Solomon Georgio to Bring Edgy Comedy to MASS MoCA

Solomon Georgio

Solomon Georgio

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Comedian Solomon Georgio brings his pungent brand of indignant irreverence to MASS MoCA on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 8pm. Little known in the comedy world until his much-lauded debut on “Conan,” Georgio is making a name for himself with tongue-in-cheek humor that takes on race, colonialism, and sexuality. The self-described “well-spoken ethnic homosexual” tackles topics other comedians don’t dare touch, fashioning a comedic critique of the human race and all its follies.

Georgio moved to the United States in 1985 as a Sudanese refugee. Soon after, while residing in Seattle, he performed his first open mic at age 17. He was a finalist for NBC’s Stand Up For Diversity, a finalist at the 2010 San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and a semi-finalist at the 2009 Seattle International Comedy Competition. Georgio has also frequented the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Ore., as well as the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival in Seattle.

Georgio’s unique background and openness about his personal life make for an unforgettable repertoire of snarky anecdotes. He jokes of his Sudanese relatives eating cats, his sexuality, his race, and the exploitation of the “true Pocahontas.” He treats comedy as a form of catharsis, voicing his opinions about today’s society in an edgy, unapologetic manner. But perhaps his most amusing characteristic is his self-deprecating sense of humor. On his Twitter page, Georgio writes, “I want to thank the new generation of awkward adults for setting the bar so low that I’m now considered confident.”


On Saturday, August 29th, under MASS MoCA’s outdoor Dré Pavilion (or Club B10, if the weather doesn’t hold) the show gets rolling with local talent warming up the crowd, followed by Solomon Georgio at 8pm.  Fresh salads, hearty sandwiches, and burritos — 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 $14 in advance + for students, $20 day of, and $26 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 10am to 6pm every day, with extended evening hours to 7pm on Thursdays through Saturdays. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 during box office hours or purchased online at MASS MoCA. All events are held rain or shine.



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