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Video: Marc Maron’s inner dialogue

By | November 14, 2008 at 11:59 am | No comments

If you visit this spot on the Internet semi often, you’ll know that I’ve blogged about Maron V Seder before. I intend to continue doing it. Why? First off, I believe Maron is one of the top two stand-up comedians in the country; plus I happen to like Sam Seder as...

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Thursday stand-up video: Emily Heller

By | November 13, 2008 at 11:06 am | No comments

I like this bit a lot. It’s simple but smart. Comedian Emily Heller deftly explains why having a “no dog- pooping” sign on your perfectly manicured front lawn doesn’t make much sense. Check it...

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Patton Oswalt’s next victim: Popeyes’ Big Easy Chicken Bowl?

By | November 10, 2008 at 3:23 pm | No comments

Since the release of his latest album, Werewolves and Lollipops, Patton Oswalt’s tirade about KFCs “Famous Chicken Bowl” bowl meal and how it’s a symbol of everything wrong with America, has become one of his best known bits. If you’re not familiar...

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Video: Dave Chappelle hosts ‘Inside the Actors Studio’

By | November 7, 2008 at 1:52 pm | No comments

It’s not normal practice for me to tune into Inside the Actors Studio– mostly because James Lipton scares me. But this Monday at 8 pm EST, I might make an exception, seeing as Dave Chappelle will be the special guest for the show’s 200th episode. To be precise,...

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Mike Birbiglia: Sleepwalk With Me

By | November 3, 2008 at 5:30 pm | No comments

“The more people know about you, the more they can use against you.” – Mike Birbiglia’s dad. When he released his third stand-up comedy album, My Secret Public Journal Live in September of last year, any doubt as to whether Mike Birbiglia was on his way to becoming one...

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Video: Marc Maron finds hope in human beings

By | October 31, 2008 at 12:49 pm | No comments

The longer Punchline Magazine has been around — three years, one month and counting — the easier it seems for me to register candid opinions about stand-up comedy. In small doses. Because, really, my opinion matters very little compared to what we’re really...

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Video: Hello from Punchline Magazine

By | October 30, 2008 at 3:43 pm | No comments

Because I can’t afford to pay for air time on the major networks but still like the idea of addressing America by talking into a camera, I shot this little “Hello and welcome to Punchline Magazine” video the other day....

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Video: Sarah Silverman wets the bed

By | October 30, 2008 at 11:46 am | No comments

You guys are never going to believe this but we’re going to try to convince you otherwise: there is a brand new episode of the Sarah Silverman Program on tonight at 10:30 EST. We’re not about to do the math to figure out what time that is in those other time...

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Giveaway: Carlos Mencia’s ‘Performance Enhanced’

By | October 29, 2008 at 11:39 am | No comments

We all know that Carlos Mencia is, to say the very least, a divisive player in the world of stand-up comedy.  People have called him many things: a socialist, a terrorist… an elitist. Wrong guy? Anyway, despite the charges against Mencia, he has remained an amazingly popular...

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