone is living through…people get it and love it!
Christine Hurley has quickly become a favorite in the Boston comedy world. She works with, and is respected by Boston’s comedic legends. Among them being; Don Gavin, Lenny Clarke, Steve Sweeney, Paul D’Angelo, Paul Nardizzi, Patty Ross, Tony V, Loretta Laroche,…and her biggest fan and mentor Johnny Pizzi.
Check out Christine’s up coming schedule and see what everyone is talking about!
Preliminary Round 3 Features:
Erin Maguire, Nancy Norton, Emily Ruskowski, Bubba Ginnetty, Jeremy Alsop, Rich Gustus, Tyler Morrow, Alex Giampapa, John Baglio, Jason Banks, Byron Bertram
Doors open at 9pm
Lineup subject to change without notice