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Boston Comedy Festival to honor Smothers Brothers

By | July 24, 2008 at 1:07 pm | No comments

Earlier this year, The Roots performed on The Daily Show. Capping off an especially hilarious 20 minutes of mid-Democratic Primary satire, the band’s three primary members unleashed a rockin’ version of “The Star Spangled Banner” and then proceeded to smash...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Lisa Landry

By | July 23, 2008 at 2:35 pm | No comments

In our fourth episode of our weekly video interview series, A Tight Five, filmed at Comix in New York City, Punchline Magazine editor in chief Dylan Gadino chats with comedian Lisa Landry. You've seen her all over Comedy Central, she's got a new album, Put Your Keys in the...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Pat Dixon

By | July 22, 2008 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Joining a cult may seem like bad idea… until you learn about all the perks. Comedian Pat Dixon lets you in on a secret. Check it...

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Chris Rock returns to HBO with new stand-up special

By | July 22, 2008 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Chris Rock will return to HBO with a new stand-up special this year. The 90-minute show, Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger will premiere Sept. 27 and will feature live footage from performances in South Africa, New York and London. From BlackVoices.com: I wanted to do the type of...

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Comedy club owner wants to fine Jesse Jackson for using n-word

By | July 22, 2008 at 1:27 pm | No comments

When Michael Richards caused a national stir by using the N-word at his LA’s Laugh FActory, club owner James Masada joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson in condemning the incident. Masada instituted a $50 fine for any time the word was used on his stage. Now that Jackson has...

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Monday stand-up video: Jessi Campbell

By | July 22, 2008 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Comedian Jessi Campbell has an odd, but effective way to deal with hand dryer hogs at pubic bathrooms. Check it...

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Christopher Titus: Norman Rockwell is Bleeding

By | July 22, 2008 at 1:20 pm | No comments

A hero of American dysfunction, comedian Christopher Titus has given broken families and their broken dreams an artistic voice in a mass appeal way for nearly a decade. To those not completely familiar with his rather colorful upbringing, here’s the beginning: Titus was...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jeremy Essig

By | July 18, 2008 at 10:50 am | No comments

Comedian Jeremy Essig’s love of tasty chicken dishes forced him into a world he wasn’t quite ready for. Check it...

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German comic shatters Chris Rock record

By | July 18, 2008 at 10:50 am | No comments

German comedian Mario Barth shattered Chris Rock’s comedy show attendance record he set in July: Rock played for 15,900 people in London. On Saturday, however, Barth performed for 70,000 comedy fans at Berlin Olympic Stadium. The funny thing about Barth, is that he’s...

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