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So what’s in the news this week? Well, the Olympics, of course:

Cambridge comedian Scott McLaughlin appears in the 8 p.m. Feb. 27 show at The Comedy Studio, 1238 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square.

And, of course, Ellen Page came out.

John Tullar is a Somerville comedian.

Speaking of broken hearts, we just survived another Valentines Day weekend. It can be a time of trauma and testing, as Somerville comedian Lillian Devane can attest:

Hannah Foell, a Somerville improv comic and writer (see her Tumblr at Hannahs Are Particularly Good) might agree:

https://twitter.com/hannanimal/status/433777920084283392

Niraj Shah, a Cantabrigian and regular at clubs such as The Comedy Studio in Harvard Square and ImprovBoston in Central Square (his website and calendar are here), can tell you Valentines Day is also a time for expressions of mad, mad love:

And for bargain chocolate.

Rachael Klein blogs about improv comedy, theater and other arts.

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