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BANNED IN BOSTON 2018

2018 Sponsorship and Ticket Information Coming Soon!

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.

CHECK OUT LAST YEAR’S EVENT

FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018

6:00pm
Cocktail reception + Chefs’ Tastings
Lansdowne Pub, 9 Lansdowne Street

7:45pm
Banned in Boston’s madcap musical revue begins
House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street

9:00pm
Show finale

Dress: festive cocktail attire.

This is 21+ event.

SUPPORT URBAN IMPROV

Won’t be able to attend Banned in Boston 2018? Please consider a donation to Urban Improv.

DONATE

2017 EVENT CHAIRS

  • Fiona & James Benenson
  • Lena & Brent Berc
  • Ted Clark
  • Eileen & Jack Connors*
  • Julie & Ron Druker*
  • Nancy & Dick Friedman*
  • Kristina & Patrick Lyons*
  • Amanda & Sam Kennedy
  • Kathy & Joe O’Donnell*
  • Julie & Jeff Stuecken
  • Sarah & Tom Weigel
  • Blair & Jack Wylie

*A special thanks to these esteemed chairs who have supported Urban Improv since our very first Banned in Boston in 1996. It is an honor to kick off 25 years of Urban Improv programming with this year’s event leadership.

2017 VIDEOS

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2017 PHOTOS

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2017 CORPORATE SPONSORS

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

VENUE ARCHANGELS

PRODUCERS

STARS

DIRECTORS

ANGELS

PLAYERS

2017 BANNED IN BOSTON CAST

ACCLAIMED MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
PERSONALITIES
GUEST HOSTS:

  • Jim Braude & Margery Eagan, WGBH
  • Jared Bowen, WGBH
  • Meghna Chakrabarti, WBUR
  • Tom Hamilton, Aerosmith
  • Shirley Leung, The Boston Globe
  • Ray Magliozzi, NPR/WBUR
  • J.C. Monahan, WCVB
  • Lisa Pierpont, Boston Common Magazine
  • Emily Rooney, WGBH
  • Matt Siegel, KISS 108
  • Kathy St. George, Actress
  • Sally Taylor, Musician, Artist
  • Jimmy Tingle, Comedian

DISTINGUISHED ARTS & EDUCATION LEADERS:

  • Peggy Fogelman, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Emily McCann, Citizen Schools
  • Jill Medvedow, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School
  • Valerie Roberson, Roxbury Community College
  • Matthew Teitelbaum, Museum of Fine Arts
  • Anita Walker, Massachusetts Cultural Council

*as of February 13th

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS:*

  • Area Four
  • Ashmont Grill/Tavolo
  • The Automatic
  • Blue Frog Bakery
  • Bully Boy Distillers
  • Cinquecento
  • East Coast Grill
  • Eastern Standard
  • FoMu
  • Island Creek Oyster Bar
  • Juniper
  • La Morra
  • Mei Mei
  • Michael’s Deli
  • Middlesex Lounge
  • New England
  • Charcuterie/Moody’s
  • Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
  • Sicilicity
  • Vice Cream

*as of February 13th

RENOWNED POLITICAL LEADERS:

  • Charlie Baker, MA Governor
  • John Barros, Boston’s Chief of Economic Development
  • Sonia Chang-Díaz, MA State Senator
  • Linda Dorcena Forry, MA State Senator
  • Maura Healey, Attorney General
  • Tito Jackson, Boston City Councilor
  • Jim McGovern, U.S. Representative
  • Jim Peyser, MA Secretary of Education
  • Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston

LOCAL LUMINARIES:

  • James Benenson III, Industrial Manufacturing Company, LLC
  • Jonathan Bush, Athena Health
  • Andrew Collins, Sentient Jet
  • Jack Connors, Jr., Camp Harbor View
  • Ron Druker, The Druker Company, Ltd.
  • Richard Friedman, Carpenter and Co.
  • Carol Fulp, The Partnership
  • Richard Holbrook, Eastern Bank
  • Sam Kennedy, The Boston Red Sox
  • Mahmood Malihi, Leggat McCall
  • Patrick Lyons, The Lyons Group
  • Kristina Lyons, Portobello Road
  • TJ Parker, PillPack
  • Jason Robins, DraftKings
  • Corey Thomas, Rapid7