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  1. diplomacy
    Bruce Springsteen, Dropkick Murphys to Unite East Coast With Livestream ConcertComing to you from Fenway Park.
  2. tv review
    City on a Hill Offers Nostalgia for Boston’s Rough-and-Tumble Past, Little ElseThe new Showtime series hearkens back to a more racist, more physically criminal era with a lot of affection and not much scrutiny.
  3. theater
    Magic Mike Musical Grinds to a Halt, Cancels Boston RunMost of the show’s creative team recently left the project.
  4. theater talk
    Claudia Rankine on Death, Reparations, and Becoming a PlaywrightThe celebrated author of Citizen talks about her new play, The White Card —also Mo’Nique, bad reviews, and marketable death.
  5. baseball
    Boston Celebs Absolutely Cannot Get Over the Red Sox Win Last NightSpotted: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, post-divorce.
  6. A Recommendation: TheSoftballFreeAgent.comMike Camerlengo’s got a knack for being a digital one-man show. Five years after we featured his ultra low-fi Unsolicited about a guy who […]
  7. tv
    Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge Will Ship Up to Boston for Affleck-Damon Cop DramaCity on a Hill is a new Showtime pilot about the “Boston Miracle” police operation.
  8. top chef
    Boston Teamsters Acquitted in Top Chef Extortion TrialThe four men were found not guilty after a jury deliberated for 19 hours.
  9. Rachel Dratch Returns Home for the Women in Comedy FestivalExactly one week before her homecoming, Rachel Dratch appeared on Saturday Night Live to reprise her role as Denise alongside Jimmy Fallon’s […]
  10. Hannibal Buress, Tig Notaro, Pete Holmes, and More Are Headed to the […]The annual music festival Boston Calling has made a change to this year’s festival with a bigger standup comedy push, and today they announced […]
  11. close reads
    Patriots Day Is Actually Very PoliticalDespite its stars’ protestations, the Boston bombing film is an unchecked embrace of vigilantism.
  12. boycotts
    Pearl Jam Cancels North Carolina Concert Over ‘Despicable’ Anti-LGBTQ LawCirque du Soleil and Boston have also canceled performances in North Carolina.
  13. Seth Meyers Debuts the Trailer for His Wicked Good Movie ‘Boston Accent’During last night’s Late Night, Seth Meyers gave his viewers an extra special treat when he shared the first trailer for his new movie Boston […]
  14. This Week in Web Videos: ‘Dunkin’ “Here comes another one.” That’s what I’d say if I were the Notorious B.I.G. Alas, I’m not. Still, here another top-tier contribution does […]
  15. Can a Mid-Sized City’s Thriving Comedy Scene Survive the LA Exodus?Grawlix’s Adam Cayton-Holland (Photo by Ryan Brackin) If you’re a mid-level comic with a few credits under your belt, at some point you’ve […]
  16. Coming Up Twice with Joe ListJoe List is the comedy underdog everyone seems to root for. A longtime fixture in the New York comedy scene, List had the reputation as the […]
  17. ‘Eugene Mirman Day’ Is Now an Official Holiday in the City of BostonComedian Eugene Mirman now has his own holiday. The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is in Boston this weekend, and in honor of that, Boston Mayor […]
  18. Bostonians: Get Free Tickets to See Comedy Central’s ‘Half Hour’ Standup […]From Tuesday, March 25th through Friday, March 28th, Comedy Central will be taping its Half Hour standup specials at The Royale in Boston, and […]
  19. party chat
    Amy Poehler Loves Boston, Joey McIntyre, and Miguel Things we learned at the Time 100 Gala.
  20. famous people doing nice things
    Dropkick Murphys Raised $100,000 for Boston Marathon VictimsIt was all from T-shirt sales.
  21. sound advice
    Watch Amy Poehler’s Advice for Coping With This Week“I wonder if we can give our eyes a break.”
  22. Jon Stewart Has an Inspiring Monologue About Boston Last night was Jon Stewart’s first show back since the Boston tragedy, and he started the show by discussing the previous day’s events with […]
  23. Patton Oswalt to Boston Bombers: ‘The Good Outnumber You and We Always […]Comedian Patton Oswalt wrote a moving Facebook post yesterday following the senseless act of terrorism that occurred in Boston, managing to […]
  24. Craig Ferguson Addresses the Boston Tragedy All the late night hosts addressed the Boston tragedy on their shows last night, but Craig Ferguson discussed the day’s horrific events in a […]
  25. Flipping the Ratio: Inside Boston’s Women in Comedy FestivalMy improv team had a good set on that snowy night in February. The three of us were happy. After the show we celebrated with friends at a […]
  26. The Splitsider Guide to Boston’s Comedy SceneFour hours North of New York City, Boston proper exists in the perpetual shadow of one of the largest comedy scenes in the country. Boston […]
  27. Bill Burr Hates Boston Sports and Just About Everything Else The very funny Bill Burr stopped by Conan last night to promote his new comedy special, You People Are All the Same, and he ended up setting […]
  28. Watching When Stand Up Stood Out, the Documentary About Boston’s Early […]It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  29. Hey Boston, Go See Some Comedy Central Specials Get Taped This WeekIf you live in Boston and enjoy the comedy, you should click here and sign up to go see some standups tape their Comedy Central specials for […]
  30. the real housewives
    Watch The Real Housewives of South Boston’s Christmas SpecialIt’s Christmastime in the city, and the city is “Southie” Boston, so lower your expectations.
  31. clickables
    Enjoy a Montage of Boston Movie Characters Saying the F-Word in Their Special WayNSFW, of course.
  32. clickables
    Watch the Thrilling Trailer for ‘Oscar-Winning Boston Movie’The pride of Southie! The pride of Eastie!
  33. 2010
    Rachel Dratch on the Year in Boston AccentsWe got the native Masshole to weigh in on what was a remarkably active year for the Boston accent in pop culture.
  34. overnights
    30 Rock Recap: Julianne Moore, Welcome to the Bad Boston Accent Hall of Fame!See video!