Seth Meyers Debuts the Trailer for His Wicked Good Movie ‘Boston Accent’
During last night’s Late Night, Seth Meyers gave his viewers an extra special treat when he shared the first trailer for his new movie Boston Accent. It’s a true tour de force for Meyers and his mastery of both Boston and the movies that try to exploit it for maximum grittiness, but none... [Read More]
Episode #44: Tony V
Today's guest is Tony V, a local legend of the Boston comedy scene, headlining steadily and keeping up with the new kids since stand-up first stood out in Boston in the 1980s. His first big break came wrestling with suitcases as the American Tourister gorilla, his first onscreen turn as himself co-s... [Read More]
Episode #37: Wendy Liebman
Wendy Liebman has influenced a generation of comedians by realizing a joke doesn’t have to end…before the next punchline. I met up with Liebman in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where it all began for her, and where she was staying to perform in multiple shows for the Boston Comedy Festival.... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Jono Zalay
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
Yearbook photos for classmates Louis CK and Matt LeBlanc
Louis CK and Matt LeBlanc may not have won Emmy Awards last night in the category they were matched up in -- Jeffrey Tambor won Lead Actor in a TV Comedy for his performance in Transparent -- but CK and LeBlanc and all of us are winners for rediscovering their yearbook photos. Which came from [&hell... [Read More]
R.I.P. Bob Seibel
Bob Seibel was a fixture in the Boston comedy scene for decades, performing even into his 70s, when his signature bit about elderly drivers was now about his peer group. Seibel may not have performed as regularly in recent years, and when he did, it was in the suburbs -- which I must figure as [&hel... [Read More]
'Call Me Lucky' documentary about Skaneateles comedian Barry Crimmins to be released Friday
The story of Skaneateles-raised comedian Barry Crimmins will soon be available for all to see. "Call Me Lucky," director Bobcat Goldthwait's hilarious and heartfelt documentary about Crimmins, will be released Friday, Aug. 21, on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and several other streaming video platforms. "Call Me Lucky" tells the story of how Crimmins went from a Skaneateles childhood to a pioneering career as one of America's most influential political satirists. Interviews with comedians li... [Read More]
Episode #10: Bobcat Goldthwait and Barry Crimmins, “Call Me Lucky”
Bobcat Goldthwait wouldn't have ever been "Bobcat" if he hadn't met Barry Crimmins first, some three decades ago when Goldthwait was a teenager in upstate New York. Young Bob followed "old" Barry to Boston in the early 1980s, where Crimmins took the eccentric, unique comedic voices of Boston and cre... [Read More]
Paul Feig’s keynote address to the 7th annual Women in Comedy Festival
“My name is Paul Feig. I directed Bridesmaids, The Heat, the upcoming Spy. And it’s an honor to welcome you all. I have such a love of funny women. And funny women in comedy. And anything that lets them showcase what they do, and I think this festival is so important for that. To all the... [Read More]
Can a Mid-Sized City's Thriving Comedy Scene Survive the LA Exodus?
by Josiah Hesse Grawlix's Adam Cayton-Holland If you’re a mid-level comic with a few credits under your belt, at some point you’ve probably been asked the question: “So, when are you moving to LA?” The person asking was likely from Los Angeles, and didn’t ask in the neu... [Read More]