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109 Concord Rd
Acton, MA, 01720


Fugitive Comedy Night


In 2017 Fugitive Productions began “Fugitive Comedy Night” in West Acton. Wes Hazard and Mike Dorval, the curators and hosts of our first seasons, have brought us some of the best and brightest comics working in the Boston area and nationally. Our West Acton Villageworks comedy nights have met with such a great response that we’ve added another monthly venue at the newly renovated Twenty-Nine restaurant in Sudbury. Now, you’ll have a chance to see great professional comedy twice monthly.

We Bring Great Comics to the ’Burbs!

The comedians who have joined us have appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central, The Jim Jeffries Show, The TV Guide Channel, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, TruTV, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out and have opened for numerous well-known comedians. Our audiences have, frankly, been surprised by the level of talent we’ve brought to the ‘burbs.


After a mere three months of performing, Mike won the NH Comedy Festival, defeating some of New England’s most established comics and he quickly climbed the comedic ranks to become one of the youngest headliners in Boston history. He’s been praised by the Boston Globe as “One of Boston’s Best.” Mike has been featured on Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, starred in numerous TV commercials, and toured overseas for the USO. He has served as Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio and is a favorite of the Boston Comedy Festival. He’s written and performed several one man shows which have had runs at the Charles Playhouse and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. (Bar provided by True West Brewery.)


Bethany’s “hip & grounded, laid back delivery” has earned her the honor of performing at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and notable appearances on Comedy Central, TV Guide Channel, and NickMom. Her monthly show, “Artisanal Comedy,” has been named “one of the top indie nights to check out.” Unashamedly in touch with her inner nerd, Bethany enjoys being a panelist on “You’re the Expert” and “Literary Death Match,” and is thrilled to be Mainstage storyteller and host for The Moth. (Full Bar. Full dinner menu by reservation. Late night bar menu. Table service. See calendar for details.)

West Acton Villageworks FALL 2019 SCHEDULE

  • Friday, September 20

  • Friday, October 18

  • Friday, November 22

29 Restaurant, Sudbury, FALL 2019 SCHEDULE

  • Friday, October 4

  • Friday, November 1

  • Friday, December 6

COMICS wHO HAVE PERFORMED at fugitive comedy night

Zach Armentrout
Zach is a Boston-based comedian with zero roommates and over 100 Facebook friends. His aptitude for hyper-specific premises and hard jokes earned him a host/producer role on Boston's award-winning comedy showcase The Mendoza Line, as well as an appearance on the SiriusXM stand-up show The Check Spot. Follow Zach's every waking thought through on Twitter, @somelightcrying, which has been featured in Playboy and Funny Or Die.

John Baglio
Since he first stepped foot on stage at the ripe age of 19, John has become a mainstay in the Northeast comedy scene. He has opened for some of the biggest names in comedy today, and been featured in the Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, World Series of Comedy, Rogue Island Comedy Festival, Cleveland Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and is a two-time winner of the Wootenany Comedy Festival. John can be seen producing and performing on The Mendoza Line, a weekly comedy showcase that was named Boston A-List’s “Best Night of Comedy.” He is an average karaoke singer.

Orlando Baxter
Orlando exploded onto the Boston comedy scene in 2005, and was quickly established as one of the areas hottest young comics. His fresh perspective and unique relatability soon made this former high school teacher a fan favorite and led to a string of finalist positions in a host of contests and festivals all over the world including NBC’s “Stand Up for Diversity,” Boston Comedy Festival,  Montreux Comedy Festival, Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Turku Comedy Festival, and the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Orlando currently tours across the country performing at clubs and colleges. And when he's not doing his own thing, you can catch him on the road opening for Whitney Cummings and Jo Koy. In 2016, Orlando made his late night TV debut on the Conan show on TBS. You can watch it here!

Dan Boulger
Dan 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 having performed on Comedy Central, The BBC, and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival. Dan has made multiple appearances on “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and “Comics Unleashed” with Byron Allen. 

Nonye Brown-West
Nonye is a Nigerian-American comedian and writer working in the Northeast. She was featured in the Boston Globe's Rise column as a “Comic to Watch.” She hosts the Women in Comedy Festival's monthly show every fourth Thursday at ImprovBoston and is a co-producer of the Boston Comedy Chicks. You may have caught her at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY, on “Night Train” with Wyatt Cenac, or producing and starring in “Will Smith: The Comedy Variety Show” at the American Repertory Theater's Club Oberon.

