What’s all this, then? (What exactly is UnScene Comedy, anyway?)

Oh man. Big question. UnScene is so many things. So many awesome things.

UnScene Comedy is a collective of Boston’s best loved comedians who share in a common goal. That goal is to

a) Make you laugh.
b) Make you think.

We are big fans of both of these things.

In addition to writing humor articles, we also provide valuable information to the Boston comedy community at large and produce a podcast, open mike and comedy debate show. And yeah, we have and open mike list. Most importantly, we’re f-ing hilarious. For reals.


I would like to write for UnScene. How do I do that?

If you would like to write for us, please ask yourself the following questions:

a) Am I funny?
b) Do I have a basic command of the English language?

If you have answered yes to both of these questions then you are halfway there! We’re always looking for new writers.

Just shoot us an email with an idea for what you’d like to write about and a writing sample. The writing sample doesn’t have to be an epic novel, just proof to us that you indeed have the qualities listed above. Please don’t send us an email without punctuation or a decent knowledge of grammar as that will clearly demonstrate that you do not, in fact, have quality b.

But seriously, send us something. You can contact us here! (our fancy-schmancy Contact page!)*


Ummm…so, which open mike is a good one to start out with? I’m from out of town/new to comedy/terrified of my own shadow.

UnScene’s founder, Shawn Carter hosts Sally O’Brien’s in Somerville every Monday night at 7:30pm. Also, Ted and Christa will probably be there. Rich Karski will be drunk somewhere else. Sally’s is generally regarded as completely and totally awesome. We are also big fans of open mike at the Tavern at the End of the World. It’s on Wednesdays at 8pm in Somerville and is hosted by our good friend Phoebe Angle.

For more details and our full list of Boston and New England open mikes go here.



*Note: As you can tell by our delightful, ad free website, we don’t make any money off of this…so…you won’t either. What you will get is THE GLORY OF BEING A WRITER ON THE INTERNET!!! (heh…sorry)