Banned in Boston 2018 raises $700K for Urban Improv

FENWAY — The 25th annual Banned in Boston political parody and comedy show brought together the usual political figures, business and civic leaders, members of the media and actors to raise money for Urban Improv, Rehearsal for Life.

The evening’s shenanigans, which were held at the House of Blues, raised $700,000 to support young people to learn how to make better life decisions. The night included performances by Attorney General Maura Healey, Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell, state Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, Congressman Jim McGovern, TV host Jenny Johnson, Boston Police Superintendent Willie Gross, Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Eastern Bank’s Bob Rivers, WGBH’s Jared Bowen and Emily Rooney, publicist Marlo Fogelman, Boston Common magazine’s Lisa Pierpont, “Car Talk” host Ray Magliozzi, comic commentator Jimmy Tingle, Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung, Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton, Kiss 108’s Matty Siegel, Singer/Art curator Sally Taylor, Red Sox CEO and President Sam Kennedy, and entertainment impresario Patrick Lyons and his wife, Kristina, owner of Portobello Road.

All photos by Bill Brett.

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