Nick Chambers
Born and raised in Worcester, Nick began performing stand-up comedy on a whim in 2009 and hasn’t been able to stop since. His laid back delivery and conversational tone has quickly led to becoming a regular performer all over the East Coast where he has opened for national headliners like Kyle Dunnigan and Bridget Everett. In 2016, Nick was a semi-finalist in the “Boston Comedy Festival” and performed in the “Oddball Comedy Festival.” He also made is feature film debut in the comedy, "Good Kids.”

Dan Crohn
Dan has been performing stand up comedy in and around Boston for years. His jokes can be heard on XM Radio and he has been a guest on the popular podcast “WTF with Marc Maron.” A semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Festival, Dan's stories of family and friends have entertained audiences from all over the country. Dan was named one of the top 100 comics for Season 9 of “Last Comic Standing.” His former day job of teaching 4th graders has provided him with endless amount of material. He has wanted to be a comedian since the age of eight when he stumbled upon his Father's Henny Youngman records.

Chloé Cunha
Chloé s a comedian, poet, and occasional sapphic vampire/assassin such as in the retro indie horror film Blood of the Tribades (2016), or The Penumbra Podcast. She hosts and produces The Queer Qomedy Hour at ImprovBoston and does stand-up all throughout the greater Boston area, as well as sketch with the group Magenta Strike Squad. She has performed at several festivals, such as the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival, the Dallas Comedy Festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival. Catch her on Twitter @ChloeCunha or take a listen to the comedy debate podcast Pick a Side Stupid!, for which she contributes frequently!

Mike Dorval
“One of Boston's Best.” In a city famous for great comedians, that's how the Boston Globe described Mike Dorval. Mike has been featured in Comedy Central's Laugh Riots, numerous television commercials. He recently toured overseas for the USO, entertaining thousands of US military personnel abroad and released his first live comedy album entitled, “We need to talk . . .” Mike's takes on his Catholic upbringing, love life, and the insanity of the world around him have entertained audiences at colleges and clubs across the country and prompted the Boston Herald to exclaim, “Michael Dorval is hilarious!”

Kathe Farris
Kathe is a stay-at-home mom, stand-up comedian, and snack cake enthusiast. She shares her unsolicited wisdom about hot button topics from calcium supplements to the political awfulness behind book groups. Her unoriginal, understated demeanor both surprise and impress audiences all over New England. Some of her credits include the Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival and the Chicago Funny Festival. In August 2016 she was Comic in Residence at The Comedy Studio, a semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival 2016 as well as 2017 and opened for Todd Barry. Off stage, she teaches Intro to Stand-up at ImprovBoston and comedy workshops for the Boston Comedy Chicks/Women In Comedy Festival organization.

Deb Farrar-Parkman
Toted by the Boston Globe as “one of the most consistently inventive performers” on the Boston comedy scene, Deb has been featured in numerous comedy festivals throughout the country, including “Ladies of Laughter,” “Laugh Your Asheville Off,” and the New York and Boston Comedy Festivals. She has been featured on NPR’s “Commonwealth Journal,” Lifetime’s “Girls Night Out,” and local television stations WCVB and WBZ. Deb is the founding producer of and a performer in “ColorStruck: Women of Color in Comedy,” as well as the co-executive producer of “You’ve Crossed the Line: Diversity, Humor and Freedom of Speech,” a humor and dialogue platform for college campuses and the larger community. She is also an Emmy Award-winning documentary producer.

Xazmin Garza
Xazmin has distinguished herself among New England’s strongest comics with her razor-sharp joke writing and dynamic stage presence. Interrobang called her “frank and hilarious,” naming her a Boston comic to watch. Garza has performed in the Limestone, Laughing Skull, Rogue Island, and Boston Comedy Festivals — and her comedy has been featured on SIRIUSXM.

David Gerratt (Fugitive Productions founder, producer, and sometimes host. Not a comedian. Not funny — especially when he tries.)
Over the years, David has performed on a number of stages and promoted live performance in many settings — from a local farmers market to urban concert halls, from restaurants to stadiums. In 2015, he created Fugitive Productions where he produces music, storytelling, and comedy events in Boston’s ’burbs. In his day job (dba DG Communications and, he works as a communications consultant and graphic designer with nonprofit organizations and schools where he “promotes the good work of others by helping them look good.”

