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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
By RYAN STEWART  |  February 05, 2010
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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
By STEVE MACONE  |  January 01, 2010
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Interview: Robert Siegel

As Robert Siegel explores the idea of what happens when reality curb-stomps overblown expectation, it's hard not to feel a visceral twinge of empathy.  
 On the shoulders of Giants fans
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 22, 2009
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Burrito, Sandbox Office, Siegel, Tune, Fatel and WTF


Info Burrito, Sandbox Office, Robert Siegel, Name That Tune, Mitch Fatel and WTF. Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
By Charlie  |  September 18, 2009
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Good dirt

"Part of the mystery, when you find a love letter that was torn into bits: was it torn up by the person who received it, or did the person that wrote it tear it up before they even gave it to them?"
Davy Rothbart's lost-and-Found
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 08, 2009
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Review: Big Fan

"He's another Martin Scorsese!" crows mom when her son screens an awful ad for his ambulance-chasing law firm in this unimpressive debut from Robert Siegel.
Run-of-the-mill, cheap laughs
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 17, 2009


Patton Oswalt

Funny guy. And laudably self-deprecating about his gnome-sized stature and ever-mutating paunch. But would it be unsporting to wonder if this schlub has partaken in a few too many of those KFC entrees that he derides as failure piles in sadness bowls? It
Funny guy. And laudably self-deprecating about his gnome-sized stature and ever-mutating paunch. But would it be unsporting to wonder if this schlub has partaken in a few too many of those KFC entrees that he derides as failure piles in sadness bowls? It's not just that that starchy, sodium-rich light brown “hillocks of glop” are bad for one's physique. It's that poor, lumpy Patton is starting to look like the dish itself.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Epochalypse soon

The end times do indeed commence on December 21, 2012.  On that date, this fragile blue orb of ours will suddenly cease to be a very fun place to live.
The end is nigh! Or not.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 25, 2009
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Interview: Simon Pegg

Thirty-eight-year-old British actor Simon Pegg’s US star has been on the rise since his zombie-movie parody Shaun of the Dead shuffled into multiplexes back in 2004.  
Shaun of the Dead star on losing friends, alienating people, and wanking off to Gillian Anderson
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 01, 2008
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Found farce

Simon Pegg is funny.
Spaced makes it to DVD
By MIKE MILIARD  |  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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Jump right in

Leap year should remind us that the arbitrary and chaotic lurk even in the monotonous tick of the clock and turn of the calendar page.
Food to answer leap year's questions
By BRIAN DUFF  |  February 27, 2008
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Stand-up guys

“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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 04, 2007
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Patton Oswalt

Oswalt takes aim at Middle American targets in a conversational manner that suggests he knows he’s among friends.
Werewolves and Lollipops | Sub Pop
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 23, 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