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‘Call Me Lucky,’ A Sundance Documentary With Boston Roots
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The Sundance Film Festival kicked off last in Park City, Utah and director Bobcat Goldthwait’s documentary titled Call Me Lucky is among the 118 films that will make its debut. With a focus on the life and career of comedian Barry Crimmins, it also happens to be one of only a few featured films with a Boston tie.  More

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Will Ferrell Kicked Out of NBA Game For Throwing Ball in Cheerleader’s Face
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Actor Will Ferrell is well-known for his outlandish antics from his days on Saturday Night Live to his over-the-top performances in films like Anchorman and Talladega Nights. If you had to pick one actor who would suddenly freak out at a New Orleans Pelicans game, throwing a ball at a cheerleader before being hauled away by security, you’d pick Shia Labeouf — but Ferrell would be a close second. More

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Top 13 Indie Comedy Nights To Check Out in Boston
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Life is depressing, people are depressing, and we’re all going to die. Let’s see cheap comedy that’s really really good, OK? Here’s a rundown of some of the best weekly and monthly independent shows in the city. More

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Here’s the Really Weird Story Norm Macdonald Told About Bob Dylan Last Night
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Norm Macdonald is one of Twitter’s weirder delights.  Similar to his modus operandi for hosting Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, he makes up his own rules on Twitter, and so if you follow him you might suddenly notice he’s doing play-by-plays of whatever sporting event has captured his attention on TV, or delivering epic stories about comedy legends over a series of dozens and dozens of posts.
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The Best of Twitter’s Excellent ‘Why My Kid Cried’ Account
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If you haven’t had this link forwarded to you by a bevy of aunts, coworkers and roommates by now, let us do you a solid. Why My Kid Cried (@whymykidcried), though less than fifty tweets deep and less than a week old, has already proved itself as one of the best uses of the medium. Parents submit a silly reason their kid burst into tears and – here’s the dark part – must also submit a picture of said child crying. The result is nothing less than hilarious. More

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‘The Best Show’ Returns: Talking Podcasts and Pinball With Tom Scharpling
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Over a year ago, BDCWire profiled The Best Show on WFMU in an attempt to define the radio program’s greatness during its final few weeks of existence. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise to many when host Tom Scharpling announced, shortly after the final terrestrially aired broadcast, that he intended to bring the show back on his own terms. One year later, The Best Show relaunched at thebestshow.net as a live streaming call-in program on Tuesday nights, becoming available as a podcast the following day. More

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Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ Audition Surfaces
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Matthew McConaughey’s career is one that ranges from the rom-com pond scum to unabashed Oscar bait, but he’s arguably still best known for his breakout role in 1993’s “Dazed and Confused.” This week, McConaughey’s original audition tape for the Richard Linklater film was unearthed and, no surprises, it would appear that the actor wandered into a room full of cameras and just acted like himself. More