A Little Nantucket Comedy Stroll

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Main Theater Sat, Dec 1, 2018 6:30 PM
Run Time:1h 30min
Live Comedy
Category:Live Comedy


Nantucket Comedy Festival Brings Funny Guys to Nantucket Christmas Stroll

Night time performance follows workshop for kids


                Nantucket Comedy Festival brings four funny guys to Nantucket during the island’s annual Christmas Stroll Weekend to perform at Nantucket Dreamland, after three days of a comedy workshop for kids.

                Comic Jackie Flynn joins Kevin Flynn on Saturday December 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Nantucket Dreamland. Their appearance, A Little Nantucket Comedy Stroll, is part of the pair’s Brothers from Another Mother Tour and also features Nantucket comics Brian Glowacki and David Hayes.

                Jackie Flynn, originally from the Boston area, is an actor and comedian with prominent standup appearances and extensive film, television, and commercial advertising credits. He has recently appeared in “Loudermilk,” the DirectTV series co-created by Peter Farrelly, and was a winner of the San Francisco Comedy Festival.       

                Kevin Flynn has entertained audiences for years with his stand-up comedy performances, headlining at clubs and colleges around the world. He has appeared on television and in films, including the series “Sex and the City” and the movies “The Heartbreak Kid” and “Me, Myself and Irene.” Flynn has also hosted several series on cable television and on radio. He unveiled his one-man play “Fear of Heights” on Nantucket in September. He is the founder and executive director of Nantucket Comedy Festival.

                Nantucket native Brian Glowacki has been developing wider audiences for his comedy through in night clubs and on stages across the country. David Hayes emerged recently from his appearances at Nantucket Comedy Festival and other Nantucket venues.

                The four will work with young would-be comics during the week, at Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, as part of Nantucket Comedy Festival’s innovative Stand Up & Learn program.

                For the past decade, Flynn and the festival have spotlighted dozens of young people and their silly, sometimes poignant stories about their friends, brothers and sisters, or moms and dads. In year-round workshops and performances, kids from eight to eighteen write their own stories and jokes then deliver them in front of live audiences to help build self-confidence through learning to write and perform original stand-up comedy. “Have fun, create, and be confident,” Flynn urges kids.

                The kids’ workshop runs Wednesday through Friday at Nantucket Boys & Girls Club and ends with them performing at the club on Sparks Avenue on Friday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free to the public. For tickets to the adult show on Saturday with the foursome of comics, check the Dreamland website nantucketdreamland.org for tickets. For more on Nantucket Comedy Festival and future Stand Up & Learn workshops through next year, see nantucketcomedyfestival.org or call 508-901-9281.