Boston is famous for generating comedy legends like Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Lenny Clarke and Patrice O’Neal, to name a few. Who will be the next name to break out? We have a hunch that one, two, or all of these acts are destined to become the “next big thing” in the national comedy scene. Don’t miss Dan Boulger, Bethany Van Delft, Will Noonan, Mike Whitman, Lamont Price, Dan Crohn, Orlando Baxter, Graig Murphy and host (the hilarious!) Tony V. A stacked lineup like this is something the city has yet to see!
Tony V started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston’s prestigious Comedy Connection. He wandered in one night, quite by accident, looking for a little stress relief from a high pressure job as a case worker at the Somerville Mental Health Center. Tony was working his way toward a Masters degree in social work having graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B. S. in Psychology. It was not long after that he took to the stage himself. Tony’s street wise humor tempered with a genuine feel for the human condition quickly propelled him to headliner status on the national comedy club circuit.
In 1986 Tony V was named “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central and MTV. From 1987 through 1992 Tony V became the “spokesperson” for American Tourister Luggage. Remember the suit case smashing gorilla? It was Tony that gave the ape it’s distinct voice and temperament. Touring extensively in and out of his high tech forty-five thousand dollar yak hair gorilla suit, both Tony and his alter ego had many interesting adventures. If you get a chance ask Tony about a meeting between The Gorilla, Spuds MacKenzie and Ronald McDonald. You won’t believe your mind.
Network television was next on list for this Boston native. Spending time in New York and L. A. paid off with multiple highly acclaimed appearances on Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and several sit-coms including Seinfeld, Boston Common, The Single Guy and Dr. Katz Professional Therapist. Having proven himself a solid comic actor Tony then tackled dramatic roles on television working with such notable actors as Eric Roberts, Ice T and James McDaniels from NYPD Blue.
Tony’s big screen outings include State and Main, Celtic Pride, Housesitter, One Crazy Summer and Shakes the Clown as well as the independently produced By the Sea and Abracadabra. Tony has also produced and written on several shows for network and production companies. He is no stranger to benefits and fund raisers performing at functions for The American Cancer Society, Children's Hospital, The Boston Food Bank and many other charitable organizations. His corporate shows include Citizens Bank, The North East Lumber Association, Stop & Shop, American Express Corp. and Staples. Along with being a popular headliner at clubs and colleges all over the free world, Tony V has worked with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven Wright, Adam Sandler and countless other friends and nationally known acts. Tony has opened for Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Beach Boys and Joan Jett. Tony also really believes that this is enough of a Bio and if you’re not convinced or impressed by now nothing is going to change your mind. So thanks for reading this far and good luck in all you endeavors.
Bethany Van Delft-
Bethany Van Delft’s “hip & grounded, laid back delivery” has earned her the honor of performing at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and notable appearances on Comedy Central, TV Guide Channel, and NickMom. Her dry wit stood out at early shows at The Comedy Studio, and continues to make her a favorite of The Boston Comedy Festival and Women in Comedy Festival.
The former model is a co-creator of the fabulously fashion-forward comedy showcase The Dress Up Show, and her new monthly show, Artisanal Comedy, has been named “one of the top indie nights to check out”. Unashamedly in touch with her inner nerd, Bethany has been a panelist on “You’re The Expert” and “Literary Death Match”. She is also thrilled to be a touring storyteller with the MOTH Mainstage, and a MOTH StorySlam host.
Hi, I'm Dan and I'm currently writing my bio. Many comedians do not admit to writing there own bio's. They just write it as if someone else wrote it so that they can have a chance to refer to themselves in the 3rd person. I started doing standup in late 2004 when I was a freshman in College. I don't remember the exact date I only remember that the Patriots lost to the Bengals that day. For the next couple of years I did shows around Boston. Then in 2006 I won Boston Comedy Festival. Then I dropped out of school the next day. I remember I had some crap paper due. I went up to the professor and said "hey I won a comedy festival over the weekend and I've been drunk for about three days." There may be some college students reading this. If you ever need an extension give that excuse a shot. After that I've appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, The BBC, and the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival.
