Laugh Boston Debuts New Comedy Series at Citi Performing Arts Tonight

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They'll be laughing in the aisles at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, as comedy takes the stage! Presented by Laugh Boston in association with the Citi Performing Arts Center, a new comedy series will debut this summer, bringing national names to the venue.

The current schedule is listed below; more dates will be announced in the near future.

Legends of Boston Comedy - TONIGHT, June 22, 8 pm; tickets $28.75 - $48.75, now on sale.

Starring Boston comedy superstar Lenny Clarke, "The Godfather of Boston Comedy," Don Gavin, "The Undisputed King of Boston Comedy," Steve Sweeney and hometown favorite Tony V.

Nick Dipaolo - Saturday, September 14, 8 pm; tickets $33.25, now on sale.

The Onion Live! - Saturday, October 18, 8 pm; prices and sale date TBA.

Juston McKinney - Saturday, November 9, 8 pm; ticket prices and sale date TBA.

Laugh Boston is a partnership of John Tobin and Chet Harding and Norm Laviolette, (co-founders of Improv Asylum). The group will open a stand-alone Comedy Club, Laugh Boston, at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in the Seaport District this summer.

Announcing the new series, Josiah Spaulding, Citi Center President and CEO said "the Citi Shubert Theatre is the perfect space for the series. It is intimate, comfortable, and has a large enough seating capacity at 1500 seats to accommodate these national level performers." We have been trying to expand our programming at the Shubert; why not comedy?! We just needed the right partners, and we have found that with John, Chet and Norm. We are excited about Laugh Boston's vision to presenting comedy in Boston."

"Boston has always been known as a great town for local and national stand-up comedy. With our Citi Center partnership at the beautiful and historic Shubert Theatre as well as our upcoming 300 seat theater in the Seaport District, Laugh Boston will be able to bring a variety of top comedy talent to the city which will revitalize the comedy scene and return Boston to its rightful place as the best comedy city in the world" stated Chet Harding.

Full details will be announced soon. For more information, visit www.citicenter.org or call (866) 348-9738.

Citi Performing Arts Center [formerly The Wang Center for the Performing Arts] is a nonprofit innovator and steward of iconic venues, providing arts, entertainment, cultural, and educational experiences to the greater community. Citi Performing Arts Center is one of the nation's foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As guardian of historic venues-the Wang, Shubert, and Emerson Colonial theatres-Citi Performing Arts Center honors all aspects of the arts. Through numerous community outreach educational efforts, collaborations, and partnerships, Citi Performing Arts Center strives to educate and inspire greater appreciation for creativity as an essential component to the fabric of our society. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization located in Boston's historical Theater District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities through its education department; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations, and acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community. For further information, please go to citicenter.org.