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Ms. Pat on stand-up comedy in the age of Trump

It hasn't been an easy road to the stage for Patricia Williams, better known in comedy circles as Ms. Pat, but she's finally ready to start a new chapter in her life. From teen pregnancies and family issues to drug deals and violent shootouts, Ms. Pat had to overcome a lot of adversity...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:18pm

The top comedy shows in Boston this fall

Boston is widely regarded as one of the best comedy towns in the country, so it’s no surprise that a slew of stand-up stars want to perform in the Hub this fall. Here are the top comedy shows you have to check out this season. Boston Comedy Festival Expect to see a few of your favorite...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:03pm

Ken Reid talks ‘Cheers’ and the best old-school TV shows

Remember when you had to flip through a TV Guide to find out what was on? Boy how times have changed. While the world of television is experiencing a golden age of programing, fans can take trips down memory lane thanks to Ken Reid’s “TV Guidance Counselor” podcast. The...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 9:01am

'Do It Like An Hombre' is ready to make America laugh again

Shot in just 11 days, it has been a startling rise for 'Do It Like An Hombre,' the new film starring Mauricio Ochmann and Aislinn Derbez, which was a huge hit Mexican movie earlier this year, and will premiere in the US on September 1. "The film hits theaters on Labor Day and this...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:54am

Tony Hinchcliffe on being the King Joffrey of comedy

If heroes and villains existed in the world of stand-up comedy, Tony Hinchcliffe would definitely be a bad guy. The Ohio native has gotten pretty good and picking people apart as a writer for the Comedy Central Roasts series, so crowds shouldn’t expect any mercy when he stops by The Sinclair...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:56am

Joe Mande thinks Trump is turning America into Mordor

Joe Mande’s Netflix special “Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special,” probably won't win any awards, but it is certainly a unique take on the stand-up comedy genre. Playing with a variety of comedic forms, the special has elements of stand-up and sketch comedy,...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 1:03pm

Mayor Walsh announces Judd Apatow Day in Boston

Boston plans to show Judd Apatow a lot of love when his stand-up tour stops by the Wilbur Theatre next week. The Boston Globe reports that Mayor Marty Walsh has declared Monday, July 24, Judd Apatow Day in honor of the comedian and filmmaker. Apatow is the latest star to get a dedicated day in...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:57pm

Mike Birbiglia tells Stephen Colbert he's only 'Olive Garden' Italian

Mike Birbiglia will take home the coveted Stand-Up Comedian of the Year award at Just for Laughs comedy fest later this month, but the Montreal show hasn't always been such a welcoming place for the Shrewsbury comic. The “Don’t Think Twice” and “Trainwreck” star...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 11:38am

How comedy veteran Andrea Savage is redefining the sitcom mom

When Andrea Savage created “I’m Sorry,” she took inspiration from comedies that deal with the realities of everyday life, like “Master of None” and “Louie.” But she was looking to add a little something to it. “I wanted to do a pure comedy,”...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 12:33pm

The Oatmeal's new app will help you determine if your cat is a homicidal maniac

The Oatmeal, the cartoon blog that brought you the card game Exploding Kittens, is venturing into public safety (wink, wink) with its new app, “Is your cat plotting to kill you?” According to the instructions, you first need to download the app (right now only available for...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:04pm

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