Too soon, too close to home: Comedians witness Watertown shootout, manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspects

“Too soon!” is a refrain popularized by and among stand-up comedians for not letting enough time to pass for tragedy to become comedy. But what happens when terrorism and the national spotlight literally visits your doorstep and is happening right outside your home? Do you make jokes then? Wait until the coast is clear? Both? At least two Boston-area comedians lived through this experience most dramatically over the past 24 hours, as the manhunt for the suspected Boston Marathon bombers escalated Thursday night following the killing of an MIT officer and a police chase into a residential neighborhood in...

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