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Interview: Eugene Mirman

My parents brought me here [from Russia] in the late ’70s, and I grew up at a time when there was a stand-up boom. We came here with the idea of becoming anything we wanted and genuinely believing and pursuing the American dream. Not to say that [my parents] probably weren’t concerned, but they let […]

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Interview: Sue Costello

The first thing you notice about Sue Costello is her voice. It’s a loud, smoky thing, full of strength and vulnerability, simultaneously world-weary and ready for anything. In those ways, it mirrors Boston itself, and especially Savin Hill, the Dorchester neighborhood where the stand-up comic and actress grew up. [ Click here for more ]

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Interview: John Hodgman

Humorist John Hodgman has had many show business personas. Though initially known to most as “PC” in Apple’s famous Mac vs. PC television commercials, the Brookline native’s career has included three books of fake — and hilarious — world knowledge, a stint as “resident expert” on “The Daily Show,” and a Netflix comedy special entitled […]

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Interview: Pete Holmes

Lexington-born comic Pete Holmes—perhaps best known as the voice of the E*Trade baby—is debuting a late-night TV show. “I remember growing up and thinking I was on TV when I was 8 years old and wanting something called The Pete Show,” Holmes says. “The fact that here I am, 34, on something called The Pete […]

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Interview: Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann is no stranger to contradiction. Some of her most biting songs, such as the lacerating “How Am I Different,’’ are also her prettiest and most melodically satisfying; and her most relatable work was done on artistically and financially personal terms. So it’s perhaps fitting that Mann is simultaneously writing a stage musical and […]

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