MARBLEHEAD — Boston actor and comedian Steve Sweeney brings his one-man show, “Steve Sweeney: Townie,” to Marblehead for three shows Aug. 9-10, for the benefit of Marblehead Little Theatre.
Presented by Scamps Comedy and Silly Theatre Productions, the shows will be held at Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St., Aug. 9 at 8 p.m., and Aug. 10 at 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $30 in advance ($35 at the door). Complimentary beer and wine is included. Tickets are available at the Arnould Gallery on Washington Street, and online at MLTLive.org or ScampsComedy.com.
Sweeney’s keen dialect and character skills have made him a key figure in Boston’s cultural landscape. Sweeney was raised in hardscrabble Charlestown, and has carried its influences with him through a career that’s included nearly 25 films, national television appearances, radio hosting, and thousands of nights headlining Boston’s best comedy clubs. In his funny, sometimes poignant one-man show, he regales his audiences with stories from his lifelong journey, with a backdrop of neighborhoods, the old Boston Theater District, and other landmarks.
Sweeney has been a featured performer on David Letterman, Evening at the Improv, Comics Come Home and Comedy Central. His trademark political satire has earned him top host spots on Boston radio stations.