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Watch Stephen Colbert hijack Jon Stewart's acceptance speech at Comedy Awards

By | March 31, 2011 at 12:14 pm | One comment

Last Saturday when I was at The Comedy Awards taping in New York, one of the highlights I live-blogged was when Stephen Colbert hijacked Jon Stewart's acceptance speech onstage, as he claimed the award for Best Late Night Comedy Series. I wrote: Colbert makes a rousing speech:...

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Video: Elton John pays tribute to Benny Hill in SNL promo

By | March 31, 2011 at 10:28 am | One comment

Hey, has anyone online made a "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)" reference whilst writing about Sir Elton John pulling double duty as host and musical guest on this week's Saturday Night Live? Yes? Probably? Well, I'm making one now, too. Because I'm an unoriginal piece...

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The Comedy Awards live blog, Punchline Magazine

By | March 26, 2011 at 8:43 pm | 7 comments

8:40 pm I'm here at the first annual Comedy Awards, folks. And I have to say, it's an honor. Rob Corddry is on stage right now accepting his award for Children's Hospital. He also just yelled "Henry FUCKING Winkler." It may be the first time that's been done. Ever. 8:51...

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VIDEO: Comedian Michael Kosta wins $10 grand at Gilda's Laugh Fest

By | March 20, 2011 at 7:54 am | No comments

Comedian Michael Kosta snagged himself $10,000 last night after winning the national stand-up comedy competition at Gilda's Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, MI. The 10-day festival culminated with the competition over the last two nights; 10 comedians competed, but the number was...

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Video interview: Lisa Landry at Laugh Fest

By | March 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm | One comment

Earlier today over a nice little brunch provided by the Laugh Fest folks, I chatted with comedian Lisa Landry, who landed on our Top 10 Comedy Albums list in 2008. She's just released a brand-spanking new live DVD, called Brazillionaire. I'm not going to give away the punch line...

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Video interview: Kyle Kinane eats fruit, drinks coffee!

By | March 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm | No comments

Over the last two years, Kyle Kinane has become one of the most talked-about up and coming comedians in the country-- and for good reason: he's fucking funny. He's in Grand Rapids right now to perform at Laugh Fest, where I was able to shove a camera in his face while he was...

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Video interview: Tammy Pescatelli

By | March 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments

Earlier today, I caught up with Tammy Pescatelli, who's in Grand Rapids to perform at Laugh Fest. You probably know Tammy from her appearances on Last Comic Standing and more recently as the star of her own reality show on WEtv, A Stand Up Mother, which will return in a few...

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Video interview: Sean Kent hates Anderson Cooper

By | March 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm | 3 comments

Earlier this evening I caught up with comedian Sean Kent and couldn't help but ask him about Anderson Cooper, whom he verbally destroys on his stellar album Waiting for the Rapture. He's in Grand Rapids to perform at Laugh Fest; and I'm here to shove a camera in the faces of...

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Dane Cook's broadway debut pushed back a year

By | March 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm | One comment

Stand-up comedy fans eager to check out mega-popular comic Dane Cook in his Broadway debut this Spring will have to wait another year. The Hollywood Reporter explains that a crucial financial backer of the show Neil LaBute's Fat Pig has unexpectedly took their money and...

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