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16 comedy events to heckle this fall

What are you laughing at?
From Andrew Dice Clay to Kids in the Hall, Fall heaves a bucket of yuks at Boston
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 16, 2011

Interview: Bob Saget

Bob Saget introspects
Balls-deep introspection
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  January 14, 2011

The weird get weirder; all about rubbers; farewell to Mr. Burke

When you consider the Democrats' disunity, ineptitude, and near-complete inability to present voters with a coherent program, it would seem that the pundits who have been predicting a Republican tsunami have a strong argument. But wait! Just in time, th
Republican theocrats
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 15, 2010

Good weed

Thank you for the article “A Weed Grows in Boston.”
Letters to the Boston editor, December 25, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 25, 2009

Greg Epstein, Atheist Superstar

Once an intellectual taboo, atheism has become one of the great growth industries of the third millennium.
Can Harvard's humanist chaplain save nonbelief from itself?
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 27, 2009

Interview: Bill Maher

"If liberals act like pussies, then they are pussies."
Bill Maher's new rules to live by
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 16, 2009

Now Showing at the Wilbur Theatre: BOOZE

Now Showing at the Wilbur Theatre: BOOZE

 What's wrong with this picture? Give up? It's of a concert at the Wilbur Theatre (home of Boston's Comedy Connection), and nobody is drinking. They're...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 09, 2009

Interview: Judd Apatow

Behind every successful comedian, there's . . . a personal assistant. Who, given how egomaniacal and utterly misanthropic the funnyman in question is, is probably his best friend, too.
On the making of his Citizen Kane
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 31, 2009

Phoenix Staffer Chris Faraone (a/k/a Ol' Dirty Needle) Drops Dis Track and Video Attacking Fox News Rappers the Young Cons

You didn't misread that headline. I was so disturbed by this Young Cons performance on Fox News th...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 09, 2009

Gay deceivers

The California State Supreme Court just upheld Proposition 8, denying gay people the right to marriage. This should disabuse the complacent of the illusion that the religious right has relinquished its death grip on America. So, too, should Kirby Dick's
Outrage isn't outrageous enough
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 05, 2009

Play by Play: March 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 24, 2009


Dance, monkey!: Bobby Collins

Every week we put a comic in the hot seat. This week's victim is....
Bobby Collins on crazy-eyed Limbaugh
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 12, 2009

Michael Denham, come on down!

And don't let the fact that you were the only person to actually play diminish the luster of your wi...
By Adam Reilly  |  March 10, 2009
Maher v. Coulter: yours for free!

Maher v. Coulter: yours for free!

Image by Kevin Banks   Plans tomorrow night? If not--or if they're negotiable--DQM is sitti...
By Adam Reilly  |  March 09, 2009

Letters to the Portland Editor, October 24, 2008

I was greatly disappointed to read your recent issue of the Portland Phoenix on the subject of abortion. Please allow me to provide a response.  
Losing a reader
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  |  October 22, 2008


He’s as cocky and smarmy as Michael Moore, but somehow Bill Maher is also more endearing and credible, as he prances about the globe making jest of sanctimonious true believers.  
Unabashedly agnostic and skeptical
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 02, 2008


Bringing up Baby

Few things in life are certain, but this is: a gentle, white miniature poodle named Baby is the most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world.  
The most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 01, 2008

Making us stronger

I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 17, 2008

Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008

Blood sucks

With regard to this whole nouveau vampire thing, this revitalized appreciation for the undead, I should declare myself at the outset a more or less complete philistine.
HBO does the ‘Southern Vampire’
By JAMES PARKER  |  September 02, 2008

Evil urges

Let’s talk about extremists.
Politics and other mistakes.
By AL DIAMON  |  June 18, 2008


The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008


Charlize Theron likes to ugly herself up for roles, hiding her beauty behind dishwater hair and puffy eyes.
Dutifully soporific
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  March 19, 2008

Fake-news vacuum

It’s easy to be flip about the deep implications of the Writers Guild of America strike, which is now stretching into its fourth week.

Why the Writers Guild strike could affect the presidential race

By ADAM REILLY  |  November 28, 2007

Going on sale: May 11, 2007

White Stripes, Kelly Clarkson, Lightning Bolt, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  May 08, 2007

Fresh meat

Thanks for the interesting article, but I disagree with your stance on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) contest.
Letters to the Boston editor


Real-world follies

For hard rock, heated debate, child-care tips, and latex puppetry, 2006 was a banner year in television. Who says the culture’s going to the dogs?
A year in television
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 18, 2006

Not that there’s anything wrong with that

Want to make the mainstream press squirm? Suggest that a major public figure is gay.
Big media’s big gay baggage
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 21, 2006

Man of the Year

“The free world will be led by a comedian,” intones pundit Chris Matthews in Barry ( Wag the Dog ) Levinson’s latest fusion of humor and politics. Watch the trailer for Man of the Year  (QuickTime)
Not the movie of the year
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 11, 2006

A/K/A Tommy Chong

“I’m a doper comedian and I’m here because I made a stupid joke about a bong being the only Weapon of Mass Destruction the Bush administration found,” says Tommy Chong at the start of his nine-month sentence in a federal pen.
New doc chronicles stoner comedian's jail term
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 21, 2006