Cool thing to buy this week: “Digging Up Mother” by Doug Stanhope
Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie. It was the cartoons in her Hustler magazine issues that m... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: “Digging Up Mother” by Doug Stanhope
Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie. It was the cartoons in her Hustler magazine issues that m... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: “Digging Up Mother” by Doug Stanhope
Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie. It was the cartoons in her Hustler magazine issues that m... [Read More]
Before They Were Stars: Carrot Top and Todd Barry were extras in “Police Academy 5”
Now it can be known, and now, once more, it can be shown. In this clip from the 1998 movie, Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach, we see the Police Academy graduates at the airport, along with two hungry young stand-up comedians, Todd Barry and Scott Thompson (Carrot Top). They both came up thr... [Read More]
Eugene Mirman announces return of his Boston Comedy Festival, May 1-4
In between recording two stand-up specials and working on TV shows such as Bobs Burgers and Archer, comedian Eugene Mirman has curated his own comedy festival for the past six years in Brooklyn, NY. The Massachusetts native debuted his festival in Boston last summer for the first time, and now Mirma... [Read More]
Mottley's: Ken Reid on Firsts of Fury and The Comedy Studio
Ken Reid's Firsts of Fury Ken Reid debut's his new show Firsts of Fury tomorrow at Mottley's Comedy Club. He'll be talking about firsts in his life, continuing his trend of storytelling comedy, joined by Mehran, Lamont Price, Jenny Zigrino, and m... [Read More]
The Boston Comedy Interview: Nate Johnson and The Great Boston Molasses Comedy Disaster Show
Nate Johnson turns the 1919 Molasses Flood into comedy. On January 15, 1919, a giant storage tank burst in Boston’s North End, flooding the area with roughly two and a half million gallons of molasses, killing 21 people and injuring more than 150. ... [Read More]
Boston Comedy News Bits - Ken Reid, Nick Di Paolo, Jimmy Dunn, and the Friars Club
Ken Reid is one of the "Daily8" featured comics on RooftopComedy.com today. The video featured is "I Miss Paying Rent," taped live at Mottley's Comedy Club, about his racist but understanding for... [Read More]
Alt Com! The Alternative Comedy Festival Tour visits Charleston, SC | Charleston City Paper
In a place as cold as Boston, it's good to find some humor on a dreary day. But it's also no wonder that the three comedians of Alt Com!, each regular performers at Somerville, Massachusetts' renowned comedy festival, would jump at the chance to fly south and spend a weekend in Charleston. [Read More]
Ken Reid makes Music To My Years tonight at Mottley's | Boston Comedy
In a post-apocalyptic world, Ken Reid is the guy you need to preserve to remember all of human history. Well, maybe not all of it, but certainly anything to do with modern movies, music, or television. I have often told Reid about some obscure movie I saw on a Sunday afternoon, something I watched for a laugh, just to have him tell me when he saw it in the theater during its original run. Far from just parroting this stuff in his stand-up act, Reid makes it all personal, and hysterical. Tonight ... [Read More]