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Ricky Gervais is making me hate Elmo less (VIDEO)

By | December 23, 2009 at 1:16 pm | One comment

I hate Elmo. I really do. I have a one year-old son now and feel I'm finally allowed to have an official opinion on that little red monster from Sesame Street. Even though my son can't fully appreciate the educational lessons this children's television juggernaut teaches its...

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Hey look, Zach Galifianakis is in a movie with George Clooney

By | November 25, 2009 at 2:01 pm | No comments

Although his IMDB page says he's unconfirmed to be cast in George Clooney's new flick Up in the Air - out in limited release Dec. 4 -- based on this commercial I saw yesterday, it looks like Zach Galifianakis is, indeed, part of the cast. Or at least, he's in the trailer. It...

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Video interview with comedian Will Durst

By | October 21, 2009 at 2:08 pm | No comments

Happy, comedy hump day, everyone. Thought I'd roll out my never-before-seen on Punchline Magazine video interview with the one and only Will Durst. You may know Durst from his many political entries on Huffington Post or maybe from your finer comedy clubs across the country. Or...

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Will Sarah Silverman ever be comfortable on the red carpet?

By | September 25, 2009 at 3:33 pm | One comment

One of the great things about stand-up comedy is that, unlike television and movie stars, a great stand-up is rarely judged on their appearance. No doubt, it doesn't hurt to be attractive to the masses even as a comic, but you can't point out too many instances of "he or she is...

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Russell Brand's intimate night in New York

By | September 17, 2009 at 12:37 pm | No comments

On a day's notice, and after hosting the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, comedian Russell Brand decided he wanted to work out some new material in front of a live audience at the Green Room in New York City. Just days before, he stood in the same room rehearsing his MTV bits...

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Aaron Karo is having more fun than you; the proof is in the book

By | September 16, 2009 at 12:01 pm | No comments

It’s hard not to feel a range of emotions while reading Aaron Karo’s new book – his third – I’m Having More Fun Than You. The nationally headlining comedian, who released his debut album on Comedy Central Records last year, will make you laugh for sure. But depending...

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Was Jim Norton funny on Leno's network show?

By | September 16, 2009 at 10:46 am | 53 comments

Weeks ago, when Jay Leno announced that he had hired Jim Norton, the master of contemporary cringe comedy, to be a special correspondent on his new, presumably safe-for-the-masses variety show, I was a bit shocked. The reasons? First, I had no idea Leno had such advanced and...

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Todd Barry shows you how to fill your soap dispenser

By | September 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm | No comments

The other day, I used YouTube for something I never thought I would: to learn something. Specifically, I wanted to learn how to fix a leaky shower knob. In the end, all the tutorials didn't explain anything properly and proved useless. This video below, however, shot by Todd...

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Video interview: Andi Smith

By | September 2, 2009 at 11:52 am | One comment

In this freshly edited interview -- shot during this summer's Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival -- I get to talking with comedian Andi Smith about her two seasons on Last Comic Standing, her creepy male fans and how she earns extra cash working on porn sites. Be sure to pick up...

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