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Don Gavin is considered the Godfather of Boston Comedy. He was one of the original founders of the famous Ding-Ho Comedy Club in Cambridge, a launching pad for some of the funniest, brightest and most original comic talent in America. Later, Don founded Nick’s Comedy Stop and was a pioneer at the Comedy Connection. Don has toured every state in the nation and in over 100 countries, performing in clubs, theaters, festivals, colleges, corporate events, cruise ships and with the USO.
Christine Hurley is a married mother of five kids who 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 Boston’s TD Garden with Denis Leary, Jimmy Fallon, Louis CK, Ray Romano, Steven Wright and Steve Sweeney for the Cam Neeley Foundation’s “Comics Come Home 21.”
Jon Fisch has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Show with David Letterman. He has been featured in Maxim Magazine and was also the host of the widely popular podcast, “In the Tank.” A prolific monologist with universal appeal, Jon focuses on the idiosyncrasies of city living. Shortly after moving to New York City from his native Boston, he was chosen as one of Comedy Central’s Fresh Faces of Comedy and named one of Back Stage Magazine’s 10 Standout Stand-ups.
His appearance on Last Comic Standing 4 – where he was the New York City Capital One Audience Favorite – earned him wide recognition and a new legion of fans. His other TV appearances include Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, VH1, Celebrity Apprentice and 3 Men and a Chick Flick on the WE Network, where he served as one of the hosts. Interestingly, the credit people seem most impressed by was that he was handpicked to open for Jerry Seinfeld in 2009 at Gotham Comedy Club.
Jon has performed at multiple festivals including the 2007 HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the 2010 Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk, Nebraska. In addition, he was a critical favorite at the prestigious Montreal “Just for Laughs” Festival where he appeared in both the “New Faces” showcase and the Club Series show “Dating It.” Following his impressive performances, Jon was singled out by the Hollywood Reporter and The Montreal Gazette as a “stand out performer.” Most recently, he was invited to perform at this year’s TBS “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival in Chicago.
Recently named “Best Male Comic” in the city by the Boston Examiner, Dave Russo has been a mainstay of Boston comedy for the last fifteen years. As co-host of NESN’s Dirty Water TV, he produces a regular comedy series, in addition to reporting on the best of Boston night life. He has appeared on The E! TV series The Entertainer, NBC’s The Today Show, FOX 25 with Gene Lavanchy, The Phantom Gourmet and was hand selected by the producer of NBC’s Last Comic Standing to perform on NESN’s Comedy All-Stars. Dave was recently featured on BostonGlobe.com’s “Boston, A Comedy Capital” panel, where he participated in a discussion of the history and future of Boston comedy. You can hear him every Friday on 980 WCAP.
Dave also performs regularly for the troops, appearing with the USO at shows all over the country. Dave has performed on Denis Leary’s annual “Comics Come Home” to benefit The Neely House. He has played softball alongside Boston Bruin Milan Lucic at his annual Rock & Jock Celebrity Softball game raising money for the Celebrities for Charity Foundation.
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 ability to relate to audiences 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.