Local Comedian Gives Thanks and Laughs to Troops and Veterans during 2010 Boston Comedy Festival.

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The Boston Comedy Festival is best known for their week-long comedy competition but, the Boston Comedy Festival does not end there. The week also serves as a time to gain opportunities in what comedian and festival founder, Jim McCue calls “the art of making people laugh.” The show takes place at Cheers Comedy Club November 11th at 8pm. All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Boston Comedy Festival is best known for their week-long comedy competition. 96 of the Nation's most talented stand-up comedians go head-to-head in a no-holds-barred contest. The winner earns a cd contract and $10,000 in prize money! But, the Boston Comedy Festival does not end there. The week also serves as a time to gain opportunities in what comedian and festival founder, Jim McCue calls “the art of making people laugh.”

McCue, a West Hartford native began the Boston Comedy Festival 11 years ago. The event has grown to include improvisation, sketch comedy, and one-person theatre shows, as well as the newly expanded movie portion of this festival.This Veteran's Day the Boston Comedy Festival will also include a fundraiser show for the Wounded Warrior Project.

This will be first Veteran's Show for the festival but McCue, who has traveled to more than 100 bases during his career, brings a wealth of knowledge to the endeavor. An account of his experiences performing for the troops has recently been published in Embedded Comedian, which he describes as “a true account of entertaining our troops overseas while keeping my sense of humor intact.”

Regarding the fundraiser McCue says “ We get to bring laughter to the men and women who have protected our freedoms while having a lot of fun. What could be better than that?”

The show takes place at Cheers Comedy Club November 11th at 8pm. All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Jim McCue can also be seen at City Steam in Hartford November 18,19 and 20.

The Boston Comedy Festival began in 2000 as a way to showcase up-and-coming stand-up comedy talent. For more information visit http://www.bostoncomedyfestival.com

Jim McCue is featured nationally in comedy venues and has been featured on Comedy Central, Comcast Comedy Spotlight, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and “Roughing It” on NESN in his native New England.

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