Where they are now: Baratunde, Erin Judge

Two years ago, I got a spread in the Boston Herald to devote to a few of the local comedians that I thought deserved more press.

Two of them are back in the spotlight this weekend. Baratunde Thurston has become the Web editor at The Onion, recently appeared on a CNN panel with the Rev. Jesse Jackson talking Obama and the campaign, and tonight he leads a special version of Laughing Liberally for the Black Comedy Experiment at The Tank in Tribeca.

Erin Judge will get a TV credit next weekend when she tapes Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. This Sunday (March 2), she’s throwing a comedy benefit at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., "Warming Up the Crowd: A Comedy Benefit for Heating Assistance." Ticket info here. The show features Shane Mauss, Kelly MacFarland, Tim McIntire, Corey Manning, Myq Kaplan, Bethany Van Delft, Josh Gondelman and more. Proceeds go to Joe Kennedy’s heating assistance program.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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