AUBURN – After a one-week absence, stand-up comedy returns to The Fireside Inn & Suites Saturday, April 26, courtesy of Dave Rattigan, a popular Boston comedian who performed in the original comedy show at the inn in March 2007.

Rattigan heads up a four-comedian show that also features Jon Rineman, Emily Singer, and Corry Pelsor. Showtime is 8 p.m.

Rattigan’s “Dave Rattigan: Thinks He’s Funny” CD has received airplay on XM Satellite Radio and English-speaking radio stations around the globe. In 2005, he played a series of nine shows in Ireland. He plays top clubs around the Northeast. Besides stand-up, Rattigan is a professional writer who pens a monthly humor column, “Perfect Man,” for NorthShore magazine. He has also been published in the Boston Globe, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News.

Singer has performed throughout New England as well as in Los Angeles and New York. She was selected to perform in The Boston International Comedy & Movie Festival for six consecutive years. For the 2007 festival, she performed in the Funniest Females showcase and hosted the Women’s Show. At Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway Theater in Somerville, Mass., she hosted nine weekly performances of the Women in Comedy series and was a guest host for “Stage Time.”

A native of North Hampton, N.H., Rineman has been a regular at The Comedy Studio in Harvard Square since 2004, and was as its comic of the month for October 2007. He has been writing for Jay Leno since 2005, the same year he was published in the Improper Bostonian’s humor issue. His comedy group, Awful People, was featured on He tackles hot-button issues, such as horse racing and what it’s like to get a parking ticket.

Pelsor, from Portland, shares an offbeat outlook on topics ranging from his awkward relationship with his parents to the meaning of life. His specialty is turning life’s small dramas into laughs, something he’s done at the Portland and Boston Comedy Connection clubs, as well as the Gotham and Broadway comedy clubs in New York City, at the University of New England, at Husson College and at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Tickets for the show are $12 with a reservation, $14 without. For tickets, call 777-1777. The Fireside Inn & Suites is 1777 Washington St., just off Exit 75 of the Maine Turnpike. For more information, check

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