Tawanda Gona
Born in Zimbabwe, Boston-based Tawanda has moved up and down the US east coast since he was three years old. Tawanda has been featured in the Boston Globe, is a comic in residence at the Comedy Studio, and appeared most recently in The Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon.

Steve Halligan
A recent runner up in both the “Best of Boston Comedy” contest and the “Beantown Comedy Riots,” Steve is quickly making a name for himself in the comedy world. Drawing upon his complex life experiences, including single parenthood and his road to recovery Steve’s quick wit and charm has made him an audience favorite all over New England.

Wes Hazard
Wes has been named as one of “5 Boston Comedians to Watch” by The Boston Globe Magazine. A writer and storyteller as well as comedian, Wes brings wit, energy and honesty to the stage, qualities that have made him a regular performer in Boston venues as well as at The Boston Comedy Festival and The Women in Comedy Festival. Wes is a multiple-time winner on The Moth StorySLAM stage and he’s appeared as a guest on the “Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!” podcast and “The Story Collider” podcast. His debut humor book Questions For Terrible People was published by Simon & Schuster in 2016, and in 2017 he was awarded a New England Emmy for his hosting work on CBS Boston’s “The Secret Worlds of Boston Comic Con.” He currently co-hosts the nationally syndicated storytelling television program “Stories from the Stage,” a collaboration between WGBH WORLD Channel, and Boston’s Massmouth storytelling organization.

Andrea Henry
Andrea has appeared on Nickelodeon's Search for America's Funniest Mom, Last Comic Standing, and The Great Canadian Laugh Off, and is a Comic in Residence at The Comedy Studio. She has participated in comedy festivals across the country including Ladies of Laughter, Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy, Chicago Woman's Funny Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival, The Women in Comedy Festival, Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off, and Memphis Urban Laughs. She writes jokes for Us Weekly Magazine's Fashion Police and is the co-author of Real Kids Jokes by Real Stand-Up Comics. She has also produced and starred in a funny documentary film about entering and losing the Mrs. Massachusetts Beauty Pageant.

Brian Higginbottom
Brian Higginbottom is an up-and-coming comedian born and raised in Boston. He runs a weekly comedy show at McGreevy’s in the heart of Boston. Brian has performed in the Crosstown Comedy Festival in New York, was a finalist in the Beantown Comedy Riots, and is a regular at top clubs in Boston including Nick’s Comedy Stop, the Comedy Connection, and Laugh Boston. He has also been featured on Funny or Die!

Sam Ike
Sam Ike is a comedian from Boston. His unique stage presence and observations have made him loved by audiences nationally. He’s performed in comedy festivals including Limestone, SF Sketchfest, Big Sky, and the Second City/NBC Universal Breakout Festival in Chicago. He’s also been featured on NPR’s You’re the Expert, The Bechdel Cast on How Stuff Works Network, and The Check Spot on Sirius XM. Often, you can see Sam as the cohost of the popular weekly show, Cityside Comedy (or rewriting this bio).

Erin Judge
“Judge tells jokes that incinerate misogynists, celebrate the fluidity of gender, and wring thoughtful hilarity out of sexual confusion.” —The Village Voice. Erin started out doing stand-up at the Comedy Studio in Cambridge. Since then, she’s appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and at lots of festivals, including Women in Comedy, Bridgetown, Boston, and Laugh Your Asheville Off, as well as Eugene Mirman’s Comedy Festival. She’s performed in more than 60 North American cities with the CAKE Comedy Tour. Her first comedy album, So Many Choices, is available from Rooftop Comedy. Erin’s debut novel, Vow of Celibacy, won Best Fiction at the 2016 Bi Book Awards and got great reviews. Erin’s words also appear in, the Advocate, and Salon. She wrote for the stage with The Meaning of Wife, which got four stars from Time Out New York, and as a contributor to Wake Up World!, Lizz Winstead’s satirical off-Broadway show. She currently co-hosts Romantic Comedy, a popular monthly comedy show at The Ripped Bodice, the country’s first romance bookstore, in Culver City, CA.

