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We Made Marty Walsh, Mark Wahlberg, and Other Bostonians Dance For You
Technology

If you haven’t heard of the MyIdol app by now, don’t worry – it’ll be a distant, Internet-based fever dream inside of twenty-four hours. The free app was developed in China and, while not incredibly user-friendly to English-speaking users, allows you to superimpose the face of your choice into an avatar.

We figured we’d do our part in beating this dead horse into the ground, so without further ado, here are some of your Boston favorites like you’ve never seen them before, and hopefully never see them again. More

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How NPR’s ‘Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!’ Is Conquering Twitter With A Pretzel Thin
Comedy

During a typical Monday lunch hour in March, Miles Doornbos tweeted a blurry photo of a pretzel thin. He’d found the discarded food item in one of his Chicago office building’s stairwells. So what? Instagrammed food pics, people named “Miles,” and the conjugation of made-up words like “Instagram” are commonplace these days. What makes Doornbos’s tweet so special? More

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Music
Riot Grrrl Day, as Mansplained by a Manly Man
Music

COMMENTARY

Mayor Walsh has proclaimed today Riot Grrrl Day, an official holiday celebrating the feminist musical movement begun by Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill in the early 1990s. Sure, Hanna will be at the Wilbur Theater tonight to show you what Riot Grrrls are made of, but why not let this man explain it to you instead? More

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Theater/Performance Art
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Sh**-Faced Shakespeare Comes to Somerville to Deliver a Drunken Soliloquy
Theater/Performance Art

For nearly 20 years, families, friends and first dates have flocked to Boston Common in the summer for an evening of William Shakespeare’s finest. There’s still a few months left before then, but that’s alright. Why? Because a company of Shakespearean actors from the United Kingdom is coming, to paraphrase the Bard himself, to “drink themselves out of their five senses” on a nightly basis here in Boston. More

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‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Killed That Little Boy’ and Other Rejected Maya Angelou Stamps
Commentary

COMMENTARY

This week, late author and cultural goddess Maya Angelou was honored with a U.S. Forever postage stamp. Featured prominently on the stamp is a lovely photograph of Angelou and a quotation, that, whoopsie, turned out to be written by fellow author Joan Walsh Anglund. What, there’s no fact-checking at the U.S. Postal Service? More

Video
Government Surveillance and Nude Photos: Edward Snowden Chats With John Oliver
Video

Sure, you can give Citizenfour another viewing for some insights on Edward Snowden, arguably the most famous whistleblower in history. But how much does he miss Hot Pockets and what’s his stance on dick pic surveillance? As per usual, John Oliver is ready and willing to ask the real questions on Last Week Tonight, and grilled Snowden harder than any party in Citizenfour on last night’s show. More

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TV
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This Joke Cut From the Justin Bieber Roast Was Way Too Real
TV

The stars were out in full force for Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber, which aired last night. While many of the jokes got pretty harsh, the panelists mostly stuck to topics that seemed Bieber-approved. But one joke, delivered by comedian and Bill Cosby career destroyer Hannibal Buress, was so painfully true that it was cut from the broadcast. More

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