Lowell Memorial Auditorium presents Socially-Distanced Comedy Shows

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Paul D’Angelo
Friday, May 21 at 8pm


Jimmy Dunn & Tony V
Friday, June 18 at 8pm


Lowell Memorial Auditorium
50 E. Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA 01852


Lowell Memorial Auditorium is proud to announce the return of live events with two socially-distanced comedy shows starring Paul D’Angelo and Jimmy Dunn & Tony V. It’s been over 13 months since the last public performance at Lowell Auditorium, and these Boston comedy favorites are excited to bring some much needed laughter to Lowell.


Per current state guidelines, the capacity of Lowell Memorial Auditorium is limited to 500 patrons for these performances, with 6-feet of spacing between groups. Anyone entering Lowell Memorial Auditorium will be required to wear a properly-fitting face covering in accordance with CDC guidelines.  For full details, visit https://lowellauditorium.com/covid


Tickets for Paul D’Angelo at Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 8pm are $36. Tickets for Jimmy Dunn & Tony V at Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 8pm are $36. Both shows go on sale Friday, April 30 at 10am at www.lowellauditorium.com or by 1-800-657-8774.



Who is the comedian/writer/actor that The Los Angeles Times calls “…quite likely the funniest entertainer you’ve never heard of… yet”?


Paul Murphy spent almost eleven years as an Assistant District Attorney, supervising several of Massachusetts’s busiest courthouses, before building a reputation as a noted criminal-defense trial attorney. The unexpected twist to this story is that, for nine of those years, under the pseudonym of Paul D’Angelo, Paul was simultaneously becoming one of the nation’s top standup comedians.


Combining an energetic, charismatic stage presence and spontaneous improvisational talent with an endless array of intelligent humor delivered in an animated style that grabs and holds the attention of crowds everywhere he performs, Paul’s constantly evolving and diverse selection of original material “takes normal everyday experiences and makes them sound absolutely hilarious.” Critics further write that “[Paul D’Angelo] is an energetic performer who gives a peak performance at every show.” “His quick comedic mind,” “unique observations” and “down to earth, stop-and-think humor” “keeps the crowd in hysterics.”


“Paul is as funny, and arguably funnier, than just about all of the most famous standup comedians in the country.”


Paul recently co-starred in Showtime’s popular stand-up comedy movie, ‘The Godfathers of Comedy’, and has also released two DVDs and three critically acclaimed comedy CDs that are played regularly on national radio. In addition, Paul is the writer/director/co-star of the original sitcom pilot ‘A Fine Mess’ which was featured at the prestigious New York International Independent Film Festival.


Although Paul is known to comedy devotees as a prolific creator of intelligent, introspective and reflective humor that everyone can relate to, there are still numerous comedy routines, funny stories and anecdotes that Paul rarely gets an opportunity to share with his live audiences, so he has written a hilarious collection of those eclectic musings in multiple award-winning books accessible from his Amazon authors page. https://www.pdangelo.com/




Jimmy Dunn is an actor and comedian who is most recognized from the CBS sitcom The McCarthys, where he co-starred as Sean McCarthy. He got his start in the comedy world performing stand-up at a bar in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he was paid in beer and fried clams.


Since then, Jimmy has gone on to perform on some of the comedy world’s biggest stages, including Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, The Late Show with David Letterman, CONAN, and Comics Come Home with Denis Leary.


Boston Sports fans know Jimmy from his many appearances on NESN (The New England Sports Network). He was the co-host of Fan Attic, a classic sports highlight show for the Bruins and Red Sox, and wrote and hosted “The Traveling Fan” segments on the Red Sox Pre-Game Show. He was also the wise-cracking voice of Sox Appeal, the Emmy award-winning dating show that took place inside Boston’s Fenway Park.


Jimmy is also a published author. He’s written three books, including Your Kid’s First Poker Book, considered by many as the best book ever in the children’s self-help gambling genre. https://jimmydunn.com/




Tony V started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston’s prestigious Comedy Connection. He wandered in one night, quite by accident, looking for a little stress relief from a high pressure job as a case worker at the Somerville Mental Health Center. Tony was working his way toward a Masters degree in social work having graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B. S. in Psychology. It was not long after that he took to the stage himself. Tony’s street-wise humor tempered with a genuine feel for the human condition quickly propelled him to headliner status on the national comedy club circuit.


In 1986 Tony V was named “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central and MTV. From 1987 through 1992 Tony V became the “spokesperson” for American Tourister Luggage. Remember the suitcase smashing gorilla? It was Tony that gave the ape its distinct voice and temperament. Touring extensively in and out of his high-tech forty-five thousand dollar yak hair gorilla suit, both Tony and his alter ego had many interesting adventures. If you get a chance, ask Tony about a meeting between The Gorilla, Spuds MacKenzie and Ronald McDonald. You won’t believe your mind.


Network television was next on the list for this Boston native. Spending time in New York and L.A. paid off with multiple highly-acclaimed appearances on Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and several sit-coms including Seinfeld, Boston Common, The Single Guy and Dr. Katz Professional Therapist. Having proven himself a solid comic actor Tony then tackled dramatic roles on television working with such notable actors as Eric Roberts, Ice T, and James McDaniels from NYPD Blue. https://www.tonyvcomic.com/

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