Dan Crohn has been performing stand up comedy in and around Boston for years. His jokes can be heard on XM Radio and he has been a guest on the popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron.
A semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Festival, Dan's stories of family and friends have entertained audiences from all over the country. Dan was named one of the top 100 comics for Season 9 of Last Comic Standing.
His former day job of teaching 4th graders has provided him with endless amount of material. He has wanted to be a comedian since the age of eight when he stumbled upon his Father's Henny Youngman records.
Graig started out in comedy by using his impressions of sports and television personalities but has now grown into a quick witted act of everyday humor. Along with working every venue possible throughout New England, he has also appeared many times at the Comix Comedy Club at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Riviera Casino in Las Vegas and the Ft. Lauderdale Improv. Graig has opened for many of the nations top comedians including Tom Cotter, Lenny Clarke, Jeffrey Ross, Gary Gulman and Tom Papa
Lamont Price is a hilarious oxymoron. His comedy is edgy and laidback, off the beaten path and anchored in social consciousness. He doesn’t care in that cool sort of way, and he doesn’t hold back. His commanding stage presence electrifies the crowd.
Price’s love for comedy started nearly a decade ago with a stand-up comedy course, and has become an obsession with winning over a room. He’s shared the stage with comedy powerhouses Dane Cook(Opened for him during his platinum selling "Retaliation" recording, Pablo Francisco, Patrice O’Neal, Tommy Davidson and John Witherspoon, Bill Burr, Rich Vos, Donnell "Ashy Larry" Rawlings to name a few. He’s gotten ink The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Dig, Performer Magazine etc. A regular at the Wilbur Theater, Nick’s Comedy Stop and Comedy Studio and Comix at Foxwoods, and on campus at many colleges, Price’s star is rising…and heading west.
In New York, he’s performed at Stand-Up New York, Gotham Comedy Club(Where he won the New York Underground Comedy Festival), and NY Comedy Club. Next stop, Hollywood. While entertaining the likes of Johnny Knoxville at the Sam Adams Grill & Groove Summer Jam, he met a director with a script. Price stars in Liquid Lunch Productions’ feature Overserved, an unapologetic comedy about working in a Boston bar.
Price has been invited to the prestigious Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival and Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival as well as being named one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch". Price can also be heard regularly on Sirius/XM
Mike Whitman, chosen by The Boston Globe as the one of the few top rising comedians to watch in 2014. His innovative material and style made him a semi-finalist of the Boston Comedy Festival multiple times. He is one of the nation's most versatile and entertaining comics working today. Mike has performed at colleges and top venues throughout the country, sharing the stage with national headliningacts such as Norm Macdonald,Nick DiPaolo, Jim Gaffigan.,Jim Norton, Jim Brewer.
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.
Will has appeared on “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS-TV, The Oddball Comedy Festival with Louis CK and Sarah Silverman, told a story on NPR’s “This American Life” and his comedy is played often on Sirius XM. He’s appeared on MTV as a comedian and in 2014 Will 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.
He is also well known for his internet presence. His Twitter account @willnoonan has over 25K in followership (including followers Jim Gaffigan, Joe Rogan , Dave Attell & Nikki Glaser) and on Vine where he has over 22K followers. Also his joke memes and standupshots have garnered over 2 million views on sites such as Reddit, Imgur, 9Gag and The Chive.
Take a moment to search “#Noonthusiast” “#Noondo”and “#ILoveWillNoonan” on Instagram and Twitter to see the amount of awesome fan support both he and his podcast receive.
Will is the creator and host of the iTunes charting podcast “High Pathetically with Will Noonan”, which has over 118 episodes and garners around 4,000 downloads per month and is always available for free on iTunes, Stitcher, & willnoonan.com.
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