Sunday, April 21, 2024

As the world waits for all of the firsts of 2012, the ImprovBoston theater in Central Square plans to kick off the year with two Jan. 1 shows at which 100 comics will tell their first jokes of the year — each show giving 50 different comics the mic for two minutes or less for their first new, never-been-told jokes.

“The theater is incredibly excited to host 100 First Jokes and offer such a unique opportunity for audiences to see the entire standup community in one night,” Managing Director Zach Ward said. “Two shows, two hosts, 100 comics, 100 first jokes. It’s going to be amazing.”

The first show features Bethany Van Delft, Dan Boulger, Kelly MacFarland, Dana Jay Bein, Jenny Zigrino, Maria Ciampa, Michelle Barbera, Paul D’Angelo, Rick Jenkins, Shawn Carter, Tony Moschetto, Val Kappa and Wes Hazard, among others.

The second show features Jim Lauletta,  Andrea Henry, Andrew Mayer, Dan Crohn, Kate Ghiloni, Lamont Price, Matt D, Mehran, Rick Canavan, Steve Macone, Tony V and Will Noonan.

The shows will be hosted by Bein and Matt D.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Shows are at 7 and 9 p.m. ImprovBoston is at 40 Prospect Street. Tickets are available online at or by phone at (617) 576.1253.

This post was written from a press release.