Comedy on Elm Street: Ken Rogerson, Rafi Gonzalez, more
Comedy returns to the Elm Draught House Cinema on Saturday, November 18 at 9:30 p.m. with Ken Rogerson, Rafi Gonzalez, Dave Lamb and Jeff Koen.
Ken Rogerson, the funniest man you’ve never heard of, has performed on the nationwide “Rescue Me Comedy Tour” with Denis Leary, and made television appearances on such shows as NBC’s Late night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, Comics Come Home for Comedy Central and Showtime’s A Pair of Jokes and more. Rogerson has also appeared at The Chicago Comedy Festival and TBS’s The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. The Boston Herald proclaimed, “He makes the absurd seem logical” and Las Vegas Magazine wrote, “As far as pure stand-up goes, it doesn’t get any better than Rogerson.”
Rafi Gonzalez is a stand-up comedian from Puerto Rico known for his conversational style and material that centers around his experiences with American culture. Originally finding success as the lead singer of a nationally touring rock band, Gonzalez switched gears in 2015 and exploded onto the New England and Boston comedy scenes. There has been no looking back. After years of performances, Rafi has developed a strong regional following in the New England area and the east coast. From headlining major comedy clubs, to having millions of views on social media, Rafi will do anything and everything to bring laughter to the masses. In 2021, he was filmed in San Antonio for HBO MAX as part of the Ha Comedy Festival. He opens regularly around the country for actor/comedian Michael Rapaport, as well as comedian/author Phoebe Robinson.
Jeff Koen’s family was on America’s Funniest Home Videos and won $10,000. Can anything be more glamorous than that? Koen often works the clubs and theaters of New England with Juston McKinney, and is in constant demand as an actor on independent film projects. He’s known for his portrayal of one of the characters in the on-line cartoon Man Servants, and for playing the offensive “Uncle Rick” in the 2010 cult film Heavy Times, which gained him fans from all of the world, though not very many in any one country. “A guy from Sri Lanka wanted to visit me and stay at my house,” he said. “All he needed me to do was write a letter to the prime minister.” His work has appeared at many film festivals, and he’s a regular performer on the Hampton Beach (NH) Comedy Festival.
Dave Lamb has been performing stand-up comedy in and around Boston for years, with some of the area's best and up-and-coming acts. During his time in comedy Dave has performed in clubs, bars, casinos, restaurants, and rec centers, but can most often be seen headlining a classroom every weekday at an area public school, where he learned how to deal with hecklers. Dave's full-time career as a teacher provides him with an excellent source of material, as if his wife, family, and friends aren't enough already.