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Jesse Eisenberg and Nick Swardson get to work
Following his star turn as a ruthless, if socially awkward, billionaire in David Fincher's The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg returns to the screen as a downtrodden pizza delivery boy-man in Ruben Fleischer's 30 Minutes or Less. Nick Swardson plays Eis
| August 12, 2011
Funny you should say that
I'm pretty confident in saying that humor is probably one of the key things that separates us humans from the rest of the animal kingdom.
| June 18, 2011
Jen Kirkman works the laugh track
During her more lucid moments, the Newton-born Kirkman writes for TV shows including the NBC sit-com Perfect Couples , is a regular contributor to E!'s Chelsea Lately , and does stand-up across the country. She returns to Boston with the Women in Come
| March 04, 2011
Surrender monkeys: On the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert 'Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear' media kerfuffle
Most journalism professionals agree that it is appropriate that media organizations should ban reporters from attending certain types of events in the name of objectivity and limiting perceived bias.
| October 22, 2010
Cross Town Traffic at the Wilbur
When bespectacled alt-comic icon David Cross paid a visit to the Wilbur Theatre last October, he giddily tore Boston “a new asshole” — but, hey, at least he was kind enough to have “stitched that new asshole up with jokes.”
Too Black, Too Strong Dept.
| May 14, 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
Dance Monkey!: Mehran Khaghani
Every week we put a comic in the hot seat. This week's victim is...
Hates to be called Mommy Face
| April 10, 2009
Interview: Dame Edna
"People like the fact that I'm not needy. I think it's a very unappealing thing in the theater."
Edna sounds off
| April 10, 2009
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