COMEDY

HAWKISH: HOWARD HAWKS’ SCREWBALL COMEDIES ARE MARKED BY ROMANTIC ANARCHY

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The curiously celibate romantic action comedies of Edgar Wright and Peter Bogdanovich, the rhyming wordplay of Quentin Tarantino and Wes Anderson…they all owe their existence to screwballs.

TWIST AND SHOUT: CONTORTIONISTS AND MUSICIANS HIJACK THE MIDDLE EAST UPSTAIRS

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Rock act Doom Lover are hosting a vaudeville show full of musicians, comedians, poets, and, yes, contortionists.

INTERVIEW: TJ MILLER ON SILICON VALLEY, PODCASTS, AND MR. MUCUS

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It’s not really a night out in Boston unless you see at least one fistfight over the weekend, right?

QUEERING MECHANISM: ASIAN-AMERICAN COMEDIAN KAT EVASCO KICKS OFF NATIONAL TOUR IN BOSTON

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“The show is really aimed at breaking cycles of silence,” Evasco says. “My whole artistic practice is centered around using humor to talk about difficult things.”

WRIGHT STUFF: COMEDY LEGEND STEVEN WRIGHT ON LOUIS C.K., LAUGHING, AND DREADING BOSTON2024

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On the prospect of the a 2024 Boston Summer Olympics: “It’s like really really expensive vandalism.”

INTERVIEW: DEMETRI MARTIN COMES TO THE WILBUR

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I’m not old, but something weird happens on the road [that makes you] know the spots you like, but in a bad way. You’re like “I’ve been here before, I remember that.” If I have time I try to go to the museums to feel like I’m doing something, and not just eating.