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Sick, blood-soaked ‘Penny Dreadful’ back for ImprovBoston GoreFest, starts Oct. 23

Sick, blood-soaked ‘Penny Dreadful’ back for ImprovBoston GoreFest, starts Oct. 23

GoreFest, ImprovBoston’s 12-year Halloween tradition, brings backs its “Gruesome Tale of Penny Dreadful” for eight shows starting Oct. 23.

In Tuesday’s Stand Up Sit Down show, audience gets to quiz comics after sets

In Tuesday’s Stand Up Sit Down show, audience gets to quiz comics after sets

True fans of comedy will love Tuesday’s Stand Up Sit Down, where the audience hears comedy, then gets to pick comedians’ brains about their process.

Funny science is back, with Ig Nobel prizes Thursday, BAHFest next month

Funny science is back, with Ig Nobel prizes Thursday, BAHFest next month

Cambridge remains a seriously great place to take in funny science. The 24th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony is Thursday, and BAHFest returns in October.

Comedy Arts Festival returns this week showing range (lasers, puppets included)

Comedy Arts Festival returns this week showing range (lasers, puppets included)

Improv, sketch and standup comedy acts come to Central and Harvard squares Wednesday through Sunday for the Boston Comedy Arts Festival.

Atypical topics with standout smarts? Comics Kaplan, Sherwin bring it back

Atypical topics with standout smarts? Comics Kaplan, Sherwin bring it back

It’s hurts to contemplate, but maybe leaving is the smartest thing a Boston comedian can do. These incredibly smart comedians did. (But they’re back for a show.)

Jonathan Katz brings monthly comedy variety show to ImprovBoston stage

Jonathan Katz brings monthly comedy variety show to ImprovBoston stage

Comedian Jonathan Katz launches “Hey We’re Back with Jonathan Katz” June 29 with B.J. Novak via satellite, local comic Ken Reid and musical guest Parks.

Monday funnies: Comics tweet prayers for Harvard grads, turn 32 and so on

Monday funnies: Comics tweet prayers for Harvard grads, turn 32 and so on

These are important thoughts for the Monday after Thursday’s Harvard commencement, also the first day of the rest of your life.

Comics’ tweets to lightly sweeten Tuesday

Comics’ tweets to lightly sweeten Tuesday

Post-Memorial Day, some of our local comedians are feeling a little surreal, a little whimsical and a little grainy, Multi-grainy.

Monday funnies: Tweets to start your day

Monday funnies: Tweets to start your day

These thoughts from comics performing locally should put your week in perspective, especially if your week has been going on for only an hour or so.

Comedy tweets that are good, better, vest

Comedy tweets that are good, better, vest

It’s good weather, Providence, R.I., is still an hour or more away and we’re all going to be marrying dogs. Happy Monday.

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