Celebrate Saint Patricks Day weekend with three of the funniest comedians of Irish descent Boston has to offer.
Jim has been featured on Comedy Central, Comcast Comedy Spotlight, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” Line at Gotham AX TV and “Roughing It” on NESN in his native New England. Jim also founded and currently runs The Boston Comedy Festival.
Since 1999 Jim has also entertained U.S. troops at more than 100 bases around the world. An account of his experiences performing for the troops has recently been published in Embedded Comedian which Jim describes as a “field manual for comedians in a war zone.” Founder of the Boston Comedy Festival.
Joey has used his comedy to bring much-needed laughter to our troops overseas since 1999. Joey has appeared in Celtic Pride. Joey was featured in NESN’s Roughing It and WCVB’s Chronicle, as well as Comedy Central’s Pulp Comics and lastly on NECN’s Broadside with Jim Braude. Featured performer Boston Comedy Festival.
Kendra Cunningham is a Boston-born stand-up comic, comedy writer, actress, and filmmaker living in Brooklyn, where she owns a super comfortable bed. She also bartends and has an MA in Forensic Psychology. Kendra spends most of her time wondering where the hell her sugar daddy is and hoping he didn’t settle.
Kendra regularly contributes to The Huffington Post and the comedic relationship blog Beauty and the Beast. Her short films have been screened at a number of festivals; Lonelygirl48, which she wrote and acted in, won the Boston Comedy Festival and the Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival. She has been featured in Time Out New York and on CNN Money, among other publications. (Check out Kendra’s short films and press page.)
The Murray Academy is Northern New England’s premier school for Irish dance, located in Exeter, NH. The academy is home to 150 students, including Regional/National champions and World medal holders.
McDonough-Grimes Irish dance is led by John Grimes, Riverdance cast member (2009-2012). In five years, the school has produced World and National qualifiers, been featured on NH Chronicle, and offers classes for every age & level, beginners to adults.