Boston comedians Andrew Mayer and Dan Martin had big album releases planned. Now they’re contemplating what comedy might look like after the pandemic.
Before I had kids it felt horrible, like the worst thing. I’m so freakin worried about failing my kids all the time, bombing feels like a coffee break.
Not only do they have a successful operation, but they’re releasing a new book, The Hard Times: The First 40 Years. I asked them about everything.
I love making people say at some point in the performance, Oh my God, that’s the guy who played that other thing.
"I would say that it is probably a mixture of both because my daughter has me watching Fuller House. To the point where when my daughter leaves, I’m finishing this episode."
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"A large chunk of escape room clientele is corporate team building, so every day I meet people my age with mortgages and 401Ks while my coworkers and I bonk each other on the head with plastic swords and talk about weird online sex communities."
In her first year of comedy, Lagala became a co-owner of Vermont’s first comedy club. Eight years later, she’s heading to Boston, a town that’s been good to her over the years, among other places, to headline.
Ever since the introduction of the comedy studies major at Emerson College, I wanted to know what goes into creating the first-ever such program. Who are the students that take it? What does it take to teach kids how to be funny?
"I had a whole different life plan. I was doing the yearbook, working in the office. I was going to school to finish up so I can even officially become a teacher, but that’s not what I wanted to do."