City Steam and The Brew HaHa Present: Jim McCue- Founder and CEO of The Boston Comedy Festival

Fri, May 25, 2018
Sat, May 26, 2018

City Steam and The Brew HaHa Present: Jim McCue- Founder and CEO of The Boston Comedy Festival

with Claudia Stavola and Giancarlo Biondino

A mixture of witty “A-list material” and his ability to work off-script has earned Jim McCue the title “Boston’s King of Crowd Work!” It’s not only his height of six foot six that makes Jim stand head and shoulders above club comedians of the “stick-to-the-script” variety. Jim blends thought-provoking material and uncanny improv skills with a style that encourages audience participation. No two shows are ever the same!

Jim has been featured on Comedy Central, Comcast Comedy Spotlight, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and “Roughing It” on NESN in his native New England. Jim also founded and currently runs The Boston Comedy Festival. He works in top comedy clubs in Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Dublin, Montreal, Sydney and Edinburgh.

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.”

With his unique act, Jim keeps the audience on its toes. Volleying between set material and working the crowd, Jim cracks jokes with amazing timing and whip-like precision. A unique blend that is sure to leave the audience roaring with laughter!

Claudia Stavola

Coming from a family of irrational lunatics, and having low self-esteem (but not low enough to strip)—I realized that I’d rather laugh than cry…and that lots of Catholic women marry closeted gay men (What? Where did that come from?).

I think like a guy, I joke like a guy, and I look like an x-ray when my shirt’s off. My comedy does not aim to please or offend any particular group. It’s comedy for people who just “get it”. My inspiration comes from never fitting in, disdain for peoples’ robotic interests in life. They’re also the people who gasp in horror when somebody uses the word “fat” to describe a co-worker…the same co-worker that said white person never e-vites to happy hour because “I didn’t realize she wasn’t in my contacts list”.

In addition to performing all over the East Coast, I also VERY briefly co-hosted the radio show “What’s Your Problem” with veteran comedians Rev. Bob Levy and Eric McMahon.

Giancarlo Biondino

Giancarlo Biondino is a Connecticut based comedian who has worked all around New England for the last 5 years.