Best Video Film & Cultural Center presents “Reel Life,” a monthly stand-up comedy show, on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 PM. Reel Life is hosted by Kendra Dawsey, a comic who also hosts a weekly open mic at Lyric Hall in Westville and has also performed at Best Video’s Second Wednesday Open Mic among other venues throughout New England. Cover is $10.
Also on the bill for Aug. 17 are comics Chloé Cunha, Jimmy Blair, Diana Lu, Zul Manzi, and Dylan Uscher. Note: Comic routines may feature explicit material and language.
Kendra Dawsey is an up and coming stand-up comic who has performed in clubs and showcases in NYC and all over New England, including Stonewall Inn, Comix @ Mohegan Sun, and ImprovBoston. She was also a featured comic on the Sirius XM radio program Paid or Pain. Kendra garners humor from her identity and experiences by blending anecdote with higher concepts. Never too proud to laugh at herself, Kendra endears audiences by inviting them to laugh with her.
Jimmy Blair – The quick witted and in your face comedy stylings of Jimmy Blair are unprecedented. His riffs off the cuff are what what other comedians could only wish was their written material. The Baltimore native has wowed crowds all over the country and has left people always wanting more.
Diana Lu – Diana Lu is a writer, comedian, and scientist in Boston, Massachusetts.
Chloé Cunha – Chloé Cunha is a comedian, poet, and occasional sapphic vampire/assassin such as in the retro indie horror film Blood of the Tribades (2016), or The Penumbra Podcast. She hosts and produces The Queer Qomedy Hour at ImprovBoston and does stand-up all throughout the greater Boston area. She features regularly at The Comedy Studio, and is thrilled to be their Comic-in-Residence in November 2019. She has performed at a number of different festivals, such as the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival, the Dallas Comedy Festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival. Catch her on Twitter @ChloeCunha or take a listen to the comedy debate podcast Pick a Side Stupid!, for which she contributes frequently!
Dylan Uscher – Dylan Uscher is a queer standup comedian, producer, and host from Boston, MA. Dylan strives to walk the line between scandalous, hilarious, and heartfelt. He usually ends up somewhere pretty funny and a little dirty, and everything is said with a wink. Dylan has performed at clubs, festivals, and competitions all across the country. Some notable festivals from the past year include the inaugural Midwest Queer Comedy Festival, The Cleveland Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Festival, and the Palm Springs International Comedy Competition. Dylan has opened for several notable acts, including queer icons DeAnne Smith and Fortune Feimster.
Zul Manzi – Zul Manzi is 21 years old and resides in Springfield, MA. Outside of stand up, Zul Manzi creates short films, documentaries, web series, and cartoon animations on his website, www.zmasterproductions.com. Mostly comedic content, but hey he’s a comedian so it makes sense.