Rising Comic Star Cameron Esposito to Bring Laughs to MASS MoCA

Cameron Esposito

Cameron Esposito

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – On-the-rise LA-based comic Cameron Esposito brings her standup act to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 8pm. Esposito’s edgy, in-your-face style of comedy led Jay Leno to call her “the future of comedy.” Known far and wide for confidence, charisma, and bright-eyed optimism, Esposito singles herself out in the crowded world of comedy with quirky humor and boundless enthusiasm that hooks audiences instantly and keeps them engaged through the final joke. Rarely seen without her ubiquitous jean jacket and side mullet, Esposito is at ease on stage, a versatile performer ready to play off the audience.

Living proof that wit is a powerful weapon, Esposito’s stand-up style is at once edgy and effervescent, transforming anecdotes of an awkward childhood and adult encounters with ignorance into expertly told narratives infused with an eternally positive view of herself and the world around her. Her humor often pokes holes at society’s stereotypical misunderstandings of what it means to be a lesbian.

Esposito’s sophomore album, “SAME SEX SYMBOL,” was released in fall 2014, debuting at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and holding strong at #3 on Billboard for several weeks. “SAME SEX SYMBOL” was named a Best of 2014 comedy album by The AV Club, Consequence of Sound, Laugh Button and Paste Magazine.

Esposito hosts two podcasts – Put Your Hands Together, a podcast version of her popular standup show – and Wham Bam Pow, a scifi/action movie show distributed by Maximum Fun. Her first book is forthcoming from Hachette/Grand Central Publishing.

While attending college in Boston, Esposito got her start in comedy as a member of an on-campus improv group. After graduating, she returned to her hometown of Chicago and continued professionally with the Second City (the famous troupe whose alums include Tina Fey and Amy Poehler), before discovering her gift for stand-up.

Esposito recorded her debut comedy album, “Grab Them Aghast,” in 2010, before her meteoric rise necessitated a move to Los Angeles. Esposito booked a series of high-profile appearances on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, Maron, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Conan. Her second album, smash-hit “Same Sex Symbol,” was recorded in 2013.

Esposito lives in Los Angeles with her fiancée, fellow comedienne Rhea Butcher.

Fresh salads, hearty sandwiches, and burritos the size of your head – as well as thematic dinner specials – are available from Lickety Split before and during the show. A full bar serves Berkshire Brewing Company beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Tickets are $8 for students, $12 in advance, $18 day-of, and $24 for preferred seating. Members receive a 10% discount.

Tickets for all events are available through the MASS MoCA box office located on Marshall Street in North Adams, open 11am – 5pm Wednesdays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through spring 2015. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 during box office hours or purchased on-line at MASS MoCA.

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