Day: November 1, 2016

Meet Me In New York: Janelle James

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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Barry Crimmins talks one week after releasing his first-ever special, “Whatever Threatens You”

A week ago, Louis CK released “Whatever Threatens You,” the first-ever stand-up comedy special by Barry Crimmins, some 35 years after Crimmins first arrived in Boston and helped cultivate the greatness that that city’s comedy scene has birthed. How’s life been for Barry Crimmins this past week? “Uh, eventful.” Crimmins chuckles, calling me from his home in upstate New York. “I’ve gotten through it.” Did the process happen how Louis CK described it in his letter to fans upon releasing your special? Crimmins confirmed that on the night Bobcat Goldthwait’s wonderful documentary about Crimmins, Call Me Lucky, premiered at...

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Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey to perform in residency at The Foundry in Las Vegas during 2017

Well, isn’t this special?! Former Saturday Night Live stars Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey will join comedy forces once again in 2017 for 10 weekends in Las Vegas at The Foundry inside SLS Las Vegas. Their 90-minute show, “Reunited,” will feature musical numbers, impersonations and a review of the dynamic duo’s renowned sketches from SNL, including The Church Lady, Master Thespian, and Garth. They’ll also include a Q&A portion with their fans in the audience. “Jon and I go way back, and it’s been memorable creating this one-of-a-kind concept with one of my lifelong cohorts,” Carvey said. “Las Vegas is the...

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