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Interview: Andy Richter

He's no fuddy-duddy
We have a chub for Andy Barker, P.I. (just released out on DVD), because we have a major chub for the show’s star, Andy Richter. Richter plays an accountant who is mistaken for a detective-for-hire and decides to just roll with it. 
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 25, 2009


Review: Spread

God, is it uncomfortable
If only there were some way to watch a con-artist houseboy give his cougar sugar mama a squirming reach-around, charm the pants off a candy-necklace string of countless empty-eyed Hollywood stick figures, lose his heart to an untouchable social chameleon, and, in the process, find himself .
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  August 19, 2009


Northern exposure

Four Boston funnymen tell some jokes at Montreal's Just for Laughs festival, and prove that comedy is more than just getting-r-done
While New York is grittier, Los Angeles juicier, and Boston is wicked smahter, for some odd reason it is Montreal that, for two weeks every summer, becomes the epicenter of the comedy universe.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  July 29, 2009


Just For Laughs

Live coverage at Montreal's annual comedy fest
Blogs, Tweets, and comedy video direct from moose country
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  July 27, 2009


Beat the Tweet

Social networking is ruining your summer vacation — just accept it already and go outside
Warm weather is supposed to be accessorized by lackaday, by a breezy sensibility best enjoyed with a frosty tall boy in one hand, the sloppy product of a back-yard barbecue in the other. Instead, I find myself struggling to balance my beer between my knees and my overstocked paper plate on my thigh as I furiously poke at my BlackBerry.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  July 22, 2009


Interview: Kristen Schaal

Keeping her superfandom in check
Writing a book about romance with her boyfriend, Schaal says, "is kind of killing our romance a little bit, because you stay up late to write the book, and then you're too tired to get it on."
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 24, 2009


I'm coming out!

Leaving the closet just isn't what it used to be. Thank God.
I'm not one of those naive assholes who believes that I'm inherently in tune with the LGBT experience because I have a gay friend, or because I totally made out with girls while I was a freshman at Sarah Lawrence.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 03, 2009


Sox trump comedy

Local Boy Does Better
"Being bitter is poison and bitter will kill you. Bitter is a root that will grow a poopy tree of death."
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  May 22, 2009

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AltCom! Preview

The 2nd Annual AltCom! Comedy Festival hits Somerville
The 2nd annual AltCom! Alternative Comedy Festival has officially kicked off.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  January 28, 2010


World gone Wong

Chinese-born biochemical-engineer-turned-comic Joe Wong has conquered Letterman. You're next.
"I'm an immigrant," says Joe Wong. "And I used to drive this used car with a lot of bumper stickers that are impossible to peel off. One of them said, 'If you don't speak English, go home.' And I didn't notice it for two years."
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 29, 2009


Quincy council plays with dolls

All they want to do is dance
Local burlesque group the Boston Babydolls are getting their tasseled titties twisted by Quincy Ward 6 City Councilor Brian McNamee.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 22, 2009


Interview: Traci Skene and Brian McKim

Double your pleasure
For the past 10 years, comedians (and married couple) Brian McKim and Traci Skene have cultivated a unique online niche for their comedy website - a forum for both sharp, funny content and for erudite dissection of the craft and business of comedy.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 19, 2009


Interview: Jonathan Katz

Katz brings his show One Man, Many Games  to ImprovBoston
The moment I step into the Newton home / sound studio of comedian Jonathan Katz, he warns me that he's a show-off and invites me to admire his kitchen.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 15, 2009


Once more, with feline

Attention, single ladies over 30: April is national cat-care month, and, surely, you, of all people, are invested in the physical well-being of your furry little substitutes for a functional romantic relationship.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 08, 2009


Miles for meals

Marching on Empty Stomachs
Wiping out hunger in Massachusetts isn't quite as simple as mauling a fistful of cheese puffs and calling it a day.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 13, 2009


Kinky Boston

Chased underground by Bay State blue laws, fetishists are flourishing
A small audience settles in to a few rows of plastic chairs to watch a woman named Jen get spanked — but not as voyeurs. They're students. And this is Sadomasochism 101.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 14, 2009


Company, present pillows!

Down and Up For a Fight
All right, sorority girls and sleepover fiends, get those pillows fluffed and ready.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 01, 2009


Dance, Monkey!: Jess Sutich

On beachfront property in Ohio, idealistic pizza, and interspecies relations
Every week we put a comic in the hot seat. This week's victim is...
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 01, 2009


Dance, Monkey!: Joe Madaus

Loves to go whaling
Every week we put a comic in the hotseat this week's victim.......
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 26, 2009


Chazz Palminteri tells the tale

The Bronx is up
You may not recognize actor/writer Chazz Palminteri by name, but you definitely know his face.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 26, 2009
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