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Midsummer funnies
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 08, 2012

Cinema paradisos

Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010

Interview: Sarah Silverman

Recently, “Sarah” — the character played by Sarah Silverman on Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program — was upset because in today’s world it just wasn’t safe anymore for children to get into strangers’ vans.
Staying dry
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 23, 2010

Boston Underground Film Festival 2010

Now in its seventh year, the Boston Underground Film Festival has a knack for showing you things you've never seen before (not to mention things you can never un-see, such as the sentient penis jackhammering its way through sheetrock in last year's head
BUFF 2010 pays homage to cinematic fromage
By SHAULA CLARK  |  March 19, 2010

Nothing beats nothing

Jerry Seinfeld held out on a Seinfeld reunion till last year, when he finally found a way to do a comeback that wasn't really a comeback. He and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David resurrected the greatest sit-com of the '90s as a show-within-a-show on D
Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais return
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  March 05, 2010

Review: Saint John of Las Vegas

Actually, the stakes never feel high in first-time writer/director Hue Rhodes's listless drama about a reformed gambling addict (Steve Buscemi) still itching for scratch tickets.
Dante's Inferno comes to Sin City
By ALICIA POTTER  |  February 12, 2010

Wicked Funny

Judd Apatow pulls no punchlines
Judd Apatow pulls no punchlines
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 31, 2009

Interview: Judd Apatow

Behind every successful comedian, there's . . . a personal assistant. Who, given how egomaniacal and utterly misanthropic the funnyman in question is, is probably his best friend, too.
On the making of his Citizen Kane
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 31, 2009

Media misfits

The series grew out of an excellent 1999 documentary directed by author Arthur Bradford ( Dogwalker ) and produced by South Park 's Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
News from waaay outside the mainstream
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 03, 2009

Schlepping for Obama

Chances are, by now you’ve heard about the Great Schlep, the Sarah Silverman–endorsed political/social experiment that’s urging Jewish youth to trek down to vital swing-state Florida this weekend and encourage their doting grandparents to vote for Barack
The Boston roots of Sarah Silverman's Jewbama crusade
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 09, 2008

Calling All Jews


First of all, shana tova

Now that we're done with formalities...

By Sara Faith Alterman  |  September 29, 2008


Club-to-theater update

“If you take the biggest 100 names in comedy, you’ll see 90 of them here in the next couple of years.”
Venue shifts
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 13, 2008

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

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

Just in case any insensitive pricks forgot, Jeff Garlin is around to remind them that fatties get picked on long after junior high.
Deadpan that just feels dead
By NICK MCCARTHY  |  September 12, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 100-91

These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 13, 2007

Worst in breed: Television

Who are the unsexiest TV men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men of 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 40-31

These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By  |  April 12, 2007

The Cambridge Castle of Comedy

“I have a summer castle out on the Cape,” says Harvard senior Kyle Berkman. “But for most of us, this is our only castle.”
Inside The Harvard Lampoon , where getting in could be your ticket to Hollywood — or not
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 02, 2006

School for Scoundrels

Boot-camp therapy for lovable losers has long proved a sure-comic formula. Watch the trailer for School for Scoundrels  (QuickTime)
A kick in the ass
By TOM MEEK  |  September 27, 2006

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

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