Larger Than Life
When you’re watching someone who is 6 feet 6 inches tall and absolutely hilarious, the phrase “Larger Than Life” tends to run through your mind. This is the case in all respects with Jim McCue. His staggering height is only matched by his love for comedy and his big Bostonian personality. Not only does Jim bring witty “A-List material” to his routine, he has also been named “Boston’s King of Crowd Work” for his ability to go off-script and interact with the crowd. Except, it’s not just an “ability.” Jim really seems to show up expecting his audience to entertain him as much as he’s entertaining them. It’s part of the fun for him, to improv with willing (and maybe sometimes not-so-willing) audience members with a skill that shows he truly enjoys the people he’s here to entertain.
As a long-standing member of the comedy industry, Jim has been featured on Comedy Central, Comcast Comedy Spotlight, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” RedEye on Fox News, Live at Gotham AXS TV and “Roughing It” on NESN in his native New England. Jim also founded and currently runs The Boston Comedy Festival. He works in top comedy clubs in Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Dublin, Montreal and Edinburgh.
Since 2000 Jim has also entertained U.S. troops at more than 100 bases around the world. An account of his experiences performing for the troops has recently been published in Embedded Comedian which Jim describes as a “field manual for comedians in a war zone.”
This week, Jim will be gracing our stage from Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 8-12. With his unique act, Jim keeps the audience on its toes and no two experiences are ever quite the same! He weaves his interactions with the audience among his set material, jumping back and forth with amazing timing and whip-like precision that will keep you roaring with laughter! Come out this week and see what makes the giant of the comedy world so very funny.
Off The Clock Interview Dec. 9
If you stop by on Thursday evening, you’ll enjoy a bonus treat when Les McCurdy joins the comedians on-stage for our Off The Clock interview. This 15-20 minute interview with the comedians is a great way for audience members to get to know them more personally. There’s also a Q & A portion with the audience, so bring your questions about who they are, where they come from and how they got started in comedy!
To learn even more about our past and present entertainers, be sure to check out our podcast, The Conversation. These backstage interviews with our favorite comedians is an awesome, candid glimpse into what they’re really like, what gets them excited about performing stand-up comedy, and where they’re hoping to go next. Our newest one features Basile, Austin Young, Les McCurdy and Mike Stevens, comedians both seasoned and fresh, acclaimed and local, talking about what they love most: comedy!
This week, take a break from the daily grind and relax! Come out to McCurdy’s and enjoy witty, charming amusement that will make you think and keep you laughing. Stop by, enjoy your evening, and laugh the night away- you never know what will happen at McCurdy’s!