BOSTON — Tickets are now available for the “ArmComedy” performances in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco hosted by the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and Armenian Assembly of America.
Political satirists Narek Margaryan and Sergey Sargsyan, co-creators, co-writers and co-hosts of “ArmComedy,” will perform for the first time in the United States at Winchester Town Hall in the Boston area on Friday, April 28; at Stars on Brand in Glendale on Thursday, May 4; and in the San Francisco Bay area at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, May 6. The shows will be in English.
“ArmComedy” is the first satiric news show in Armenia. It has been dubbed as Armenia’s version of The Daily Show, featuring sharp political humor and wit. The show has entertained fans around the world, with almost 600 episodes since 2009. “ArmComedy” is an unconventional — sometimes bold — and always entertaining interpretation of current events.
During his visit to Armenia in 2015 with his assistant Sona Movsesian, comedian and late night show host Conan O’Brien guest-starred on “ArmComedy.” Margaryan and Sargsyan originally reached out to Conan to request his infamous giant bobble head. During the episode, they took Conan on a journey through every essential Armenian experience, including barbecuing outdoors and playing backgammon.
Margaryan and Sargsyan write all their own material and have won awards for their work, such as the Yerevan Press Club Award for Reporting on the Elections through Satire, the Young Lawyers Association’s Best Reporting on Corruption Award and the ArmNet Award for Website with Best Content.
Margaryan is a comedian, screenwriter and passionate ice cream aficionado. In 2009, he co-created “ArmComedy,” giving a fresh, funny and controversial interpretation of current social and political developments. He holds a PhD in English and for several years lectured at the Yerevan State Brusov Linguistic University.
Sergey is a writer, comedian and co-creator of “ArmComedy.” His previous experience includes seven years of USAID-funded development projects such as elections administration with International Foundation for Electoral Systems, political parties programs with National Democratic Institute and USAID’s Anti-Corruption Project. Sargsyan holds a PhD in philology and currently lectures a course on public relations titled “Shaping Public Opinion in the Age of New Media” at the American University of Armenia.
Tickets to the Boston show are available at www.armeniatree.org/armcomedy, Glendale tickets are available at www.itsmyseat.com/armcomedy and tickets to the Bay Area show are available at www.armeniatree.org/mvcpa.