Monday, June 24, 2024

Comedy

Humor is medicine

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I often hear people say that we could all use a little humor in our lives, especially in this day and age. But I disagree. I suspect we’ve always needed humor, no matter what...

Humor for the holidays

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We’re laughing more on the Island, thanks to a comedy producer from Cape Cod, Gary Marino. Dig it! — as Lenny Bruce would have started this thread — Marino has brought funny shows to...

Laughter always helps

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The Martha’s Vineyard Festival of Laughs is a three-night comedy extravaganza benefiting Island Food Pantry, Martha’s Vineyard Museum, and Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club. This event features performances by Sommore, Bill Bellamy, Lavell...

Improv Asylum: Boston’s best comedy act

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Improv Asylum comes live to the M.V. Film Center for one night, Saturday, July 22, at 7:30 pm. This successful improvisational comedy show has been performing for 25 years. The group’s title grew from...

Two nights of standup comedy

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“The Nadlers: The Family Business” comes to the M.V. Film Center for one night on Friday, July 7. This spectacular live standup comedy show features special Vineyard Haven guest Laura Michelle, the English actress...

Family business

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They’ve done it before and, the comedy gods willing, they’ll do it again. Vineyard-based writers and comedians Marty Nadler and his brilliant (if I do say so myself, as his mama) son, Charlie Nadler,...

Lots of laughs

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Charlie Nadler arrived in the world at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on July 11, 1984 — and I can attest to this because I was right in the middle of the action. He was...

M.V. Comedy Fest returns

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The MV Comedy Fest at the Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs is a ritual of laughter with roots in the history of Black culture. The acts continue over the next week and overlap with...

Comedian Jimmy Tingle will tickle funny bones at Film Center

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Politics and humor are on board at the M.V. Film Center Saturday, Oct.19. Boston comedian Jimmy Tingle will bring his latest one-man show, “20/20 Vision,” about politics and comedy, to the Island. Tingle ran for...

A conversation with Paula Poundstone

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On Friday, July 1, the Martha’s Vineyard Summer Concert Series will present comedian Paula Poundstone at Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church. Much has been written about Ms. Poundstone’s comedic brilliance. “Today she is considered one...

A night with Charlie Nadler

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Island-grown comedian Charlie Nadler will headline “Charlie Nadler and Friends,” a four-part comedy night on Saturday, August 22, at Alex's Place at the Martha's Vineyard YMCA. Mr. Nadler will be preceded at the mic by...