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I don't plan to live past 50. If I keep this pedal pinned to the floor, even that might be pushing it. Death is something that I ponder daily, usually between my morning blunt and Burger King breakfast run.
Where does your data go when you die?
| June 03, 2011
Review: The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
Say this for The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (Fridays at 10 pm on IFC), David Cross's new show for Channel 4 in England and IFC here: the title is apt.
Would watching be a good decision?
| October 15, 2010
Interview: Will Arnett
When it went off the air, in 2006, Arrested Development had already cemented its status as one of the great TV comedies of all time.
The actor looks back at Arrested Development and forward to Running Wilde
| September 17, 2010
Cross Town Traffic at the Wilbur
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.”
Too Black, Too Strong Dept.
| May 14, 2010
Fucked Up's career is a game of dares they're winning. Over the past few years, the Toronto band have trashed a bathroom on an MTV broadcast, played a 12-hour set in a NYC boutique, reeled in random notables like David Cross, Bob Mould, and Nelly Furtado
Fucked Up live to conquer the improbable
| February 19, 2010
Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
In playing evil ex-Chipmunk-band manager Ian Hawke, comedian David Cross draws the Short Straw of Irony, being dealt the line "At least I still have my dignity."
| December 25, 2009
Totally clips of the heart
Nick Prueher and fellow video crate digger Joe Pickett sift through untold hours of lunatic cable-access shows, home movies, and dubious self-help videos to pluck out breathtakingly bad gems for their touring Found Footage Festival.
Foraging with the Found Footage Festival’s Nick Prueher
| November 06, 2009
David Cross is Taping his Next Special at the Comedy Connection on Monday, and You Can Still Win Tixx!!!
Okay - between our Back Talk Q&A and this blog post - we've been a bit David Cross crazy for the past few weeks. Who...
| October 16, 2009
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...
| October 09, 2009
Interview: David Cross
"When people thought of stand-up in 1987, they thought of a guy with a skinny red tie and a jacket saying, 'What's the deal with blah, blah, blah?' "
David Cross is not cross
| October 09, 2009
David Cross Bonus: Two Mr. Show Satires Become Reality In One Day
In our Back Talk with David Cross this week, we went as far as to call him the "contemporary king of alt-humor." And while that...
| October 07, 2009
The Funn(k)y Drummer
Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
| August 14, 2009
"I'm pasty, pale, overweight and I have red hair. I see that Coldstone Creamery and I want to crawl inside and hide," Louis C.K. responded when I asked if he recalled just how disgustingly hot and muggy Rhode Island could be during his 4th of July head
Louis C.K. has work to do
| July 03, 2009
Review: Year One
Mel Brooks and the lads from Monty Python stormed through this territory with fierce farce. Here there's little farce, just a fusillade of flaccid dick jokes.
Not everything Judd Apatow touches is gold.
| June 26, 2009
Review: Battle for Terra
Say you want to produce an independent computer-animated sci-fi epic but you don't have the deep pockets of Pixar or DreamWorks — what to do? If you're director Aristomenis Tsirbas, you simplify.
A computer-animated sci-fi epic in 3D
| May 01, 2009
No doubt it's easy to make this list when you sit next to the sexiest being on this green earth: Top Chef hostess Padma Lakshmi. Still, Tom Colicchio dodged us, and so did the dramatically unsexy Ted Allen. But Young is a shoo-in; besides his canned one-
No doubt it's easy to make this list when you sit next to the sexiest being on this green earth: Top Chef hostess Padma Lakshmi. Still, Tom Colicchio dodged us, and so did the dramatically unsexy Ted Allen. But Young is a shoo-in; besides his canned one-liners and nonsense observations, shithead looks like a British David Cross.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
My favorite Sid and Marty Krofft production is one they had nothing to do with.
Sid and Marty show MySpace how psychedelia’s really done
| July 23, 2008
“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.
| May 07, 2008
Having followed this band of winners and losers as they sort out their cards and their problems, you may just find yourself caring who wins in the final showdown.
Painfully funny poker fanatics
| April 02, 2008
“In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world,” wrote Schopenhauer, “and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.”
Tim and Eric’s 15 minutes
| December 04, 2007
A tide of laughter breaks over comedian Eddie Brill as his high-speed spiel about an antic bar pick-up recounted in a string of clichés halts.
Eddie Brill and the Boston Comedy Festival
| October 01, 2007
Watching the third and final season of Arrested Development , out now on DVD, it becomes clear why the show didn’t find a larger audience.
The final season of Arrested Development on DVD
| September 07, 2006
Each week at a combination bar, video store, and comedy club in Lower Manhattan, comedians Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdale host "Invite Them Up."
Eugene Mirman’s DIY stand-up scene
| January 13, 2006
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