NorthShore Comedy Blowout
With Kenny Rogerson, Kelly MacFarland, Dave Russo and Will Noonan$22.50 – $37.50 Buy Tickets
About the Comedians:
The “Funniest Man You’ve Never Heard Of,” Ken Rogerson started his comedy career working the Chicago club circuit and at the famed Second City. After touring with the improvisational troupe The Comedy Rangers, Ken moved east and became a central part of the now famous and infamous exploding Boston comedy scene of the 1980s as documented in the film When Standup Stood Out. There he honed his standup act to a fine edge “. . . sharp enough to cut the head off a rabbit at thirty yards.”
Fresh off the “Rescue Me Comedy Tour” and recently completing taping The Billy Gardell Showtime Special, you may also have seen him as “Kevin the Biker Fireman” on F/X’s hit show Rescue Me starring Denis Leary or as “Pat the Cop” on ABC’s It’s All Relative with Lenny Clarke. He has also made numerous other TV appearances on such shows as NBC’s Late night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, Comics Come Home for Comedy Central and Showtime’s A Pair of Jokes, just to name a few. Of the time he spends working in Los Angeles, Rogerson says “Being in L.A. is weird for me, because I grew up on Earth.”
A national headliner, Ken has performed all over the world. A favorite at festivals, he appeared at The Boston Comedy Festival with Lewis Black and Friends and the TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. The Boston Herald said “He makes the absurd seem logical” while Las Vegas Magazine wrote, “As far as pure stand-up goes, it doesn’t get any better than Rogerson.” Others have written “He is fall down on the floor funny! Why doesn’t this guy have his own show?” and “He’s as funny a comic as Boston has produced.”
As an experienced stand-up comedian, Kelly MacFarland 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 festivals and has been a featured headliner for the Boston Women in Comedy Festival for several years. Kelly has appeared on Stand Up in Stilettos on the TV Guide Channel and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Kelly is also 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 has 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.
Dave Russo is a comedian like no other. He’s a diminutive guy with a big voice, whose high energy act never fails to leave audiences doubled over in laughter. Dave has yet to meet a crowd that he can’t win over with his charm and upbeat attitude. His quick wit and clever improvisation skills keep audiences on their toes, never sure where Dave’s mind will ricochet to next. His artful storytelling, combined with his flair for theatrics and killer Robert DeNiro impression has entertained audiences around the country.
Recently named “Best Male Comic” in the city by The Boston Examiner, Dave 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 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 also hear him every Friday on 980 WCAP.
Will has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS-TV, The Oddball Comedy Festival with Louis CK and Sarah Silverman and told a story on NPR’s This American Life. His comedy is played often on Sirius XM as well. He made everyone laugh on MTV and in 2014 he was named Comedy Ambassador and a Moment Maker by Skype. He’s also starred in commercials for Staples, Ocean Spray and and Bullhorn among many others.
Will is also very well known for his internet presence. His Twitter account @willnoonan has over 25K followers (including fellow comics Jim Gaffigan, Joe Rogan, Dave Attell and Nikki Glaser) and on Vine where he has over 22K followers. In addition, his joke memes and standup shots have garnered over 2 million views on sites such as Reddit, Imgur, 9Gag and The Chive!
Will is also the creator and host of the iTunes charting podcast High Pathetically with Will Noonan, which has over 118 episodes, garners around 4,000 downloads per month and is always available for free on iTunes.