Showing posts with label comedy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label comedy. Show all posts

Monday, September 6, 2021

Boston Globe: "Depression is no joke. So why are comedians so good at talking about it?"

"There are certain types of weather that are better for depressives,” the comedian Aparna Nancherla says in a 2016 stand-up special. “I love it when it rains. It reminds me of why I got into the whole sad game, you know? . . . Whenever it’s pouring outside, as a sad person you can turn to any random optimist on the street and just be like ‘Hey! You’re in my world now.’”

In January 2019, the comedian and TV writer Jaboukie Young-White tweeted, “How are people out here with no therapy not taking any prescribed or illicit drugs just raw dogging reality[?]” A few months later, he followed up with: “Yall ever drink an iced coffee so strong that for like 4 minutes you have hope[?]”
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Marc Maron writes: "I am always walking around preparing for and reacting to the horrors of what my brain is making up."VALERIE MACON/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
Marc Maron writes: "I am always walking around preparing for and reacting to the horrors of what my brain is making up."VALERIE MACON/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Reminder: Need a Good Laugh ?

Reminder: Need a Good Laugh ?
Friday, February 12, 2021
7:00 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Raffle Winners Announced
(You do not need to be present to win)
Reminder: Need a Good Laugh ? 2
2 Family-Friendly Comics
(We've had a change of line up, our 2nd comedian is now Luke Thayer)
Cyrus Steele

America's Clean Comedian! Cyrus Steele was selected by HBO for the Comedy Wings Competition, as part of the American Black Film Festival.

Growing up in Savannah, Georgia, Cyrus moved to Atlanta in 2005, quickly establishing himself as one of Atlanta's top comics and a master impressionist, imitating everyone from Seinfeld to all the presidents! 

Cyrus most recently has performed on FOX and NBC's "America's Got Talent".
Luke Thayer

Luke is silly yet biting with an unorthodox view of social norms and insight into the choices people make.
 
He has appeared on FOX, TruTV, The Food Network, and more. Luke is regularly heard on SiriusXM Radio and has been their "Comedian of the Month."
 
His debut album "Hopes + Dreams" is on iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more!

 Get tickets ->  https://www.hmea.org/giggles/
Luke Thayer
After you purchase your ticket(s), you will need to follow the Zoom link in your confirmation email to register each ticket for its unique Zoom invitation to the show!
Reminder: Need a Good Laugh ? 3
CLICK HERE to invite your friends and family through
our Facebook event.
HMEA | 8 Forge Park East, Franklin, MA 02038
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Giggles for Good - Virtual Comedy Show - Feb 12

What is Giggles for Good? We'll let Doug MacPherson of HMEA explain:

"Who out there hasn’t been affected in some way by Covid 19? Here at HMEA we have had to restructure, renew and realign many things to continue providing services and program.

To help us do this we have reached out to everyone in the communities where we live and work. And one of the best ways to cope with all that is going on is to provide fundraising events and there’s a great one coming up on Friday February 12th at 7 PM. 

Who doesn’t like a good laugh right?

Well here’s your chance to enjoy a good solid hour of comedy right from your own home – hey the parking is free – the commute is really short and the lines for food and the facilities are completely controlled by YOU. In addition, you are supporting a very worthy cause allowing HMEA to meet its mission.

We have two nationally acclaimed stand up clean comedians. 

Cyrus Steele from Atlanta Georgia is a master impressionist, imitating everyone from Seinfeld and Arnold Schwarzenegger to Elvis and many more.

Cyrus most recently has performed on FOX and NBC's "America's Got Talent".

He's an in demand performer at corporate events and comedy clubs nationwide.

We also have Jason Love. Who is One of today’s hardest-working comedians, he has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, and America’s Got Talent.  His crafty punch lines and guitar bits make him a real favorite corporate comedian for companies like Chevron, Google, and Pepsi.  

Funny. Clean. Relevant. Jason performs at clubs around the country, from the Laugh Factory in Hollywood to Caroline's on Broadway. He performs overseas for the troops and on the seas for cruise lines. His clips are played daily on SiriusXM."

For more information including how to purchase tickets (and or donate to HMEA) visit  https://www.hmea.org/giggles/ 

Follow the Facebook event  HMEA's Giggles for Good - Virtual Comedy Show | Facebook

Giggles for Good - Virtual Comedy Show - Feb 12, 2021
Giggles for Good - Virtual Comedy Show - Feb 12, 2021


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

HMEA Giggles for Good - Feb 12, 2021


Friday, February 12, 2021
7:00 - 8:00 PM
8:00 PM Raffle Winners Announced
(You do not need to be present to win)
2 Family-Friendly Comics
Cyrus Steele

America's Clean Comedian! Cyrus Steele was selected by HBO for the Comedy Wings Competition, as part of the American Black Film Festival.

Growing up in Savannah, Georgia, Cyrus moved to Atlanta in 2005, quickly establishing himself as one of Atlanta's top comics and a master impressionist, imitating everyone from Seinfeld to all the presidents! 

