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Dane Cook: Rough Around the Edges: Live from Madison Square Garden

By | November 5, 2007 at 5:55 pm | No comments

Since Dane Cook began enjoying the success of his sophomore album, 2005's double platinum-selling Retaliation, comedy fans have hit many a message board with anti-Dane sentiments while more than a few critics have filled many column inches expounding on what a hack the...

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Tim and Eric: Awesome Interview, Great Job!

By | November 5, 2007 at 10:55 am | No comments

With nary a traditional premise or punch line in sight, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have amassed and amazingly strong cult fanbase. Now with the second season of their Adult Swim sketch show Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! set to premiere and a brand new live talk...

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Brian Regan: Ten Years of 'Brian Regan Live'

By | October 22, 2007 at 10:50 am | No comments

In an interview with veteran comedian Brian Regan, Punchline Magazine takes a look back on his first album-- 10 years after its original release. What's your favorite bit on Brian Regan Live? Click around and tell us! For years, entertainment publications have enjoyed the...

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Nick Swardson: Party

By | October 16, 2007 at 10:41 am | No comments

You'd be hard-pressed to find a stand-up comedian -- a good one, anyway -- that doesn't drop at least a little bit of sadness, anger or some form of edge into his act. It just seems part of the package; well-adjusted, incredibly happy people most times make bad comics. And it's...

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Marc Maron: Heartbreaking Comedy

By | October 8, 2007 at 10:46 am | No comments

How do you turn frayed emotion and freshly splayed wounds into something brilliantly funny? Ask veteran stand-up comedian Marc Maron. Inherent in most great comedy, and in most great art of all kinds, is tragedy and heartbreak. Even the most optimistic stand-ups find a way to...

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Comedy Death-Ray: Various Artists

By | September 4, 2007 at 10:35 am | No comments

As with any art compilation -- whether it's a book of landscape paintings, a CD of jazz standards or a double-live album collection of some of LA's best known and under-the-radar comics -- there's  going to be, at best, some disposable samples and, at worst, so much collateral...

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Mike Birbiglia: Stand-up comedy's next future legend

By | September 1, 2007 at 10:37 am | No comments

With the release of his new Comedy Central offering, My Secret Public Journal Live, comedian Mike Birbiglia proves he's no longer an up-and-comer. Punchline Magazine tells you why, at the age of 29, this New York City comic is his generation's best. When I interviewed Mike...

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Todd Barry: Quiet Confidence

By | August 27, 2007 at 9:59 am | No comments

Comedian Todd Barry doesn't need to yell to get his points across. His jokes serve him just fine, thank you. By Dylan P. Gadino Veteran stand-up comedian Todd Barry has a habit of slowly seeping into comedy fans' subconscious. Maybe it's his trademark voice. You know the one:...

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Bob Saget: That Ain't Right

By | August 21, 2007 at 10:34 am | One comment

If someone told you that stand-up comedy was something Bob Saget just kind of fell into after his "King of Family-friendly Television "reign ran its course, you wouldn't be surprised, correct? Even after watching his HBO special That Ain't Right (premiering Aug. 25; in stores...

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