Myq Kaplan
Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has performed on the Tonight Show, Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Late Late Show with James Corden, in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and in his own one-hour special on Netflix and now Amazon, “Small, Dork, and Handsome.” He has been a finalist on Last Comic Standing and recently appeared on America’s Got Talent. His debut album “Vegan Mind Meld” was one of iTunes’ top 10 comedy albums of the year, and his most recent album "No Kidding" is one of the top billion albums of eternity. Thanks for reading all this. You're very nice.

Tooky Kavanagh
With razor sharp wit and a charm once described as “ineffable,” Tooky (rhymes with cookie) Kavanagh speaks her mind with honesty, charisma, and edge. Tooky has performed in New York, Denver, and all over New England. Her standup credits include Laugh Boston, Nick’s Comedy Stop, December 2018 Comic in Residence at The Comedy Studio, The Rockwell Theater, The 2017 Women In Comedy Festival, Thunderfest 2017, The 2017 Boston Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Chicks, The 2017 Boston Comedy Arts Festival, The Producer’s Club, and Comic Sit-In at The Riot Theater. And she was selected to audition for the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. She can be seen regularly at venues such as The Comedy Studio, ImprovBoston, and Laugh Boston. (Also, she’s the one who described her own charm as “ineffable,” but it’s still true!)

Carmen Lagala
New York-based comedian Carmen Lagala made her network television debut in July 2018 on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (watch it here). Originally from Vermont, Carmen endears audiences with her playful voice and anecdotes on everything from the beauty industry to the death of a Facebook friend. She opens regularly for Hari Kondabolu at comedy clubs and theaters all over the country and was featured in the prestigious Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Women in Comedy Festival, and the Green Mountain Comedy Festival in her home state.

Kindra Lansburg
Performing regularly around New England, Kindra is known for her quick wit and keen observations. Kindra often writes about her day-to-day experiences, making her storytelling perspective relatable to audiences everywhere. She has been featured in the Women in Comedy Festival, Rogue Island Comedy Festival, and Boston Comedy Festival. She is also a co-producer of the Boston Comedy Chicks, a monthly show in Jamaica Plain.

Jiayong Li 
Jiayong Li bid farewell to his family in Beijing and embarked on a journey of mathematical study at MIT. Along the way, he came upon stand-up comedy and started delivering his cerebral material in a calm and comfortable voice. Watching him perform is a side-splitting yet soothing experience. He was one of the New Faces at Montreal Just for Laughs in 2017.

Corey Manning
As a comedian, Corey is a tenured headliner performing in clubs and colleges across the U.S. He was a featured comedian on season one of Nick Jr.’s “NickMom Night Out Comedy Showcase,” appeared on NBC’s “Family Feud” with Steve Harvey, and has a comedic resume that includes performances in Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza’s New Faces In Comedy, opening for DMC, and touring with legendary names such as Monique, Bill Bellamy, Eddie Griffin, Damon Wayans, and Lavell Crawford. He won the 2011 “North Carolina World Series of Comedy,” and was among the top eight in the prestigious “Las Vegas World Series of Comedy.”

Peter Martin
Peter is a comedian hailing from Somerville. His humor resonates with the same gritty taste and sensibilities of the Boston blue collar working class. From absurd silliness to intelligent satire, over the past seven years, Peter has become a well-known and established talent in the Boston comedy scene.

Andrew Mayer
With a quirky delivery and an offbeat sense of humor, Andrew has quickly become a mainstay in Boston’s comedy scene. He is a previous winner of the Boston Comedy Festival, and has performed at the Bridgetown and Laughing Skull Comedy Festivals around the country. His debut album, Nonsense, was released in 2015.

Katie McCarthy
Katie is a Boston-based comedian who will make you delightedly shriek “What?!” She’s peddled her brand of silly-yet-cerebral humor all around the country, impressing audiences at Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, All Jane Comedy Festival, and Women in Comedy Festival. Starting as a sketch writer and actor, Katie has since tackled stand up; her absurd ruminations on personal experiences, pop culture, and politics quickly made her a favorite of Boston’s legendary Comedy Studio, where she served as their Comic In Residence in January 2016. She co-produced their annual Holiday Show in 2018 and was selected for their “Just For Laughs” audition showcase in 2019. Katie is the co-producer of “Party Cruise,” an outrageously goofy variety showcase and is a contributing writer for “Old School Game Show.”

Stephen McConnon
Known as relentlessly honest and hilarious storyteller, Steve has established himself as one of the most respected comics on the Boston scene. Drawing on his vast and varied life experience, Steve is always sure to impress while leaving you laughing — and thinking.

