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Steven Wright at the State Theatre, Atomic Trash at Geno's, and more

Next week, comedian Steven Wright brings a dose of deadpan to the State Theatre ($25-30). Radical experimentalist burlesque act Atomic Trash presents "Strut...the Finals" at...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2010

Steven Wright | I Have a Pony

"I used to be a parking attendant in Boston at Logan Airport. I parked jets. They let me go, though, 'cause I kept locking the keys in them."
Warner Bros. (2009)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 12, 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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 12, 2009

Wright stuff

The Comedy Hall of Fame picks a winner
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 11, 2008

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

Comedy central?

The local Boston comedy scene has, somewhat ironically, a lot of drama.
With all of the changes a’brewin’ on the local stand-up scene, audiences want to know: whaaaaat is the deeeeal with Boston comedy?
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 17, 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

Ding Ho home

Opening a comedy club in a Cambridge Chinese restaurant was a laughable idea unto itself.
Comedy benefit adds second show
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  April 30, 2008

Game faces

There’s something awe-inspiring about watching an ensemble in which everyone is performing at the top of his or her game.
The Clean House at New Rep; Gary at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
By ED SIEGEL  |  March 04, 2008

Top 10 Local CDs: October 1, 2007

Dropkick Murphys, Freezepop, Steven Wright, and more
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 LOCAL CDS  |  October 02, 2007

Punch lines

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
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 01, 2007


Going on sale: September 14, 2007

Bang Camaro, Avengers, High School Musical, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  September 12, 2007

Going on sale: August 17, 2007

The Good Life, Mr. Lif, Steven Wright, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  August 14, 2007

Adieu, a little

From the page to the stage, humorist Barry Crimmins has served as one of America’s most notorious political watchdogs.
Barry Crimmins’s comic relief
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  May 30, 2007

All the Wright moves

“I was born. When I was 23 I started telling jokes. Then I started going on television and doing films. That’s still what I am doing. The end.”
The deadpan master is still happy not to laugh
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 23, 2007

The Mauss that roared

A month ago, Boston comedian Shane Mauss could barely get local comedy clubs to return his calls.
Meet the man who could put Boston’s comedy scene back on the map
By SEAN L. MCCARTHY  |  March 30, 2007


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

The First Annual Spotty Awards

Say, those Emmy Awards last week were something else, eh?
Our prestigious award for standout achievement in political something or other
By JOHN CARROLL  |  September 06, 2006

Laughing allowed

When Norm Crosby says he “buried” pioneering television comedian Milton Berle, he’s being literal.
Norm Crosby comes home to the Boston Comedy Festival
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 05, 2006

Asia minor

In the early ’80s I often went to the Ding Ho, that ratty Inman Square excuse for a Chinese restaurant/comedy club, where I caught fabulous Boston comedians on the way up.
Ding Ho nights, Mongolian Ping Pong , Be with Me
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 24, 2006

Su-Joke-u, Part II

Psycho Sudoku!
By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  May 24, 2006