Monday, December 01, 2008

Boston Comedy ... Funny Grown Here

By J. Thomas Duffy

That's the new weblog of Nick Zaino, intrepid writer, reporter, and chronicler of all things Stand-up Comedy.

Nick was a long-time beat reporter for The Boston Globe (as well as other publications), covering the enormous comedy scene in and around Boston.

Least you forget, Boston (primarily the old Ding Ho, in Inman Square, Cambridge) launched the careers of people such as Barry Crimmins, Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Kevin Meany, Bob "Bobcat" Goldthwait, Lenny Clarke, Dennis Leary, Steve Sweeney, Jimmy Tingle, and dozens more, and continues to be a hotbed of up-and-coming talent, the new and next generation of smart alecks.

Nick, for the past 10-years-plus has been working the beat, covering the local clubs, the big headliners that would blow into town, and keeping tabs on who was where and what was going on, locally and nationally.

However, the Globe, which is owned by the New York Times Co., is continuing to cut back and cut back (as discussed with a mutual friend the other day, the Globe Arts Section is beginning to look like USA Today, with 50-word articles and lots of pictures!), and it recently gave Nick his walking papers.

Rather than wilt away, Nick is channeling his energy into doing what he has been doing, that being covering the stand-up comedy scene, now working for himself.

He's open to taking donations, advertising, sponsorships, and any positive assistance you can provide.

Go over to Boston Comedy ... Funny Grown Here, say hello to Nick, and sign up for his feed.

It will help you to remember to laugh every day ...

(Cross-posted at The Garlic.)

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  • i always wanted to be a comic, i just wish i could stand being infront of so many people...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:44 PM  

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