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Janeane Garofalo: Liberally speaking

By | March 25, 2008 at 4:35 pm | No comments

For more than two decades, comedian Janeane Garofalo has made us think as much as she has made us laugh. Thankfully, 2008 will see our favorite funny socio-political critic film a new stand-up DVD and continue touring the nation's finer comedy friendly venues: she's at Comix in...

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Phil Mazo: Pervert

By | March 20, 2008 at 2:13 pm | No comments

The bulk of the material on Pervert is no-doubt cringeworthy, but comedian Phil Mazo wraps it up in such a smartly written, deftly constructed package that by the end of his nearly 40-minute set, you can't help but like him -- regardless of how much of a sick fuck he is. In...

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From the Punchline Magazine archives: The Root of all Evil's Lewis Black

By | March 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm | No comments

He may be pissed off, but Lewis Black has his reasons. Punchline Magazine spent some time with the future stand-up comedy legend to see what makes him tick and ticked. In the process, we found a softer side of the surly man in black. (Originally published on...

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Stephen Colbert interview airs today on Sirius’ ‘Pete’s Big Mouth’

By | March 13, 2008 at 8:44 am | No comments

Stephen Colbert will appear today at 4 p.m. EST on comedian Pete Dominick’s new Sirius chat show, Pete’s Big Mouth (2-5 p.m.) on Indie Talk, channel 110. Here’s some snippets from the taped interview: Stephen Colbert if he was...

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Lewis Black’s ‘The Root of all Evil’ premiere: 30 second review

By | March 12, 2008 at 7:06 pm | No comments

Not surprisingly, Lewis Black is a natural host and effective facilitator, though some of his one-line retorts fell flat. Greg Giraldo, arguably the most underrated comic of our time, argued that the Catholic Church was more evil than Oprah Winfrey, whom comedian Paul F....

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Ron White: the 30-second live review

By | March 11, 2008 at 7:53 am | No comments

I caught Ron White at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ last Thursday. He’s got an entirely new hour of material. Didn’t play the hits (no “Tater Salad” story) but he’s got plenty of potential new hits. Best moment: he politely asks...

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Matt Belknap: stand-up comedy is a ‘form of heightened human expression

By | March 10, 2008 at 7:31 am | No comments

On Saturday, LAist posted a great interview with Matt Belknap, founder of Aspecialthing.com, comedy’s premiere message board. Not only does Matt give us a solid background into the genesis of the board as well as AST’s record label, but he also...

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Tommy Tiernan: Ireland's ambassador of comedy

By | March 10, 2008 at 3:56 am | One comment

With the release of his new CD/DVD, Something Mental and the premiere of his hour-long special on Comedy Central, Irish comedian superstar Tommy Tiernan makes a major dent in Stateside comedy this month. With palms up, Tommy Tiernan curls his fingers into fist formation and...

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Backstage with Artie Lange, Louis CK, Dave Attell, more!

By | March 7, 2008 at 12:19 pm | No comments

Some of the biggest names in comedy joined together Wednesday night in New York City to raise money for the Meningitis Foundation of America in honor of the memory of comedian Gerry Red Wilson, who died from the disease. The show at Town Hall marked the 7th annual comedy benefit...

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