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?
Tea Party Tonight! Episodes
Recent Online Events
- VIDEO | Tea Party Tonight! Episode 1EPISODE 1: Marking the 247th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party with guests William Fowler, Ben Carp, and Chernoh Sesay, games including Boston Nice, Past & Presents, and a drink you’ll absolutely flip for.Read more →
- VIDEO | Looking for Miss PhillisVIDEO: Poet, essayist and novelist Honorée Fanonne Jeffers will discusses her journey to write a book of poetry on the life and times of Phillis Wheatley Peters.Read more →
- VIDEO | Monumental AttucksNOV 10: African American leaders in late 19th century Boston fought to create a lasting monument to Crispus Attucks on Boston Common.Read more →
- Writing Plays of the Past and FuturePlaywrights discuss their plays in the Huntington’s Dream Boston series, what it means to make art during a pandemic, and the role that history and art play in processing current events.Read more →
- VIDEO | Demanding Freedom: Attucks and the Abolition Movement19th presented Attucks as the first martyr of the Revolution who died fighting for liberty, an image that resonated powerfully with those seeking emancipation for African Americans.Read more →
- Video | Imagining AttucksExplores how Attucks has been interpreted through the years and grapples with the challenges that come with bringing Attucks to life.Read more →
- Video | Liberty & Sovereignty in 18th Century New EnglandExamining the political conversations that were taking place around the time of the Boston Massacre among white colonists and the African- and Native-descended communities.Read more →
- Video | Boston’s Activists of Color: A Historical Tour & Contemporary ConversationView a short film about anti-slavery activists in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood during the 19th-century Abolitionist Movement, followed by a conversation with one of these activists’ descendants.Read more →
- Video | Man of Many Worlds Online PanelA lively discussion about Attucks’s Afro-Indian community and reflect on the experiences he might have had that informed his thinking about resistance and protest and ultimately brought him to King Street on the night of the Boston Massacre.Read more →