Author Archives: Jason Greenough

Christian, White Male: Acton native Finnegan talks race and new show “Black and White”

Christian, White Male: Acton native Finnegan talks race and new show “Black and White”

Christian Finnegan, the stand-up comic seen in a number of TV shows including VH1’s “Best Week Ever,” TBS’ “The Chappelle Show” and his own comedy special “The Fun Part” on Netflix, is back at it on TV, questioning racism in his own way, the way he knows best: with comedy. “Black and White,” the newest

“The Awkward Conversation”: W. Kamau Bell talks racism in America, new show, American justice system

It’s not like W. Kamau Bell aspired to be at the forefront of political comedy and social commentary when he was growing up. He just really liked comedy as a kid. He watched “Saturday Night Live” religiously at a very young age and one day hoped to make it on that stage. In fact, political

Liebman Shares a Laugh: Comedienne talks community works, benefit shows, opioid epidemic

Photo credit: Dana Patrick Wendy Liebman is no rookie in Comedy. Part of the scene for 32 years, her hard work has allowed her to curate a successful career that has landed her numerous HBO specials (two half-hour spots, and an hour-long special, Taller on TV, in 2011), as well as specials on Comedy Central

The Naked Truth: Lewis Black talks education, the presidential race and staying relevant in comedy

For the last 27 years Lewis Black, the famously irate political satirist, stand-up comedian, author and actor, has run the gauntlet in the entertainment industry. But despite being one of the most recognizable names in comedy, Black jokes that the Republican presidential candidates are making him irrelevant this campaign season. “This year more than any

A Mouthful of Shame: Jim Norton talks “Language Policing”, Drug Addiction, Stand-Up Career

Jim Norton has been turning heads for quite some time. His brand of humor is just the right mix of crude and down-to-earth brilliance, and whether it be on the stand-up stage or over the radio waves as co-host of the wildly famous (some might say infamous) WAAF-originated Opie & Anthony radio show (Now titled

I Know What I’m Doing: Jen Kirkman talks activist entertainers, class inequality, new book

Photo: Robyn Von Swank Don’t listen to Jen Kirkman. She doesn’t know what she’s doing. At least that’s how she sees it. The stand-up comedienne and author, who hails from Needham, didn’t have an epiphany, an “awakening”, about wanting to become a comic, nor did she have influences like many others do. It wasn’t even