WEBN News Director Jillian Kay Interviews Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke

By Jillian Kay

WEBN’s Jillian Kay sat down with Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke to talk about his impressive career and the exciting return of “Comics Come Home” on November 12, 2022.

Clarke’s career started on a whim when his buddies at UMass Boston told him he should think about making people laugh for a living. Not even knowing this was an option, Clarke decided to give stand-up a shot. He never gave up and kept working to become the best comedian he could be. Of course, he says he never would have made it without a little help from friends like Denis Leary.

“You don’t forget the people that are really nice to you. And, you don’t forget the people that are really mean to you either. You just try to do so well that you can look at them and say ‘Hey, you should have been nice to me!”

Now Clarke is headlining the nation’s largest comedy fundraiser for its 26th year. This is the show’s first time back since the pandemic. Tickets are on sale now! One-hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the Cam Neely Foundation whose mission is to provide comfort, support and hope to adult and pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Clarke highly recommends attending this year’s show – not only because he’s headlining – but because he says “they really want to find a cure to end cancer.”

To buy tickets, please use this link and visit the Cam Neely Foundation’s website for more information: https://camneelyfoundation.org/comics-come-home/.