Best Comedian in Boston

2016

Gary Petersen

Bespectacled, bearded punk-rock fan Gary Petersen has a knack for crafting absurd yet intelligent jokes in the same vein as Patton Oswalt or Jim Gaffigan: “I like food more than…Read More

2002 Best Comedian

Jimmy Tingle

Cambridge’s Jimmy Tingle keeps us in stitches with self-deprecating material that always manages to feel upbeat. And his political satire hasn’t suffered even in the wake of post-9/11 patriotic correctness...Read More

1995 Best Comedian

Jonathan Katz

Katz’s deadpan delivery and bassett-hound face have made him a favorite with local audiences for years. Now national audiences are discovering him via his hit show on Comedy Central, Dr....Read More

1994 Best Comedian

Paul D’Angelo

Call it “lawyer’s revenge.” By day Paul Murphy is a hardworking attorney in Wakefield. By night his other persona—Paul D’Angelo—will make you cry with his jokes...Read More

1993 Best Comedian

Tom Agna

He has perfected the unlucky-guy shtick and is confident enough—in a self-conscious kind of way—to let the audience behind his mask now and then without stooping to the amateurish or...Read More

1989 Best Comedian

Jimmy Tingle

Catch him when you can at Catch a Rising Star, because his star is certainly rising...Read More

1976 Best Comedian

David Misch

Funnier than a barrel of wind-up teeth. Misch played local restrooms before “Somerville” made him a celebrity; now both he and his hilarious hit record are scheduled for national release...Read More

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