Best of Boston

BEST Comedian

2002 BEST Comedian

Jimmy Tingle

Cambridge’s Jimmy Tingle keeps us in stitches with self-deprecating material that always manages to feel upbeat. And his political satire hasn’t suffered even in the wake of post-9/11 patriotic correctness. read more »

1995 BEST Comedian

Jonathan Katz

Katz’s deadpan delivery and bassett-hound face have made him a favorite with local audiences for years. Now national audiences are discovering him via his hit show on Comedy Central, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, which received a CableACE award in January. read more »

1994 BEST Comedian

Paul D’Angelo

Call it “lawyer’s revenge.” By day Paul Murphy is a hardworking attorney in Wakefield. By night his other persona—Paul D’Angelo—will make you cry with his jokes. read more »

1993 BEST Comedian, Local

Tom Agna

He has perfected the unlucky-guy shtick and is confident enough—in a self-conscious kind of way—to let the audience behind his mask now and then without stooping to the amateurish or the crude. read more »

1989 BEST Comedian

Jimmy Tingle

Catch him when you can at Catch a Rising Star, because his star is certainly rising. read more »

1984 BEST Comedian

Steve Sweeney

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1976 BEST Comedian

David Misch

Funnier than a barrel of wind-up teeth. Misch played local restrooms before “Somerville” made him a celebrity; now both he and his hilarious hit record are scheduled for national release. read more »