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Doug Stanhope protege Arthur Hinty still standing up

By | December 3, 2008 at 2:05 pm | No comments

Arthur Hinty is not what you’d consider a well-known comedian. However, he’s got some well known friends, namely Doug Stanhope. A few years ago Stand Up! Records released an album called The Unbookables, taken from a live show hosted and headlined by Stanhope and...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Jim Florentine

By | December 2, 2008 at 1:56 am | No comments

In a new episode of our video web series A Tight Five, wherein Punchline Magazine editor Dylan Gadino interviews some of the country's biggest comedians at Comix in New York, Jim Florentine chats about his life as a professional ball buster, his new show on VH1 and much more. As...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Nick Di Paolo

By | November 19, 2008 at 4:57 am | No comments

In a new episode of our series A Tight Five, shot at Comix comedy club in New York City and edited by the fine folks at RooftopComedy, editor Dylan Gadino sits down with comedian Nick Di Paolo. And then they talk... about comedy and stuff. Make sure you check out Nick at...

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Video preview: Jeff Dunham’s Christmas special

By | November 14, 2008 at 1:29 pm | No comments

This Sunday, Comedy Central will premiere Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special at 9 pm. No doubt, ventriloquists have incredibly bad reputations; Dunham is one, however, that most of this country seems to like– a lot. The dude is huge. To be honest, I’m...

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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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