Sunday, December 11, 2016
255 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
$20 - $25
Bring in the New Year in with Laughter. Comedian Jim McCue will headline this yearly comedy spectacular with great comedians and the perfect venue to enjoy New Years Eve.
With a mixture of witty “A-list material” and his ability to work off-script has earned Jim McCue the title “Boston’s King of Crowd Work!” It’s not only his height of six foot six that makes Jim stand head and shoulders above club comedians of the “stick-to-the-script” variety. Jim blends thought-provoking material and uncanny improv skills with a style that encourages audience participation. No two shows are ever the same!
Jim has been featured on Comedy Central, Comcast Comedy Spotlight, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” 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 1999 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.”
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Reviewed By Susan Sewell for Readers’ Favorite
Don't Make A Wish by Lizzy Stevens and Steve Miller with Jason and Noah Miller is a charming short story about an unwelcome genie. Tara's grandmother and only living relative has just passed away. Taking a couple of weeks off from work, Tara begins planning the funeral and going through her grandmother's things. A discovery in the attic changes the course of her life in an unprecedented and unpredictable way. Her grandmother left specific instructions to leave an ancient lamp alone, but Tara didn't heed her warning. Now she is faced with a hostile genie with an unkind sense of humor. She doesn't want his stupid wishes, anyway. How does she make the persistent djinn go away without causing them both collateral damage?
A Lost Memory by Lizzy Stevens and Steve Miller is an intriguing fantasy in short story form. Alley has been in some kind of accident and awakens to a place she doesn't remember, to people she doesn't know. She doesn't recall what happened to her, nor does she recognize her home or her parents. Alley has vivid dreams of a pure white horse with wings and a very good-looking man who calls out to her, begging her to return to him. The two fantastic beings continue to haunt her dreams as she struggles with the unknown reality she finds herself in. Which is real - the man of her dreams or her perfect home and loving parents?
Don't Make A Wish by Lizzy Stevens and Steve Miller with Jason and Noah Miller, and A Lost Memory by Lizzy Stevens and Steve Miller are charming fantasy stories with interesting plots and story lines. It is notable that the authors are donating all the proceeds from this book to the Epilepsy Foundation. Both stories are entertaining and enjoyable and I recommend them to those who are fans of the fantasy genre.
Welcome to the Canoples Investigations Exposes Space Dodger release tour. This is the third novel and fourth story in this series. Strap on your restraints and be ready for an exciting ride… oh, once you have the book in hand, you will discover there’s a special added attraction—the first chapter of Secret Society: A Canoples Investigations Novella!
There’s a carnival on the station, with all kinds of “legally” cloned animals, more than a few zero-G acrobats, and miniature clowns. BD’s ever present suspicious mind latches onto one thing when the advance team for Galactic Carnival arrives to begin preparations for a weeklong visit. The ringmaster looks familiar, but the man swears that he has never been to Canoples Station before. Even worse, children five and under are disappearing. A bit of investigating on BD’s part clues him in to the fact this has happened on every station Galactic Carnival has visited so far. He’s determined to uncover the true identity of the ringmaster and solve the mystery of the missing children, but at what cost. Is BD willing to lose his lifelong friends to solve this case? Will they prove Jenna Rock, Wade’s girlfriend, isn’t involved?