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Comedian Jim McCue celebrates the release of his first book, Embedded Comedian on Dec. 16 2007 at 8 pm with a performance and book signing at the Comedy Connection in Faneuil Hall. Comic Joey Carroll will open. Tickets are $15, and available at the door. Veterans and active military personnel will be admitted free. For ticket information call (617) 248-9700.

Comedian Jim McCue has been entertaining U.S. troops around the world since 1999. He has traveled as part of a Dept. of Defense’s Moral Welfare and Recreation contingent since 1999 to far-flung places including Kosovo, Bosnia, Korea, Japan, Germany, Iceland, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq, performing in front of tens of thousands of our enlisted men and women. In trying to answer the complex question, "what's it like entertaining the troops?" McCue decided to try by documenting his experiences, keeping a journal on a thirty-day tour around the globe. Embedded Comedian recounts that trip, and uses it as a backdrop for reminiscences from previous visits.
The resulting memoir, Embedded Comedian, recounts his funny and poignant journey. McCue spent time with troops in places as varied as a tunnel dug to keep the city of Sarajevo alive during the siege, and a hospital in Forward Operating Base Anaconda in Iraq. He tells stories of being stuck in Kyrgyzstan on route to Afghanistan, entertaining troops one month after the Battle of Falujah, and being on hand when mortars were fired into a base in Ramadi. He performed stand-up at the Abu Ghraib prison after touring the death house. He had the rare opportunity to eat, sleep, and joke with the men and women in uniform and he used those experiences to write this straightforward book about his experience and adventures entertaining the U.S. Military.
Embedded Comedian was published in 2007 by Boston Comedy Festival Publishing and is available at embeddedcomedian.com, and will soon be available at Amazon and Border's Books.

McCue, a native of Connecticut, has been doing stand-up since 1990 and has appeared on Comedy Central, NESN and the Comcast Network. He is co-founder and Director of the Boston Comedy Festival, one of the country's largest festivals devoted to the comedic arts. Now in its eighth year, The Boston Comedy Festival has become known for its ability to provide significant breaks to up-and-coming comics. He lives in Plaistow, NH, with his very understanding wife Bernadette, and plans to travel overseas to entertain the troops again in Spring 2008.

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