Cyrus most recently has performed on FOX and NBC's "America's Got Talent".
Jason Love

One of today's hardest-working comedians, Jason Love has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, and America's Got Talent.

Says L.A. Weekly, "Jason Love is comedy that brings people together."

Funny. Clean. Relevant. Jason performs at clubs around the country, from the Laugh Factory in Hollywood to Caroline's on Broadway, for the troops and on the seas for cruise lines.
CLICK HERE to invite your friends and family through
our Facebook event.
HMEA | 8 Forge Park East, Franklin, MA 02038

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Monday, February 10, 2020

THE BLACK BOX presents 2 Valentine’s Shows

THE BLACK BOX will present two shows Valentine’s week: comedian adam connie sr. on February 13 and fan-favorite band The Love Dogs on February 14.

adam connie sr.
adam connie sr.
THE BLACK BOX Comedy Series debuts with adam connie sr. on Thursday, February 13. adam connie sr. is a Franklin, MA bred comedian based in San Diego, CA . His career in entertainment began when he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the web series "Fully Staffed." His love for comedy then took him to the stage. Now in his ninth year performing, he's ready to kick off his first tour in his hometown.

The Love Dogs
The Love Dogs
THE BLACK BOX New England Artist Series presents The Love Dogs this Valentine's Day for a special night out. With barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano, stinging Fender guitar, and a red-hot horn section of trombone and alto, tenor and baritone saxes, The Love Dogs also showcases a swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called “the best in the business,” and a charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Based out of Boston, the septet recently celebrated its 20th year. Combining elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B, and early rock ’n roll, The Love Dogs have played juke joints, festivals, and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic.

A full bar is available. For tickets and more information, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call 508-528-3370. Follow THE BLACK BOX on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

A Night of Comedy with Dave Kane.- Nov 9

The Franklin Knights of Columbus Council 1847 are pleased to host a night of Comedy with Dave Kane

His show is MISGIVINGS, it is a comedy that features an evening with an Irish Catholic priest, Father Patrick Aloysius MISGIVINGS. The show is very respectful of the Catholic Church and has been very well received by many area churches.

When/Where
• November 9, 2019:  7:00 - 9:00 PM
• Advance Tickets Price:  $15 ($18 at the door night of the show)
• Where: Old Ben Franklin Charter School Auditorium – Main Street across from St. Mary’s Church
Dave Kane.- Nov 9
Dave Kane.- Nov 9
• Food: Light refreshments (snacks, drinks, cookies and coffee/tea and water (soda for sale)

Purchasing Tickets
  • By mail: Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 465, Franklin, MA. 02038
  • At the Door – A limited number of tickets will be available at the door the night of the Show
Join us for a night of “Devine” laughs, blessings, blarney, bingo and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will support K of C community outreach and service projects.
Any questions can be emailed to: KnightsofColumbus1847@gmail.com

Download a copy of the event flyer as a reminder
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczNVlqQjFMUDF4aEFaVk1aaDBnb3pCbmZmTUVr/view?usp=sharing

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Don White with Mike Agranoff opening Sat., Feb. 2


occhurch-2.jpgOCC COFFEEHOUSE

Original Congregational Church
1 East Street, Wrentham, MA 02093
Phone: 508-384-3110



DON WHITE

with MIKE AGRANOFF opening

at OCC Coffeehouse

Saturday, Feb. 2, 7:30 PM

DON WHITE
DON WHITE
If you've never seen Don White, you are in for a treat! If you've seen him before, you know how entertaining he is. There is no one-word description for what Don does. 

He has survived and thrived for twenty-five years, bringing his audiences to laughter and tears in his live performances, studio recordings, and on the printed page. 

He is a storyteller-comedian-author-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter. He is a walking challenge to the phrase "file under." Best to just sort him under "Don White."

Don's approach to music is a weird, unique blend. If he just played folk music, it would be a handy label. But he has invented his own genre with a mix of humor and powerful songwriting. White's arc as a writer and performer has taken him from his industrial hometown of Lynn, Mass. across the country as hitchhiker, through Boston's comedy clubs and coffeehouses, and onto the stage with greats like Christine Lavin, Arlo Guthrie, Taj Mahal, Ritchie Havens, Patty Larkin, Bill Morrissey, Tom Rush, and Louden Wainright III. At every point, White has been the ultimate observer, infusing his work with his experiences as a husband, a father, a seeker, and a joker.

Many songwriters use their real lives for inspiration, but few do it like Don White. He often draws inspiration from his family, whether it's a touching song about the circle of life or an uproarious story about dealing with his daughter. "It's what I'm comfortable doing. It's what I know. I'm always amazed by people who write songs about the Civil War in a convincing way and were never there. I assume they were never there. Write about what you know. I've been raising kids and being in a relationship since I was a kid myself. I mean, I could try to write about other things, and I do, occasionally, but that's what I know best." 

Lots of information about Don, his many CDs, and his tour schedule can be seen on his website http://www.donwhite.net/.

