Day: November 15, 2017

The Comedy Studio moving from Cambridge to Somerville, Mass., in 2018

The Comedy Studio, Rick Jenkins’s little comedy club above a Chinese restaurant and nightclub that could and would foster Boston’s up-and-coming comedy talent for the past two decades, is on the move. The Studio will play host to 17 more showcase nights above the Hong Kong in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, before shuttering, then reopening next spring in Bow Market, a newly redeveloped marketplace in Somerville’s Union Square. As Jenkins joked in this week’s newsletter, “Now that we’re 21, it’s time to move out of the attic and into our own place! We will be at the end of an...

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Toby Keith has sold the most comedy albums nine weeks running

Most of my comedian friends obsess over the iTunes charts, especially when they or one of their friends releases a stand-up comedy album. (Same goes for me and my podcasting friends about the iTunes podcast charts) But over on Billboard, the comedy charts have been ruled by country music star Toby Keith for nine consecutive weeks. That’s right. Since Labor Day weekend, Toby Keith’s “The Bus Songs” has topped the Billboard Comedy Albums chart. Country music singer/songwriters have made comedy albums before, but none has hit No. 1 on the comedy chart for more than three weeks until Keith...

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SF Sketchfest announces lineup for 17th annual celebration in January 2018

The biggest, longest comedy festival in the United States is coming back in 2018, and SF Sketchfest boasts an equally impressive lineup, to be presented by Audible at 16 venues across San Francisco for 18 nights in January (Jan. 11-28, 2018). Tickets go on sale this Friday for most events. Which events? Try this on for size! Tributes + Special Events Tribute to Ricky Gervais, in conversation with Christopher Guest Tribute to Jane Lynch Tribute to Dick Cavett: 50th Anniversary of The Dick Cavett Show Tribute to Lewis Black + Audible Presents The Rant is Due Tribute to Danny...

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