Premieres December 17, 2021 at 7:30PM
It’s been one year since Tea Party Tonight! broke into your living room, or more likely, onto a window on your laptop that you minimize when your boss walks by. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve sat in stunned silence at the fact that we’re still allowed to produce a HISTORY-THEMED COMEDY TALK SHOW!
Well, we’re back again, ready to squeeze the Old South Meeting House behind the screen of your phone for the 248th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Join host Rob Crean for person interviews, live sketches, and monologue jokes so fresh you can practically smell the writers. (Please don’t smell the writers.)
Don’t miss it!
- Jane Kamensky is professor of history at Harvard University and the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is a historian of the Atlantic world and the United States with particular interests in the histories of family, culture, and everyday life. Her most recent book is A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley.
- Mary Beth Norton is the Mary Donlon Alger Professor Emerita of American History at Cornell University and author of 1774: The Long Year of Revolution, In the Devil’s Snare, and Founding Mothers & Fathers.
- Bethany Van Delft is a comedian, storyteller, producer, and host who was named Boston Magazine “Best Comic” in 2019, and her debut comedy album “Im Not a Llama” dropped Dec 2019 to good reviews and an impressive number of minutes at #2 on the iTunes charts.
- Kathe Farris is a Boston-based stay-at-home mom, stand-up comedian, and snack cake enthusiast.
- Ed O’Connell is a member of Revolutionary Spaces’ Visitor Experience team and is on the Melrose School Committee.
This event is supported in part by the New England Women’s Club Fund at the Boston Foundation.
Tea Party Tonight is our first-of-its-kind history comedy talk show. Host Rob Crean welcomes special guests to discuss history, give a unique spin on current events, and play some very stupid games.
And hey, while you’re at it, take a look at this scientifically randomized clip from a past episode, why not?
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