The Boston Comedy Festival is known as the "Comic's Comedy Festival" because it serves as the ultimate testing ground for performers in the industry. If a comedian can make it through auditions, preliminary rounds, and the finals of this prestigious Beantown contest, he knows that he has the star power that will take him all the way.
In this recording from the 2011 festival, comics Chris Pennie, Jim McCue, Landry, Andy Hendrickson, Ryan Dalton, Andy Newman, Joe List, Joe Larson, and Steve Macone perform six-minute sets in their mission to win. The material is varied, explicit, and across-the-board prize-worthy. With this kind of line-up, a listener will have a hard time choosing a favorite.