Comedy

Rip Michaels on bringing his all-star comedy friends to Barclays Center

Rip Michaels is not in the business of doing things on a small scale. Starting out as a stand-up comedian and writer in New York and then becoming a writer and cast member on Nick Cannon’s wildly successful MTV improv show “Wild ’N Out,” Michaels eventually moved on to become a producer and co-...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 2:57pm

Why Michael Yo is truly the family man of comedy

The world of comedy has room for a lot — politics, opinions, making light of situations, heartbreak, romantic endeavors. The list could go on and on. What the comedy world doesn’t always have room for, however, is love. Not just the lust kind of love or the admiration kind of love, but pure,...

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 5:07pm

Chad Daniels is hitting the road and dropping a new comedy special

Chad Daniels, otherwise known as Dad Chaniels, certainly lives up to his nickname. The Minnesota native broke into the comedy world years ago and has had quite the illustrious career as a comedian, performer and father. Audiences truly get to hear all about it in his comedy, both on tour (Daniels...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 4:16pm

How Carole Montgomery is giving female comedians the chance they deserve

Showtime’s new comedy special “Funny Women of a Certain Age” features all female comics over the age of 50, which may seem unique, but that’s the point. Carole Montgomery has been in the comedy game for decades and wanted a show that highlighted talent from women who truly deserve the spotlight....

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 11:45am

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