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Teaming up with WFNX, Great Scott, and Pirate Promotion -- just to mess with Texas


It’s time to paint a giant spoked “B” in front of the “Austin” city-limits sign. Joining the massive influx of Boston peeps, bands, and music...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 10, 2011

One week until First Contact, Austin


Can you feel the magic in the air? We're one week away from the launch of our FIRST CONTACT series, a collabo collabo between the...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 09, 2011
Young Adults added to First Contact party

Young Adults added to First Contact party


Fuck yeah -- Allston punk trio YOUNG ADULTS, who launched their debut video just last week and anchored our Class of 2011 feature back in...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 08, 2011
Boston Phoenix announces Free Austin Day Party featuring DOM, Hooray for Earth, Eugene Mirman, Funeral Party, the Good Natured, and more

Boston Phoenix announces Free Austin Day Party featuring DOM, Hooray for Earth, Eugene Mirman, Funeral Party, the Good Natured, and more


We had so much fun at SXSW last year that we're going back again. And this time we're going even harder in the paint --...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 07, 2011
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50 shows to see before finals week

This is a message fromBostonFunShit, the Phoenix's authority on having a good time: Get out of your dorm. Here are 50 ways to have an unforgettable evening this semester.
Pulling an all-nighter
By @BOSTONFUNSHIT  |  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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Amanda Palmer bares all

I knew Amanda Palmer would show me her breasts. It was just a question of when.
Former Dresden Doll pulls the strings in the ART's Cabaret
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 20, 2010
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Northern exposure

While New York is grittier, Los Angeles juicier, and Boston is wicked smahter, for some odd reason it is Montreal that, for two weeks every summer, becomes the epicenter of the comedy universe.
Four Boston funnymen tell some jokes at Montreal's Just for Laughs festival, and prove that comedy is more than just getting-r-done
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  July 31, 2009
Recap: Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal live at the Wilbur Theatre from Saturday

Recap: Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal live at the Wilbur Theatre from Saturday


 "There's some backstage drama that you don't know about. I guess there's a problem with the wi...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 29, 2009
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Interview: Kristen Schaal

Writing a book about romance with her boyfriend, Schaal says, "is kind of killing our romance a little bit, because you stay up late to write the book, and then you're too tired to get it on."
Keeping her superfandom in check
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 26, 2009
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Interview: Kristen Schaal

Writing a book about romance with her boyfriend, Schaal says, "is kind of killing our romance a little bit, because you stay up late to write the book, and then you're too tired to get it on."
Keeping her superfandom in check
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 26, 2009


VIDEO: Kristen Schaal and Eugene Mirman interview each other

VIDEO: Kristen Schaal and Eugene Mirman interview each other


Lexington High alum Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal, who were on an acclaimed HBO series together, will be doing standup together as well at the Wilbur Theatre later this month. Here, they interview each other, with predictably enjoyable results. Show info is after the jump.


By Ryan Stewart  |  June 16, 2009
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AltCom! Preview

The 2nd annual AltCom! Alternative Comedy Festival has officially kicked off.
The 2nd Annual AltCom! Comedy Festival hits Somerville
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  May 08, 2009
Amanda Palmer's Neutral Milk Hotel Play and Disney's High School Musical: Separated At Birth?

Amanda Palmer's Neutral Milk Hotel Play and Disney's High School Musical: Separated At Birth?



High School Musicals: Amanda Palmer (left, in 1992), Kelsi Nielsen

In one of the spring's most face-melting developments, AMANDA PALMER announced earlier this month that she was returning to Lexington High to collaborate with her old high-school drama teacher and 20 current students on a production based on Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane, Over the Sea.Palmer's drama teacher, Steven Bogart, told Palmer's publicist that this isn't really much of a stretch since, as a senior, Amanda wrote a play based on the music of the Legendary Pink Dots called Asylum. Apparent
By Carly Carioli  |  April 10, 2009

Review: Eugene Mirman's "Wonders" at the Brattle


 There were no Fiji mermaids or dog-faced boys to be found at the “Cabinet of Wonders” show at...
By Shaula Clark  |  March 30, 2009
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Interview: Eugene Mirman

Much like the stand-up that has made him an alt-comedy mainstay, Eugene Mirman's first book, The Will to Whatevs (Harper Perennial), is a freewheeling mix of bemused ironies and trenchantly silly non-sequiturs.
Slow learner
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  February 17, 2009


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Robby Roadsteamer's good intentions

"He's beyond passionate — it's almost to the brink of sanity with him."
The Greater Boston Alternative-Comedy Festival
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 11, 2008
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Luminous sadness

“Part of my goal is to just fucking force Americans to listen to Russian rock.”
Alina Simone sings Yanka Dyagileva
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 05, 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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Dance, Monkey: Eugene Mirman

It would make her very popular with both blue-collar voters and the wealthy, latte-sipping bisexuals who like Obama.
W e put a   visiting comic on the hot seat. T his week’s victim . . .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 28, 2008


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Road show

Be warned, Hollywood: Eugene Mirman ain’t takin’ yo’ shit.
Eugene Mirman takes ‘Maya’ to the MFA
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 20, 2008
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The cuteness surge

Cuteness, of course, is the collective cultural cure-all to our problems.
Why, in desperate times, we turn to lolcats, twee songs, and mute kittens
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 01, 2008
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Going on sale: February 1, 2008

Saul Williams, Panic at the Disco, Rogue Wave, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  January 29, 2008
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Two guys walk into a bar . . .

From the outside, P.A.’s Lounge looks like a place a man in a joke about a bar might think twice about bringing his talking dog into.
The debut of the Union Square Round Table
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 13, 2006
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Boy wonder

Demetri Martin has chosen a radical modus operandi for a young contemporary comedian.
Demetri Martin’s precocious humor
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 25, 2006


Spring break

Spring rules
The best of what's to come in March, April & May
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 09, 2006
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Comic belief

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
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 13, 2006