Katlin McFee
Katlin’s self-deprecating style combined with blunt honesty and sharp wit make her an absolute joy to watch, and have allowed her to amass a number of credits in a short amount of time. She's opened for Geoff Tate, Dave Ross, and Mary Mack and has been a featured performer at a number of festivals including the Motor City Comedy Festival, Burning Bridges, and Whiskey Bear.

Janet McNamara
Janet is a Boston-based comic who’s regaled audiences all over New England with her authentic conversational style and awkwardly charming energy. You might recognize Janet as being the auditioner of Americian Idol season, an appearance that introduced a national audience to her joie de vivre and infectious energy. (Janet doesn’t speak French.)

Kwasi Mensah
Kwasi bridges the gap between insightful observations about race and still thinking he could be a Power Ranger when he was 15. He's opened for  SNL's Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, and W. Kamau Bell. He also co-produces “Laughing Liberally Boston,” a show that combines comedy with progressive politics. He's been featured in SF Sketchfest,  the Boston Comedy Festival, The Comedy Exposition in Chicago, and recently recorded his first hour of stand up titled, "Not From Around Here."

Nick Ortolani
Nick’s the first guy to introduce himself at a party, and also the first to leave. His comedy combines a commanding stage presence with a literary sensibility that creates something unique. Employing a borderline-moral outrage at the daily atrocities of modern life, big and small, Nick leaves no stone unturned. His physical and verbal acrobatics have appeared in the Boston Comedy Festival, The Women In Comedy Festival, The Black Friday Comedy Marathon, and the Rogue Island Comedy Festival. He appears regularly at clubs around Boston, and has opened for national headliners. A regular at the Comedy Studio in Cambridge, Nick was selected as Comic In Residence for the club’s 20th anniversary. In addition to appearing on stage, his writing has been featured in “The Hard Times,” “Funny Or Die,” and on the “Nerdist” podcast network. He resides in Boston and is not as much of a cat person as you might think.

Al Park
Al has quickly emerged as a rising talent on the national comedy scene. He recently won the Boston Comedy Festival and Cleveland Comedy Festival competitions, and was a finalist in the prestigious Seattle International Comedy Competition. Named Boston’s Best Comedian of 2016 by Improper Bostonian magazine, Park mixes sharp observation and cultural satire with plenty of self-deprecation for a unique, authentic comic voice. He is a winner of the Boston Comedy Festival and his standup can be heard on He made his television debut on FOX TV’s “Laughs” in 2017.

Chris Pennie
As a life-long bachelor and full-time single dad, Chris relies on his dysfunctional family and off-beat view of the world to find humor in everyday life. Chris was a finalist in the Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival and Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Riots. He has performed at Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta and The Boston Comedy Festival. Chris was a finalist in CMTs Next Big Comic competition and was also seen on CMT. In 2013, Chris won the Foxwoods Casino “Last Comix Standing” comedy contest. Chris can be found on, where his material was made into an animated short, and at

Jere Pilapil
Jere has been performing standup comedy for over half a decade. Drawing from life stories and a mischievous perspective, Jere connects with audiences through an absurd and hilarious madness that his suits and ties cannot contain. He has been playing nationwide and has been featured on NPR’s Stories to Scenes, the Nerdist Podcast Network, and the Thunderfest Comedy Festival.

Carolyn Plummer
Carolyn pulls material from the hum-drum, day-today monotony of the life of everyman. To Carolyn the monumental is easy . . . it’s our existence that’s so hard, yet so ridiculous.  Some women look in the mirror and complain because they aren’t pretty enough, not rich enough, not young enough. Carolyn gives her reflection the finger. Possessing an uncanny ability to introspectively pull from places most of us hide, Carolyn puts a nail through the heart of whiners, self-loathers and the self-sorry of the world and makes the average seem hilarious and larger than life. Most of all, Carolyn’s twisted perception of our common existence leaves audiences hysterically shaking heads in agreement with her assessment that the world is indeed a very funny place.

Benari Poulten
Benari is a comedian and writer currently living in NYC. He was an Emmy-nominated writer/producer for FS1’s Garbage Time with Katie Nolan and is a former senior producer and contributor for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central, as well as a Comedy Advisor for the Armed Services Arts Partnership. As a stand-up comic, he has played clubs across the country, from The Comedy Studio in Boston to The Improv in LA and he has toured nationally and internationally with the G.I.’s of Comedy, most recently doing shows in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Eastern Europe. He is an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran and is affectionately known as “G.I. Jew.”

