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  • January 28, 2009
    By Maddy Myers

    A couple weeks ago, I heard tell of www.flightlipdub.com, which was basically a contest to see who could best lip-synch the Flight of the Conchords song “Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros.” I decided to do it because (a) I have recently aquired a retardedly-expensive video-camera and some editing software, (b) I needed an excuse to learn how to better use them, and (c) I have a friend with a chicken suit.

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  • January 06, 2009
    By Sara Faith Alterman

    Every week, I interview a stand-up comedian for my comedy column, "Dance, Monkey!" wherein I ask ridiculous questions in the hopes of getting funny answers. This week's subject was supposed to be Andrew Dice Clay. Apparently, "Dice" was confused, and then angered, because he told me that this was too easy for me, that it doesn't seem fair that I get to "clock in at work and just ask this shit."

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  • January 05, 2009
    By Sara Faith Alterman

    Boston-based stand-up comedian Bob Lazarus succumbed to a near-two-year battle with Leukemia yesterday.

    "Laz" got his start in the late 1970s, at the locally and nationally renowned Ding Ho Comedy Club in Inman Square, making a name for himself alongside fellow comic powerhouses Steven Wright, Denis Leary, Paula Poundstone, Lenny Clarke, Jimmy Tingle, and Bobcat Goldthwait.

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  • November 16, 2008
    By Chris Faraone

    At dinner before Jim Norton’s Saturday nightcap at The Comedy Connection’s Wilbur Theatre, I commented: “I want to sit like Lincoln.” For anyone unfamiliar with where the 16th president was assassinated, I meant I wanted balcony seats. No shit – I really said that.

    This was a passing hope; I’ve never in my life been blessed with such exalted digs, and I didn’t expect this time to differ.

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  • October 22, 2008
    By Sara Faith Alterman

    On December 15, the City of Boston will honor comedian Steven Wright will be honored as the first inductee into the Boston Comedy Hall of Fame.

    "It was a unanimous choice," says City Councilor John Tobin of the City's decision to make Wright the inaugural honoree. “He showed another path for Boston comedians, outside of the clubs.

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  • October 17, 2008
    By Ian Sands

    DEPT. OF REINTERPRETATION
    10 years ago
    October 16, 1998 | Reporter Sarah McNaught interviewed conceptual artist Paul Richard about his latest “work.”

    “The 36-year-old provocateur...recently climbed up on a massive billboard in Kendall Square and pasted, beside a picture of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, a sign that read PAUL RICHARD PRESENTS APPLE COMPUTERS, SPECIAL THANKS TO JOHN AND YOKO.


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  • September 17, 2008
    By Sara Faith Alterman

    Of all the comedians who launched their skyrocketing careers from Boston, of all the Ding Ho legends and all the Harvard Lampoon superstars and all the innovative comedians who have helped develop this city into a place where material can blossom from festering slop to tightly-woven tapestries of comedy gold...

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  • April 24, 2008
    By Ryan Stewart
    The rumors have been flying for more than a year now, but Fox News is saying it's now official: Jimmy Fallon will replace Conan O'Brien when O'Brien takes over the Tonight Show next year.

    Nothing about this can possibly be good.

  • March 18, 2008
    By Ryan Stewart

    Mr Show: Change for a dollar

    The duo behind the groundbreaking comedy series Mr. Show, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, are working together on another comedy series for HBO. Reports indicate it will be a sitcom, rather than a Mr. Show-esque sketch comedy show, and that Cross will star while Odenkirk remains behind the camera. And that's completely fine with us.

  • March 06, 2008
    By Ryan Stewart


    MTV's Movies blog reports that the English comedy Spaced, created by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (a/k/a the people behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) is finally coming to DVD on July 23 of this year. People have been begging for this for years.

    Unfortunately, though, Fox is still going ahead with a McG-produced Americanized version of Spaced this summer, and Pegg isn't too thrilled about it



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  • November 14, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart


    This week in the Phoenix, David Bianculli discusses the uncanny ability of "Comedy Rambo" Stephen Colbert to mock both sides of American culture with equal recklessness. After the jump, some highlights from the article, as well as a few of our other favorites.

    Colbert announces his run for the presidency:
  • October 18, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart

    A scene from tonight's episode

    At 9 pm tonight, most of you will likely be watching Game 5 of the ALCS, which is an easy choice. The Red Sox are facing elimination and will have Beckett on the hill, who's been must-watch this October. But for those of you wondering what you'll be missing over at Dunder-Mifflin Scranton, the answer is probably not a heck of a lot.


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  • October 09, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart


    Normally, this would be Miliard's domain, but we have a quick baseball note to pass along: the ALCS matchup between the Red Sox and the Indians will be on Fox, and not, mercifully, on TBS. Which does, sadly, mean a steady diet of those paragons of idiocy and self-righteous indignation, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, but it also means no more ads for Frank Caliendo's TV show, Frank TV, which aired at least twice a commercial break during the TBS broadcasts.

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  • October 09, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart


    The super-awesome Comedian of Comedy Patton Oswalt will be doing Intelligence, a comedy pilot for HBO about counter-intelligence agents posing as disgruntled government employees. The premise sounds good, but it almost doesn't matter - we're just glad to see Patton doing well. It's been a good year for him, between this, Ratatouille, and Werewolves and Lollipops, and he's always seemed like he's a solid dude, so we're inclined to say he deserves it.

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  • September 25, 2007
    By Ian Sands

    It seems like the Heroes writers were so busy packing their premiere with plot that they neglected to consider that they were also making it unwatchable. A character had barely enough time last night to finish his/her lines before we were whisked off to the next character’s scene. Ok that’s an overstatement. But you get my point.

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