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]
Chris Rock’s SNL monologue tackles Boston marathon, Freedom Tower, gun control (Video)
Opening with the Boston Marathon bombing, Chris Rock delivered a Saturday Night Live monologue unlike the light-hearted fare offered by most SNL hosts. Some online are claiming the old standby arguments against such a bit: “It’s too soon” and “sometimes there are things you j... [Read More]
Jim Norton to tape his new stand-up special on January 17th in Boston
Jim Norton is setting up to tape his next stand-up special in Boston on January 17th. That should be enough information to go on at this moment because who doesn’t want to see Jim Norton tape a new stand-up special? Nobody that’s who! But I digress, if you need more information, here&rsq... [Read More]
This Week In Web Videos: 'K&A'
by Luke Kelly-Clyne I’m supposed to write things that are at least marginally insightful about the world of web video. That’s part of the whole “column” deal, you see, because insights qualify my words as a “review” and not just a verbal fire hydrant of fandom. W... [Read More]