Newton native to present stand-up comedy at First Avenue Speakeasy
To comedian Ben Gran, Facebook was a barren wasteland — a place to violate the sanctity of friendship. It was in this cyber space that the Newton native was reintroduced to the craft he began honing while preforming sketch comedy as a student at Newton Senior High School.
“I started writing jokes on Facebook,” Gran said in a phone interview Wednesday. “I was writing bitter, off-color jokes with the idea that I could alienate people so much they would de-friend me.”
But then came the hits. More and more, Gran’s jokes began to catch on.
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