Comedy gold at the end of the rainbow can be found in Somerville, courtesy of the Boston Comedy Festival. Be part of this tradition featuring comedy and Irish Dance. Hosted by Jack Lynch.
Tickets go on sale Sat, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am EST
Jim McCue went viral this year with his DryBar special “nothing personal” which has had 3 million views, Jim has been featured on Comedy Central, Comcast Comedy Spotlight, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” RedEye on Fox news, Live at Gotham AXS.
Joey Carroll was featured in NESN’s Roughing It and WCVB’s Chronicle.
Erin Maguire is a NYC-based stand-up comic, actor, writer, and emcee. Her stand-up was recently featured on Gotham Comedy Live for the Oculus/NextVR Network.
Jackie O’Riley leads O’Riley Irish Dance, a troupe of her advanced students, dedicated to sharing the beauty and excitement of old-style step dancing with audiences across New England. Jackie is a sought-after performer and teacher, with a unique repertoire that includes older steps she’s collected from masters and field footage, and material she’s composed. She performs and teaches in the US, Canada, and Ireland, was an original member of the touring sean-nós dance show Atlantic Steps, and in 2018 performed at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin as part of Na Píobairí Uilleann’s production, “The Sound of Ireland”.
Joey Abarta is one of the leading uilleann pipers of his generation. He has spent the last 15 years touring North America, Europe, and Asia, teaching and performing music on the national bagpipe of Ireland, the uilleann pipes. In 2009, Joey’s accomplished playing won him an All-Ireland championship. Joey was named a master traditional artist by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.