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Punchline Magazine presents the 10 best comedy albums of 2008

By | December 16, 2008 at 11:54 am | 10 comments

We're excited to announce Punchline Magazine's top 10 stand-up comedy albums as well as the one, most exciting up and coming stand-up comedian we think you should pay attention to in 2009. This list has nothing to do with record sales. This list simply represents the collective...

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We get it… comedians hate Carlos Mencia

By | December 11, 2008 at 3:01 pm | No comments

Since the inception of Punchline Magazine three years ago, I’ve made a point to keep the tone of the site positive. From what I hear from our readers, it’s something they appreciate. That’s not to say there haven’t been a few reviews that have landed more on the negative...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Frank Caliendo

By | December 10, 2008 at 3:29 pm | No comments

Comedian Frank Caliendo joins Punchline Magazine editor Dylan Gadino in this week's episode of A Tight Five. In addition to bringing some impressions along, the Frank TV star tells us about why he doesn't wear a wedding ring, what it takes to be a good impressionist and shows...

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Vote for best comedy album (Grammy style)

By | December 5, 2008 at 4:25 pm | No comments

Each year, the Grammy peeps drop a few nominees for the Best Comedy Album award. Usually it’s a time of scepticism, for me anyway. Why, you ask? Well, because we all know that there were tons of other amazing stand-up albums released that Grammy year. But I get it. Awards...

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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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