Lamont Price
Lamont is a Boston-based comedian who has appeared in every major festival including: Montreal “Just for Laughs,” “Rooftop Comedy Aspen Festival,” “Boston Comedy Festival,” “NY Comedy Festival,” “Women in Comedy Festival,” and “Rogue Island Comedy Festival” — just to name a few. He has been featured in Hulu’s “Triumph The Insult Comic Dog’s Election Special”, “NPR: Bullseye with Jesse Thorn”, “Funny Or Die’s Oddball Comedy Tour” and has recently has been named to “Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch.” Lamont has shared the stage with hundreds of comedians including Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre, Dave Attel, Judah Friedlander, Patrice O’Neal, Jessica Williams, Brian Kiley, Steven Wright, Dane Cook, Marc Maron, Greg Fitzsimmons, Wyatt Cenac, Dom Irrera, Bob Marley, and Phoebe Robinson. He is writing an animated pilot scheduled to be released in Spring 2018.

Katie Qué
Katie has been creating a solid fan-base in Greater Boston for years. Sarcastic yet vulnerable, she veils her feminist agenda behind up-speak and vocal fry. She was a featured performer in the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, The Women In Comedy Festival, and is a co-producer for the Mendoza Line Comedy Show, every Saturday night in the heart of Boston.

Srilatha Rajamani
Srilatha, tech nerd, born and raised in India is a Cambridge-based stand-up comedian and storyteller. She shines a spotlight on cultural absurdities from the unique perspective of an Indian born woman living in today’s America. She has opened for several national headliners like W Kamau Bell, Myk Kaplan, Ahmed Bharoocha, and Judah Friendlander. Last November, she was Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio in Boston. She is the co-producer and co-host of Laughing Liberally Boston, Boston’s first and only progressive political comedy show. (Her family in India is not aware of these shenanigans.)

Ken Reid
Ken is a Boston-based stand-up comedian, podcaster, former punk rock teen (he was in the little loved 90’s Boston Punk band, “30 Seconds Over Tokyo”) and adult survivor of a latchkey childhood. He was the long-standing Friday night host at the legendary Comedy Studio in Cambridge and produced his chaotic comedy variety show “The Secret Menu” there for two years. Ken was twice nominated as Best Comedian in Boston by the Boston Phoenix and named one of Boston’s best comics by CBS Boston. He’s performed at national comedy festivals including the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Riot LA Festival, The Eugene Mirman Festival, and worked with acts like Bob Saget, Todd Barry and John Oliver. He has appeared on NPR and is a frequent podcast guest having appeared on “You’re The Expert,” “Judge John Hodgman,” “Doug Loves Movies,” “Risk!”, and the “Dana Gould Hour.” He’s also the host and creator of the popular “TV Guidance Counselor” podcast.

Jon Rineman
Jon is a comedian and writer based in New York City who has appeared on "TheTonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late NIght with Jammy Fallon," "Comic Unleashed," and "Gotham Comedy Live," and has been heard on Sirius XM Radio. Since 2009, he has been a staff writer for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," earning two Emmy nominations. He has also written for Seth Meyers for the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner and 2011 ESPY Awards. He performs regularly at Broadway Comedy Club and the Comedy Cellar in New York City. He is a native of North Hampton, NH and is a 2005 graduate of Emerson College.

Corey Rodrigues
Corey was the winner of The Catch a New Rising Star, The Funniest Comic in New England, and the 2017 Big Sky Comedy Festivals. He has been featured on the hilarious Gotham Live and Laughs on Fox television shows and currently can be heard on Sirius XM. In the early years of his career, he honed and developed his skills on the stage of Boston’s Improv Asylum, after which he became a part of his own short-form improv troupe, “Flaming Awesome.” Referred to as funny, endearing, edgy, quick and exceptionally likeable when he is on the stage, Corey owns the crowd.

Samantha Ruddy
Samantha tells jokes, writes funny stuff, and weasels her way into your heart with her girl-next-door charm. She recently recorded a late night set for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert that will air later this year. She has appeared on Comedy Central, headlined Carolines on Broadway and has been featured at national comedy festivals like New York Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Emily Ruskowski
Emily is a staple on the Boston Stand Up scene. She has been featured in the Boston Globe and the Washington Post. Emily has performed on “Laughs TV” on the Fox Network and the popular “Two Dope Queens” podcast.

