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Crackin' Up with Dr. Kris

Presented by Crackin' Up with Dr. Kris at The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Boston MA

Jul 09 - 10 2022
Crackin' Up with Dr. Kris

Join Boston comedians Dr. Kris Amy Tee and NYC Headliner Julio Diaz this July for your dose of comedy therapy!

If laughter is the best medicine, join Dr. Kris and special guests for this one of a kind therapy session meets comedy show experience.

Featuring Amy Tee and Headliner Julio Diaz

Lyric Stage Company Boston

If laughter is the best medicine, join Dr. Kris and special guests for this one of a kind therapy session meets comedy show experience. Sponsored by weighted blankets and years of therapy. Not a substitute for medical advice.

A portion of the proceeds will be devoted to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and AAKOMA Project.

Copies of Dr. Kris’s new book, a 2022 Next Big Idea Club nominee, Worth the Risk: How to ... view more »


Ticket are $25.00. Purchase here.

We are raising funds for two mental health non-profits.

Contact: 617-585-5678


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Host Kris(ten) Lee she/they
Dr. Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, known as “Dr. Kris”, is an internationally recognized, award-winning behavioral science professor, clinician, researcher, author, activist, and comedian from Boston, Massachusetts. As the Lead Faculty for Behavioral Science and Faculty-in-Residence at Northeastern University, Dr. Kris’s research and teaching interests include individual and organizational well-being and resilience, particularly for marginalized and underserved populations. She operates a consulting practice devoted to preventing and treating burnout and is the author of RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress, Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Motivational Book of 2015, best-selling Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking: Learn What it Takes to Be More Agile, Mindful and Connected in Today’s World, and 2022 Next Big Idea Club nominee Worth the Risk: Learn How to Microdose Bravery to Grow Resilience, Connect More, and Offer Yourself to the World. She is a regular contributor for Thrive Global and Psychology Today. Dr. Kris is the producer and host of Crackin’ Up: Where Therapy Meets Comedy. Her work has been featured on NPR, Ted and CBS radio. Her TedX talk, The Risk You Must Take has over 377K views. In her spare time, she can be found attempting tricky yoga poses, drinking green juice, and eating peanut butter cups-but not all at once. Connect via and @TheRealDrKris.
Musical Guest Tori Jae
Tori Jae is a singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, choreographer, actress, director and astrologer from South Coast, Massachusetts. Tori made her debut in 2020 of all years with the official launch of her music and acting careers. Since then, she has self-produced and directed all of her music videos, demonstrating her raw talent for screenplay both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Tori's contralto sound is heavily influenced by Fado, a genre of Portuguese folk music, mixed together with a classic pop-rock-soul powerhouse fusion. On top of her entertainment career, Tori is also the founder of her own astrology practice, Daily Toriscope.
Featuring Amy Tee
“Not every crazy looks crazy,” says Amy Tee, the comedian and motivational speaker who brings her boyish charm and dry wit to the stage with a storytelling style that shifts between stereotypes and reality. Through a ton of hard work and self-discovery,Amy delivers comedy with stigma-busting honesty. "I feel alive," she says of the work. "I’m candid and exposed yet still fully clothed.”
Identified by the Boston Globe as a comedian to watch, and in Curve magazine as one of the "funniest lesbians in America," Amy toured nationally and was a featured comedian in the film, Laughing Matters-The Next Generation.
As an official IOOV (In Our Own Voice) Presenter for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Amy Tee proudly uses her comedy act to serve as a mental wellness advocate.
She remains a fixture on the comedy circuit, as a regular performer at the Boston Comedy Festival, and is also featured on Sirius XM Satellite Radio & LOGO television network.
Headliner Julio Diaz
#JulioDiaz is a Dominican-American stand-up comic born and raised in #BROOKLYN, New York. His style of comedy is raw, witty and deadass (filled with a lot of charisma). For half a decade, he’s been gracing East Coast stages and in the last year he’s risen to even greater heights on the NYC comedy scene, constantly #BookedBusyandBlessed. Julio made his international comedy debut at the 2022 Netflix Is A Joke Comedy Festival in Los Angeles where he was 1 of 8 comedians selected for Netflix’ Introducing…their platform to introduce the rising stars of comedy!
When he’s not on stage, he’s linking with @talentharris and @Jharvin15 to write/produce hilarious sketches. He’s leveling up the comedy scene with consistently quality shows.
He also has a podcast @tjsquaredpodcast with @silver_spoonspic and @airmaxtrin.
You’ve seen him at @thestandnyc, @standupny, @gothamcomedyclub, @broadway_comedy_club, @stressfactory, just to name a few - and now Julio will be bringing his brand of hysterical observational comedy to comedy clubs and theaters all across the US and internationally!


The Lyric Stage Company of Boston

140 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details

Face Masks Required: No
Social Distancing: No
Limited Capacity: No
Reservations Required: No
Proof of Vaccination Required: No