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The Urinal does it again; more on Thayer Street; no joke; fun in the Bucket

Phillipe and Jorge were agitated to see the wrap-around over the front section of our September 13 issue of the Urinal, as we had grown quite fond of finding garish stickers in these parts, informing us what local firms would buy our gold or pursue a per
The whole truth?
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 16, 2011
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Jen Kirkman works the laugh track

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 Come
Wine riot
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  March 04, 2011
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Web hits Quiet Desperation and Karmaloop are turning Boston into must-see TV

In Boston, there are two nascent examples of Web-video projects getting flipped into legitimate TV deals.
As Seen on PC
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 28, 2011
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Review: Bob's Burgers

Maybe it's too soon to worry about the fate of Bob's Burgers — Fox's new animated comedy series doesn't even premiere till this Sunday (January 9) at 8:30 pm. But consider Lone Star .
Medium rare: Can Bob's Burgers make the cut?
By RYAN STEWART  |  January 07, 2011
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Breaking bread with mixed nuts at Jon Stewart's rally to restore sanity

When I finally awoke from the effects of a pre-flight spliff the size of a tampon, I was sprawled across Logan Airport's Terminal C with gum in my beard. A man in full Marine Corps sweat apparel was shaking my shoulder.
Meeting in the middle
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 05, 2010

Surrender monkeys: On the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert 'Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear' media kerfuffle

Most journalism professionals agree that it is appropriate that media organizations should ban reporters from attending certain types of events in the name of objectivity and limiting perceived bias.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 22, 2010


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Review: Vampires Suck

After burping out a series of noxious spoofs from Date Movie to Epic Movie to Meet the Spartans , Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer might, you'd hope, be ready to return to the Comedy Central kind of humor seen in Scary Movie .
And so does this movie.
By ZAK JASON  |  August 27, 2010
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Back to the future

Comedy Central resurrects Groening's other show
Comedy Central resurrects Groening's other show
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 25, 2010
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Interview: Sarah Silverman

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.
Staying dry
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 23, 2010
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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010
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Review: The Slammin' Salmon

Here's how the shit version of Waiting likely came to be: the Broken Lizard boys (David Heffernan directs) thought the concept of a boxing-champ-turned-Miami-restaurateur was funny, and they wrote and shot a major motion picture without bothering to
The Lizard is broken indeed
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 11, 2009


Burrito, Tosh, Dr. Fletcher, Salem Crazies and 2 WTF Lines

Burrito, Tosh, Dr. Fletcher, Salem Crazies and 2 WTF Lines


Info Burrito, comedian Daniel Tosh, Dr. Fletcher, Salem crazies and WTF Line Pts. 1 & 2 are all in today's Sandbox Podcast! Listen here! Put...
By Charlie  |  October 15, 2009
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Special delivery

For the last two decades, comedian and SNL alum Norm MacDonald has been firing off on pop culture and sharing life observations with his disarming deadpan delivery and signature subtleties through a stoner Canadian accent and nasal drawl.
The subtle genius of Norm MacDonald
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 21, 2009

Steven Wright | I Have a Pony

"I used to be a parking attendant in Boston at Logan Airport. I parked jets. They let me go, though, 'cause I kept locking the keys in them."
Warner Bros. (2009)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 12, 2009
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Reggae revival

The climate is tropical, sweet skunk fills the air, and reggae jams are hitting such lofty decibels that I can't even feel my phone vibrate.
Booming in Boston's underground, Caribbean riddims are about to burst back into the mainstream
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 22, 2009
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No laughing matter

The funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have a big edge over supposedly serious bloviators employed by the networks.
Anger, Obama, and AIG. Plus, doing nothing on Beacon Hill.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 18, 2009


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Interview: Mitch Fatel

Given that he was once an intern for Howard Stern, it's not too surprising that comedian Mitch Fatel is all about clits and tits, and assorted lady bits – not the stuff that feminists would gleefully shave their legs over.
Fatel hates the Yankees, loves stand-up
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 18, 2009
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Mystery Somerville Theatre 3000

One film you probably won't see honored retrospectively at Sunday night's Oscars is Blood of the Vampires , Gerardo de Leon's schlocky 1966 Filipino horror flick, in which a family of revenants engage in badly dubbed mayhem.
Hey, Up in Front!
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 19, 2009
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Interview: G. Xavier Robillard

There just aren't many career options for a washed-up superhero these days.
Of politics, capes, and fame-whoring
By MARY PHILLIPS-SANDY  |  February 18, 2009
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Chick schtick

Sandra Bernhard was supposed to be performing in Boston this week. But that was before she challenged whether Sarah Palin would keep the baby if she became pregnant after being violated by a group of black men in New York.
The case of Sandra Bernhard vs. Sarah Palin begs the question: is it ever okay to use “rape” in a punch line?
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 16, 2008
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Putting up W’s

How is it that the least popular and possibly worst chief executive in American history has inspired no lasting impersonations?  
Screen depictions beat around the Bush
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2008


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The good news

When David Alan Grier promises that he’s “filling TV’s black hole” with his chocolate flavor, you know it’s gonna be good.  
David Alan Grier fills "TV's black hole" with Chocolate News
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 08, 2008
Pop Trash, Dave Attell, WTF Line and The Finisher

Pop Trash, Dave Attell, WTF Line and The Finisher


Fletcher takes out the Pop Trash, Dave Attell phones in, we clear out the WTF Line and The Finisher fails to finish! Listen here! Put...
By Charlie  |  August 18, 2008

Top 10 Boston CDs: March 5, 2006

The phones are lighting up!
As reported by Newbury Comics
By EDITORIAL  |  March 10, 2006