Mike Agranoff
Mike Agranoff
Mike Agranoff, opening for Don, is equally at home in the contemporary and traditional camps of the Folk world. His prime instrument is the guitar, upon which he shines with intricate fingerstyle arrangements of anything from Tin Pan Alley tunes of the '20s to fiddle tunes to his own music. He also plays concertina, piano, banjo, or sings acapella. He can be uproariously funny, contempletive, and powerfully emotional in the space of a few minutes. 

Not so much a singer-songwriter as a "singer-songfinder, Mike takes great delight in discovering the little-known hidden gems, polishing them with his own distinctive style, and bringing them to the light of day where they sparkle.


Tickets for the concert are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, available at the church office, 508-384-3110, or at www.musicatocc.org. The event will be in Fellowship Hall at the back of the church with entry from the parking lot behind the church. Parking is available behind the church and in the lot across the street. For more information and to be added to the mailing list, visit the website or contact Ken Graves, 508-384-8084, occmusic99@gmail.com.

UPCOMING SHOWS


AT OCC COFFEEHOUSE (Tickets now available for all shows on website. All shows are general admission seating, so arrive early for good seats.

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019, Fellswater, Boston's Celtic Music Ensemble. Back by popular demand.
  • Friday, April 5, 2019, Tom Rush, folk music icon, with Matt Nakoa.
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019, Bill & Kate Isles, an acoustic singer/soungwriter duo based in Duluth, Minnesota. Audiences feel they are listening to stories of the own lives, told by two of their best friends.



See website https://www.musicatocc.org/upcoming-shows.html for complete OCC Coffeehouse season schedule, more details, and for ordering tickets.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Reminder: The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

SAVE THE DATE for The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show on Friday, May 4 at the 
Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxboro
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

It is that time of year again!! The 8th Annual Comedy show to benefit Franklin SEPAC is being held on Friday, May 4 at Showcase Live, Patriot Place. 

Enjoy good food, drinks, lots of laughs, and chances to take home fabulous items through the silent auction, food frenzy and raffle. 

All proceeds raised will fund SEPAC’s speakers and social events. Tickets are on sale now on our website: www.franklinsepac.org!! 

If you cannot attend but would like to contribute, we welcome any and all donations. 

Please email us at franklinsepac@gmail.com with any questions.
Hope you can make it!!



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Support SEPAC and have a laugh or two - Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

SAVE THE DATE for The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show on Friday, May 4 at the 
Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxboro
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

It is that time of year again!! The 8th Annual Comedy show to benefit Franklin SEPAC is being held on Friday, May 4 at Showcase Live, Patriot Place. 

Enjoy good food, drinks, lots of laughs, and chances to take home fabulous items through the silent auction, food frenzy and raffle. 

All proceeds raised will fund SEPAC’s speakers and social events. Tickets are on sale now on our website: www.franklinsepac.org!! 

If you cannot attend but would like to contribute, we welcome any and all donations. 

Please email us at franklinsepac@gmail.com with any questions.
Hope you can make it!!



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

SAVE THE DATE for The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show on Friday, May 4 at the 
Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxboro
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

It is that time of year again!! The 8th Annual Comedy show to benefit Franklin SEPAC is being held on Friday, May 4 at Showcase Live, Patriot Place. 

Enjoy good food, drinks, lots of laughs, and chances to take home fabulous items through the silent auction, food frenzy and raffle. 

All proceeds raised will fund SEPAC’s speakers and social events. Tickets are on sale now on our website: www.franklinsepac.org!! 

If you cannot attend but would like to contribute, we welcome any and all donations. 

Please email us at franklinsepac@gmail.com with any questions.
Hope you can make it!!



Thursday, March 8, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

SAVE THE DATE for The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show on Friday, May 4 at the 
Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxboro

It is that time of year again!! The 8th Annual Comedy show to benefit Franklin SEPAC is being held on Friday, May 4 at Showcase Live, Patriot Place. 

Enjoy good food, drinks, lots of laughs, and chances to take home fabulous items through the silent auction, food frenzy and raffle. 

All proceeds raised will fund SEPAC’s speakers and social events. Tickets are on sale now on our website: www.franklinsepac.org!! 

If you cannot attend but would like to contribute, we welcome any and all donations. 

Please email us at franklinsepac@gmail.com with any questions.
Hope you can make it!!


The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4
The Annual SEPAC Comedy Show - May 4

Saturday, February 24, 2018

FHS Baseball Boosters: A night of comic relief featuring - Mark Riley - Mar 17


A night of comic relief presented by:

The FHS Baseball Boosters

Featuring - Mark Riley


Please join us at “3”• 461 W. Central St. Franklin MA

Saturday March 17
SHOWTIME 9 PM - doors open at 8 PM

Tickets $25

To purchase tickets, email dennally@gmail.com

Please contact dennally@gmail.com (401) 255-2782 - with questions

Must be 21 or over to attend

FHS Baseball Boosters:  A night of comic relief featuring - Mark Riley - Mar 17
FHS Baseball Boosters:  A night of comic relief featuring - Mark Riley - Mar 17