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Too little too late for Kathy Griffin's apology as CNN fires her fromlong-running New Year's show

Kathy Griffin is feeling the fallout after images of her holding a bloody replica of President Donald Trump’s severed head were leaked Tuesday, and the comedian has been fired from her longtime New Year’s Eve gig on CNN. The network announced its decision on Twitter on Wednesday....

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 5:37pm

Social media cries for Secret Service investigation after Kathy Griffin's gory stunt

Kathy Griffin usually gets in trouble for trying to kiss Anderson Cooper (but who wouldn't) on CNN’s coverage of the New Year’s Eve ball drop, but she upped the stakes with a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday. Evoking shades of the Islamic State, the comedian isn’t getting...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 7:53pm

6 can’t miss summer comedy shows around Boston

As political scandals continue to dominate the headlines, we could all use a laugh break. Conveniently missing the city’s dreary winter, some of comedy’s biggest names are coming to town just in time to enjoy the warm weather. Here are six to check out this summer. Rachel Feinstein...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 3:26pm

Will there be a 'Brockmire' Season 2? (series renewal, Season 2 premiere)

Fans of IFC's hilarious and raunchy "Brockmire," don't fear — the series will be back for a second season. The network found the comedy, starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Pete, to be so irresistably funny they they renewed the series for a second season even before it's...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:51pm

The Bluths are back! ‘Arrested Development’ greenlit for Season 5 on Netflix

Fix yourself a frozen banana treat and hop in the shower in your jorts, because “Arrested Development” is coming back to your screens!  Netflix has greenlit our favorite dysfunctional family comedy for a fifth season due out in 2018, Variety reports.  When Fox cancelled the...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:51pm

Bill Burr thinks racist Fenway Park fans are ‘pathetic’

As a diehard Boston sports fan, comedian Bill Burr is having a pretty tough time coming up with jokes about hometown heroes like Big Papi and Rob Gronkowski, who’ll share the dais at the “Roast of David Ortiz” on June 22. Although the 48-year-old Canton native isn’t sure...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:45am

‘Master of None’ Season 2’s Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim are #friendshipgoals

If you watch Netflix’s “Master of None,” you know Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim’s onscreen rapport is pretty darn charming. In the comedy series co-created by Ansari and Alan Yang (“Parks and Rec”), Ansari and Wareheim play Dev and Arnold, thirtysomething besties...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:47am

How BarkBox's dog comedy night (temporarily) relieved my human angst

Thursday was a garbage day, so I took myself and my pre-existing conditions — you know, I’m an anxious, depressive female of reproductive age — to a dog comedy night for some levity. Once a month, Bark & Co — the dogcentric start-up behind BarkBox, the monthly...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 1:08pm

The gang's all here in first poster for 'Will & Grace' revival

In a world where the "Power Rangers" are back on the big screen, "Jumanji" is getting a reboot and even "Roseanne" is making a comeback, it's no surprise that the groundbreaking, late-'90s sitcom "Will & Grace" is gearing up for a revival of its...

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:54pm

Going ‘Big’ with Jay Oakerson in Boston

It’s a pretty good time to be Big Jay Oakerson these days.   The Philadelphia native is packing in comedy clubs across the country thanks to his packed schedule of touring, radio shows and other projects. In addition to hosting the insanely popular “Legion of Skanks”...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 1:25pm

Tom Cotter’s got talent

New England’s Tom Cotter is back at his old stomping grounds for a pair of nights in the Seaport this weekend. The "America’s Got Talent" alum is ready to get rowdy with local comedy fans, and can’t wait to be back in Patriots nation.  "I love...

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:06pm

Things to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER The Gift Horse New Repertory Theater presents this play from Lydia R. Diamond (“Smart People”, “Stick Fly”) about Ruth, a teacher and artist compelled to finally confront the dark past she’s been avoiding for many years. We travel back and forth with her in...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:39pm

'Tremendous' Trump impersonator wins contest to host fake news show

A professional impressionist from Las Vegas took home first prize in a contest impersonating Donald Trump on Wednesday, earning a role hosting an online fake news comedy show. "I won, I won. I just keep winning. That's what I do, I win. That's all I do," John Di Domenico said...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:55pm

Anthony Atamanuik will impersonate Trump's 'soul' on 'The President Show'

Many Americans would sleep a lot easier if Donald Trump were host of a late night show instead of leader of the free world. The former reality star could do considerable less damage if he had stuck to entertainment and stayed out of politics. But what if Trump the president had his own late night...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:01pm

Bob Saget knows you need a break from CNN

Call it paternal instinct, but America’s favorite TV dad Bob Saget feels like he needs to comfort audiences these days. While he won’t be handing out Danny Tanner-style hugs at his Saturday night show in Boston, the “Full House” icon does plan to use his raunchy, “...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:54pm

Veep’s Anna Chlumsky says Amy is better off without Selina

Anna Chlumsky plays the most intense and quietly hilarious character on “Veep”: Amy Brookheimer. The steely-faced, seething right hand woman to Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), powers through each day on Washington with a death stare and a mouth full of zingers, providing comedy in...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:23pm

Sasheer Zamata and Rita Rudner headline the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston

Let’s face it, between the spring snowstorms and all the chaos that’s going on in the world, Bostonians are in serious need of a laugh or three. Cue the Women in Comedy Festival.   Now in its eighth year, the stand up show will once again take over the city for five days of...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:49pm

Eugene Mirman talks about the day comedy died

Eugene Mirman has been pursuing comedy professionally since college — heck, he even designed his own comedy major. Since then, the 42-year-old has expanded beyond stand-up to doing acting work (remember him as the landlord in Flight of the Conchords?) as well as voice overs for hit shows like “Bob’...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:18pm

Tony Luke is doing stand-up now and has a reality show in the works

Talk to Philadelphia cheesesteak king/actor Tony Luke Jr. and Netflix’s “Fuller House” writer Craig Shoemaker (who graduated from Springfield Township High School) and you’ll find it hard to get a word in edgewise. The old pals share a rapid-fire, familial banter that has you thinking — “Hey, these...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 8:27pm

‘SNL’ star Michael Che still thinks Boston is racist

Sorry, Boston. Michael Che of “Saturday Night Live” still thinks you’re racist.During a stand-up appearance at Boston University Thursday, Che did not retract his previous observation that Boston is “the most racist city” he’s ever been to.The "Weekend Update" co-host said that he received an...

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 8:42pm