Spectacle Management Presents
The Lexington Comedy Blowout!
Friday, October 13 at 8pm
Lexington’s Cary Memorial Hall
Tickets On Sale Now
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
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Lexington, MA – Spectacle Management is proud to present The Lexington Comedy Blowout at Lexington’s Cary Memorial Hall on Friday, October 13 at 8pm. Don’t miss an evening of laughs featuring Boston comedians Steve Sweeney, Jimmy Dunn, Tony V, Joe Yannetty and Kelly MacFarland. Tickets for the Lexington Comedy Blowout at Cary Memorial Hall on Friday, October 13 at 8pm are $36 and are on sale now at www.caryhalllexington.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
|Born in Charlestown, Steve Sweeney is a legendary Boston comedian known as a master of dialects and character voices. With his famous Boston accent and great insight into human nature, Steve is so thoroughly Bostonian that he merits his own stop on the MBTA Green Line.
Steve learned his craft at the world famous Ding Ho Comedy Club, where he performed with Lenny Clarke, Denis Leary, Jay Leno, and more. Well-rounded and seasoned, Steve has kept audiences laughing for years. He won his status, the old-fashioned way – he earned it!
He has been a featured on major television shows including David Letterman, Evening at the Improv, Comics Come Home, and Comedy Central, and starred in his own Boston-based sitcom, Park Street Under.
Steve’s trademark political satire has earned him top host spots on Boston radio stations 100.7FM WZLX (Sweeney’s Neighborhood) and 95.9FM WATD (Jay Mohr and Opie & Anthony.) In addition, Steve is an elite Master of Ceremonies selected by many charitable and political organizations (of both parties, but separately, of course!)
Jimmy Dunn is an actor and stand-up comedian from Boston, who recently co-starred on the CBS comedy "The McCarthys" as Sean McCarthy.
He got his start in the comedy world telling jokes at a bar in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he was paid in beer and fried clams. Since then, Jimmy has gone on to perform at some of the comedy industry's most prestigious events, including Denis Leary's Comics Come Home, Montreal's International Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and the Late Show with David Letterman.
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 caseworker 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 it’s 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.
A seasoned professional, comedian Joe Yannetty draws on his travels, his Italian heritage, family situations and Boston blue-collar upbringing to bring family-oriented comedy to audiences around the world. Yannetty has been a guest on dozens of television shows, and has headlined around the world. Joe has also appeared at CAESAR’S PALACE in Las Vegas, RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL in New York City, and the KENNEDY CENTER in Washington DC.
Joe’s career began at the DING HO, a comedy club and Chinese food restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Later, after quickly conquering the comedy club scene in New York City Joe brought his gift to Los Angeles and quickly became a regular performer at all of the top clubs on the west coast. Joe has also made a name for himself entertaining at Corporate meetings, events, and private parties. Yannetty has written for and toured with Rosie O’Donnell. He also spent some time as a morning show personality, writer, and producer on two of Boston’s top ten rated radio stations. He was featured in a segment on the television show 20/20 regarding his appearance on Ed MacMahon’s TV show STAR SEARCH where Joe was victorious over the now famous Drew Carey. The HBO movie SUCKERS, a motion picture Yannetty wrote and appears in, is based on a part of his own life. It has been distributed worldwide, and is constantly aired on major cable stations. In October of 2001 it was awarded the Premiere Video Award for Best Screenplay. In 2004 he took to the seas. Joe Yannetty quickly became one of the most popular comedians on the world’s largest and most prestigious cruise lines.
As an experienced stand-up comedian, Kelly has an extensive and well-rounded resume including comedy clubs, theaters, colleges, festivals, television appearances and entertaining US troops overseas. Kelly was first runner up in the 2009 Boston Comedy Festival, voted Best of the Fest 2010 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, released her first album, Bombshell in 2011, performed with the Oddball Festival 2015, performed on the Comedy Stage at the 2016 and 2017 Boston Calling and has been a featured headliner for the Boston Women in Comedy Festival for multiple years. Kelly has appeared on Stand Up in Stilettos on the TV Guide Channel and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Kelly is the host of the web series, Fit or Fad for Scripps Networks. Most recently, Kelly was part of the Top 100 Comedians of Last Comic Standing Season 9 and appeared on AXS Gotham Comedy LIVE.
Kelly is also an accomplished improviser. She has performed with Fred Willard, Laura Hall and been a resident cast member of the ImprovBoston National Touring Company since 2014. Kelly is currently writing a clever collection of short stories based on her stand up and her life. Check out her latest album, You Woke Up Today released January 2017. For all things Kelly, visit www.kellymacfarland.com!
Tickets for the Lexington Comedy Blowout at Cary Memorial Hall on Friday, October 13 at 8pm are $36 and are on sale now at www.CaryHallLexington.com or by calling 617-531-1257.
CARY MEMORIAL HALL
The Cary Memorial Building is a historic structure located in Lexington Center at 1605 Massachusetts Avenue. The Cary Memorial Building, named for Isaac Harris Cary, was built in 1928 with a donation from his two daughters. The Colonial styled building, with its grand auditorium, has provided the community with a year-round site for musical programming and popular events for eighty years and is home to the Lexington Symphony. The building is handicapped accessible, and is fully air-conditioned. www.caryhalllexington.com
Spectacle Management is a full-service booking, marketing and promotion company with offices in Boston and Lexington. For more information, please contact Pete Lally, email@example.com and 617-531-1257. www.spectacleshows.com