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Hands Up: Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher go ‘Back To Back’ at The Wilbur


On the surface, Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher may look like they are just a dynamic comedy duo. But with their weekly live Los Angeles-based podcast Put Your Hands Together, their in-limbo hit web series Take My Wife, and the Esposito-led podcast Queery, they have become more of a power couple rather than just a duo — and they’re bringing that power to Boston this weekend.

Bringing their “Back To Back” tour to The Wilbur Theatre for a Saturday night show (November 4), the married pair have used their Take My Wife hiatus to embark on their first ever joint bus tour visiting theatres all over the country — after years of travelling to comedy clubs together for weekends at a time — with their uniquely formatted show.

With both doing their own sets, then joining together to close the night, Esposito and Butcher will be touching on topics both light and heavy, personal stories and headlines, surely giving the Wilbur crowd a night to remember, with two different styles of comedy, but the same collective goal — making you think while making you laugh.


“It’s different to tour like [we are], because it’s moving so fast,” Butcher tells Harvard Square-based Spare Change News in a recent interview. “We’re going to so many different places so quickly, and before, we would drive between places, so it’s weird to live life on the road, and it’s great to meet people, not just at the shows, but within the cities and areas and neighborhoods that we’re playing in that night.”

The expanse of the tour route and mode of transportation are new territory for them, but both Esposito, a Boston College alum, and Butcher are up for the challenge, thanks to a consistently growing fanbase that encourage the duo more and more, show after show.

CAMERON ESPOSITO & RHEA BUTCHER: BACK TO BACK :: Saturday, November 4 at The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St. in Boston, MA :: 7 p.m., $29 :: Advance tickets :: Wilbur event page :: Featured image by Robyn Von Swank via Right On! PR