Mic’d Up: Kowloon Komedy, Kelsey Cook, Deon Cole, Chevy Chase

Photo Credit: Brieana Woodward

Editor’s Note: The holidaze is in full effect, and we’re all going to need a little somethin’ somethin’ to help us stay sane through the Yuletide insanity and seasonal depresh. With that being said, live comedy may just supply the release you’re looking for, and lucky for you, we’ve got you more than covered. With homegrown talent, national headliners, and open mics galore highlighting the calendar, the plethora of powerful comedy throughout the commonwealth continues to show up, night after night. Enter Mic’d Up, our ongoing weekly series that details the best live comedy shows to consider as you head out and about. Below, find our rundown for this week, through Sunday (December 3).

An Evening with Chevy Chase at Chevalier Theatre

There’s nothing quite like a classic film to get you in the holiday spirit, and having the star of the movie, who just also happens to be a living legend host the screening is just tinsel on the tree. Get all the behind-the-scenes commentary and stories of the treasured National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation from Chevy Chase himself as he returns to the area for another night of Christmas candor to get us the mood for the next 25 days, and revisit our 2021 feature on his frequent holiday appearances.

AN EVENING WITH CHEVY CHASE :: Thursday, November 30 at Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest St. in Medford, MA :: 6:30 p.m., $49.50 to $175 :: Advance tickets

Deon Cole at Chevalier Theatre

If you’re looking for the good stuff, delivered right to you with no bull, then Deon Cole has just what you need. As he lets us in on what it means to be living in his “New Normal,” the longtime comedy vet is bringing it the only way he knows how with stories of triumph and tragedy, a little bit of mischief and a whole lot of good vibes.

DEON COLE :: Friday, December 1 at Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest St. in Medford, MA :: 6:30 p.m., $35 to $55 :: Advance tickets

Kelsey Cook at Laugh Boston

Closing in on the end of another successful year that harbored a highly regarded live album, and grinding audiences all over the country, Kelsey Cook returns to Boston for a full weekend that brings her wonderfully unfiltered and upfront brand of comedy to The Seaport for a quadruple dose of stories and reflections that will surely know no chill.

KELSEY COOK :: Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 at Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St. in Boston, MA :: 6 and 9 p.m. both nights, $33 :: Advance tickets

Jimmy Cash at Kowloon Komedy

Joining Frank Santorelli and Dave Lamb for a weekend along Rt. 1 only a week or so after a pre-Thanksgiving brawl put the local institution in the headlines, Jimmy Cash is readying to deliver a one-two combo that you’ll actually want to stick around to see unfold. Plus, Kowloon still reigns supreme when it comes to the food, so there’s an awful lot there to keep you seated for the whole show.

JIMMY CASH :: Friday, December 1 at Kowloon, 948 Broadway in Saugus, MA :: 8 p.m., 18-plus, $20 :: Advance tickets