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Kathleen Madigan

by The Staff November 6, 2014

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  If there’s a TV talk and/or variety show that Kathleen Madigan hasn’t been on over the course of her 25-year-long career, we haven’t heard of it. She’s conquered every corner of the stand-up world, endlessly ...

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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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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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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 Hideous, the Bad and the Ugly

by John Rodat June 5, 2014

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  The plot summation for Seth MacFarlane’s comedy Western, A Million Ways to Die in the West, goes something like this: A cowardly rancher is forced into a showdown with murderous outlaw after he falls for ...

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 ...

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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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Funny Man

by B.A. Nilsson March 12, 2014

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  We were given a look at a typical day for Christopher Durang in his 1987 video biography, a short, Showtime-commissioned film directed by Jerry Zaks and featuring cameos by Sigourney Weaver and Julie Hagerty, and ...

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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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SleepFrog

by The Staff November 27, 2013

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  Aside from the snow in the air, multiple productions of The Nutcracker on local stages and aggressive TV commercials for Black Friday, how can you tell the holidays are nigh? It’s time for the Ghent Playhouse’s ...

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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, ...

Proctors

Better Late

by The Staff September 5, 2013

  Few in showbiz had a quicker wit than the late TV and film writer-producer Larry Gelbart. He wrote for Sid Caesar and collaborated with Woody Allen. His film comedies ranged from The Wrong Box to ...

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Nothing’s Shocking

by Laura Leon August 15, 2013

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  When drug dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) gets mugged and his bankroll snatched, he has to scramble to find a way to avoid revenge by his boss (Ed Helms), a guy so well-off and twisted ...

Much Ado About Nothing

by The Staff August 7, 2013

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  Barrington Stage Company’s Julianne Boyd directs this production of one of the Bard’s best-loved comedies. How “best-loved” is it? Aside from the near-constant theatrical productions, there have been two splashy big-screen versions of Much Ado ...

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Make ’Em Laugh Film Festival

by The Staff August 7, 2013

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  Chatham’s summer arts fest at PS21 offers dance, theater, cabaret and all sorts of wonderful live entertainment. This week, however, they’ve been serving up a killer comedy film festival—and it’s free. There are plenty of quality ...

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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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Female Trouble

by Laura Leon July 3, 2013

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  The cop buddy film is legend, if not always legendary, but it has provided more than its share of enjoyable onscreen moments. I still remember the sheer joy that was Eddie Murphy running roughshod over ...

Towheads

by The Staff June 26, 2013

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  Shannon Plumb, an artist and experimental filmmaker, had been making three-minute comedy shorts for years before she and her husband, filmmaker Derek Cianfrance, had children. And then everything changed. As Plumb remembered in Filmmaker magazine, “When ...

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Love’s Labour’s Lost

by The Staff June 20, 2013

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  This early Shakespearian comedy begins with three male royals swearing off the company of women for a year so that they can pursue academic study. This, of course, falls apart immediately (and comically) when they ...

Shakespeare & Company

Heroes

by The Staff June 13, 2013

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  Shakespeare & Company’s latest production, Heroes, opens with a preview performance tonight (Thursday). The award-winning Heroes is “the irreverent and poignant story of three World War I veterans confined to a retirement home in their ...

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Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody

by The Staff May 1, 2013

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  After a decade or so of the biggest publishing phenomenon revolving around teenage wizards, it’s only fair that an adult-oriented trilogy—ahem, sex, ahem, BDSM—should take the pop-literary world by storm. And it was only a ...

The Egg

Lewis Black

by The Staff March 20, 2013

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  We’d tell you that Lewis Black is pissed off, but you already know that. In fact, it’s the whole point to his epic disquisitions on what’s wrong with politics, society . . . everything. Black’s latest ...

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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 ...

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