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Monkey See, Monkey DON'T: The World's 6 Least Helpful Helper Monkeys

Monkey See, Monkey DON'T: The World's 6 Least Helpful Helper Monkeys


Photo via eyeonspringfield.tumblr.comEvery kid fantasizes about owning a monkey. Or maybe we mean pony, but you get the idea. Helping Hands, a self-proclaimed "monkey college"...
By webteam  |  October 22, 2009
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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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 09, 2009
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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?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009
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Photos: Bonnaroo 2009

Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello and more at Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee
Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello, and more at Bonnaroo 2009
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 19, 2009
Henry, MRTPQ, Fletcher, Janeane, Rob and WTF

Henry, MRTPQ, Fletcher, Janeane, Rob and WTF


  Another busy show live from Puma City with Henry Santoro: 180, The Qdoba MRTPQ, Pop ...
By Charlie  |  May 08, 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


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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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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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Presidency of the absurd

In the literature of absurdity, torture is never far away.
Looking for insights into Bush’s torture policy? Try limericks, rhinoceroses, and a pistol-packing midget bicyclist
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 01, 2007
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Bon appétit

Family. We spend lifetimes breaking away from them, forging our own path, only to discover it leads back to the same place.
Brad Bird cooks up a masterpiece
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 27, 2007
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Going on sale: May 18, 2007

Under Byen, Blanks 77, Polyphonic Spree, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  May 18, 2007


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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
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Fuck

Steve Anderson’s freewheeling but pointed investigation of the perennially popular deleted expletive boasts a convincing cast of experts, among them Hunter S. Thomson, Pat Boone, Sam Donaldson, and Alan Keyes. Watch the trailer for Fuck
Not for children
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 06, 2006
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Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006
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Indie dependents

Try as they might to be independent, filmmakers are still bound by family ties, the same as everyone else.
Family ties at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006
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Not ready for prime time

With the release of yet another film starring former Saturday Night Live stars trying in vain to recapture the glories of their Lorne Michaels days - that would be The Benchwarmers starring David Spade and Rob Schneider
The 20 best and 20 worst performances from SNL alumni
By RYAN STEWART  |  April 13, 2006