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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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Video interview: Dan Cummins at Laugh Fest

By | March 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm | No comments

So while I'm here in Grand Rapids, MI checking out Laugh Fest -- whose lineup boasts the likes of Betty White, Bill Cosby, Mike Birbigla and Stephen Lynch -- I thought I should try to catch up with some of the other comics performing. Tomorrow night, the fest is hosting a...

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Video: Todd Barry was to star opposite Natalie Portman in Aronofsky flick

By | March 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm | No comments

I think we all can agree that Todd Barry is one of comedy's best assets and greatest underdogs. But today, a little more of the world is going to see the man. Check out the newly posted Funny Or Die video below, wherein Todd and director Darren Aronofsky with whom Barry worked...

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