The 13th Annual Boston Comedy Festival (BCF) showcases some of America’s best aspiring comics and local and National favorites, including Kevin Meaney, Andy Kindler, and Jimmy Tingle, and features a week-long competition, with ninety-six aspiring comics vying for a $10K prize and the chance to be discovered. The competition begins Sunday, September 16 (preliminary/semi-final shows are nightly at 7pm & 9pm at Davis Square Theater) and culminates with the 2012 Boston Comedy Festival Finale and Gala on Saturday, September 22 (8pm) at Somerville Theatre. The Gala, hosted by Tony V., features 2012 BCF Comedian of the Year Honoree Judah Friedlander, BCF Artistic Director Jim McCue, and the eight contest finalists going head to head for laughs, money and fame.




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Friday September 14

7:30pm – Chris Zito hosts some of Greater Boston’s Funniest Media Personalities to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project (  Davis Square Theater

9:30pm Funny Shorts


Saturday September 15

7pm – Jimmy Tingle will combine a screening of his film “American Dream” and a live performance. Davis Square Theater

9pm – Andy Kindler – Davis Square Theater

Sunday September 16

7pm Prelims host Orlando Baxter Davis Square Theater

9pm Prelims host Jim McCue Davis Square Theater


Monday September 17

7pm Prelims host Robbie Printz Davis Square Theater

9pm Prelims host Craig Murphy Davis Square Theater


Tuesday September 18

7pm Prelims host Joe List Davis Square Theater

9pm Prelims host Tom Dustin Davis Square Theater


Wednesday September 19

7pm and 9pm  Prelims hosted b Mehran with Special Guest Joe Wong


Thursday September 20

7pm Semi Finals Featured Guest Steve SweeneyDavis Square Theater

9pm Semi finals Featured guest Dave McDonough Davis Square Theater



Friday September 21

7pm Semi Finals Hosted By  John MosesDavis Square Theater

9pm Semi Finals Host Paul D’Angelo Davis Square Theater

Saturday September 22

8pm Tony V hosts BCF Contest Finale and Gala with Jim McCue. Eight contestants compete head to head for $10k cash prize. The World Champion Judah Friedlander To Be Honored with 2012 BCF Comedian of the Year.  Somerville Theater


Kevin Meaney

8pm – Kevin Meaney – Big Pants People of the world unite… your leader Comedian and Actor is here on he’s on a mission of mirth. Davis Square Theater.


10pm – The World Champion Judah Friedlander – Davis Square Theater


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