Friday, Apr 03, 2015 6:30p -
Rattlesnake Bar & Grille
Boston, MA 02116
21+, Alcohol, Food, Meetup, Nightlife, Party, Performing Arts, Social Good
A full 90min Stand-up Comedy Show featuring Kwasi Mensah, Emily Ruskowski & Sam Jay!
Upstairs private bar event space -
Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts promptly at 7:00pm!
General admissions $25
Students & guests discount $12.50
Shriners affiliates & guests discount $12.50
Use the link to the event page on Eventbrite to get your tickets!
Ticket includes FREE Appetizers & a Live Auction with lots of items after the show! Bring all your friends to this night of comedy for a great cause!!!!!
*** 100% of what you pay for your ticket & auction sales will be donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children ***
Cash bar available.
This is a 21+ event
Read the full Bio on the comedians -
Kwasi has never been shy when it comes to the spotlight, whether it was pushing kids out of the way in Kindergarten to get his big bow or holding the last note a little too long in his high school production of Guys and Dolls. He tries to make up for it by getting you laugh at his awkward first generation upbringing, his forays into adulthood, and the random thoughts of someone that at 15 still thought he could be a Power Ranger. He runs the monthly showcase Standup++ and co-hosts the Stand Up Sit Down. He's been featured in the LA Scripted Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Arts Festival and the Cleveland Comedy Festival Showcase.
Emily Ruskowski recently returned to Boston from the D.C. area, where she has performed stand up for the past four years. She was the 2011 winner of the D.C. Improv’s “District’s Funniest College” Competition. She performed at the 2012 Boston Women in Comedy Festival and has opened for Tony Rock and Gilbert Gottfried. Emily was also profiled as one of D.C. Comedy’s “Next Big Things” in the Washington Post’s Going Out Guide.
When asked how long she has been doing comedy Samaria (Sam Jay) Johnson smiles and replies “For as long as I could speak”. Hailing from Boston MA a city that is no stranger to comedic prowess; a place that can lay claim to the comedic talents of Jay Leno, Louis C.K., Conan O'Brien and many others, Sam Jay is setting her own stage. Some would say the fact that she’s female, African American, and a lesbian has allowed her to stand out in a male dominated industry. But it is more so how she can take these experiences and make them not only funny but relatable. Witty, candid, and raw she is bringing about a brand of comedy that has yet to be seen. Provoking audiences by pushing their thinking while still giving her sets the feel of a barroom conversation with one of your funniest friends; Her familiar personality on and off stage has allowed her to build quite the buzz in and around Boston comedy circles. Her 2013 invite to Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and her 2014 acceptance into the Women In Comedy Festival; along with her recent trip to the Stand Up NBC 2014 NYC semifinals (finals TBA) and an invite to the HBO/ABFF 2014 comedy wings semifinals has the industry talking about this young lady. Opening for power house/veteran acts like Hannibal Burres (Comedy Central), and Rob Stapleton(Comedy Central) has not only helped this rising star hone her skills but has allowed her to branch out booking shows up and down the east coast. Performing at comedic institutions from Gotham NYC, Comedy Store LA, to the Comedy Studio in Cambridge Ma Sam Johnson is wowing audiences and building her fan base. Her fresh, unique and warm approach makes Sam Jay a comedian worth seeing and one you will be talking about long after you do.