• Stephen Colbert has his doubts about the new multi-racial Spider-Man (Video)

    Peter Parker has been placed in a pine box – or maybe not, but isn’t alliteration fun? Anyway, Parker has indeed kicked the can and the choice to replace him is causing quite a nerd stir on the Interwebs. A new half-Hispanic, half-Black Spider-Man makes his debut in the upcoming issue of Marvel Comics “Ultimate Fallout.” On Wednesday, Laughspin contributor Carrie Anderson delivered the scoop that part of the true

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    Donald Glover is the inspiration behind the new Spider-Man

    We all know and love Donald Glover for kicking musical ass as rapper Childish Gambino or kicking comedy ass as Community’s Troy (and as himself onstage). So, if you recall, it makes sense that tons of Twitterers would wage a campaign to help Glover score an audition to kick literal ass as the new Spider-Man. Sadly, the role went to Andrew Garfield. But the legend was born. As an inside

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    Mike Birbiglia’s “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” off-Broadway run is extended

    Mike Birbiglia’s having much, much better luck onstage than the folks behind Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The word from Playbill today is that Birbiglia’s new comedy, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, written and starring the man himself, will be extended Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theater through June 25. After that, it’s off to an international tour. It’s been nominated for quite a few awards, so if it ends up coming

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    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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