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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.
| March 07, 2013
Will the future of Maine comedy include more of a female presence than in the past?
The club scene itself, it's still a boys' club.
| 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.
| 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."
| September 05, 2012
Interview: Aziz Ansari is on the fly
It's been a good few months for Aziz Ansari.
| May 09, 2012
Richard Lewis gets serious
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.
| February 18, 2011
Interview: Bill Maher
Bill Maher's new rules to live by
"If liberals act like pussies, then they are pussies."
| 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.
| August 13, 2009
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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