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"Comedian cracks up the Night Owl Cafe"

Proctor, Comedy Central veteran and Boston Comedy Festival finalist, was a performer with such a powerful and energetic presence that he hardly needed a microphone.

Proctor possessed an uncanny similarity to another celebrity. From time to time he sounded almost exactly like Peter Griffin from "Family Guy."

Proctor's Boston-centric perspective on Keene was particularly amusing.

By the end of the show, an hour and a half after it had begun, the audience was ready for more but perhaps thankful for a break. There's only so much laughing a person can take!

- Keene State College


"Comedian brings laughter to Bagram"

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Deployments here can become dull and monotonous from the daily grind and sometimes having something to laugh about becomes equally as important as food and sleep to maintain morale for servicemembers.

Laughter is exactly what comedian Ira Proctor brought to these troops here Feb. 28 as part of the Dog Tag Comedy Tour.
“The goal is to make people laugh; I don’t know what other goal there is when you’re doing comedy,” Proctor said.

The crowd showed their appreciation with laughter and applause during the show that lasted more than an hour as Proctor made jokes of situations the troops face here.
“I thought the show was great. It was really funny,” said North Carolina native Spc. Tessa Bevins, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Aviation Brigade. “I think shows like this definitely help morale. It definitely helped break up my day; otherwise I would be in my room on my computer.”

Proctor also showed appreciation and support for the troops.
“The crowds over here have been awesome,” Proctor said. “It is always a pleasure to perform for the troops.”

Proctor has enjoyed his Afghanistan experience.
He was impressed with the military equipment he was able to see.
“We went on a convoy that was awesome, being in a Humvee, it was cool to see how the thing works,” he said. “We saw a lot of cool stuff. A C-5 refuel in the air, that was pretty spectacular.”

Proctor left a final word for servicemembers.
“Kill Osama Bin Laden and let's get this over with!”
Proctor stayed to sign autographs and chat with the troops after the performance.

- "Stars and Stripes" The US Armed Force's Newspaper


"Quote from PregameBoston.com"

"Comics like Ira Proctor prove that Boston has the best stand-up comedy in the country." - Pregameboston.com


"Letter from Boston University Student Activities Office's Coordinator of Programs"

"I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work these last seven weeks. You have been a powerhouse for us. Students report really enjoying the shows and are happy to have awesome comedy as part of their orientation experience. We all think you are doing a great job. We are lucky to have found you!"

(This was sent while Ira was doing all eight orientation shows for Boston University) - Josh Hiscock


Discography

Events-
Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival "New Faces" 2008
Sierra Mist's "Next Great Comic Search"- Boston Winner 2007
Boston Comedy Festival featured artist (8 times)
USO tours of the Middle East (for our troops)

TV and RADIO-
Comedy Central's "Laugh Riots"
NESN's "Comedy All-Stars" 2008,2009
XM Radio
ABC's Inside Edition
Diet Pepsi Commercial
Moonshot Beer
Bob's Store Commercial
Harvey's Windows Commercial
New England Cable News
Fox News
AT&T New England
Boston WZLX
Boston WFNX
Boston WJAMN
Cape Cod WPIX

Schools:
Abington High School
Albany NY's The College of Saint Rose
BC High School
Becker College
Bentley college (3 appearances)
Boston College (2 appearances)
Boston University (8 appearances)
Brandies University (2 appearances)
Providence College (3 appearances)
Brown University
Curry College (4 appearances)
Dean College (6 appearances)
Endicot College
Framingham State College (3 appearances)
Fitchburg State
Johnson and Whales
College of the Holy Cross
Lasell College
Lesley University
Keene State (4 appearances)
Mass. Maritime Academy
Mass. Bay Community College
Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Services
U Mass Lowell (5 appearances)
North Eastern University
University Of Rhode Island (2 appearances)
Rivier College
University Of Southern Maine
Saint Anselm College (2 appearances)
Stonehill College
Thomas College

Comedy Clubs-
The Comedy Connection - Boston, MA
The Comedy Connection - Portland, ME
Nick’s Comedy Stop - Boston, MA
Giggles Comedy Club - Boston, MA
The Comedy Works- Denver, CO
Gotham - New York, NY
Broadway Comedy Club - New York, NY
The Comedy Studio - Cambridge, MA
Caroline’s Comedy Club - New York, NY
Stand-Up New York - New York, NY
The Village - New York, NY
The Comic Strip - New York, NY
Catch A Rising Star - Providence, RI
Catch A Rising Star - Reno, NV
The Ramada Express Casino - Laughlin, NV
The Riviera - Las Vegas, NV

Corporate work and Charities-
Polaroid
CVS Pharmacies
Shriners Hospital
Cushman-Wakefield
Tim Wakefield’s Pitch In For Kids
New Hampshire Chamber Of Commerce
Eastern Middlesex Association of Realtors
Massachusetts Correction Officers
Massachusetts State Troopers
Melrose, MA Police Relief Corp.
Holyoke, MA Police Relief Association
Danvers, MA Police Benevolent Association
Gloucester, MA Firefighters Local 762
Arlington, MA Police Patrolman's Association
Shirley, MA Police Local 205
Sutton, MA Police Sergeants & Patrolmans Association
Lakeville, MA Police
Marshfield, MA Police IBPO Local 319
Milford Police Association Local 218
Easton, MA Firefighters Local 2790
Worcester, MA Firefighters Association
Billerica, MA Fire Fighters local 1495
South Hadley, MA Police Association
South Portland, ME Firefighters Association Local 1476
The SAMFund
Wediko Children's Services
Rebuilding Together Boston
Eddie Andleman’s Hot Dog Safari for The Joey Fund
The Deborah Winters Foundation For Breast Cancer
Liberians For Peace And Reconstruction
Waltham, MA Lacrosse
Woburn, MA. Hockey
Woburn, MA. Softball
Canton, MA. Football
Canton, MA. Athletics Boosters Club
Canton, MA. Dean S. Luce Elementary School
Charlestown, MA. Youth Hockey
Newburyport, MA. Rupert A. Nock Middle School
Rockland, MA. Baseball
Georgetown, MA. PTA
and several smaller companies and charities

Shared Performances-
Dave Atell
Pablo Francisco
Tracy Morgan
DL Hughley
Kevin Nealon
The Beach Boys
Louis CK
Bill Burr
Wayne Brady
Steven Wright
Mike O'Malley
Travis Tritt
The Steve Miller Band
Jake Johanson
Darrel Hammond
Colin Quinn
Jim Gaffigan
Robert Schimmel
Wendy Liebman
Jeffery Ross
Dom Irrera
Jeff Garland
Colin Moquerie and Brad Sherwood
John Heffron
Gary Gulman
John Pinette
Tommy Davidson
Ed McMahon
Jerry Dee

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Bio

Ira Proctor is a Boston based comedian that has traveled everyplace from Las Vegas to Afghanistan performing comedy. A favorite college act that's often asked back to schools year after year, Ira's career has been on fire recently. He just showcased to rave revues at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival, taped his second season of NESN's Comedy All-Stars, and was a winner in Sierra Mist's "Next Great Comic Search." He's become a fixture in the Boston Comedy Festival, and has appeared on Comedy Central's "Laugh Riots." Ira’s other credits include appearances on ABC’s Inside Edition, Fox News, New England Cable News, NESN, and XM radio along with commercials for Diet Pepsi, Moonshot Beer, Harvey Windows and Bob’s Stores.

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