Check out these line ups for this Boston Comedy Marathon!
It’s the first Monday of summer 2015, with yesterday being June 21st, the solstice, aka the longest sunlight day of the year and the official start to summer. Also, Laconia celebrated it’s 92nd bike week last week and I’m guessing some of you celebrated Father’s Day, maybe? Or at least acknowledged that technically it’s a thing families do? I mean, not really sure what people do anymore since I stopped doing anything for Father’s Day the year my dad told me the best gift I could give him was either rent money or to move out, which clearly won’t happen.
Anywho, one of my favorite things about comedy, and local comedy scenes, is when great opportunities happen to those who rightfully deserve it. I can think of a handful of local comedians in the Boston area currently who shouldn’t be anything other than a successful stand up comedians.
Then, there is always that one individual who is just larger than life. That one individual where there was never any doubt about them being a success. For Boston, that person could be none other than comedian Mehran Khaghani. I mean for goodness sake, he has his own Wikipedia page!
I wish I knew enough adjectives to appropriately describe Mehran and everything about him, but then again, the beauty of Mehran is that he can’t be described, he needs to be experienced.
I remember about 5 years ago, when I was just learning to swim in the comedy scene, a coworker had heard I wanted to do comedy and excitedly asked me if I knew or met Mehran yet. I started to respond with the typical “what does he look like” questions and will never forget her saying, “oh you’d know Mehran if you’ve met him”. She was absolutely correct. He is hard to miss.
Mehran started performing comedy in Boston in 2007, and since then there’s been no turning back. In 2010 the Boston Phoenix named him “best comedian of the year,” and word on the street is Mehran would have won that honor several more times had they not gone out of business. On top of that, Mehran has a been a finalist in the “Boston International Comedy Festival” and toured with “Maz Jobrani’s Brown and Friendly Tour.”
It wasn’t long after Mehran began performing stand up that he began creating and hosting his own shows.
Having his own shows allowed him to shake up the norm, bringing his own unique style to not just the comedy scene, but to the burlesque/cabaret scene as well. Mehran created and produced a comedy cabaret show called “Criscotheque”, as well as being a favorite to host the various burlesque shows performed at the American Repertory Theatre’s club Oberon.
It’s creativity like this, combined with raw talent, that made it a no brainer why Mehran caught the attention of entertainment industry and needed to take the next step in his career moving to NYC.
Lucky for Boston, Mehran moved close enough so he can be swayed back to perform here and this Thursday, June 25th, Mehran will be headlining at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville, MA.
You won’t want to miss this!