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BANNED IN BOSTON 2018

Banned in Boston, an annual comedy and music revue, is Urban Improv’s signature Boston fundraising event. Local Boston celebrities, media personalities, politicians, and business, arts and community leaders rally together to put on a one-night-only show of hilarity, musical satire and skits. Come join the fun and help Urban Improv empower local youth to make positive choices in their lives and their communities.

Thank you for your support. See below for photos and video from Banned in Boston ’18.

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EVENT CHAIRS

CO-CHAIRS

  • Fiona & James Benenson
  • Lena & Brent Berc
  • Ted Clark
  • Kristina & Patrick Lyons
  • Jen & Josh Ziskin

HONORARY CO-CHAIRS – CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

  • Lisa & Joel Alvord
  • Mimi & George Bennett
  • Susan & Jerry Cohen
  • Ann & John Hall
  • Amo Houghton
  • Thalia McMillon & Gerald Wright
  • Priscilla Dewey Houghton, in memoriam

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

  • Jen Berylson & Jonathan Block
  • Gabrielle Fraenkel & Jimmy Berylson
  • Katherine Craven
  • Wendy & Gordon Cromwell
  • Courtney & Tim Egan
  • Christina & David Lavallee
  • Sheila & Dan MacKeigan
  • Mahmood Malihi
  • Gary Morton
  • Tom & Farrell O’Rourke
  • Mark Battista & Chris Prokop
  • Jessica Ferri Schmitz & Daniel Schmitz
  • Julie & Jeff Stuecken
  • Sarah & Tom Weigel

2018 VIDEOS

MORE VIDEOS

2018 PHOTOS

MORE PHOTOS

2018 CORPORATE SPONSORS

Thank you to our generous corporate sponsors. Your support helps empower Boston’s youth.

BENEFACTORS 

STARS

ANGELS

PRODUCERS

DIRECTORS

PLAYERS

2018 BANNED IN BOSTON CAST*

ACCLAIMED MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
PERSONALITIES

  • Nancy Anderson, Broadway Singer/Actress
  • Jared Bowen, WGBH
  • Jim Braude & Margery Eagan, WGBH
  • Mary Callanan, Broadway Singer/Actress
  • Tom Hamilton, Aerosmith
  • Jenny Johnson, NESN
  • Shirley Leung, The Boston Globe
  • Mark Linehan, Actor/Singer
  • Ray Magliozzi, Car Talk/NPR
  • Lisa Pierpont, Boston Common Magazine
  • Emily Rooney, WGBH
  • Matt Siegel, KISS 108
  • Sally Taylor, Musician, Artist
  • Jimmy Tingle, Comedian
  • Chris Vogel, Boston Magazine

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS*

  • The Automatic
  • Blue Frog Bakery
  • Bully Boy Distillers
  • Cinquecento
  • Cultivar
  • Eastern Standard
  • Island Creek Oyster Bar
  • The James Pub & Provisions
  • JP Seafood
  • Juniper
  • La Morra/Heritage of Sherborn
  • Michael’s Deli
  • Middlesex Lounge
  • New England Charcuterie/Moody’s Deli
  • Pammy’s
  • Lincoln Tavern
  • Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
  • The Smoke Shop BBQ/Tremont 647
  • Union Square Donuts

*as of April 4th

RENOWNED POLITICAL LEADERS

  • Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts
  • John Barros, Boston Chief of Economic Development
  • Andrea Campbell, President of Boston City Council 
  • Sonia Chang-Díaz, Massachusetts State Senator
  • Maura Healey, Massachusetts Attorney General
  • Jim McGovern, U.S. Representative
  • Jim Peyser, Massachusetts Secretary of Education
  • Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston

LOCAL LUMINARIES

  • Jonathan Bush, Athena Health
  • Andrew Collins, Sentient Jet
  • Steven Conine, Wayfair
  • Marlo Fogelman, marlo marketing
  • Carol Fulp, The Partnership
  • William Gross, Boston Chief of Police
  • Diane Hessan, C Space
  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School 
  • Sam Kennedy, The Boston Red Sox
  • Kristina Lyons, Portobello Road
  • Patrick Lyons, The Lyons Group
  • Mahmood Malihi, Leggat McCall
  • Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, The Dimock Center
  • Celina Miranda, Hyde Square Task Force
  • TJ Parker, PillPack
  • Bob Rivers, Eastern Bank
  • Jason Robins, DraftKings
  • Matthew Teitelbaum, Museum of Fine Arts
  • Corey Thomas, Rapid7
  • Anita Walker, Massachusetts Cultural Council