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Interview: Gina Gershon finds her pussy


Even before her traumatically hilarious performance in the trailer-park comedy of horrors Killer Joe , Gina Gershon has been an actor who fiercely commits.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  October 12, 2012

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Interview: Lauren Greenfield looks at The Queen of Versailles

Royal treatment  
The Queen of Versailles ought to start with a disclaimer: "WARNING: This film may test your ability to laugh at the misfortune of assholes."
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  July 25, 2012

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Interview: John Waters shows you how to survive the holidays

Have yourself a fairy little Christmas
John Waters earned his lifetime 99-percenter cred the moment he had Divine eat dog shit in Pink Flamingos .
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  December 08, 2011

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Interview: The world of Stephen Tobolowsky

One great kebab!
Stephen Tobolowsky has had hundreds of character parts in movies and television shows, in everything from Deadwood to Glee, but with a single "Bing!" and then many more exclamations of it, he turned a small role in Groundhog Day into a permanent staple of the cultural consciousness.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  October 27, 2011

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Crispin Glover brings his 'Big Slide Show' to town

Hellion on wheels
Crispin Glover made a calling out of being the weirdly jittery guy in big, loud movies like Back to the Future and Hot Tub Time Machine . But it's what he did with that career that's bringing him to Boston.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  September 07, 2011

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Lewis Black holds on to his anger

Rage On!
In the last 10 years, he's written three books, recorded seven albums and two HBO comedy specials, and in 2010 released a feature-length concert film called Stark Raving Black .
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  September 07, 2011



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Crispin Glover’s “Big Slide Show” comes to town

Hellion on wheels
Crispin Glover made a career out of being the weirdly jittery guy in big, loud movies like Hot Tub Time Machine and Back to the Future . But it's what he did with that career that's bringing him to Providence.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  September 12, 2011

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Gilbert Gottfried reflects

Talk dirty to me
Gilbert Gottfried's speaking voice is nothing like the outsized, grating scream with which he says things like, "The only way Hugh Hefner can get stiff is through rigor mortis."  
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  April 27, 2011

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Interview: Greg Fitzsimmons brings it home

Return of the native
Greg Fitzsimmons wasn't born in Boston, but the comedy community in town has claimed him as one of its own all the same.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  January 27, 2011

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Interview: Bob Saget

Balls-deep introspection
For those who know Bob Saget, the only thing funnier than the surprise that the star of Full House is a relentlessly filthy stand-up comedian is the perception that he was anything like his squeaky-clean sit-com persona in the first place.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  January 12, 2011

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Gift Guide 2010: DVD Box Sets

Sureties and obscurities
Some people will tell you that the economy is frozen in a recession that may never thaw. That makes Blu-ray/DVD box sets more valuable than gold.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  December 08, 2010



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Interview: MST3K creator Joel Hodgson on Cinematic Titanic's art of bad film

Awful good
Hodgson has returned to live performance with Cinematic Titanic , a touring version of MST3K that keeps the riffing (but ditches the robots-in-space conceit). In advance of the Cinematic Titanic show at the Wilbur Theatre on Friday, he called to discuss his early influences, movie riffing, and why some films are too awful to mock.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  October 28, 2010

Interview: Tony Clifton

Am I blue?
When comedian Andy Kaufman died 26 years ago, it seemed logical to think that Tony Clifton would be dead too.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  October 19, 2010

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Interview: Paul Provenza

Comedy life saver
In Satiristas! veteran comic Paul Provenza engages in revealing, surprising conversation with a diverse group about comedy’s role in revealing uncomfortable truths about our world and ourselves.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  May 04, 2010

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Interview: Leonard Nimoy

Hot Vulcan
If Leonard Nimoy’s acting work had been limited to that deliriously crazy music video for “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins,” he’d probably still be celebrated by a lot of us.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  November 16, 2009

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Interview: Michael Lang

Going back to Woodstock
"At the end, he talks about how wonderful it was, but throughout the entire day, Pete Townshend was like the Grinch that stole Christmas. He was uptight, miserable, hated being there, and wanted to go home."
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  July 22, 2009



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Interview: Russell T Davies

Davies on atheism, American TV, and five decades of Doctor Who
"I certainly knew from Queer as Folk that gay male stories attract a lot of women viewers."
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  July 24, 2009

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The Felice Brothers | Yonder Is the Clock

Team Love (2009)
You want to believe that an album like Yonder Is the Clock is conjured rather than recorded
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  April 28, 2009

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Interview: Eugene Mirman

Slow learner
Much like the stand-up that has made him an alt-comedy mainstay, Eugene Mirman's first book, The Will to Whatevs (Harper Perennial), is a freewheeling mix of bemused ironies and trenchantly silly non-sequiturs.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  February 17, 2009
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