Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Forty-eight, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money. When it's over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.
Hosted By: Nick Chambers
Born & raised in Worcester MA, Nick Chambers began performing stand-up comedy on a whim in 2009 and hasn’t been able to stop since. His laid-back delivery and conversational tone have quickly led to becoming a regular performer all over the East Coast where he has opened for national headliners like Kyle Dunnigan and Bridget Everett. In 2017, Nick was selected to perform in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. He also made his feature film debut in the comedy Good Kids. Nick recently was featured on an episode of the 2 Dope Queens podcast.
With Special Guest: Poppy Champlin
A graduate from the University of Rhode Island with a BFA in Theatre, she went to the Famed Chicago Second City Training Center and from there Tinsel town. Once in LA, Poppy continued to perform stand-up as well as study acting at the Larry Moss studios and has since put up her critically acclaimed One Woman Show, "A Chocolate Sandwich.” Most recently Poppy had a featured role in BABE a Musical at the National Women’s Music Festival as well as “Titanic The Musical” at the Courthouse Center for The Performing Arts in Kingston R.I., where she currently teaches a stand-up comedy class. “Poppy was a freakin’ ball of comedic thunder,” says one fan “The best comedian I have seen since Whoopi Goldberg,” says another. Her stand-up pedigree is extensive: from being the winner of America’s Funniest Real Woman on The Joan Rivers Show, then featured onEntertainment Tonight. Her television appearances include Showtime, LOGO, Comics Unleashed, Comedy Central, VH-1, HBO and Oprah. Poppy has opened for such comics as Ray Ramano, Denis Leary, Bill Maher, Bill Hicks and Rosie O’Donnell. Her club appearances are many ranging from Gotham Comedy Club in NYC the Comedy Cellar and The Improvs, Laugh Factory and all in between. Poppy also is a regular on Olivia cruises and in Provincetown. She was a staff writer for Fox’s Show Me The Funny, in Hollywood California
Preliminary Round 1 Features:
Tricia Bates, Liz Barrett, Dusty Slay, Mike Paramore, Short Bus, Alex Falcone, Dwayne Cullen, Ibrahim Khalif, Nick Ortolani, Dave Decker
Lineup subject to change without notice
Saturday, June 1
Wednesday, May 1