The Sinclair hosts the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival the last weekend in June in three chunks, including a Sunday vaudeville-style night led by musician and author John Wesley Harding that combines music, literature and, of course, comedy.
With a lockdown in place for much of Friday while police hunted a Boston Marathon bombing suspect, ImprovBoston was forced to cancel its offer of six free comedy shows. It’s trying again with free admission for first responders through May and a free Friday performance of its National Touring Co.
ImprovBoston is offering free admission to its six Friday shows to provide some healing laughs and collect donations for victims of the violence Monday at the Boston Marathon.
There are fewer laughs at ImprovBoston this year, and leaders at the Central Square comedy club vow a change in culture to repair the damage. It’s just not clear how big a change a new policy will be.
Jeffery Sweet literally wrote the book on improv comedy, but his gig Saturday in Central Square goes a different direction, looking into how history, violence, storytelling and comedy relate.
The Walsh brothers are indeed coming back. The Charlestown natives, who moved their unique brand of comedy to Los Angeles in 2007, say they will be appearing April 26-27 in Davis Square with the Grownup Noise, the band who played in their beloved “Fung Wah” sketch.
The animated Web series “Explosion Bus” already had plenty of local talent, but the episode out today turns the Cambridge up to 11. (Which sounds good until you realize it’s on a scale, described in the show, of 1 to 100.)
The Walsh brothers have lost none of the spark and weirdness that energized their Great and Secret Comedy Show when it was in Inman Square from 2003-07.
It turns out the play’s not the thing. In “Playbook,” the ImprovBoston show running late Fridays from March 15 to April 12, the play’s only the first minute or so of the thing.
Comedian Myq Kaplan is inviting fans and possibly hobos to free tapings of a one-hour comedy television special in April.