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]
 
Shane Mauss
Shane Mauss’s new special, Mating Season, finishes with the very beginning of his live performance. (It’s him firing a t-shirt gun into the audience in lieu of a warm-up act.) With this in mind, it feels fair to start with the end of his special, when it becomes clear that Mauss’s ... [Read More]
 
Jim Jefferies is taping a new special this weekend in Boston
Australian comedian Jim Jefferies is taping a new stand-up special this weekend in Boston.  This will Jefferies fifth special after 2008′s Contraband (infamous for a moment when Jefferies was attacked while onstage), 2009′s I Swear to God, 2010′s Alcoholocaust, and 2012′... [Read More]
 
Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2014: Highlights and checking out the competition
Did you know that there was a bi-coastal tug of war within the comedy community this weekend between Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival? I actually made that up, but it does at very least explain the absence of some of my favorite comics in Portland this weekend. ... [Read More]