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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

Iliza Shlesinger on Harvey Weinstein and sexual harassment in comedy

Iliza Shlesinger is hitting the road this fall to promote her new book "Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity." The comedian hopes that her collection of essays will offer readers of both genders a glimpse into the female perspective, as well as dissuade folks from buying into long-...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 3:01pm

10 can't miss comedy shows in Boston this winter

Comedy fans are in for a treat this winter as some of the biggest names in the business are bringing the laughs to the Boston area. Here are 10 shows you definitely don’t want to miss this season. Will Noonan At Nick’s Comedy Stop, Noonan invites all to “listen to the comedy...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:55am

Denis Leary wants to play Kellyanne Conway in a Trump biopic

Denis Leary and his famous funny friends will once again take over the TD Garden at this weekend's Comics Come Home. The annual event, which raises funds for the Cam Neely Foundation, had a bit of a hiccup last year as a rowdy crowd booed comedian Wanda Sykes after she cracked jokes about then...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 8:29am

Dana Gould on how New England influences his comedy

If you ask any Boston comic about their comedic inspirations, don’t be surprised if they end up mentioning Dana Gould. The Hopedale native and former writer for “The Simpsons” is a legend among comedy circles thanks to his prowess on stage and work on the small screen. While...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 3:55pm

The best acts at the New York Comedy Festival, according to Caroline Hirsch

It’s about that time: The New York Comedy Festival is back. This year, from November 7 to November 12, the city will see over 200 comedians performing more than 60 shows at venues around the city. And as always, the festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway — this year, in...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 12:47pm

Hari Kondabolu has a love-hate relationship with New England

Hari Kondabolu won’t let his love for the Yankees stop him from bringing the laughs to Boston this weekend. The comedian returns to the Wilbur Theatre on Friday night, just a few weeks before the release of his new documentary “The Problem with Apu.” The film examines the...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 12:19pm

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher on the political power of stand-up

Get ready for a double dose of comedy as Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher are bringing their “Back to Back” tour to town on Saturday night. The married stand-up stars are psyched to be back in the Hub, especially Esposito, who spent a lot of time in the city while studying at Boston...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 4:25pm

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