Cuzin Richard Entertainment & The Boston Comedy Festival Present:

Saint Patrick's
Comedy GALA 

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 8PM | The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH
Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 8PM | Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon, NH


The Talent


Jim McCue

Jim has been featured on Comedy Central, "Last Comic Standing," Jim also founded and The Boston Comedy Festival. He works in top comedy clubs in Boston, Las Vegas, New York and performs annually in Dublin at the world famous laughter lounge.

Since 2000 Jim has also entertained U.S. troops at more than 100 bases around the world. Jim’s book Embedded Comedian is described as a "field manual for comedians in a war zone."


Kendra Cunningham

Kendra Cunningham is a Boston-born stand-up comic, comedy writer, actress, and filmmaker living in Brooklyn, where she owns a super comfortable bed.

Kendra regularly contributes to The Huffington Post and the comedic relationship blog Beauty and the Beast. Her short films have been screened at a number of festivals; Lonelygirl48, which she wrote and acted in, won the Boston Comedy Festival and the Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival. She has been featured in Time Out New York and on CNN Money, among other publications.



Joey Carroll made his way onto the comedy scene on a dare. His first open mike got him his first paid gig. 

Joey has been performing clean, thought provoking comedy for 20 years. His comedy is the result of a unique life experience and always keeping a positive attitude no matter what life throws at him. 

Joey has used his talent to raise money for non profit organizations and bring much needed laughter to our troops overseas since 1999.

The Connolly Celtic Dancers

Mary Connolly preserves the traditions of her Irish heritage through dance. Her parents were born in Galway and met at an Irish Social Dance in Boston. Mary started Irish step dancing at age 6 and has fond memories of attending Irish Socials with her parents. She competed and won many medals for her step dancing at Boston competitions.

Mary has been teaching Irish Step, Ceili and Set Dance to children and adults in the Upper Valley since 1996. Her students have performed at many local festivals and shows. She produces an annual Ceili, a traditional music and dance party open to the community. The Connolly Celtic Dancers can be seen “stepping out” at various St. Patrick’s Day venues. Mary continues to study Irish Dance, participating in workshops throughout the year, passing the tradition on to her students.




Traditional Irish music featuring fiddler Roger Burridge and piper Anthony Santoro.

Born into an English family with deep roots in folk music, Roger Burridge ventured over to Ireland in his late teens. That experience ignited a lifelong passion for playing traditional Irish dance music.

Burridge has recorded and played alongside some of the very best Irish and English musicians. Now living in New Hampshire, Roger is joined by piper Anthony Santoro to produce rich, energetic, raw, foot-stomping music. Infatuated with the Irish uilleann pipes from an early age,

Santoro has toured Ireland, New England, New York, and lived and performed in Las Vegas. The duo has now performed together for over a decade.


Tickets & Location

The Music Hall
28 Chestnut Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801


Buy tickets directly from The Music Hall. Tickets are $32-$37 - get 'em now before it's too late!


Lebanon Opera House
51 N Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766


Buy tickets directly. Tickets are $32-$37 - get 'em now before it's too late!


Our Sponsors

This show, and the proceeds provided to deserving local charities, would not be possible without the gracious support of our sponsors. Please let them know how much you appreciate their contribution.


Portsmouth Show

Living Innovations

Impax Asset Management LLC  
(Formerly Pax World Management LLC) 

The River


Coughlin, Murphy, Rainboth, & Lown 


Seacoast OnLine

NH Magazine

The Blue Mermaid

The Dolphin Striker

Fiddlehead Magazine

Newcastle Technology Advisors

Rum Doodle Studios

Cabot Cheese

Granite State Dairy Promotion

Lebanon Show

The Salt Hill Pub


The Point


The Lebanon Diner

Monadnock Table Magazine

Cabot Cheese

Mascoma Savings Bank

Granite State Dairy Promotion

Valley Newspaper

Lebanon Chamber of Commerce

Baymont Inn

Advance Transit

Newcastle Technology Advisors

Great Eastern Radio


Worthy Causes

Dairy farms in New Hampshire and New England are family-owned small businesses that provide significant economic, environmental and other benefits to their state and their communities. Dairy farming has a rich heritage in our region, and plays a key role in our food system today. Dairy farms in our state and region supply diverse processing businesses producing fluid milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, ice cream and more.


Dairy farms face challenges in a low-margin industry--but the average New Hampshire dairy farm generates $500,000 to $1,000,000 a year in sales. That money is recycled through our local communities. Dairy farms, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, earn more than a third of the state’s total gross agricultural sales. Economic studies show that each cow generates $14,000 or more for the local economy.

Dairy farmers are also stewards of thousands of acres of land--fields, pastures, woodlands, wetlands and shore lands. Farmers are stewards of significant ground and surface water resources, and wildlife habitat. Dairy cattle support the lion’s share of cropland in our state, not only on dairy farms, but also other farm that raise silage corn and alfalfa and grass hay to sell to dairy farms. The open fields and iconic farmsteads of dairy farms are vital to the working landscape beloved by Granite State residents and visitors alike. Youth and education hold the keys to the future of dairy farming and agriculture.

That’s why New Hampshire’s dairy farmers, through the state Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food and the New Hampshire Farm and Rural Education Foundation, have established the NH Dairy Farmers Scholarship Fund to support students attending the University of New Hampshire Thompson School of Applied Science with an interest in dairy agriculture.

We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Cuzin Richard Entertainment and other partners to raise funds for the NH Dairy Farmers Scholarship Fund. This is a great way for individuals and organizations to invest in the future of our young people, our dairy farms, our land-grant university and our state.

Photo Gallery

Here's what you've missed. Images from past years' St. Patrick's Comedy Galas by Rum Doodle Studios.

Don't miss out this year!