Two Comedic Ensembles Bring Laughs to Downtown Springfield

31 January 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MASS (January 3, 2019)MGM Springfield and John Tobin Presents announced today the addition of Marty Caproni and Friends and Dry Bar Comedy Group to the Roar! Comedy Series lineup inside the historic Armory at MGM Springfield.

A Western Mass. native, Marty Caproni, a nationally recognized comedian, spends his time touring the U.S. and Canada. Along the way he has made friends with some extremely talented people from Boston to New York City, Los Angeles and back, inspiring his Marty Caproni and Friends series. Caproni has opened for a plethora of big names in comedy including Russell Brand, Tracy Morgan, Steve-O, Loni Love, Deon Cole and will bring his version of funny to Roar! Comedy Series with three Sunday shows in January.

Dry Bar Comedy, the wildly popular online series of specials that offers clean “comedy for everyone,” is expanding to live shows across the U.S., featuring a stop at MGM Springfield on Thursday, Feb. 14. Appearing in the MGM Springfield show are comedians Shayne Smith, Jay Whittaker, Steve Soelberg and Alex Velluto. These hilarious entertainers have performed on many late-night shows and major TV networks including “The Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Conan,” Netflix Comedy, Comedy Central and more.

The Roar! Comedy Series, an exclusive comedy experience developed by John Tobin Presents, opens January 2019 inside the Armory at MGM Springfield. Tickets for the Marty Caproni and Friends shows as well as the Dry Bar Comedy show are now available online at or

Schedule of newly added shows is as follows:

  • Marty Caproni and Friends
    • Sunday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.
    • Sunday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.
    • Sunday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.
  • Dry Bar Comedy
    • Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.

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About John Tobin Presents
John Tobin has been a mainstay in the Boston Comedy scene since 1992, when he started as a doorman at a local comedy club. Today, John Tobin Presents, produces and operates shows in and around Boston at well-known clubs and venues such as Laugh Boston, The Comedy Scene at Patriot Place, The Boch Center, The Norwood Theatre, WooHaHa! Comedy Club and the legendary Nick’s Comedy Stop.

About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. Igniting a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city, the resort, which combines new construction with revived historic buildings, offers more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also features the seven-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. MGM Springfield opened on August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit


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Saverio Mancini / Ellanje Ferguson
MGM Springfield Communications
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