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Tube riches: The best TV of 2012
Television, far from a vast wasteland these days, is often a digital cornucopia to be triaged.
| December 14, 2012
Laughs love misery
Louis C.K.'s comedy is bleak.
C.K.'s Louie is gleefully pessimistic
| July 09, 2010
What Louis C.K. can’t say on FX
OK, we're keeping Comedy Central's caption for this one: "Louis C.K. imagines Jimmy Carter falling to his death, says ‘retarded' like a weatherman, and shares...
| June 29, 2010
Interview: Patton Oswalt
For someone who came up as part of the "alternative comedy" scene of the 1990s, Patton Oswalt is becoming increasingly mainstream.
On staying sharp
| February 05, 2010
Dane Cook is funny
There are two things that non-comedians feel the need to tell me when discussing comedy. One is "Bob Saget is filthy." The other is "Dane Cook is not funny."
In defense of the local comedian, who plays TD Garden on New Year's Eve
| January 01, 2010
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
Review: The Invention of Lying
In the world of this debut effort from Ricky Gervais, there are no movies. There’s only Lecture Films, a studio that produces pictures in which actors read from accounts of historical events.
Gervais not inventive enough
| October 02, 2009
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
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| July 31, 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
While some folks express dislike for Dane Cook by not buying tickets to his TD BankNorth Garden frat fests, his older half-brother Darryl went a tad further by embezzling millions from the polarizing comedic force. We especially feel badly for Louis C.K.
While some folks express dislike for Dane Cook by not buying tickets to his TD BankNorth Garden frat fests, his older half-brother Darryl went a tad further by embezzling millions from the polarizing comedic force. We especially feel badly for Louis C.K., who has now technically been robbed twice.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
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
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| March 18, 2009
Interview: Louis CK
"Boston is a great town to grow up in, but I really wanted to get out of there," says comedian Louis CK.
Boston's contribution to Conan, Letterman, and Chris Rock returns with a comedy special and a role in This Side of the Truth
| March 12, 2009
“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
Dance, monkey: Louis CK
I think that the World Health Organization is probably better. I don’t even know what they do, but I’m sure they’re more productive than underpants.
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| February 26, 2008
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
Shamelessness has finally paid off for Louis C.K.
Louis C.K. has a filthy good time
| June 25, 2007
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