Day: February 23, 2006

The Walsh Brothers prepare for Aspen

David and Chris Walsh, The Walsh Brothers Here is what Judi Brown-Marmel, Levity Entertainment Group partner who signed David and Chris Walsh to her management firm, had to say about the Charlestown brothers who are heading to the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen… (and this weekend, at Jimmy Tingle’s place in Davis Square) "They’re exactly what Aspen is looking for — they’ve been able to work out their show off the radar.""They’re not contrived in any way.""They are doing it for the pure comedy.""They don’t sound like anybody else I’ve ever seen or heard.""Their career could ultimately take them a million different ways.""I think it’s refreshing.""It doesn’t feel overproduced." Here is what Rick Jenkins, owner of The Comedy Studio, had to say about the Walshes getting national success… "It’s all a question of them finding the right venue." Here is what Lainey Schulbaum, half of The Steamy Bohemians, had to say about them… "I hate them because they’re that good." Here are three videos the Walshes have uploaded online at… (Chinatown) (Skiing) (Swimming) Make friends with them on...

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Richard Lewis talks to me like I’m his therapist

Ask Richard Lewis how his President’s Day is, and he’ll reply, which president? "It depends," he told me. "If Abe Lincoln was president, I’d be jumping up and down. I was a big fan of Clinton and FDR, although he was a little slow getting rid of the Nazis. I’m not as big a fan of the current president…I don’t think I’ll be invited to the Oval Office. I hope he has a good day. I hope he reads something. I’m thinking of sending him a coloring book, so he can start slow." Yes, Lewis is a Democrat. And yes, he’s still as neurotic as ever. Over the next hour, as I attempt to squeeze in a question or two about current events or his current works, he’ll veer from topic to topic, sometimes in the same beat. As he does just now, trying to show the least bit of compassion for George W. Bush. And also plug his upcoming weekend in Boston. "I’m a tolerant man," Lewis said. "I’m only coming there because I miss Boston. I have friends there. I make no money. It’s the Gandhi tour when I play a nightclub, and I also try to fast. Four shows, no food. Maybe a little rice on the way home." He’d just left a gig in Texas. "I was staring at a concert hall filled with mostly...

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