Comedy: Jessimae Peluso

It wasn’t that rich comedy tradition that brought a young Jessimae Peluso to Beantown.

The Boston comedy scene has given us the likes of Bill Burr, Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone and many more. But it wasn’t that rich comedy tradition that brought a young Jessimae Peluso to Beantown. 


“I moved to Boston for a boy,” she says. Growing up in Syracuse, N.Y., Peluso was always funny and used humor as a way to fit in. Today her comedy can best be described as honest and sometimes a little raw. “And slightly aggressive,” she adds. 

She’s also on the MTV show Girl Code, with Funny Bone co-headliner Carly Aquilino. And the boy she moved to Boston for? “He’s doing well. He’s in Blue Man Group. Take that, mom.” 

Showtimes Thursday-Sunday. $15-$25. Funny Bone on the Levee, Newport, Ky., funnyboneonthelevee.com.

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