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Are we too easily offended by crass jokes?

By | July 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm | No comments

A few weeks ago Larry Muhammed, a Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) writer got in touch with me to see if I would answer a few questions about comedy, more specifically if people just couldn't take a crass joke these days. The final article took a slightly different turn,...

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Marc Maron: the uncut video interview

By | July 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm | One comment

Last week we announced that we were going to start posting the unedited versions of our comedian interview web series A Tight Five. We kicked things off with this Eugene Mirman interview. This week, in honor of his one-man show Scorching the Earth playing at Montreal's Just For...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

Sarah Silverman doesn't like your jokes

By | July 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm | No comments

If I had a nickel for every time I told Sarah Silverman a joke in person and she laughed hysterically at said joke, I'd have more than three grand worth of those shiny suckers in my sock drawer. But, all the money in the world would not make up for the fact that Sarah was...

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Josh Sneed's "The Detention Show" feat. Punchline Magazine

By | July 10, 2009 at 10:13 am | No comments

When I was in Aspen a few weeks ago to cover the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, comedian Josh Sneed invited me to hang out on his podcast, The Detention Show. It was a good way to spend the afternoon hours before the stand-up shows going on that night. I have to say, Sneed runs...

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Ted Alexandro opines on Kobe Bryant's presumed raping style

By | July 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm | No comments

When I was in Aspen a few weeks ago covering the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival I got to interview a bunch of great comics. So we'll be rolling out those interviews from time to time. Here's the first, this one with Ted Alexandro, wherein we talk about pirates, Ted's dark mind...

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Comedians featured in Twitter book

By | June 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments

[caption id="attachment_1170" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Eugene Mirman"][/caption] It's no secret that Twitter really has been taken over by the country's best comedians. So this new Twitter development doesn't come as much of a surprise. I recently got my hands on...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Paul F. Tompkins

By | June 24, 2009 at 9:48 am | No comments

This week on A Tight Five, I sit down with one of the industry's most respected performers, Paul F. Tompkins. Our discussion goes everywhere from me issuing Paul an official apology on behalf of Punchline Magazine, why he's such a snappy dresser and what his story-telling style...

Posted in: Features

Punchline Magazine wins best comedy publication award

By | June 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm | No comments

While in Aspen covering the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival last week, I had the pleasure of accepting the award for Best Online Comedy Industry Publication. It was the second year in a row Punchline Magazine has won that honor. The award is voted on by the more than 3,000...

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Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter fight over 'Greg the Intern'

By | June 18, 2009 at 9:50 am | One comment

Like most dedicated comedy fans, I’ve been waiting patiently for the premiere of Michael & Michael Have Issues, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter’s – aka two-thirds of Stella – new Comedy Central sketch show premiering July 15. It hasn’t been entirely easy....

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