Boston comedy stars Christine Hurley and Jody Sloane team up with the World Gone Crazy Comedy Band along with industry producers and talent buyers to search for the Next Big Catch at the first annual North Shore Comedy Contest!
TWO CONTEST NIGHTS: July 21st & 27th
Boston comedy stars Gary Marino of the World Gone Crazy Comedy Band and Jody Sloane welcome contestants from Boston's North Shore to perform before a live audience and a panel of judges -- including some of the area's top comedy producers and talent buyers. One winner from each night moves on to compete in the finale.
ONE WICKED GOOD FINALE featuring CHRISTING HURLEY
On Saturday, July 29, each winner appears with Boston Comedy stars Christine Hurley, Jody Sloane and the World Gone Crazy Comedy Band for a spectacular night of music and comedy during which the audience selects one of the winners to become the Next Big Catch!
One very talented rising comedy star will become the North Shore Comedy Contest's Next Big Catch and walk away with $250.00 in cash plus a treasure trove of North Shore Prizes! Click Here if you'd like to inquire about becoming a contestant.
All three shows will be a hoot! Don't miss your chance to see the Next Big Catch at the most intimate, elegant listening room on Boston's North Shore!
Christine Hurley loves what she does...making people laugh! Married to Jimmy Hurley and having five kids, Christine is never at a loss for comedic material.
Like any great comedian, Christine has an innate ability to see humor in "everyday" situations. For years, she entertained family, friends and neighbors in their kitchens, at barbeques and the grocery store aisles. The only difference now is she uses a microphone and a stage.
Christine's maiden voyage into the world of stand up comedy was an open audition in New York City. The television network Nick at Nite was looking for "AMERICA'S FUNNIEST MOM." She figured if it didnÃt go well, no one in New York would have known who she was anyway!
Turns out it went well! Out of thousands of entries, Christine was selected to be a finalist on the nationally televised show. The producers of the show included Carol Leifer (Seinfeld show producer), Jeff Singer (talent scout, Montreal Comedy Festival), Jeffrey Ross (Comedy Central roast master) and actress Sandra Bernhardt.
Her stories and views on motherhood and marriage are exactly what everyone is living through...people get it and love it!
Christine Hurley has quickly become a favorite in the Boston comedy world. She works with, and is respected by Boston's comedic legends. Among them being; Don Gavin, Lenny Clarke, Steve Sweeney, Paul D'Angelo, Paul Nardizzi, Patty Ross, Tony V, Loretta Laroche, and her biggest fan and mentor Johnny Pizzi.
Sloane cut her entertainment teeth doing her sit-down shtick as a cheeky "conducktor" named Penny Wise on the Boston Duck Tours. Her duck tour experience -- 4,000 times -- was the perfect tee-up to becoming a stand-up comic.
She's now a regular at esteemed comedy venues, including Headliners Comedy Clubs throughout New England, Gotham Comedy Club in New York City, Comix Comedy Club at Mohegan, Nick's Comedy Stop, Boston Comedy Festival, the Asheville (N.C.) Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, plus roadhouses, Elks Clubs and dives from Portland to New York.
Impishly perverse, her style is thoughtful, yet edgy; touching on age, divorce, and being raised by wolves. Sheâ€™ll have you convinced that in the darkest corners of truth is comedy.
In Jody's own words: LAUGH IT OFF
My job as a comic is to expose the soft white underbelly of mankind. When you embrace lifeâ€™s tribulations you are transformed. You can laugh out loud at yourself and at the world. It seems irreverent but, it is not. It comes from a profound respect for what really matters.... nothing.
World Gone Crazy ROCKS today's news for laughs! Launched 4 years ago for lovers of stand-up comedy and live rock & roll song parodies -- there is simply no other comedy show like World Gone Crazy ... period! What is World Gone Crazy Comedy Band? It's the "new & different" show you have been looking for! This side-splitting show skewers today's current events with rapid fire song parodies, stand-up comedy, hysterical impressions, audience interaction and commercial spoofs. Think of it as a rock & roll version of "The Daily Show", "Capitol Steps", "Saturday Night Live" along with the comedy of "Bare Naked Ladies" all combined into one! If you love live music, stand-up and therapy ALL performed by 4 talented and extremely funny comedic personalities â€“ World Gone Crazy is the show for you! Special guests and comedians all tend to show up on World Gone Crazy's stage - you never know who will join the party!
