• Wrap-up: Janeane Garofalo, Rob Riggle, Eugene Mirman at AltCom

    Opening the second AltCom show on Friday night in Somerville — that’s in the Greater Boston area — Eugene Mirman skewered the debate over what’s “alternative” perfectly as he read from a manifesto strictly defining the rules of alternative. The list included items like “art before commerce” and “smash old items and make new ones out of the bones of the status quo, human hair, and glue, and then smash

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    Alternative Comedy Festival hits Boston; will Beantown ever laugh the same?

    Check out exclusive photos of AltCom by Rob Turbovsky here. What the hell is alternative comedy? That seemed to be the question posed by AltCom — that is the Alternative Comedy Festival in Boston, or near Boston, really — or at least the question I posed to festival director Brian Joyce ad infinitum. After both nights of the festival at the Somerville Theatre this weekend, I’m still not sure how

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