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."
For the second straight year, JFL is hosting this region’s New Faces showcase at Laugh Boston, where some of our city’s top comedic talents will audition on Feb 10 for a spot to perform at the fest this July ...
We asked about his comedy adventure and about getting his show about “a group of immature losers” on Amazon.
I am a huge fan of doing the stand-up that I think the audience needs to hear. If there are jokes that I need to do to set up the next joke, I will do it.
"The thing about writing for a TV show is you have a boss who is going to yell at you, or potentially fire you if you don’t do your job."
Why, they ask, would we remind Greater Bostonians about the hell that awaits?
Improvising from Chicago, to Britain, to a Mousetrap near you
On the cable set in Somerville in August, Elsa Riot is doing her damndest to sync up an impromptu rendition of the herky-jerky Beach Blanket Bingo routine with a ruthless sonic pummeling by way of a group of apparent Motörhead adherents.
I was relieved and entertained to learn last year that my sympathies lie with a much larger assembly, namely the alleged “Dirtbag Left,” a loosely applied label for fans of the Chapo Trap House podcast and anyone else who genuinely loathes the work of Aaron Sorkin but lets people live at parties when they say they dig his shows because we’re more human than not.