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Local comedians sell out Zullo

Last Thursday night, more than 150 people turned out for Comedians of Comedy, a stand-up comedy event presented by Small Town Scuttlebutt LLC, at the Zullo Gallery. The two 75-minute shows were produced and hosted by Rick Fink. 

The comics included:  Jim James, who is a former runner-up in the Kansas City Comedy Festival, Kathe Farris, who recently recorded her national debut with a Dry Bar Comedy Special, and Mark Riley, who has made several television appearances on NESN and is a former NHL referee.

“I wanted to get these comics in front of an audience here in Medfield to give the town some great entertainment,” Fink shared. “These guys are my friends and mentors and it’s great that we all live in town. It just felt like the perfect thing to do for the community. I thought it was important that the good people of Medfield knew that Jim James lost a comedy contest to Carrot Top,” Fink joked.

Several attendees gathered in masses outside of the Zullo to discuss the hysterics of the evening. One local shared: “I can’t get over how hysterical it was!” 

“Mark Riley was a great closing act! The other comedians really built up to a great finish,” another attendee shared. 

Mark Riley is one of the most booked comedians in New England. His high energy, unique perspective on everyday situations, and sharp observational humor keep audiences in stitches. Riley has starred in commercials and has many television appearances. He is a former NHL referee and co-wrote a movie script “Penalty Box” based on his life in pro hockey. He is currently publishing his first book and was a finalist in the 2016 Boston Comedy Festival.

Kathe Farris hit the comedy scene a little late in life with a different point of view and killer material. After becoming a Comic-in-Residence at The Comedy Studio and a finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, In addition to her Dry Bar Comedy Special. Farris performs regularly and her weekly show, “Faris and Friends Comedy Hour” became “The Boston Globe’s Critics Choice.”

Jim James stepped back into the comedic spotlight with a refreshed act. He is a former national finalist in the Certs College Comedy Contest and a Kansas City Comedy Festival finalist. 

Fink is an emerging Boston comic and debuted at Nick’s Comedy Stop last month. He also performs at Capo’s Supper Club Comedy Show and The Bell in Hand Tavern and is the creator and co-host of the Small Town Scuttlebutt podcast, a show that reacts to the over-reactions of small-town problems.

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