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Andy Kaufman’s Bohemia West premieres in Providence

It's just four days until the premier of Bohemia West and the cast and crew, assembled at black box theater 95 Empire in downtown Providence, are working out some final details.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 13, 2012

Interview: Tony Clifton

When comedian Andy Kaufman died 26 years ago, it seemed logical to think that Tony Clifton would be dead too.
Am I blue?
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  October 22, 2010
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Diamonds in the rough

The setting is more boring '90s than Roaring '20s.
Gatz at the ART, Groundswell at the Lyric Stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 15, 2010

12. Joaquin Phoenix

Some thought his bizarre Late Show appearance with David Letterman was disturbingly uncomfortable; others believed it to be a hilarious callback to the glory days of Andy Kaufman. All agreed that he looked terrible.
Some thought his bizarre Late Show appearance with David Letterman was disturbingly uncomfortable; others believed it to be a hilarious callback to the glory days of Andy Kaufman. All agreed that he looked terrible.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Islander

There’s still time to spend some of your summer with Julie Hecht.
Julie Hecht’s self-help
By JON GARELICK  |  July 22, 2008
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Funny business

“Ashlee Simpson’s new album sold so poorly,” snorted the headline on Yahoo! this past week, that “it was beaten by a comedy album.”
As the AltCom Festival arrives at the Somerville Theatre, we look at the roots of the indie comedy boom.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 07, 2008


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A philosopher in bunny ears

Martin’s new memoir, Born Standing Up , grants us our best access yet to this remote and brilliant figure — the cool architect of the comedy.
Steve Martin’s new memoir unlocks the freaky logic of his comedy
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 31, 2007
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Masters of Muppets

Here are some of our fave muppet musical moments.
The 20 best musical moments on the original Muppet Show .
By CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART  |  August 27, 2007
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Post-punk pantheon

They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation  tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 16, 2007
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Putting the ‘art’ in ‘fart’

Everybody poops.
‘Pull My Finger’ explores the dark vortex where comedy and poop jokes meet
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 06, 2007
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Heavy-metal chill out

Drone metal. Cats love it, and probably unborn children, too, hearing it buzzed through the womb wall. Boris, "Farewell"   (mp3) Sunn O))), "It Took The Night To Believe"  (mp3) Growing, "Green Pasture"   
Growing and SunnO))) crawl to the drone
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 15, 2006