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Interview with Doug Stanhope: ‘If I could, I’d quit comedy’

By | May 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm | 3 comments

The scene opens: There’s a man impaled… “on a spinning dildo. He’s in a straight jacket, hanging upside down. The only way he can keep the dildo lubricated is to drink Castor oil out of a large rat feeder, so he shits himself greasy to keep that dildo lubricated. Because...

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NBC picks up Whitney Cummings sitcom, "Whitney"

By | May 11, 2011 at 9:36 pm | 14 comments

Fast-rising stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings' pilot, Whitney has been picked up for production at NBC, it was just announced at the network's upfront presentation tonight. As we reported back in January, the pilot centered around a young couple trying to balance their lives...

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Larry King says performing stand-up comedy is "orgasmic"; also "it's not brain surgery"

By | May 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm | 8 comments

In what will probably go down as one of the all-time creepiest statements about the art of stand-up comedy, former talk show host turned-comedian Larry King has described the act of performing comedy onstage as "orgasmic." When writer R. Scott Reedy asks King, "How does it feel...

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Sarah Silverman is brilliant in dramatic turn on "The Good Wife"

By | May 11, 2011 at 12:19 pm | One comment

Last night, Sarah Silverman guest starred on an episode of The Good Wife, a drama that stars Julianna Margulies. When the announcement was made back in March about Silverman's upcoming appearance, I obviously thought the comedian would be inserted into the storyline for some...

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Watch David Cross as a ham sandwich in the short film "Meltdown"

By | May 11, 2011 at 11:03 am | No comments

The newly-posted short film Meltdown by director Dave Green will go down as one of the best comedy short films of 2011. Starring comedian David Cross (voicing the proud ham sandwich), Meltdown tells the story of a group of friends bonded by similar circumstance-- they're all...

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Watch Robert Kelly and Jim Florentine argue about baseball player hairstyles

By | May 10, 2011 at 5:02 pm | No comments

Be honest. How many years have you waited to watch comedians Robert Kelly and Jim Florentine argue about whether professional baseball players should sport long or short hair? If your answer is "zero" years, that means you're not insane. And we're with you. But now that it's...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

Video: Rob Riggle talks Obama, Daily Show, being manly and more!

By | May 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm | No comments

Listen, I know we just posted an in-depth interview with Rob Riggle yesterday and here I am posting yet another Rob Riggle item. But you know what? I don't give a shit. If this becomes the unofficial Rob Riggle Week at Punchline Magazine, so be it. I like the guy. I think he's...

Posted in: Audio/Video, Interviews

Bo Burnham inks MTV pilot deal

By | May 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm | One comment

It was only a matter of time before fast-rising comedian and musician Bo Burnham would get a crack at a weekly television gig. The question was always, how and what would this multi-talented performer cook up? Today, we got our answer. MTV greenlighted Zach Stone Is Gonna Be...

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Video: Comedian Hari Kondabolu is told, "go back to America"

By | May 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm | One comment

I know from speaking with lots and lots of comedians over the last six years or so (jealous?) that doing local press to promote their road shows is not at the top of the list of things they enjoy. But I just watched comedian Hari Kondabolu's appearance from this morning on...

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