Saturday, May 18, 2024


What have local comedians been up to this week? We should start with Cambridge’s Niraj Shah, who, in the spirit of the season, has made a resolution:

Shah is a regular at clubs in Boston such as The Comedy Studio in Harvard Square, ImprovBoston in Central Square, Dick’s Beantown Comedy Vault, Nick’s Comedy Stop and other rooms across New England. His website and calendar are here.

Matt D. was named a “Comic to Watch” by Comedy Central, won the 2012 U.S. Magner’s Comedy Festival and is a character on the Jonathan Katz series “Explosion Bus.” He performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Central Square.

Cambridge writer and comedian Caitlin Durante has participated in the Women in Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds and the Boston Comedy Arts Festival and does standup regularly in the Boston area. She’s onstage at 9 p.m. Thursday with the Baby Giraffes at ImprovBoston’s Sketchhaus.

Jono Zalay lives in New York City, where his comedy will benefit most from the doctorate in neuroscience he earned studying in Boston. He has no upcoming shows here, though, so this may be the last time you see a tweet from him.

Rachel Klein blogs about improv comedy, theater and other arts.

And just to wrap up roughly where we started:

James Creelman has a neglected website that posts no upcoming shows. But he’s onstage at The Comedy Studio, 1238 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, in 8 p.m. shows Sunday and Jan. 19.

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