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This Week's Local Comedy Picks

On the heels of this weekend's alternative comedy extravaganza comes The Greater Boston Alternative Comedy Festival, Tuesday, May 12, 8 pm at the Middle East Upstairs. Spearheaded by local comedian/champion of local comedy Robby Roadsteamer, the festival is a one-night orgy of laughs, featuring an all-local lineup of some of Boston's most accomplished comedians, all for only $8. Win!

The ladies of the Women in Comedy Festival

The Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) kicks off on Wednesday, May 13, 8pm at ImprovBoston Though it's not an exclusively female lineup (there is a "funny guys" showcase), this estrogen-friendly festival looks to celebrate lady-friendly funny in the form of stand-up, sketch, improv, and short films. The festival runs through Sunday, May 17, and ticket prices range from $7-$25. $70 gets you an all-inclusive show pass. The WICF is also running two writing workshops for $65 a pop; visit the festival's website for a full schedule of shows, ticket prices, and show line-ups. 

 

 

Fresh off his Letterman debut, local comedian Joe Wong  tapes an hour-long set at The Comedy Studio, 6 pm on Saturday, May 16. 

Last Comic Standing winner and Paralympian Josh Blue hits The Wilbur Theatre on Saturday, May 16, at 7pm.

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