The outdoor series Summer Comedy with Jim Ruberti & Friends continues on Saturday, July 9 with headliner Mark Riley and Liam McGurk, former winner of the Massachusetts Funniest Person award.
Presented by the arts center and Scamps Comedy Productions, showtime is 7:30 p.m. in the outdoor performance space. Tickets are $35/$33 for seniors/$30 for members. Material is suitable for those 18 and up.
Series Host Jim Ruberti is a Boston comedian and actor who has been entertaining people for over 30 years, starting as a child in the theaters of Cape Cod performing with Broadway actors such as John Raitt or Theodore Bikel. He has been a comic fundraising auctioneer and event host for more than 10 years, and a stand-up comedian working stages around New England. As a stand-up, he’s shared the stage with Boston headliners such as Lenny Clarke, Christine Hurley, Steve Sweeney, Paul Nardizzi, and Jimmy Dunn. He hosted the New Year’s Eve shows on the Cotuit Center for the Arts stage in 2019 and 2021.
Mark Riley is an energetic Boston headliner with a unique perspective on everyday situations. A former first runner-up at the Boston Comedy Festival, Riley was once a professional ice hockey referee (he spent a very short time in the NHL) who also ran a Gymboree. He headlines in Boston as well as playing top rooms in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Atlantic City. Among those he’s performed with are Steven Wright, Joe Rogan and Lenny Clarke. He headlines colleges and corporate shows as well and has worked as an actor in commercials and industrial films.
Liam McGurk is a Massachusetts-bred comic based in Boston. He is known for his laid-back demeanor and cerebral, creative material. He produces the weekly show “8 O'clock at 7:30” in Boston and has performed in Thunderfest and Cape Fear Comedy Festival and Rogue Island Comedy Festival. He was voted Laugh Boston's Funniest Comedian in Massachusetts 2019. He was also the Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio in Somerville.
For more information, scampscomedy.com, or check out the Summer Comedy with Jim Ruberti & Friends event on Facebook.
Saturday, July 9 at 7:30pm
On the Outdoor Stage
$5 discount for members, $2 discount for seniors/veterans
Material is suitable for those 18 and up
Rain Date Policy: In case of a cancellation due to weather, the show will be rescheduled for the following Monday if possible. The Box Office will advise all ticket holders.