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Worcester Comedy Blowout

Comedy Shows - Performance

Friday, June 23, 2017
8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA 01608
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Laugh the night away with Lenny Clarke, Steve Sweeney, Christine Hurley, Orlando Baxter and Dan Smith.

Lenny Clarke:
Veteran Boston stand-up comedian Lenny Clarke has an oddly calibrated act. His material and his perspective is very much in an old-school Don Rickles vein, but his attitude is very much that of a quick-witted young comic. This contrast comes wrapped in a conversational, deceptively genial delivery, with just brief moments of clowning. Clarke is also unpredictable in a very good way on stage  you dont know where hes going to go next. Its never the same show twice. Hes a unique and funny performer  truly worth catching.  NYC Review

Steve Sweeney:
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. Steves trademark political satire has earned him top host spots on Boston radio stations 100.7FM WZLX (Sweeneys 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!)

Steve is a successful actor and has appeared in many Hollywood films, which include:
Equalizer [2014]
Me, Myself & Irene [2000]
Theres Something About Mary [1998]
Next Stop Wonderland [1998]
Southie [1998]
Celtic Pride [1996]
Back to School [1986]

Steve lives just outside his hometown of Boston and when not working loves to spend quiet time with his dog and friends.

Christine Hurley:
Christine Hurley is a married mother of 5 kids that got her start in stand up comedy on "Nick-At-Nites" Search for America's Funniest Mom Contest. Since then, Christine has worked with Boston's best comedians and is highly sought after!!! She just performed at the TD Garden with Denis Leary, Jimmy Fallon, Loius CK, Ray Romano, Steven Wright and Steve Sweeney for the Cam Neeley Foundations "Comics Come Home 21."

Orlando Baxter:
Orlando Baxter exploded onto the Boston comedy scene in 2005, and quickly established himself as one of the areas hottest young comics. In 2007 Orlando was a finalist in NBC's Stand Up for Diversity Showcase. His fresh perspective and unique relatability quickly solidified this high school teacher into a fan favorite. In 2010, he became a finalist in both the New York Comedy Contest and the Boston Comedy festival. And in 2012 he toured across the country with national headliner Jo Koy, as the opening act in the "Lights Out" tour. In 2014 Orlando made his second TV appearance on AXS TV's "Gotham Live." He was also a finalist at the prestigious Montreux Comedy festival in Switzerland. Orlando is a regular headliner at numerous comedy clubs throughout New England, and performs all over the country.

Dan Smith:
Dan Smith started comedy while attending Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating, he entered and won The Funniest Comic in Boston contest sponsored by HBO. Soon after that, he picked up and moved to Los Angeles. Since then hes been a busy comedian. Hes completed twenty one (and still counting) military comedy tours, performing for US and NATO troops in over 35 countries around the world including Bosnia, Kosovo, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Japan, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. Hes also received over 200 certificates of appreciation for various overseas performances. Hes also opened for the incredible George Lopez at the Universal Amphitheater. Several independent film projects, as well as multiple television appearances are to his credit. These include Drew Carey, Talk Soup, Loco Comedy Jam, Star Search and a comedy special on the Starz Network. Dan has also enjoyed success behind the camera. Hes written and produced on several shows such as Blind Date, The 5th Wheel and Ex-Treme Dating. Also, he wrote jokes for Us Weekly Magazine for more than four years as a member of the Fashion Police.

Cost: Tickets are $25 and $35 depending on seat location.

Suggested Audiences:College, Adult, Elders

Website: http://thehanovertheatre.org/worcestercomedyblowout
E-mail:marketing@thehanovertheatre.org

Last Modified: June 8, 2017 at 8:23 AM

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