Leaf the comedy to the pros (none of whom would make that leaf joke) when these 10 must-see stand-up comedians hit stages in town.
Judah Friedlander. Photo Credit: J. Dennis Thomas
Judah Friedlander of 30 Rock fame comes to Somerville’s ONCE Ballroom on Sept. 20 as part of the Boston Comedy Festival, which hits venues around town Sept. 20 to 23.
John Cleese. Photo Credit: Bob King
U.K. comedy vet and Monty Python legend John Cleese will crack jokes and field audience members’ questions after a screening of The Holy Grail on Sept. 23 at the Boch Wang Theatre. Bring him a shrubbery!
Forget Hot Pockets. During his Noble Ape Tour, Emmy winner and multi-hyphenate Jim Gaffigan is taking over the Wilbur for seven shows in four nights on Oct. 18-21 to tape a comedy special.
Colin Jost. Photo Credit: Dana Edelson
Harvard alum Colin Jost takes a Saturday night off from playing the straight man to Weekend Update co-anchor Michael Che and brings his prepster comic shtick back to Boston on Oct. 28 at the Wilbur.
Betches, the blog brainchild of two college friends-turned-Instagram meme-factory, has 5.7 million followers and brings its comedy brunch experience to Boston. On Oct. 28 at Laugh Boston, come thirsty for mimosas, you thursty betches.
Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher. Photo Credit: Robyn Von Swank
Former Improper cover girl Cameron Esposito and her wife Rhea Butcher—the comedy power couple behind the TV show Take My Wife—bring their marital dramedy to the stage on Nov. 4 at the Wilbur.
Michael Ian Black. Photo Credit: Seth Olenick
Michael Ian Black takes a break from filming seemingly endless prequels and sequels to Wet Hot American Summer (Not that we’re complaining—keep ’em coming, Netflix) to perform five back-to-back offscreen shows on Nov. 9-11 at Laugh Boston.
Can you even handle the grrl power from Ilana Glazer & Phoebe Robinson? Broad City’s foremost weirdo Glazer and 2 Dope Queens’ Robinson double-team the Wilbur on Nov. 11-12 with their YQY Comedy Tour. And what’s YQY stand for? Yaaas Queen Yaaas. Obviously.
John Mulaney. Photo Credit: Hal Horowitz
Oh, hello. John Mulaney, perhaps best known these days as his alter ego, Upper West Side geezer George St. Geegland, takes his comedy off Broadway and back to the stand-up sector on Nov. 14-17 at Symphony Hall.
This year’s edition of Cam Neely and Denis Leary’s annual comedy fundraiser, Comics Come Home, taps former late-night stalwart Craig Ferguson and current late-night star Jimmy Fallon as headliners for the Nov. 18 show at TD Garden.
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