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Interview: Comedian Brian Regan hears crickets
Embarrassment of riches
For seasoned stand-up and cult favorite comic goofball Brian Regan, life's embarrassments are inseparable from his routines.
| September 25, 2012
14 comedy shows coming this summer
Check out thePhoenix.com/listings for more comedy happenings.
| June 08, 2012
Interview: Aziz Ansari is on the fly
It's been a good few months for Aziz Ansari.
| May 09, 2012
Interview: Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick on Mad Men, Jenny McCarthy, and why geeks get it
The duke of dorks
These days, being a nerd is more likely to get you laid than beaten up.
| May 02, 2012
Interview: Marc Maron rejoins his old Boston crowd
Marc Maron's WTF podcast is essential listening for comedy fans.
| January 24, 2012
Interview: Michael Ian Black's death-defying comedy
Despite the title of the much lamented comedy series he shared with Michael Showalter, it turns out that Michael Ian Black does not have all that many issues after all. He's just deeply strange.
| October 05, 2011
16 comedy events to heckle this fall
From Andrew Dice Clay to Kids in the Hall, Fall heaves a bucket of yuks at Boston
What are you laughing at?
| September 14, 2011
Lewis Black holds on to his anger
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 .
| September 07, 2011
Telling the story of comedic genius Bill Hicks
Some people throw parades for firemen. Others wave flags at Marines: "Thank you for your service." But for those of us who live to subvert authority — and who have sensed a strange hilarity emanating from this shitty planet since before puberty — the late comedian extraordinaire Bill Hicks is the quintessential American icon.
| June 09, 2011
Jen Kirkman works the laugh track
During her more lucid moments, the Newton-born Kirkman writes for TV shows including the NBC sit-com Perfect Couples , is a regular contributor to E!'s Chelsea Lately , and does stand-up across the country. She returns to Boston with the Women in Comedy Festival March 9-13.
| March 14, 2011
Richard Lewis gets serious
Neurotic humor is Richard Lewis's style, as the series Anything But Love and Curb Your Enthusiasm, his many late-night-TV appearances, film roles, and cable specials, and his book, The Other Great Depression, all attest.
| February 18, 2011
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.
| January 27, 2011
Interview: Bob Saget
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.
| January 12, 2011
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.
| October 19, 2010
Interview: Tom Green
On the Gathering of the Juggalos and his rules of behavior
For a generation of mischievous thirtysomething nihilists for whom no joke is out of bounds, Tom Green is a cultural influence on the order of MDMA and Eminem.
| September 03, 2010
Bill Burr earns raves for his rants
July 29, 9:40 am ET. Acclaimed standup comedian Bill Burr is running late for our scheduled half-hour phone interview, where we plan on talking up his upcoming appearance in Newport, along with any other topic lobbed at the red-headed, "shockingly Caucasian" pride of nearby Canton, Massachusetts.
| August 14, 2010
Cross Town Traffic at the Wilbur
Too Black, Too Strong Dept.
When bespectacled alt-comic icon David Cross paid a visit to the Wilbur Theatre last October, he giddily tore Boston “a new asshole” — but, hey, at least he was kind enough to have “stitched that new asshole up with jokes.”
| May 12, 2010
Interview: Sarah Silverman
Recently, “Sarah” — the character played by Sarah Silverman on Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program — was upset because in today’s world it just wasn’t safe anymore for children to get into strangers’ vans.
| April 23, 2010
Interview: Damon Wayans
Getting silly again
"Right now, my intent is not to offend. I just want to laugh. I want to suspend reality."
| February 16, 2010
Improv Asylum presents Scott Brown: The Musical
Tax Relief? Good Grief!
Should US Senator Scott Brown ever find any downtime between crucial votes on the future of this nation and hand-modeling gigs, he may want to flex his melodrama muscles.
| February 12, 2010
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Romney's claims on Massachusetts schools get fact-checked by . . . Massachusetts students
| October 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM
PHX Countdown to Halloween: Night #9: Costume Parties & Big Bashes
October 23, 2012 at 4:03 PM
[tonight in boston] WFNX dance party with Gentlemen Hall + Casey Desmond @ Lansdowne Pub // wanna get BAS'D?
On The Download
| October 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM
See this film: The Connection @ the MFA
Outside The Frame
| October 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Deadline Today! Spectacular Election Prediction Contest
| October 23, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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