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Aparna Nancherla

by The Staff November 21, 2014

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  This month’s edition of Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show at Proctors will feature Aparna Nancherla alongside the usual lineup of guest comedians in a program that promises a full two hours of comic entertainment. Nancherla, ...

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Amy Schumer

by The Staff October 23, 2014

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  After postponing an earlier show because, frankly, her big- and small-screen careers have taken off, Amy Schumer will take the stage Saturday night at the Palace as one of the most successful comedians working today. Her ...

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Steven Wright

by The Staff October 17, 2014

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  Steven Wright, the “king of deadpan,” brings his unforgettable voice, expert timing and laconic wit to the Egg Friday. Like any working comic worth his salt, he has a recent Grammy-nominated album (I Still Have ...

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Bobcat Goldthwait

by The Staff October 9, 2014

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  It’s been quite a journey for Bobcat Goldthwait, from stand-up comic to movie actor to TV director to filmmaker. He was one of the iconic comedians of the 1980s and ’90s, appearing regularly on all ...

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Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show

by The Staff August 21, 2014

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  You can’t accuse the folks behind the new comedy series at Proctors of being shy. This Wednesday night will see the debut of Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show, a monthly series of comedy evenings ...

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It’s My Life

by John Rodat July 3, 2014

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  Chances are, Obvious Child will not be a particularly controversial movie. Few indie romantic comedies are; they just don’t have the visibility. (And, the armchair sociologist in me thinks, they tend to be screened at ...

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers with Edie Brickell

by The Staff June 19, 2014

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  The banjo is a pretty funny instrument. But the guy playing it Friday night is even more so. Steve Martin is, of course, known best for his decades of standup comedy, SNL appearances, film roles, writing ...

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Joe List

by The Staff June 19, 2014

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  In his act, Joe List often refers to his own bouts of anxiety and insecurity; while these episodes aren’t useful to bricklayers or lawyers, List is, happily, a comedian, and these are excellent sources of ...

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The Maestro

by David King May 14, 2014

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  Eddie Izzard brought his show screeching to a halt only a few minutes after its start at the Palace Theatre on Monday night. There was a beetle on stage, and Izzard was not about to ...

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Eddie Izzard

by David King May 8, 2014

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  Eddie Izzard’s Force Majeure is being billed as “the most extensive comedy tour ever.” Izzard will play in 25 countries on 5 continents. Thankfully, Izzard says the show translates “exactly” between cultures. “Human sacrifice is ...

Palace Theatre

Mike Birbiglia

by John Rodat March 27, 2014

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  I associate Mike Birbiglia with a number of other popular stand ups I know best from the Internet but of whom I first became aware in the alt-comedy boom of the ’90s: comedians like Louis ...

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Rodney Carrington

by The Staff February 20, 2014

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    “Rude, crude and in the mood.” That’s how an Iowa newspaper admiringly headlined a short review of a recent show by comedian and country crooner Rodney Carrington. Carrington, who has starred in his own ABC sitcom, ...

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Sinbad

by The Staff January 16, 2014

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  The great storytelling comedian Sinbad comes to the Troy Music Hall tonight to deliver his “hit ’em in the face,” observational stand-up. Since his emergence in the 1990s—remember A Different World?—Sinbad has consistently stayed in the ...

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Bill Maher

by The Staff November 6, 2013

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  The longtime host of HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher will bring his razor-sharp political wit to the Palace on Sunday; given the recent series of events in Washington, D.C., we’re confident that Maher won’t ...

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The Ladies of Laughter

by The Staff October 10, 2013

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  The Ladies of Laughter is one of those clever package shows that will offer a variety of successful comics working hard to make you laugh. The first Lady of Laughter is Comedy Central regular Chris Rich, ...

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Russell Peters

by The Staff September 26, 2013

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  Russell Peters is a very funny man. It’s not just because he’s Canadian, but it probably helps. A critic for the Telegraph (UK) dubbed him the “globe-trotting future of stand-up.” The same critic described Peters’ act ...

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Keith Anthony

by The Staff August 7, 2013

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  Keith Anthony is a very funny—and very experienced—stand-up comedian, and he’s coming to the Comedy Works this weekend. He started with the Groundlings in Los Angeles, and has been around long enough to have shared ...

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Kevin James

by The Staff May 30, 2013

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  Comedian Kevin James, who easily made the transition from stand-up to TV with the long-running hit King of Queens, spends most of his time these days making movies. Whether he’s voicing the Frankenstein monster in ...

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Aziz Ansari

by The Staff May 8, 2013

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  If you’re confused why hip, young-ish comic and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari is calling this comedy tour Buried Alice, he explained it to Esquire. “It came from an idea to make the poster look ...

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Demetri Martin

by The Staff March 13, 2013

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  Demetri Martin is back on stage doing stand-up comedy. The Comedy Central alumnus and sometime movie actor for the likes of Steven Soderbergh and Ang Lee is bringing his popular ha-ha act to the Egg. And, ...

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Mike Epps

by The Staff February 28, 2013

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  From his Def Comedy Jam days through his Showtime special to a gig hosting the BET Hip Hop Awards, Mike Epps has always known how to make people laugh. Epps is also widely recognized for ...

Palace Theatre

Marc Maron

by The Staff January 31, 2013

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  Ex-Air America radio host, prolific podcaster, neurotic comic and feral cat wrangler: Marc Maron is a man of many interests, talents and achievements. And he’s bringing his stand-up act to the Egg tomorrow (Friday) evening. This ...

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Bill Cosby

by The Staff November 8, 2012

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  There’s a great scene in the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld’s post-sitcom life, Comedian, which shows the comic in a daze while driving back from a visit with Bill Cosby. Caught in his own mid-career crisis, ...

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Paula Poundstone

by The Staff August 2, 2012

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“Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend.” So say the folks at the Egg, who ...

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Brew Ha-Ha Comedy Showcase

by The Staff April 18, 2012

  Greg Aidala’s next comedy clambake will be held in Latham this weekend, and he’s offering a smorgasbord of national and local talent. Toplining the show will be Moody McCarthy (left), whose resume includes Last Comic Standing ...

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