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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...

Posted in: Audio/Video, TV/Movies

Conan show opener Jimmy Pardo on last night's premiere: I got goosebumps

By | November 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm | One comment

Last night 4.2 million people tuned in to see the premiere of Conan on TBS. But before actress Lea Michele or actor Seth Rogen could take to the guest spots and before those at home could bask in the orange glow of the bearded one, the studio audience -- 250 strong -- needed to...

Posted in: Interviews, News, TV/Movies

Greg Proops delivers odd — but true — news for Yahoo!

By | November 5, 2010 at 3:42 pm | No comments

I'm not going to lie to you guys; I'm more of a Google News guy than I am a Yahoo! News guy. However, the one thing I've always enjoyed about Yahoo! is the great care they've always took in delivering us "odd" news, mainly via Reuters' "Oddly Enough" news feed. But now, those...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

Lewis Black chats about his new book + an informal review of I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas

By | November 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm | No comments

Last night, as part of the New York Comedy Festival, Lewis Black sat down with fellow author Bill Scheft to discuss Lew's newest tome I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas at Barnes and Noble in Union Square. Check out a pair of photos below. [caption id="attachment_16117"...

Posted in: News, Opinion, Reviews

Comedian friends joke about Greg Giraldo's death at roast

By | November 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm | 14 comments

Last night, the folks of Cringe Humor hosted a roast of comedian Jim Florentine at Comix in New York, the proceeds of which benefited Greg Giraldo’s three sons (Donate here). And while most comedians on the deius – Jim Norton, the Reverend Bob Levy, Don Jamieson were a few...

Posted in: News

Ask us a question about comedy

By | October 28, 2010 at 1:02 pm | One comment

Hey, Punchline Magazine readers. Glad you're here. For the last few weeks, I've been enjoying answering some of your comedy-related questions on our Formspring page. You may have noticed. You may not have. If you're unsure as to what Formspring is, it's basically a social...

Posted in: Opinion

A message from Matt Besser about his new Comedy Central sketch show

By | October 26, 2010 at 10:11 pm | 2 comments

I got the below message in my inbox earlier today. It is a message with uplifting news. It is a message that I'm going to paste in full, because, well, there's nothing I can say about it that Matt Besser hasn't already said. Here goes: My name is Matt Besser, one of the founders...

Posted in: News, TV/Movies

Fill your Thanksgiving turkey with Marc Maron's apricot and walnut stuffing; also, with panic and dread

By | October 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm | One comment

Hey, Marc Maron fans: Remember the Angry Chef—that delightful recurring segment from Air America’s experimental live online chat show Break Room Live? It was great, wasn’t it? For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s the deal. In between Maron...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News, Opinion

Tracy Morgan's 'Black and Blue' premieres Nov. 13 on HBO; here's a trailer

By | October 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm | No comments

Between television and movie deals cruising at him left and right, Tracy Morgan has been having an incredible few years. So, it makes sense that the 30 Rock star is set to premiere a brand new stand-up comedy special; strike while the iron is hot! It's coming in the form of...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

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