Laura Severse
Laura is a working mother of two by day, and comedian by night. She started standup in 2001, followed by a detour into marriage, motherhood, and middle management. She recently performed in New Orleans and Las Vegas. Laura’s comedic material comes from her large, dysfunctional Dorchester family, mean-spirited co-workers, and her two small children. She is an  associate producer for the “Boston Comedy Chicks” and a regular performer at the Comedy Studio and Improv Boston.

Will Smalley
Still fresh off the line and with that “new car” smell, comedian Will Smalley has readily established himself as one of the powerful new voices and joke writers in the Boston comedy scene. Will has been a finalist in the “Boston Comedy Festival”, a “Comic in Residence” at the Comedy Studio in Cambridge, and can be found playing all the major clubs, venues and colleges across New England. Additionally Will is the announcer for “The Old School Game Show,” which has emerged as wildly popular "Must See" Boston event.

Jennie Sutton
Jennie is a writer/comedian from New Jersey. She is a writer for the TruTV series “Paid Off.” She's written for “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Comedy Central and MTV. Jennie has appeared in the New York Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The DC Comedy Festival and The Women in Comedy Festival. Her sketch team Dollar Pizza has been featured on Huffington Post, Funny or Die, MSN, College Humor and the LA Times. She's also a writer/performer for "All Female Reboot" and can be seen doing parodies of films if they had all women in them at The Tank every month. When Jennie isn't speaking in the third person she's perfecting the last sentence of her bio.

Sean Sullivan
Sean has earned his place in the prestigious Boston Comedy Scene through over a decade of producing refreshing, original comedy. Sean's signature quick wit and loose, improvisational style guarantees that every show is one to remember. A favorite at clubs, colleges, and corporate events, Sean has been deemed a “Comic to Watch” by the Boston Herald and he made his national television debut on Comedy Central's “Live at Gotham.”

Amy Tee
“Not every crazy looks crazy,” says Amy, the comedian and motivational speaker who brings her boyish charm and dry wit to the stage with a storytelling style that shifts between stereotypes and reality. She delivers comedy with stigma-busting honesty. “I feel alive,” she says of the work. “I’m candid and exposed yet still fully clothed. Identified by the Boston Globe as a comedian to watch, and in Curve magazine as one of the “funniest lesbians in America,” Amy toured nationally and was a featured comedian in the film, “Laughing Matters — The Next Generation.” As an official IOOV (In Our Own Voice) Presenter for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Amy proudly uses her comedy to serve as a mental wellness advocate. She remains a fixture on the comedy circuit, is a regular performer at the Boston Comedy Festival, and has been featured on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and the LOGO television network.

Bethany Van Delft
Bethany’s “hip and grounded, laid back delivery” has earned her the honor of performing at the prestigious Just for “Laughs Festival” in Montreal, and notable appearances on Comedy Central, TV Guide Channel, and NickMom. Her monthly show, “Artisanal Comedy,” has been named “one of the top indie nights to check out.” Unashamedly in touch with her inner nerd, Bethany enjoys being a panelist on “You’re The Expert” and “Literary Death Match,” and is thrilled to be a Mainstage storyteller and host for The MOTH.

Mike Whitman
Mike — whose innovative material and style made him the hit and semi-finalist in the prestigious “Boston Comedy Festival” — has become one of Boston’s best and busiest comedians. One of the most versatile and entertaining performers working today, he can be seen at colleges and top venues around the country.

Kate Willett 
Kate is a comedian, actress, and writer whose raunchy feminist storytelling is both smart and relatable. Her 15-minute special premiered on Netflix’s “Comedy Lineup” in 2018. She’s the cohost of the “Reply Guys” podcast. Kate has been a correspondent for “The Jim Jeffries Show” (now airing on Comedy Central), has been featured on Viceland’s “Flophouse,” and her appearance on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” was on Splitsider’s list of “2016’s Best Late Night Standup Sets.” Kate toured with Margaret Cho nationally and internationally as well as many other A-list comics. She has appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, High Plains, Big Sky Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest (five years in a row), and most recently Laughing Skull. She was a “Comic to Watch” at the LA Riot festival. Her comedy album “Glass Gutter” was released in 2017.