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a comedy show that combines laughs with learning about the craft of comedy. Watch sets from some of the best comedians in Boston, and then pick their brains about their joke writing and artistic process!

Latest Episodes

Stand-Up Sit Down #2 (Guests: Ken Reid, Phoebe Angle & Rick Canavan)

ENote: explicit content (some swearing plus words and thoughts not appropriate for tenderfoot ears and hearts) Guests: Ken Reid, Rick Canavan & Phoebe Angle Host: Kwasi Mensah & Christine An Date Recorded: October 28th, 2014 Topics Covered: - joke writing/ developing process - when do you decide a joke will never work, and let it go? - testing out new material at open mics/ the value of open mics - how long did it take to find your voice? - perfectly written jokes vs. je ne sais quoi material - juggling different audiences / playing to Boston audiences - how mean is mean? where do you draw the line? - formative sets/ insight? - the walsh brothers! - the comedy studio - what’s it like when your family is there? - sharing comedy with people in other parts of life - different comedy scenes in the NE area - have you had jokes stolen from you? what happens? - best and worst part about being a stand-up comic? - what is the best piece of comic advice you’ve been given so far?

53 min2014 DEC 31
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Stand-Up Sit Down #2 (Guests: Ken Reid, Phoebe Angle & Rick Canavan)

Stand-Up Sit Down #1 (Guests: Dan Boulger, Dana Cairns & Kofi Thomas)

Enotes: explicit content Show Date: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 Guests: Dan Boulger (Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central, and winner of the Boston Comedy Festival) Kofi Thomas (Winner of the 2013 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, 2013 Comic in Residence at the Comedy Studio, and Boston Comedy Festival) Dana Cairns (Boston Comedy Festival, Comedy Central's Comics to Watch Showcase, Chicago Women's Funny Festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival) Show host: Kwasi Mensah Discussion host: Christine An at 1:00—Question #1: What's your joke writing process? at 5:30—Question #2: There's joke writing and then practicing telling the joke. How do you develop the delivery of a joke? How did you develop your style? How have you been developing as a performer? at 15:00—Question #3: What does authenticity mean to you? at 17:30—Question #4: How did you develop one bit from your set tonight? at 24:30—(open the questions up to the audience) Question #5: Comedian Daniel Tosh freque...

37 min2014 NOV 20
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Stand-Up Sit Down #1 (Guests: Dan Boulger, Dana Cairns & Kofi Thomas)
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Latest Episodes

Stand-Up Sit Down #2 (Guests: Ken Reid, Phoebe Angle & Rick Canavan)

ENote: explicit content (some swearing plus words and thoughts not appropriate for tenderfoot ears and hearts) Guests: Ken Reid, Rick Canavan & Phoebe Angle Host: Kwasi Mensah & Christine An Date Recorded: October 28th, 2014 Topics Covered: - joke writing/ developing process - when do you decide a joke will never work, and let it go? - testing out new material at open mics/ the value of open mics - how long did it take to find your voice? - perfectly written jokes vs. je ne sais quoi material - juggling different audiences / playing to Boston audiences - how mean is mean? where do you draw the line? - formative sets/ insight? - the walsh brothers! - the comedy studio - what’s it like when your family is there? - sharing comedy with people in other parts of life - different comedy scenes in the NE area - have you had jokes stolen from you? what happens? - best and worst part about being a stand-up comic? - what is the best piece of comic advice you’ve been given so far?

53 min2014 DEC 31
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Stand-Up Sit Down #2 (Guests: Ken Reid, Phoebe Angle & Rick Canavan)

Stand-Up Sit Down #1 (Guests: Dan Boulger, Dana Cairns & Kofi Thomas)

Enotes: explicit content Show Date: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 Guests: Dan Boulger (Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central, and winner of the Boston Comedy Festival) Kofi Thomas (Winner of the 2013 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, 2013 Comic in Residence at the Comedy Studio, and Boston Comedy Festival) Dana Cairns (Boston Comedy Festival, Comedy Central's Comics to Watch Showcase, Chicago Women's Funny Festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival) Show host: Kwasi Mensah Discussion host: Christine An at 1:00—Question #1: What's your joke writing process? at 5:30—Question #2: There's joke writing and then practicing telling the joke. How do you develop the delivery of a joke? How did you develop your style? How have you been developing as a performer? at 15:00—Question #3: What does authenticity mean to you? at 17:30—Question #4: How did you develop one bit from your set tonight? at 24:30—(open the questions up to the audience) Question #5: Comedian Daniel Tosh freque...

37 min2014 NOV 20
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Stand-Up Sit Down #1 (Guests: Dan Boulger, Dana Cairns & Kofi Thomas)
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