Featuring drummer and comic personality Gary Marino (ABC's "Live with Regis & Kelly", "Million Calorie March: The Movie!") singer and comic Julie "Diorable" DiOrio (the Dirty Dotty Band), guitarist and impressionist Joe Long (a veteran of the Boston music scene) and the infectious Will E. Focker on keyboards! World Gone Crazy is a personality driven show!
World Gone Crazy features hilarious impressions like Morgan Freeman & Nick Nolte singing the Beatles, and the "Incoherent Tour: featuring everyone from Alanis Morissette to Joe Cocker to Sharon Osbourne to Dave Matthews and Michael McDonald!
WGC Comedy Band also takes on local towns from Provincetown to East Boston to Hampton Beach. Viagra, Taxes, Religion, Politics...nothing is safe in this funny, one of a kind comedy, rock & roll tribute to our world that has indeed gone crazy.
Audience interaction, sing-alongs and CD contest give aways are also on the agenda giving audience members their moments to shine. Music parodies cover tunes from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and today! World Gone Crazy combines the fun of Bare Naked Ladies, the energy of Blue Man Group and the comedy of Capitol Steps for a truly unique, punch line driven entertainment roller coaster ride.
Clara Ramona, the esteemed Spanish dancer and flamenco artist with a profound respect for tradition and a liberal and accommodating attitude towards modernism, breaths life to both pure and energizing flamenco thus gaining international recognition for her original stage productions.
She pursued her professional ballet training in Boston before eventually joining the Ramon de los Reyes Spanish Dance Theatre as a principal dancer and choreographer. It was here where she first showcased her artistic choreographic genius with the widely applauded Carmina Burana that had repeated runs in top-notch theatre in the Americas and Europe long after its debut. She established herself in Madrid, the Mecca of flamenco founding her own dance company, Ballet Española de Clara Ramona, through which she has staged productions of critical acclaim the world over for more than 25 years.
Through the years she collaborated with flamenco artists of stature such as La Tati, Tomas de Madrid, and Antonio Alonso, Miguel Angel and her highly acclaimed sons: Isaac and Nino de los Reyes. Beyond the traditional frontiers of flamenco, Clara paved the way for its blossoming in Asia for the last 15 years, conducting workshops repeatedly in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Japan which then included several China tours of the legendary Carmen with her company of 25 Spanish performers.
More than a performer, Clara's greater mission is nurturing future world class talents, previously as a faculty member of the Boston Conservatory of Music and Dance, her alma mater, Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts and Harvard University Dance Program, in addition to leading seminars at Boston University School of Fine Arts, and Bates College Dance Festival. Today, she dedicates her time to honing students worldwide into flamenco dancers capable of commanding global recognition.
About 25 miles north of Boston, 9 Wallis is a gorgeous, fully restored, historic location conveniently situated in the heart of Downtown Beverly's Arts District at 9 Wallis Street, right next to the Larcom Theatre -- less than half a mile from the Beverly Depot rail station and 3 miles from Route 128, with plenty of free parking (see map).
After presenting concerts at Beverly's Larcom Theatre since early 2013, we expanded to 9 Wallis and have transformed it into Beverly's most intimate, elegant listening room -- fully air conditioned with comfortable show seating at tables plus food & beverage service, including wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails.
This beautifully restored, tremendously flexible space is also available for private parties and corporate events. We can book world-class entertainment, including national touring artists, for your event. Our stage, with state-of-the-art sound and lighting plus Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) 4K Video, can accommodate any performance or presentation. Click here if you'd like someone to contact you about booking a party or corporate event.
Plenty of new shows will be announced soon. Click here to join our mailing list to get special deals and prime seats before tickets go on sale to the general public.
There is plenty of free parking at the municipal parking lot on Bow Street, about 150 feet away and at the City Hall parking lot about half a block away. You do not have to feed the meters after 5pm or on Sundays.