Guest Editor : Marc Hirsh


Marc Hirsh

Marc Hirsh is a music and pop culture writer whose work has been seen in The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Phoenix, Paste, NPR, and MSNBC. He's also an improviser with ImprovBoston, and has written a musical, "What Does America Mean To Me"; identified the Sensitive Female Chord Progression, which was featured on public radio in the U.S. and Canada; and performed standup exactly once.

Buying alcohol for teens * CELEB PICK
Buying alcohol for teens (00:48)
Brooks Robinson

Sure, it helps that I grew up just outside of Baltimore and he shares a name with the guy who signed the baseball glove that I used all throughout my little league career. I also laughed, though, which is probably more important.

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Afraid of bears (01:06)
Jessi Campbell

There's a complete set of Campbell's on the site that also includes this routine, and it's worth watching. But this clip is an excellent example of someone hitting the big stage and rising to the challenge by doing this bit better than she's done it before.

Discussing current events * CELEB PICK
Discussing current events (00:43)
Michael Palascak

I'd love to see Palascak pursue the types of trains of thought that resulted in the very odd, strangely satisfying grace note at the end. I'm also just thrilled he got there at least once.

Poker Commercial Parody * CELEB PICK
Poker Commercial Parody (00:45)
Tim Harmston

In which Harmston sits back and thinks, "What are the most inane things I can think to say, re: poker?," and then says them all. Demands repeated viewings, and rewards them.

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