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]
Coming Up Twice with Joe List
by Phil Davidson Joe List is the comedy underdog everyone seems to root for. A longtime fixture in the New York comedy scene, List had the reputation as the gifted standup comic who could never catch a break. But to paraphrase Seinfeld, a List obsession, 2015 could be the Summer of Joe. After a kill... [Read More]
Eugene Mirman’s Comedy Festival returns to Boston for third year in April 2015
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival now is a recurring feature in both Brooklyn and Boston, with the fest now returning to the latter city for the third year this April. Highlights for the third Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in Boston, April 17-19, 2015, include: Star Talk Live! hosted by Mirman ... [Read More]
Lonelygirl48 is not buying it: The Laugh Button interview with Kendra Cunningham
Kendra Cunningham is juggling more projects than you can fit into a tweet: two award winning web series’, a television pilot, and a killer blog. Plus, she’s producing and co-starring in a feature film and working on a screenplay. I haven’t even mentioned her ever-growing list of st... [Read More]
Exclusive “Man-on-the-street” interview with Boston’s Tony V.
Tony V has headlined comedy clubs and remained a fixture of the Boston comedy scene since it boomed in the early 1980s, as depicted in the documentary When Stand Up Stood Out. You may have seen him in movies such as The Heat or One Crazy Summer. His most recent onscreen credit, though, could most ea... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Jon Fisch
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]