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My five favorite comedy albums and specials of all time

By | December 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm | 5 comments

You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on our pages. It links up to our page on Formspring, wherein you can ask a question and we'll answer it! You can also ask us a question through our Tumblr page. Some of those sessions will end up here on our...

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Reader question: Has the HBO hour comedy special lost its prestige?

By | December 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_16873" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The HBO hour comedy special is still a goal for most comedians, but its no doubt lost some of its prestige over the years."][/caption] You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on...

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Reader question: What is a comedian's ultimate career goal?

By | December 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm | 2 comments

You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on our pages. It links up to our page on Formspring, wherein you can ask a question and I’ll answer it! You can also ask us a question through our Tumblr page. Some of those sessions will end up here on our...

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Grammy committee once again proves they don't give a shit about comedy

By | December 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm | 12 comments

Ah, yes. It's that time of year again when the mainstream entertainment industry reminds us just how much they don't give a shit about the world of stand-up comedy by doling out Grammy nominations to some of the least deserving -- but wildly popular -- artists. It's also the...

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ABC developing sitcom around comedian Al Madrigal

By | December 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm | No comments

ABC is developing a half-hour sitcom around comedian Al Madrigal, the comedian confirmed today. “We’re in the writing phase right now,” Madrigal told Punchline Magazine. “And in the New Year, we’ll see if it becomes a pilot.” If the as-yet-untitled show hits the...

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Jim Gaffigan: The Punchline Mag audio interview

By | November 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm | One comment

For years now, comedy giant Jim Gaffigan has been selling out theaters across the country, popping up in movies and on television and releasing stellar albums and DVDs. And now, he's adding Broadway actor to his resume as he recently landed a co-starring role in That...

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Reader question: Does comedy always have to be funny?

By | November 29, 2010 at 11:10 am | 3 comments

You may have noticed the "Ask us your comedy questions" graphic on our pages. It links up to our page on Formspring, wherein you can ask a question and I'll answer it! You can also ask us a question through our Tumblr page, which is here. Some of those sessions will end up here...

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Bo Burnham: When Hamlet meets haikus

By | November 12, 2010 at 1:04 pm | No comments

Just four years ago, Bo Burnham was a YouTube sensation—just another one of a dozen or so A-list viral video stars. With little more than a camcorder, a piano and a guitar, he made himself famous. Ok, “little more” is completely unfair. He had a lot more. It’s clear...

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Sesame Street celebrates 41 years today; we celebrate Ernie, a comic genius

By | November 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm | One comment

Sesame Street is celebrating its 41st anniversary today. I know what you're thinking: Why are we writing about that? So, I'll tell you why. Although the show is an educational one for children, throughout its history, its used comedy to drive its lessons home and to keep parents...

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