Comedy

Will there be a Loudermilk season 3? Here's what Brian Regan says

Brian Regan has been dipping his toes into the world of acting recently with the new AT&T Audience Network series Loudermilk. But what does the future have in store for the comic on the small screen? Will there be a Loudermilk season 3? Here's what Regan has to say about his new gig and...

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 1:50pm

5 fun things to do in Philly this week

Looking for some fun and unique activities to do in Philly this week? We've got you covered. Try a brand new beer, learn to cook in a whole new way and more. Here are 5 things to do in Philly this week. 5 fun things to do in Philly this week Yard's Make The World Better Beer Launch...

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 1:00pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

If you've still got some energy left after celebrating the Red Sox's World Series championship and parade, we've got some ideas for how you can spend your time off. From partying with Pedro Martinez to an all-star night of comedy, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend....

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 9:52am

Mo Amer delivers the goods with The Vagabond on Netflix

Mo Amer technically isn’t, as the title of his first Netflix comedy special suggests, a “vagabond.” After all, the Kuwait-born comedian became a U.S. citizen back in 2009, after spending his youth in Houston and traveling the world as a stand-up comic for the USO. The thing...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 1:40pm

Neal Brennan on Nanette, political correctness and how to stand out as astand-up comic

Neal Brennan has never performed in Boston before, as the closest he's come over the years have been shows in New Haven and Providence. "I don’t what happened," Brennan tells Metro. "It was an oversight." While Thursday's show at Royale will mark his first gig in...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:38am

Sebastian Maniscalco on working with Martin Scorsese and staying hungry

You can’t accuse Sebastian Maniscalco of slacking. After years of doing stand-comedy in respectable, intimate rooms such as Philly’s Helium for 20 years, and opening for pals such as Bill Burr and Andrew Dice Clay, the Chicago-born Maniscalco has jumped into the bigger time, as shown by...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4:51pm

Chip Chantry on South Philly shouting etiquette and recording a new album

Chip Chantry may be, in most people’s eyes, Philly’s funniest comedian, with a handful of annual awards since 2012 stating such acclaim. However, Chantry is also an Italian Market neighbor, a fellow local walking dogs and dodging traffic in the early hours and late at night. And with...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 5:37pm

Rob Riggle on how Ski Master Academy began as a throwaway joke

If you tell comedian Rob Riggle that his new original series, Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy, is “crazy,” he will sincerely thank you. As the official logline for the new Sony Crackle show describes it, “celebrity patriot Rob Riggle, who is mostly known for his legendary...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:39pm

Pauly Shore talks wild Hollywood nights and why Donald Trump is hilarious

Born of comic royalty and raised among giants of Los Angeles stand-up comedy and rock n’ roll, Pauly Shore created a hybrid personae of both genres – with the essence of surfer/stoner lingo for good measure – and became a sensation of the bourgeoning MTV era as a VJ (1989 to 1994...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 8:40am

SNL star Melissa Villaseñor reveals the secret behind her celebrity impressions

Calling from somewhere in Indiana, right after an elliptical workout, comedian Melissa Villaseñor sounds not winded, but rather as if she’s ready to energetically launch into an impersonation as soon as she jumps on the phone. It’s the cadence and zeal of her everyday voice – so...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 3:48pm

A quick and dirty conversation with Philly comic Mary Radzinski

Mary Radzinski has been one of the hardest working comedians in Philly, and it shows. Her insightfully odd, often deadpan brand of stand-up (David Lynch-worthy dating mishaps, an unusual regard for Renuzit) has been honed to perfection on the local stages of Punch Line and Helium during headliner...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 11:08am

Iliza Shlesinger on the legacy of Robin Williams and being an Elder Millennial

Within the first five minutes of Elder Millennial, the latest comedy special from Iliza Shlesinger which streams Tuesday on Netflix, the 35-year-old comic uses just as many voices, characters and contortions to tell a story. The story itself, which concerns her engagement, is quickly subsumed...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 4:44pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Need some ideas for how to spend your summer weekend? We've got you covered. From superstar comedy performances to beach parties and more, here are all the best things to do in Boston this weekend. Things to do in Boston this weekend ARTS & CULTURE Bastille Day The annual French...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:10pm

W. Kamau Bell comedy special release date, streaming info

Best known to CNN’s audiences as the host of its Emmy Award-winning program United Shades of America, W. Kamau Bell is about to join the ever-expanding group of comedians who have released a special on Netflix. Bell’s follow-up to to his 2016 Showtime special, Semi-Prominent Negro,...

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:02am

Joel McHale talks Gronk, 'Fortnite' and why he loves working with Netflix

While watching his Seahawks lose to the Patriots in the 2015 Super Bowl definitely stung, that hasn't stopped Joel McHale from falling in love with New England. Between stand-up tours and filming in Boston for "Ted," the actor and comedian has spent a lot of time in the region over...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:51am

Detroiters season 2 release date, cast info and more

When real-life best friends Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson’s Detroiters, an offbeat comedy series about best friends-cum-ad men, premiered last year on Comedy Central, everyone fell in love with what the Hollywood Reporter called “a funny, generous Midwestern sitcom.” So of...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:55am

Letterkenny: Everything you need to know about the Canadian show coming to Hulu

Hulu is adding another hit to its roundup of shows, and this one comes from Canada. In July, the site is picking up the first two seasons of Letterkenny, a comedy that’s taken home three Canadian Screen Awards and, according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), merited itself merchandise and a...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:30pm

7 seriously funny Boston comedy shows you have to see this summer

There's never a shortage of great comedy shows in Boston, but this summer is seriously stacked with awesome performances. From Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart to Kathy Griffin and Kevin Hart, here are all the shows you definitely don't want to miss. 7 summer Boston comedy shows Dave...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 5:30pm

Michelle Wolf gets her big 'Break' on Netflix

After two seasons, Netflix canceled Chelsea Handler’s "Chelsea" in October, thereby ending the streaming service's first foray into original talk show programming. The vacuum didn’t last long, however, as David Letterman’s monthly "My Next Guest" and Joel...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:03am

Comedy heavy hitters drop new Netflix specials this week

Over the past few years, Netflix has become the go-to place to watch the latest stand-up comedy, both from household names and up-and-coming talents alike. Just this month, the streaming service released new specials from John Mulaney and Ali Wong, and the first-ever taped hour from Hari Kondabolu...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:36am