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City Life

The Unlikely Rise, and Uncommonly Wide Appeal, of Boston’s “Be a Man” Guy

The format is simple. A gruff middle-aged Bostonian man stands in front of a green screen, as thematically relevant images flick by. Soothing mood music […]

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Lamont Price: Losing Live Comedy Wasn’t Just about the Jokes

March 7. That was the last time I performed live standup comedy, before the Dark Times began. It was a Saturday night, which is the […]

Arts & Entertainment

Have You Heard the One about My Crippling Depression?

On the evening of October 11, 1993, 23-year-old would-be standup comedian Gary Gulman, a towering, well-put-together man from Peabody who had failed as a tight […]

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Here’s Why the Owner of a Local Comedy Club Shut It Down Mid-Show

The world of comedy, which prides itself on rule-breaking and brutal honesty, is more than a little obsessed with maintaining the status quo. It’s notoriously […]

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Who’s Laughing With the Harvard Lampoon?

Before Jenny Baker even laid eyes on the latest issue of Harvard’s storied student humor magazine, she doubted it would make her laugh. On a […]

Arts & Entertainment

Bethany Van Delft Is No Joke

There is a massive difference between being a standup comedian and being funny. I took a standup comedy class at the Boston Center for Adult […]

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Jenny Slate on Her Rage, Her Comedy, and Her Love for Michael Dukakis

Jenny Slate is running errands on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s day one of some self-imposed alone time to work on a book that she describes as […]

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Stephen Colbert Addresses Scott Lively on “The Late Show”

Stephen Colbert, shockingly, is not particularly impressed by Scott Lively. The Republican gubernatorial challenger, known for his extremist anti-LGBT views and book pedaling the theory […]

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Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart Are Coming to Boston

Yep, you read that right. Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart are going on tour, together, and they’re coming to Boston. Their first stop of a seven-night […]

Joe Kennedy and Jimmy Kimmel
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It Was Massachusetts Night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Jimmy Kimmel may as well have shown up in a Patriots beanie toting a dozen doughnuts from Dunkin’. Wednesday night’s edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live […]


Amy Schumer and Martha’s Vineyard Chef Chris Fischer Got Married

Just days after making their relationship Instagram official, Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer got married at a private ceremony in Malibu on Tuesday, according to People.  The comedic […]

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Chapo Trap House Is Coming to Boston

Calling all Boston-area grey wolves: Chapo Trap House is coming to town. The irreverent, leftist podcast hosted by Will Menaker, Felix Biederman, Matt Christman, Virgil […]

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Boston Calling Announces Comedy Experience

Out with the film, in with the comedy. That’s the latest from Boston Calling, which announced today that comedian Hannibal Buress will host and headline […]

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Louis CK Is Bringing Two Standup Specials to Netflix

Add this to the “good news” category for 2017: Louis C.K. is bringing two new stand-up specials to Netflix. His first show, 2017, will be available on […]

Louis CK on stage at the Burren Back Room after midnight on February 16, 2017. / Photo by Christopher Anderson
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Louis CK Crashed Late Night Comedy at the Burren

After surprising a crowd at McGreevey’s on Valentine’s Day, Louis CK brought his comedy chops to the Burren. The Newton native rolled into the Davis […]