Comedy

Daniel Sloss used to buy shots for his Boston audience

For the past month, Daniel Sloss has been performing his latest comedy show “X” off-Broadway at the the SoHo Playhouse in New York. This weekend, the Scottish comic whose Netflix special “Jigsaw” has reportedly resulted in thousands of breakups, canceled engagements and divorces will bring the show...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 1:04pm

Necar Zadegan steals the show in 'Documentary Now!'

Soon after the documentary series "Wild Wild Country" premiered on Netflix last year, audiences found themselves captivated once again by Ma Anand Sheela, the former spokeswoman for the Rajneesh movement. Perhaps this is why, despite the presence of actors like Michael Keaton and Owen Wilson, the...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 11:43am

Steve Martin and Martin Short on finding comedy perfection

If black belts were awarded in comedy, Steve Martin and Martin Short would be considered grandmasters of the medium. Both men have been making fans laugh for decades, and neither star plans to slow down anytime soon. In fact, the legendary duo is hitting the road again with their latest stage tour...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:18am

Daniel Radcliffe and Simon Rich on making heaven a real place in Miracle Workers

What if the heaven of the Abrahamic religious tradition, which includes Judaism, Islam and Christianity, was a physically real place? This is what former Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich's new TBS comedy series, Miracle Workers, imagines with Heaven, Inc., a corporate version of the afterlife...

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:54am

Henry Rollins talks not being a comedian, David Lee Roth's advice

Six months after its premiere on Showtime, the latest spoken word special from musician, actor and writer Henry Rollins is set to debut on the Comedy Dynamics Network via iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Microsoft Xbox, Vudu, Spectrum and Dish Network. In Keep Talking, Pal, Rollins tells equally...

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 12:28pm

Ronny Chieng explains his love of the Patriots, comedy roots

The last time Ronny Chieng was in Boston, the city’s many liberal-leaning residents were in desperate need of a laugh. Just days after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, the comedian and “Daily Show” star was scheduled to perform at The Rockwell in Somerville. Chieng was...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:54pm

Jason Jones was cast in What Men Want because of a podcast

In the new comedy film What Men Want, Taraji P. Henson's character Ali Davis finds herself constantly competing with (and losing to) a collection of cartoonishly douchey men at a sports management firm. After injuring her head during a night out, however, she suddenly finds herself able to hear the...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:09pm

Aziz Ansari avoids lashing out like Louis C.K. in new tour

A little over a year after he was accused of sexual assault, Aziz Ansari is embarking on a new stand-up comedy tour. The Parks and Recreation and Master of None star hasn't entirely avoided performing since the accusations first broke in January 2018, as reports of pop-up shows in New York have...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 9:55am

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Unfortunately the Super Bowl is in the rearview mirror, which means we don't have the Patriots to rely on for our weekend plans. Thankfully, there's always something fun going on in the Hub, so don't worry too much. Here's our guide to the best things to do in Boston this weekend. 12 fun things to...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 3:56pm

Everything you need to know about Modern Family season 11

The current season of ABC's award-winning comedy series Modern Family, season 10, is still in progress. Yet rumors of the show's end have been looming for the past year. These rumors were essentially proven true when the network announced on Tuesday that it had renewed the show for its 11th and...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 3:06pm

Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle on their unique coming-of-age comedy PEN15

"Seventh grade is going to be so amazing!" Maya (Maya Erskine) declares in the first episode of Hulu's PEN15. On the other end of the phone, Anna (Anna Konkle) agrees. "It's going to be really, really good." Therein lies the main conceit of the coming-of-age comedy series, which Erskine and Konkle...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:44am

Phoebe Robinson talks the end of 2 Dope Queens

When the 2 Dope Queens podcast's interview with Michelle Obama went live last November, co-hosts Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams also posted a "Farewell" note to their fans. "In the words of Boyz II Men, it's the 'end of the road,'" read the note at the show's WNYC website. "We want to thank...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:32am

Daniel Sloss talks toxic masculinity and stand-up comedy

As Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss told Conan O'Brien in September, "masculinity is the funniest thing in the world." "It's so pathetic and weak," he continued. "I love it. The logic of masculinity makes me laugh so much because I'm still part of it. Even though I'm conscious of it, I'm still an...

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 11:17am

Laugh out loud at the Walnut Street Theatre's new masterpiece

One hotel suite, two wives, three girlfriends, four tenors and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? Ken Ludwig's hilarious comedy is a feast for your eyes, ears and funny bones. The story follows the behind the scenes drama occurring while trying to set up...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 1:37pm

5 fun things to do in Boston this week

After a particularly cold past few weeks, we could all use a break. Find out how to beat the winter blues with concerts, musicals and even yoga! Whatever warm indoor event you choose, there are tons of awesome things happening in the Hub. Here’s our guide to the best things to do in Boston...

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 1:00pm

5 fun things to do in Philly this week

Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this week? We've got you covered. Test your Game of Thrones knowledge, learn how to cook creole style and more  Here are 5 fun things to do in Philly this week.  5 fun things to do in Philly this week.  Whitney Cummings...

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 12:48pm

Will there be an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 5?

The final batch of episodes for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's final season is now available to stream on Netflix. But what about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 5? Last year, it was reported that season 4 would be the hit comedy show's last, though co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock...

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 10:39am

Roy Wood Jr. explains why he's sticking with Comedy Central over Netflix

Toward the end of 2018, Comedy Central declared that January 2019 would be "Stand-Up Month" and announced that four new specials from four comics would be released every weekend of the month. The final one of these is The Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr.'s No One Loves You, which...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:12am

The final season of Comedy Central's Broad City is almost here

Thursday night is going to be a very important one for Comedy Central. Not only is former Saturday Night Live co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider's new show The Other Two going to premiere, but Broad City season 5 is going to air the first of its final 10 episodes. Broad City...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

Jason Jones dishes on the plot of The Detour season 4

Nearly two months after the end of its third season in March, co-creators Jason Jones and Samantha Bee's comedy series The Detour was renewed for a fourth season by TBS. Since the cable network's announcement last May, however, very little has been said publicly about what The Detour season...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:38am