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This site is by & about Angela Sawyer, a person in Boston who sometimes does comedy things and music things. Angela looks like one of these people:

Every Sunday night, Angela hosts a comedy show for comedians (and musicians too) at the Midway Cafe in JP, which looks like this when it is empty.

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Pretty swank, eh? The show starts at 9pm, and then at 10pm, it magically transforms into an open mic. It’s free, 21+ & everyone gets up & gets 5 minutes onstage. Just put your name on the list. The thing even has it’s own website.

 

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Every once in a while, Angela has performed in a comedy festival, like the Women In Comedy Festival, Thunderfest, or the Boston Comedy Arts Festival.

In her normal, everyday, not at all irregular life, Angela is interested in fairly extreme, obscure, avant-garde music and frequently goes on stage just to make a lot of gargling and retching noises. She also writes record reviews and liner notes and even gets paid for that sometimes. You can read her writing at Perfect Sound Forever. A list of her current bands can be found on this site, as well as some musical recordings.

When not making freaky sounds or creeping people out with esoteric musical history trivia, Angela sometimes hosts shows. For example, there are two different monthly stand-up showcases with obstacles/themes for the performers. One is every first Thursday at the Riot Theater at 9pm, and it’s called The Riot Shuffle Slot. The other is back at the great ol’ Midway Cafe every fourth Wednesday at 6p., and it is called Midway Or The Highway Presents.

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Angela is also one of the hosts of Storyclub Boston, a monthly storytelling show run by Ken Green. She even cohosts the monthly Storytime At the Ape’s Nest, a weird music and story collision event thought up by Chris Braiotta.

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In the past, there’s been a showcase called the Wreck Room, a production group called the Union Square Round Table, and a comedy organization that benefits people left behind by shitty government policies called Laugh While You Can. More previous shows can be found on this site under Old Stuff.

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Angela went to college for philosophy wayyyyyy back in the 1990s. Her hobbies include coke zero, Edmund Husserl, rosacea, Glenn Gould, emotional child abuse, the Beach Boys, Being and Time, spaghetti westerns, spaghetti western soundtracks, and spaghettios. If you would like to ask a question, book a show of some kind, or invite her to see a movie, wiggle your fingers toward the contact page on this site.

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