Monday, March 26, 2012

Ken Reid's Shirt Tales Show

Photo via ikenreid.com
We all know that a picture tells a thousand words, but what about a t-shirt? Boston comedian Ken Reid proves that there's some unique and funny stories behind every t-shirt he's owned. If you grew up during the 70s and 80s and live in the Boston area then you may want to check out Ken's upcoming one man show, "Shirt Tales", at the Cambridge YMCA Theater on May 19 at 7:30 PM. During this multi-media show, Ken will tell humorous, bittersweet and occasionally bizarre tales from his life, using his personal t-shirt collection as a gateway into his own personal timeline. Tickets are $15, include a limited edition t-shirt, and can be purchased here.

Ken's shows have a strong pop culture theme to them; check out this hilarious clip from an earlier show of his that he conceived and performed, called "Very Special Episode" where he dissects an episode of Mr. Belvedere that focused on AIDS: 




Ken has opened for Patton Oswalt and Eugene Mirman and toured with Bob Saget and Todd Barry. Earlier in his career he also belonged to a punk band that played with the Dropkick Murphies. He's also a long-time reader of Go Retro, so I am more than happy to pass along the info about his show! So if you're going to be in town and you're looking for something fun and unique that's also retro, check it out.

1 comment:

ApacheDug said...

I know 'Mister Belvedere' is still part of the primetime lineup in Hell, but I sure laughed out loud when this dude showed that clip with the cupcake! Thanks for posting your local talent Pam, he seems like a cool guy :)

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