Andrew Seraphin
The Wilbur Theatre 


Last Comic Standing Live Comes to The Wilbur

WHAT:             On Friday, September 26th, 2014, Last Comic Standing Live is coming to The Wilbur in Boston’s historic Theatre District.

America’s favorite summer comedy and NBC’s top-rated television comedy competition show, “Last Comic Standing, is launching a live tour, ‘Last Coming Standing Live,’ on Tuesday, September 16. ‘Last Coming Standing Live,’ will feature Season 8’s winner as well as the top four finalists in live performances locally as well as more than 49 other cities throughout the U.S.

“Last Comic Standing” began with the top 100 comics in the country, who were chosen to audition by invitation only.  The five chosen by judges Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters as the funniest and going on tour are:


Her trials and tribulations as a woman, mother, grandmother and lesbian have provided richcomic material for Carr, and she’s woven it all into fiercely funny performances. She has been  entertaining audiences for 17 years at clubs, colleges and military bases all over the UnitedStates and the world, including Iraq, Bagdad, Kuwait, London and Germany.


A former truck driver and dock worker from the south side of Chicago, Rocky LaPorte has been doing stand-up comedy for the past 26 years. A store manager on his delivery route suggestedhe try comedy because he always made her laugh, and the rest is history.


Joe Machi got into stand-up comedy because it felt great to make people laugh. Now an accomplished entertainer who has been making audiences laugh for eight years, Machi performed stand-up on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in 2012 and won the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition as part of the New York Comedy Fest in 2013.


Rod Man is a comedian who captures the attention of audiences immediately with his engaging wit, southern charm and gift for finding the funny in everyday life. The “Georgia boy” with a laid-back style of storytelling got hooked on comedy watching “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam,” and seeing the likes of Martin Lawrence, Chris Tucker and the late, great Bernie Mac perform. It was then he knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.


At an early age, Lachlan Patterson knew he would have to use his sense of humor to get him through tough situations. At the age of 19 he performed his first show at an amateur night in his hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. After several years spent learning the art of stand-up comedy, Patterson found his stride and began touring throughout Canada, landing at festivals like Montreal’s Just for Laughs, the Halifax Comedy Festival and the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival.

For tickets and more information about The Wilbur and other great events visit

WHEN:          Friday, September 26th, 2014 – 7:30 PM and 9:55PM

COST:              $29-$39

WHERE:           The Wilbur | 246 Tremont Street | Boston, MA 02116 | 617.248.9800

TICKETS:        Visit, or call the box office at 617.248.9800

About The Wilbur:

Celebrating 100 years, The Wilbur, nestled in Boston’s historic Theatre District, is the premiere destination for comedy and music in Boston, MA. Built in 1914 by The Shubert Brothers, The Wilbur opened in 1915 and was named for The Shubert Theatre’s manager A.L. Wilbur. Recently revitalized by former Comedy Connection owner Bill Blumenreich in July of 2008, The Wilbur has become a first-class venue showcasing A-list comedians and musicians. A Comedy Central verified venue, the theater has attracted the best of the best in comedy including Aziz Ansari, Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Katt Williams and Jim Gaffigan. They also boast award-winning musicians from all genres such as Boyz II Men, Lauryn Hill, Lyle Lovitt and Smoky Robinson. Offering an intimate show setting, The Wilbur provides the perfect environment for enjoying comedy sensations and chart topping artists in the heart of Boston’s historic Theater District.

The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont Street in Boston, MA. For more information, please visit, or call 617.248.9700.