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Legendary comic veteran Nick Dipaolo is set to headline this year’s festival with a performance at Nectar's-(nectarsmv.com) at the Martha's Vineyard Airport on Sunday August 14th. The island’s must-see event also features a performance by Boston's funniest Steve Sweeney on Tuesday August 16th at Sharkey's Cantina in Edgartown. After 12 successful years helping launch the careers of scores of up-and-coming comedians and honoring such greats as The Smothers Brothers, Lewis Black, Robert Klein, Steven Wright, Jonathan Winters, Norm Crosby and more; The Boston Comedy Festival is expanding to create the First Annual Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Festival. To inaugurate the Festival, on Monday August 15th at the legendary Strand theater in Oak Bluffs we are presenting An Evening With John Belushi, a free admission event in which The Blues Brothers film and classic SNL skits will be screened. The evening will culminate with a ceremony presenting an award to Judy Belushi to honor John for his great contributions to the world of comedy and an introduction of attending celebrities and special guests. This night will also establish the “John Belushi Larger Than Life Award” -- which will be presented each year to a comedian who embodies the humor and style of the Great John Belushi, who brought us his unique brand and left millions laughing
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