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Gary Gulman, Josh Blue, Tammy Pescatelli and co. bring comedy to the New England Sports Network

By | January 21, 2008 at 1:25 am | No comments

They came for a comedy show and got a free lesson in TV production. Thursday’s near-capacity crowd was greeted with a different Comedy Connection than they had seen before. Tracking dollies and cameras filled the raised section of seats in the back of the club,...

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Jeff Allen: Jeff Allen Live: Happy Wife, Happy Life Revisited

By | October 2, 2007 at 10:57 am | No comments

Jeff Allen was a comedian before he was a born-again Christian. So he seems to understand that when he's  onstage, he's not preaching. Like any other comic, he's just trying to give people his point of view. What he presents on the  Jeff Allen Live: Happy Wife, Happy Life...

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Steven Wright: I Still Have a Pony

By | September 17, 2007 at 10:38 am | No comments

Back in July, when  Esquire's Jeff Miller was asking the question, "Will the Next Dane Cook Please Stand Up?" he took a shot at Steven Wright. One of his candidates was Demetri Martin, a fine comic in his own right who keeps getting better. In his bullet-point list asking...

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John Pinette: Making Lite of Myself

By | July 31, 2007 at 10:31 am | No comments

There's no doubting John Pinette's ability to hook an audience. He always packs the house at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, and he's as popular on the club circuit as any working comic. He's gotten more out of making fun of his girth than just about any comic -- ...

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Patton Oswalt: Werewolves and Lollipops

By | July 5, 2007 at 10:22 am | No comments

Patton Oswalt's career is exploding. He's  the lead voice in Ratatouille, Pixar's latest surefire hit, he just ended a nine-year run on the popular King of Queens and he's near ubiquitous in any cool comedy project, either as a writer or as a character actor. And now he's...

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Paul F. Tompkins: Impersonal

By | June 1, 2007 at 10:26 am | No comments

Comedians face a bit of a dilemma when recording an album. They can do all their best new material and risk repeating themselves night after night. Or they can record old material and risk sounding irrelevant or, worse, disinterested. So an album of older material called...

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