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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

Even Donald Trump supporters love Randy Rainbow videos

Donald Trump's ascension to the Oval Office has become fodder for many comedians over the years, but few have poked fun at the president with as much Broadway-style flair as Randy Rainbow. The poltical comedian and YouTube star has taken the internet by storm with his hilarious parody videos,...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:21pm

Why did SiriusXM fire Nick Di Paolo?

SiriusXM has fired Nick Di Paolo. The Boston comic was let go by the satellite radio service and will no longer serve as host of the The "Nick Di Paolo Show," a two-hour, twice a week program that aired on SiriusXM’s Faction Talk channel. The news may come as a suprise to fans...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 4:57pm

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