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It's about fucking time: Greg Giraldo's one hour special premieres Sunday

By | August 12, 2009 at 10:22 am | One comment

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm sure, many times on Punchline Magazine. Greg Giraldo is one of the best comedians working today. Personally, he constantly floats around in my top three, along with Marc Maron and Brian Regan. Well, Giraldo has FINALLY -- after two...

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Just For Laughs: If Andy Kindler was Secretary of Funny

By | July 29, 2009 at 11:31 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_1783" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="photo by Central Image Agency"][/caption] MONTREAL -- Every year, self-proclaimed underdog comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs festival. If you’re...

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Just For Laughs: New Faces, part 2

By | July 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm | 3 comments

MONTREAL -- LA’s MIKE BRIDENSTINE kicked off the second half of the first New Faces show Thursday night, and immediately got chuckles from the crowd upon suggesting that, like Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done, he was advised to create a catch phrase for his comedy in order...

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Just For Laughs: Tommy Tiernan is a force

By | July 25, 2009 at 12:04 am | No comments

MONTREAL – Tommy Tiernan is a force. He’s a goddamn force. Spend an hour watching Ireland’s biggest comedian and you couldn’t disagree—unless you’re dead inside. His performance at the Imperial Theatre Friday night for the Just For Laughs festival yielded a partial...

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Just For Laughs: New Faces, part 1

By | July 24, 2009 at 9:32 am | One comment

MONTREAL -- Though there is what seems like an infinite number of shows programmed each night at Just For Laughs, what I find most important about the festival – from the prospective of a site that covers what’s new and great in comedy – are the New Faces shows. As you...

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Just For Laughs: The shuttle chat with Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane

By | July 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm | No comments

MONTREAL -- Ok, so I'm here in Montreal prepping for tonight's fine comedy shows at Just For Laughs. But first I had to get to the hotel, ya know? Me and the wife shared a shuttle with comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane; they're married if you didn't know. The four of us...

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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...

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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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