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Never been on stage but always dreamed of being in showbiz? Or maybe you've performed at a couple of open mic nights and think you're ready for the spotlight. Regardless, it's time to bring 90-seconds of your best material to the BCAE for the chance to win your big break!

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 2:00-4:30 pm, the BCAE is offering closet comics the chance to workshop their routines with some of Boston's most talented stand-ups. Don't miss this special opportunity to get tips from the pros about how to polish your performance and maximize the laughs.

Immediately following the workshop, from 5:00-6:30 pm, participants will get to strut their stuff during a comedy club style audition hosted by nationally acclaimed comedian and political humorist Jimmy Tingle who serves as our Dean of Students. Tingle has a celebrated career spanning three decades as a comedian, writer, actor, activist and entrepreneur.

Judges for the audition will include Rick Jenkins of the Comedy Studio, Andrew Mather of The Wilbur, and Susie Brown of the BCAE.

Register Now!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$34 / members $34

Workshop Leaders

Dana Cairns
Dana regularly performs in comedy clubs and theaters all over New England. She has been called "dry"óboth comedically and physically. She has participated in the Women in Comedy Festival, She-Devil Comedy Festival, Chicago Women's Funny Festival and the Boston Comedy Festival, and has won some comedy things including the Closet Comics Big Break contest, for which she was given the opportunity to perform at The Wilbur.

Rick Canavan
Rick is a comedian in and around Boston. He currently hosts every Friday night at the Comedy Studio in Harvard Square, and has performed in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Rick has done other stuff too, but that's like...the best stuff

Ken Reid
Ken is a regular performer at the Comedy Studio. He has performed and presented at Boston Music Awards, the Women in Comedy Festival, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, and at Riot LA. Ken has toured with Todd Barry, and been the opening act for Patton Oswalt, Bob Saget, and Kevin McDonald among many others. In February of 2014 Ken started a podcast, "TV Guidance Counselor" in which he and a fellow comedian discuss viewing choices from old editions of TV Guide. Also in 2014, he became the host and co-creator of a monthly variety talk show, "The Member's Lounge."