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 […]
May 13, 2017

Amazon’s “Catastrophe” Puts Out Its Darkest and Most Moving Season Yet

The premiere of Catastrophe’s third series (that’s season in British-speak) makes a passing reference to the political upheaval taking place in its universe, as Sharon Horgan’s […]
May 11, 2017

Mark Normand Gets to Ignore the Advice in the Title of His Own Special: Don’t Be Yourself

“Most women don’t really like that joke,” Mark notes as we talk about one of his favorite parts of his first special, Amy Schumer Presents Mark […]
April 26, 2017

The Best Advice for Women in Comedy from Industry, Writers, and Comedians

I want to start by thanking the 8th Annual Women in Comedy Festival (held each year in Boston, MA) for giving me a wonderful gift. I […]
April 20, 2017

The Guys We F@cked Girls Tell Fans What to Expect at Moontower

MOONTOWER COMEDY FESTIVAL PREVIEW! THE GUYS WE FUCKED GIRLS! They’re taking the podcast world by storm and this week they’ve got two giant Moontower events, (and […]
April 17, 2017

Boston Comedy Marathon’s Elite Eight: Boston’s Young Comics to Watch Stand Out From the Pack

Boston is a city of runners, and today marks their high point of excitement during the 121st running of the Boston Marathon. Thankfully, for the less […]
April 5, 2017

Boston Calling Music Fest Expands Comedy Experience with Hannibal Buress, Pete Holmes, Tig Notaro and More

Already positioning itself as one of the most in-demand festivals in the Northeast, the Boston Calling Music Festival continues its breakneck pace of growth with today’s […]
April 5, 2017

Five Years After Winning Best Pilot, Tim Baltz and Ted Tremper’s Shrink is on Your Television (and worth the wait)

In the first episode of Seeso’s Shrink, Dr. David Tracy (Tim Baltz) is hoping to make a fresh start as a licensed therapist after a series of […]
April 4, 2017

Guy Branum: At the Nexus of Gabbing and Gaming

Guy Branum’s  Talk Show the Game Show series premiere is this Wednesday, April 5 at 10pm exclusively on truTV. Based on his popular live comedy show, […]
March 31, 2017

From “Fatherless” to the “New Negroes” Baron Vaughn Uses His Unique Viewpoint To Make You Laugh

“Fatherless,” premieres on Sunday, April 2 at 9:00PM on FUSION TV. A heartfelt doc, with a comedic flair, follows Baron as he searches for the father […]
March 30, 2017

Getting Weird With Joel Kim Booster

SXSW Comedy has been established as this weird island somewhat apart from the rest of the iconic annual festival and conference. But the Comedy Festival’s space […]
March 21, 2017

Assembling Hero Jackie Kashian’s Dream Team

Picture it: a flurry of activity, surrounding a single chair- hair, makeup, calming voices and heartfelt reassurances. At the center of it? Comedian Jackie Kashian, who […]
March 19, 2017

SXSW Comedy Festival in Year 10 Has Highlights, But May Be Suffering From Arrested Development

SXSW Comedy Festival Suffering From Arrrested Development? The first time I attended South by Southwest (SXSW or “South By”) was in 2012, primarily for music. However, […]
March 14, 2017

Liz Miele’s Sophomore Album, Mind Over Melee: Too Good Not To Release

As she tells it, Liz Miele’s second album came about by accident. Mind Over Melee (which arrives March 28th) was the product of a comedy contest […]
March 8, 2017

Comedians Ayanna Dookie and Subhah Agarwal Put a Human Voice Behind the “I” Word

American Dream or Nightmare? How Immigration Became a Dirty Word and What Two New York Comics are Doing to Help As a country, we’re talking far […]
February 18, 2017

Roy Wood Jr.’s ‘Father Figure’, Brings Comedy to ‘The Talk’

Roy Wood Jr.’s Father Figure (airing Sunday, 2/19, at 11pm EST on Comedy Central) opens with him in a hallway, trying in earnest to impart crucial […]
January 30, 2017

Good News: The Good Place Picked Up for Season 2; Bad News: We Need it Right Now

The night before the inauguration, a new NBC show quietly wrapped up its first season after a 13 episode run. Mike Schur’s The Good Place has […]
January 26, 2017

Comics Reflect on the First Annual What a Joke Festival

“This wonderful thing is happening because this awful thing is happening!” After four shows in four days, all under the mantle of the inaugural What a […]