Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tonight's Boston Round-up Cancelled

Sorry, but we have to cancel tonight's Boston "We've Come for the Davenport" Round-up. See you next month.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Boston Chapter Round-up Thursday, December 18th

The Boston "We've Come for the Davenport" Chapter of the Robert Benchley Society will hold its monthly Roundup at the Downtown Harvard Club, high above Boston town on the 38th floor of One Federal Street, in the Financial District. We'll gather at the Crimson Pub on Thursday, December 18th, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Dress code is informal or business casual. For more information, contact David Trumbull at david@robertbenchley.org.

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Braised Short Rip and Whipped Potato Martini Glasses

Marinated Bocconcini Tasting Spoon served with Kalamata Olives, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil Pesto

Lobster Salad Sliders with Arugula

Grilled Vegetable Risotto with Roasted Tomato, Basil, Parmigiano Cheese

Antipasti Station & Cheese Board

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Mini Cannoli's ~ Ricotta Filling

Cocktails of the Night!

Vermont Maple Northern Comfort
Vermont Ice Maple Creme, Whistle Pig Whiskey, Dash of Maple Syrup - $11

Spiced Hot Chocolate
Cinnamon Schnapps, Hot Chocolate, Whipped Cream - $6

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Listen to Benchley Perform The Secret Life of Walter Mitty



December 8 is the birthday of James Thurber (1894, Columbus, Ohio), so what a perfect time to listen to Robert Benchley and a full cast perform Thurber's most-popular work, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty? It was recorded in December 1944 for CBS. Thurber loved this adaptation of the story from The New Yorker. This is the complete broadcast, not abbreviated. To celebrate Thurber today, let's share this with our friends, and try to get 100 listeners for both Benchley and Thurber!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Laughing Matter: Finding the Roots of Humor in the Brain

Compared to regular people or amateurs, professional jokesters had more brain activity in regions involved in producing humor. But the comedians had less activity in regions linked to pleasure and enjoyment of humor, according to a study ...MORE

Monday, November 17, 2014

Al Hirschfed Exhibit at Algonquin Hotel Nov. 22-Jan 9

New York -- November 22, 2014, is the 112th anniversary of the Algonquin Hotel throwing open its doors to guests. To coincide with the date, a celebration of iconic artist Al Hirschfeld illustrations will be on display in the lobby through January 9, 2015. There will be 25 images of the Vicious Circle and their friends hanging in the lobby. Stop in and have a cocktail, or lunch at the Round Table.


Humor Contest Update

Watch for an announcement soon of the top-ten semifinalists in the 2014 Robert Benchley Society Annual Award for Humor Writing.

Boston Chapter Roundup this Thursday, November 20th

The Boston "We've Come for the Davenport" Chapter of the Robert Benchley Society will hold its monthly Roundup at the Downtown Harvard Club, high above Boston town on the 38th floor of One Federal Street, in the Financial District. We'll gather at the Crimson Pub on Thursday, November 20th (NOT THE 19TH AS ERRONEOUSLY STATED IN YESTERDAY'S POST), beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Dress code is informal or business casual. For more information, contact David Trumbull at david@robertbenchley.org.

Robert Benchley Society

For more information about the Robert Benchley Society, local chapters near you, our annual Award for Humor, and our Annual Gathering, visit The RBS Website