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BEST Comedian

2017 BEST Comedian

Eugene Mirman

A Lexington native, Mirman made his name with appearances on Flight of the Conchords and a starring role in the animated series Bob’s Burgers while living in New York. But he never forgot about his hometown, remaining a presence on… read more»

2016 BEST Comedian

Gary Petersen

Bespectacled, bearded punk-rock fan Gary Petersen has a knack for crafting absurd yet intelligent jokes in the same vein as Patton Oswalt or Jim Gaffigan: “I like food more than I like sex because I don’t have to lie to… read more»

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»