Author Archives: Jason Greenough

Heart of Glass: Comic Todd Glass Talks Gay rights, Teaching Empathy

Heart of Glass: Comic Todd Glass Talks Gay rights, Teaching Empathy

Todd Glass, the Philadelphia-born comic and host of a show on the Nerdist podcast, called “The Todd Glass Show,” is headed out on the road in support of Sarah Silverman and will be touching down in Boston for two shows on June 2 and 3 at the Wilbur Theater. For Glass, this outlet of entertainment

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

Dear Albania: Eliza Dushku discusses Immigration, Bernie Sanders, and Homelessness

Photo Credit: Zengzheng Wang Watertown native and Buffy The Vampire Slayer actress Eliza Dushku didn’t have dreams of being an actress. She didn’t really have much interest in it at all, until she followed her brother to a casting call in Boston when they were kids. But even with her serendipitous trip to that casting

A Leak in the Ship: Mike McDonald Talks Comedy, Homelessness and Charity

If you’re familiar with the history of Boston comedy and its bricklayers, you’ll know that Mike McDonald is a pretty big deal. He’s from the same stock that molded legends like Barry Crimmins, Steve Sweeney, Lenny Clarke and Denis Leary, and in terms of popularity around New England, McDonald’s “legend” status is nothing to scoff

For Comedy King Sweeney, Poverty Is No Joke

Very rarely do you come across an entertainer who doesn’t want to talk about some current project, their career, what got them started in the industry or some other topic referring to their time in the spotlight. And with someone like Steve Sweeney, the crowned “King of Boston Comedy,” you know there’s a lot to

Barry Crimmins: Boston comedy legend talks about social activism and homelessness

Photo: Dennis Brennan Barry Crimmins has built a career off of not caring. But not in a bad way, by any stroke of imagination. He does care. The Boston comedy pioneer has cemented his name in comedy history with his upfront, no-holds-barred brand of political satire, his tireless social activism and, just recently, being the

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