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Has Portland lost its sense of humor?

The future of Maine comedy
Last October the Comedy Connection, for nearly twenty years the nexus of Maine comedy, closed.
By: LISA BUNKER  |  March 07, 2013


Will the future of Maine comedy include more of a female presence than in the past?

Women's words
The club scene itself, it's still a boys' club.
By: LISA BUNKER  |  March 07, 2013


Harrington’s debut is Connection’s finale

First (and last) laugh
This week, Providence-based comic Ray Harrington released his first CD, The Worst Is Over , on respected comedy label Stand Up! Records.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  March 06, 2013


Interview: Ray Harrington returns to Maine

Writing from the stage
This weekend, the transplanted Maine stand-up comedian Ray Harrington appears for a weekend of shows at the Comedy Connection, performing a set that will be recorded for a forthcoming record on, as he puts it, a "legitimate label."
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  September 05, 2012


Interview: Aziz Ansari is on the fly

Jet setter
It's been a good few months for Aziz Ansari.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  May 09, 2012


Richard Lewis gets serious

Straight talk
Neurotic humor is Richard Lewis's style, as the series Anything But Love and Curb Your Enthusiasm, his many late-night-TV appearances, film roles, and cable specials, and his book, The Other Great Depression, all attest.  
By: RICHARD ANTONE  |  February 18, 2011


Interview: Bill Maher

Bill Maher's new rules to live by
"If liberals act like pussies, then they are pussies."
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 15, 2009


The Funn(k)y Drummer

What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a drummer. In drumming, after all, timing is everything.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  August 13, 2009
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