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6 surprising ways having a baby makes you a better person

Jamie Aderski had a baby in 2016 and hasn’t stopped talking about it since. Like most new moms, New York-based comedian Aderski felt lied to about the experience of having a baby. She wrote her show Cry Baby: My (Reluctant) Journey Into Motherhood, playing at Caveat on April 23, out of...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 6:27pm

Super Troopers 2 cast on uniting cops and stoners, Rob Lowe's raunchy scene

Police officers and pot enthusiasts don't see eye to eye on a lot of things, but you can expect members of both groups to flock to theaters when Super Troopers 2 debuts this weekend. Set to open on April 20, the sequel to the 2001 comedy reunites audiences with Farva, Rabbit and the rest of...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:51am

Wanda Sykes explains why 'Roseanne' isn't a pro-Trump show

Whether it's on stage or through social media, Wanda Sykes has never been afraid to criticize Donald Trump. While her fans are more than happy to laugh at her jokes about the president, the comedian's jabs at the commander-in-chief drew the ire of some audience members at the 2016 Comics...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 2:39pm

Will there be a Super Troopers 3? Here's what the cast has to say

It took the Broken Lizard crew almost 17 years to bring Super Troopers 2 to theaters, but will fans have to wait that long to see a Super Troopers 3? Ahead of the sequel's debut on April 20, Metro caught up with the cast during a recent trip to Boston. The hilarious stars behind the ...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 2:05pm

Boston Comedy Come Up puts the spotlight on local stand-up stars

The Boston comedy scene has produced a ton of big stars over the years, so it's no surprise that the city continues churn out talent left and right. Fans will get a chance to see some of the Hub's best up-and-coming performers this weekend when the Boston Comedy Come Up takes over the...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 5:27pm

Michelle Buteau literally did this interview lying down

The set of Late Night Whenever — a new podcast hosted by comedian Michelle Buteau and produced by WNYC Studios — is cozy AF. It’s like being in the real-life version of a living room set from an Urban Outfitters catalogue, flattering mood lighting and all. The plush couch is...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 11:33am

Colin Quinn on the differences between Boston and New York Irish communities

Comedian Colin Quinn is shipping up to Boston just in time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend. The former "Saturday Night Live" star, who takes over The Wilbur on Thursday night, is one of the country's most beloved Irish American comedians, so there's no better person to...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:33pm

Lisa Lampanelli on roasting Trump and why he can't take a joke anymore

Whether you're a president or just an average audience member, expect a good roasting whenever Lisa Lampanelli takes the stage. The sharp-tongued comic and Connecticut native will be back in Boston this weekend to dole out verbal beatdowns at The Wilbur. Ahead of her show, we caught up with...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:46pm

Top Comedy Shows in Boston this Spring

Everyone can use a good laugh once in a while. Luckily, there are plenty of awesome comics coming to town over the next few months. Check out our guide to the top comedy shows in Boston this spring. Comedy Shows in Boston for Spring 2018 Sebastian Maniscalco It's taken some time, but the...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 11:04am

Celebrities react to death of Boston comedy icon Barry Crimmins

The comedy world is in mourning following the news of Barry Crimmins's death. According to a post by his wife Helen, the late icon of Boston's early stand-up scene, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, passed away on Wednesday. Helen has also been fighting stage four non-...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:41am

George Lopez on golfing with Ray Allen, Trump and the state of late-night TV

From his hit sitcoms to breaking ground on late-night television, George Lopez has been a pioneer for Latino performers in the world of comedy. While a lot has changed since he first graced the stage and screen, Lopez has his concerns about the current state of affairs in the entertainment industry...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:33pm

Gabriel Iglesias on returning to comedy and that bloody 'Narcos' cameo

Two decades of intense, cross-country touring finally caught up with Gabriel Iglesias in 2017. Last spring, the beloved comedy superstar revealed in an Instagram post that he would be taking a major break from the road, citing "serious health and emotional issues." While he continued to...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:40am

'A.P. Bio' review: It's not always sunny on NBC's new comedy

Broadcast television comedies like NBC's new series "A.P. Bio" always have to walk a fine line. Concepts have to be fresh, yet familiar enough to entice a wide audience, and the raunch factor has to be reined in significantly in order to avoid any trouble with the FCC. While "A....

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:17pm

Kathleen Madigan talks UFOs, conspiracies and Donald Trump

Kathleen Madigan's "Boxed Wine and Bigfoot" tour sounds more like an episode of "Coast to Coast AM" than a comedy show. While a lot of comics are focusing on politics these days thanks to the rise of Donald Trump, the veteran comedian and "Last Comic Standing"...

Friday, January 5, 2018 - 4:36pm

Jim Jefferies says Donald Trump was 'the best thing for comedy' in 2017

After everything that went down this year, a lot of people are more than ready to say goodbye to 2017. Jim Jefferies isn't one of them. The past 12 months have been pretty good to the stand-up star, who launched his new late-night show on Comedy Central to the delight of fans over the summer....

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 1:49pm

Boston comedy stars to perform at cancer benefit show

Boston comics are coming together for a special benefit show to help out one of the founding fathers of the city’s comedy scene. Eugene Mirman, Lenny Clarke and a slew of the Bay State’s veteran comics will take the stage at the Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville on Tuesday...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:16am

Chris Distefano explains how New Yorkers really feel about Tom Brady

It's no secret that New York sports fans love to hate Boston teams – especially the Patriots and Tom Brady. But for comedian Chris Distefano, the animosity towards New England is a bit complicated. The Brooklyn comic, who performs at Laugh Boston this weekend, tells Metro that he...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:55pm

Matt Bellassai brings his whining to Boston

A lot of people whine on the Internet, but not many have been able to turn their constant complaining into a career like Matt Bellassai. The comedian first rose to social media stardom with his hit online series “Whine About It” for Buzzfeed. Taking issue with everything from bad...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:13pm

Adopt a pet and then get 'Stuffed' with Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli, the “queen of mean,” isn’t known for keeping mum. She said her parents taught her never to talk about who she is voting for or how much money she makes. Everything else is fair game. Animal adoption and body issues are two topics the comic will talk about freely...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 4:42pm

Denis Leary, Jeff Ross weigh in on Louis C.K. at Comics Come Home

The sexual harassment allegations against Louis C.K., Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood stars were front and center at Saturday night's Comics Come Home event in Boston. Several of the evening's performers, including host Denis Leary, didn't shy away from talking about the scandals...

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:43am