January 29, 2020, Cape Cod Online, By Barbara Clark, contributing writer
–The five-night comedy series starts Saturday with Comedy on the Road, a mix of three different types of acts.
What’s hot and what’s not in the current comedy scene? Four or five years ago, “political material was comedy gold,” says Boston-based comedian and promoter-manager Gary Marino.
But not so much anymore.
Now people look to comedy more “as escape” from day-to-day stresses, Marino says. And he’s noticed “a definite uptick” in the number of people who stay after a show to tell him how much they enjoyed it, describing how they “just needed to laugh more.”