COMEDY

FARCE TO THE FUTURE: THREE GENERATIONS OF COMEDY FILMMAKERS RELEASE LATEST

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A judge and a detective get involved as the seventh and eighth wheels, because this is that type of movie—the type of comedy they might’ve made in the ’30s, when detectives and judges were always walking into farcical scenes at the wrong time.

INTERVIEW: JOHN HODGMAN

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“That’s what put me on The Daily Show as the resident expert, the kind of person that would say with a straight face that Franklin Roosevelt had a hook for a hand but you never noticed it because it’s shaped like a wheelchair.”

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?