For Westborough comedian, life experiences provide lots of laughs

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By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter

Brian Glowacki. Photo/submitted
Brian Glowacki. Photo/submitted

Westborough – “I grew up on the mean streets of Nantucket Island!” joked local comedian Brian “B.glow” Glowacki, who now lives in Westborough with his wife, Shaunna, and her two children

Glowacki has, as he said on is website, gone from transitioning “seamlessly from picking on himself, to dissecting the shortcomings of the human race.”

Starting on Thursday, Oct. 18 he will be sharing those observations with audiences as the house comic at the Woohaha Comedy Club, a new club in Worcester. He will perform Thursdays through Saturdays through Jan. 1, 2019.

The self-described class clown, he has taken his show on the road along the east coast, to the Midwest and L.A.

“I have been on the road more than I’ve been home since 2013,” Glowacki said. “It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. As far back as I remember all I wanted to do was make people laugh. To be able to travel the country and cheer people up is literally a dream come true. ”

Getting his start in Boston in 2010, after receiving a stand-up comedy class as a Christmas gift, he hit the road, making connections with clubs around the country in his first year.

“All of my material comes from some moment where I fell flat on my face, family stuff, being a new stepdad, a party gone awry… all fair game,” he noted.

Some of his influences have been Don Rickles, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey and the late Bernie Mac, he noted.

“I think all the fun has been sucked out of comedy. All the mischief is gone and has been replaced by agendas. If someone comes to my show they can expect my time on stage to provide a break from the stuff in the news and on social media that made them want to unfollow someone who used to be their best friend,” he added.

During his shows (of which can be seen on YouTube clips) he is not afraid to make himself the butt of a joke, as he talks about his physique and the challenges of modern day family life. His early days in Nantucket are also featured, as he notes he and his brother had “to share a jetski” and that they “only had one Christmas” (because his parents never divorced.) Visitors to Nantucket, especially overprotective moms at the beach, are also fair game in his shows.

Glowacki noted that his journey from his hometown of Nantucket to Westborough was due to a common reason – love.

“Like the story old as time, boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, boy moves from his island paradise home to chase dreams on Route 9,” he said.

He and Shaunna met in high school on Nantucket but, during what he called “an extensive stay” in the “friend zone”, she left to attend Assumption College. She is now a teacher at Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School in Westborough.

“I’m psyched that they let me join their adventure there,” he said of his wife and her two children, adding that as soon as the final school bell rings, they race to the ferry for summer hiatus on Nantucket.

In addition to his stand up, Glowacki also has a podcast called “Cantankerous Podcast” with fellow comics Danny Kelly and Alex Giampapa which can be found on most podcast platforms such as iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.

For more information about his tour schedule and to sign up to be a part of the “mischief,” visit www.bglowcomedy.com. You can also follow him on Facebook (Brian Glowacki), Snapchat (itsBglow), Instagram (bglowcomedy), and Twitter (@BrianGlowack)