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Patrice O'Neal wants to be professor of whiteness for Comedy Central

By | March 25, 2010 at 10:05 am | 3 comments

If you know anything about comedian Patrice O'Neal, it's that he's got a lot of opinions about race, namely white people. And it seems not just the veteran stand-up's fans are showing their appreciation. Comedy Central has ordered a pilot, which O'Neal is set to helm, titled...

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Interview: Michael Ian Black book turns into stage production

By | March 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 4 comments

The other night as I was walking through the Union Square area of Manhattan, something caught my attention; it was a poster advertising a theater production based on Michael Ian Black’s 2008 collection of essays My Custom Van. Read our review of the book here. I was surprised...

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Ricky Gervais Show entertaining, but no more than the podcast

By | February 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm | 3 comments

The Ricky Gervais Show premieres airs every Friday at 9 pm EST on HBO. One of the biggest surprises about HBO’s The Ricky Gervais Show comes during the end credits of each episode. That’s where you find out that it takes 17 animators to bring to visual life, Gervais’...

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Judah Friedlander is 'spectacular' on Sesame Street

By | February 18, 2010 at 9:54 am | No comments

One of the advantages of being up at 7 a.m. every morning, due to having a one year old? You're always one of the first people to find out when your favorite comedians turn up on Sesame Street. This morning the mighty World Champion Judah Friedlander graced my television set as...

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Andy Kindler covers Super Bowl for Letterman

By | February 10, 2010 at 11:39 am | No comments

I admit, I didn't watch one second of the Super Bowl. Honestly, I just don't give a shit if a bunch of overpaid manchildren win or lose a game- no matter how "important" it is. I'd rather watch someone like Andy Kindler, an underpaid manchild, make fun of the game for three...

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Interview: Tammy Pescatelli, winner of Comedy Central's Stand-up Showdown

By | February 2, 2010 at 10:23 am | 3 comments

A month of comedy fans furiously voting for their favorite stand-up comedians to place in the Top 20 of Comedy Central's Stand-up Showdown has come to an end. The highest ranked comics had their Comedy Central Presents specials aired throughout Sunday as a prize. But only one...

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Robert Schimmel talks cancer, genital wigs on Joy Behar Show tonight

By | January 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm | No comments

I've been liking Joy Behar's new show on HLN, mostly because of the amount of great stand-up comedy guests she incorporates. One night, I saw Rich Vos sitting next to famous magazine editor Bonnie Fuller; it was an odd combo. Next week, she'll have on Susie Essman, Sarah...

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Larry the Cable Guy to host History Channel show

By | January 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm | 20 comments

Dan Whitney, aka Larry the Cable Guy, will be filming episodes for a new History Channel show during his current five-month national tour. Tentatively titled, The United States of Larry, the show will find the hugely successful blue collar comedian criss-crossing the nation...

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Punchline Magazine live Tweeting Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais

By | January 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm | 4 comments

Just wanted to drop a quick note letting you all know that we'll be providing running commentary during the Golden Globes tonight at 8 pm EST on NBC. Specifically Aparna Nancherla, DC-based comedian, who has one of our most favorite Twitter feeds, will be tweeting. So, be sure...

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