Mar 222016

Comedy at CSLife as we know it can be happy, sad, spirited or depressing. Comedians offer unique, inspired and hilarious perspectives that can also be healthy. That’s what a laugh therapist believes. And so we would like to prescribe the Comedy Night at Cinema Salem, featuring three of the region’s top comics, Thursday, March 24th at 8:30pm at Cinema Salem.

No joke, we said a Laugh Therapist.

Commenting within an article on, Steve Wilson, MA, CSP, a psychologist and laugh therapist said “I believe that if people can get more laughter in their lives, they are a lot better off. They might be healthier too.”

With that in mind, how can you not take a spoonful of laughter, especially when Comedy Night at Cinema Salem is also a fundraiser to support the great work of the Salem Chamber of Commerce.

So, who will be attending to your health?

paul-nardizziRespected as one of the top stand up comedians in Boston and the New England area, Paul Nardizzi is known nationally for his rapid-fire comedy style. He began his comedy career in 1990, quickly becoming a Boston area favorite and a national headliner within just four years.

Along the way he has made numerous appearances on Conan O’Brien and Comedy Central, has won the Boston Comedy Festival Competition and is one of the most requested acts on XM Satellite Radio.

ChristineHurleyEver get irritated at the stick figure family decals staring at you from the back of a car you are following when stuck in traffic? Christine Hurley has some choice words (none of which we can use here). In fact, to be clear, although much of Hurley’s language is not suitable for publication, and many of her jokes push the envelope — about parents and their over-involvement in youth sports or moms who get fixed up to bring their children to the bus stop — she has a way of delivering this hilarious and on-target material in a good-natured manner without being offensive.

Don’t take our word for it. Comedy legend Lenny Clarke offers “I’ve been doing this for 37 years, and I can honestly say that I haven’t seen someone as good as her since Roseanne [Barr], when she started doing stand-up.”

Opening for The Beach Boys and Nick DiPaolo, headlining some of the best clubs and theaters in New England and creating the themed standup comedy show “How Men Think (Or Do They?)” are just a few of the credits for Dave Rattigan, one of the busiest comics in Boston (in fact he’s a regular at the Boston Comedy Festival).

He is a comedic triple threat. His CD has been played on XM-Sirius, Slacker, Matty’s Comedy 1200, and His video clips have run on He has written humorous columns for the Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor and others.

As Comedy Night at Cinema Salem will be an adult performance venue, audience members will have the opportunity to purchase beer and wine in the Cinema Salem lobby.

And since it is a Chamber event, not to let an opportunity pass by, networking from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm!

Comedy Night at Cinema Salem is presented by the Salem Chamber, Cinema Salem and Creative Salem.

Cinema Salem is located at Museum Place Mall, 1 E India Square Mall, Salem.

For ticket prices or other questions about Comedy Night at Cinema Salem, contact the Salem Chamber of Commerce at 978-744-0004 or Cinema Salem at 978-744-1400.