January 6, 2018

2018 Boston Calling Lineup Arrives, Comedy Experience Continues

A month shy of last year’s Boston Calling Musical Festival, a surprise was dropped: an expanded comedy experience featuring the likes of Pete Holmes, Tig Notaro, […]
January 4, 2018

Fake Expertise is Much More Entertaining Than Hearing Real Advice; Just Ask the Fabulous Marie Faustin and Sydnee Washington

  The Unofficial Expert podcast is far from a vanity project. But the friendship that yielded it? That was a little bit based on vanity. “It’s […]
November 30, 2017

Michelle Wolf: It’s Time to Destroy the Stereotype that Women are Nice

Michelle Wolf was (and is) lovely to chat with. From her many appearances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and […]
November 14, 2017

Ranking Amazon’s New Comedy Pilots: 2017

Amazon’s Pilot Season has arrived again, and in previous years has yielded favorites like Jill Soloway’s groundbreaking dramedy Transparent and Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan’s sharp […]
November 10, 2017

Boston Stands With Puerto Rico Through Stand Up Festival For Good Cause

As news coverage about the rescue and recovery in Puerto Rico moves slowly, and the government response moves even slower, Etrane Martinez wants to make one […]
November 2, 2017

Review: Bojack Horseman Season Four: The Series’ Darkest Yet

It says something about BoJack Horseman’s maudlin reputation that a finale that finally acknowledges the crumbling of a relationship, can also be viewed as “hopeful.” And […]
October 27, 2017

J.B. Smoove Would Like to Welcome You to Smoove Season.

  J.B. Smoove would like to welcome you to Smoove Season. The standup comedian, former SNL writer, and current Curb Your Enthusiasm star has a new […]
October 26, 2017

Nick Kroll’s Big Mouth Review: Wildly Entertaining For All, Illuminating for Young People; Because Puberty is a Fucked Up Mess

A Wildly Entertaining, Bold Series That You Wish You Had When You Were a Kid It is a testament to the range of Big Mouth that […]
September 24, 2017

“Boston Doesn’t F*ck Around With Comedy” Robert Kelly and Barry Crimmins Accept Awards at Boston Comedy Fest

“Boston doesn’t fuck around with comedy,” Comedian of the Year and Medford native Robert Kelly said while receiving his honor from the Boston Comedy Festival, also […]
September 23, 2017

Matt Braunger and Ms. Pat Headline Boston Comedy Festival, Disagree About Merits of Zumba

Somerville’s Arts at the Armory is a tough venue to describe. Somehow both cavernous and intimate, it defies most descriptions of its feel. But Matt Braunger […]
September 23, 2017

Todd Barry Tees Up Advice for SiriusXM Top Comic Hopefuls at JFL42

Once again, SiriusXM will be hosting its Top Comic competition during JFL42, and Todd Barry is excited to be a part of it as the event’s […]
September 22, 2017

No One Knows What Gina Yashere Has Planned for JFL42- Not Even Gina Yashere

As her four JFL42 appearances inch nearer, I had hoped to share with you a sneak preview of what you might hear from Gina Yashere. But […]
September 22, 2017

Comedians Share Embarrassing Celebrity Encounters With Sting, Questlove, Scorsese and More at the Boston Comedy Festival

The Boston Comedy Festival is underway, and because you can’t always be there when you want to be in the comedyverse, we’re bringing you as much coverage as […]
September 7, 2017

Inside #SaveShrink: The Campaign to Save Seeso’s Newest Hit

It’s always a pleasure to get to chat with Ted Tremper and Tim Baltz, two of the mind’s behind Seeso’s spring hit Shrink. But I must […]
September 6, 2017

Beyond the Stage, Ms. Pat Shares Stories of Survival in “Rabbit”

Anyone who’s had the chance to see comedian and competitive Roast Battler, Ms. Pat onstage knows that she shares it all. From the antics of her […]
August 22, 2017

Seeso’s Remaining Shows Looking to Settle Elsewhere

  Ordinarily, I loathe a “Save Our Show” campaign. With a crowded marketplace of programming, we simply can’t keep every show that people want to see, […]
July 23, 2017

JFL Preview: Natasha Leggero Bringing Couples Counseling and More to Montreal

The first time Natasha Leggero came to Just for Laughs Montreal, it would be a stretch to say she went to the festival. Despite a slot […]
July 21, 2017

Review: Netflix’s Friends From College: It’s Okay to Skip This College Reunion

Friends From College from Nick Stoller, stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon and Jae Suh Park. The eight-part half hour series is available on Netflix now. […]
July 19, 2017

Review: The Little Hours: Sadly, Only Middling on Laughs

Kate Micucci is The Little Hours’ undisputed MVP. As Ginerva, she displays a tangible loneliness and commitment to the rules of the convent that gradually gives […]
July 11, 2017

Deon Cole Approaches Stand Up, Acting, From A Different Perspective

By all accounts, it should be next to impossible to get Deon Cole on the phone. The incredibly prolific comedian and actor has a formidable portfolio […]
June 27, 2017

James Davis’ Two Worlds Collide in Hood Adjacent on Comedy Central

He may not realize it, and it may not be intentional…but James Davis has two entries on IMDb. His work as a writer on The Late […]
June 19, 2017

Charitable Cheesecake Gamble: Sara Benincasa and Neil Gaiman Seeking to Raise $500,000

i I led with the most obvious question: Why Cheesecake Factory? Why not an Olive Garden, or a Red Lobster? Sara Benincasa’s answer was a sweeping, […]
June 13, 2017

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on Oh, Hello’s Biggest Audience Yet

Gil Faizon (Nick Kroll) and George St. Geegland (John Mulaney) are gearing up to bring their production of “Oh, Hello On Broadway” from stage to television […]
June 9, 2017

Colossal Clusterfest: A Colossal MishMash of Talent is a Giant Success

All Photos by Film Magic How often do you rush to fill out a survey following an event? More often than not, a rush to fill out […]
May 31, 2017

Eugene Mirman Shares His Favorite Comedy Stories and Storytellers

Gloomy drizzly weather: poor conditions for a music and comedy festival, but great conditions for storytime. So maybe, in that moment, it was for the best […]
May 30, 2017

Boston Calling Comedy Experience Shines Amid Larger Festival Growing Pains

“This is about what you’d expect from a festival in Boston…58 degrees and grim,” was the opener to Hannibal Buress’s Sunday night set as emcee of […]
May 18, 2017

Inside the 11th Hour Birth of Boston Calling’s Comedy Experience

The Boston Calling Music Festival has undergone a significant transformation in the past year- consolidating two annual outings to one, as well as a change in […]