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Interview: Nick Offerman, the man's man of Parks and Rec

Is Ron Swanson the manliest character on TV right now?
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  February 15, 2013


Interview: Chris Gethard poolside

Chris Gethard calls The Chris Gethard Show (airing weekly on Manhattan public access) "a gang of weirdoes that hang out, take phone calls on way-too-personal topics, and execute crowd-sourced schemes . . . just because life should be more fun."
By: CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  January 18, 2013


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.
By: DANIEL MCCARTHY  |  September 25, 2012


14 comedy shows coming this summer

Midsummer funnies
Check out  for more comedy happenings.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 08, 2012


Interview: Aziz Ansari is on the fly

Jet setter
It's been a good few months for Aziz Ansari.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  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.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 02, 2012


Interview: Marc Maron rejoins his old Boston crowd

Stand-up guy
Marc Maron's WTF podcast is essential listening for comedy fans.
By: DAVID BRUSIE  |  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.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  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?
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 14, 2011

lew black-list

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

Bill Hicks BBC documentary

Telling the story of comedic genius Bill Hicks

Wild ride
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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 09, 2011

Jen Kirkman

Jen Kirkman works the laugh track

Wine riot
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.
By: LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  March 14, 2011


Richard Lewis gets serious

Straight talk
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.  
By: RICHARD ANTONE  |  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.
By: ROB TURBOVSKY  |  January 27, 2011


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

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


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.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 03, 2010


Uninformed brilliance

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.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  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.”
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 12, 2010


Interview: Sarah Silverman

Staying dry
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.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 23, 2010
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