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Campaign for Betty White to host Saturday Night Live in full swing

By | February 11, 2010 at 12:44 pm | No comments

At least 186,256 loyal Facebookers think Betty White should host an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. In an unexpected surge of online support, fans are beginning to demand that Betty White, the venerable actress and former star of The Golden Girls, be given hosting...

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Rooftop Comedy, CMT on the hunt for next star comedian

By | February 10, 2010 at 10:17 am | No comments

Rooftop Comedy, everybody's favorite comedy juggernaut (well, next to Punchline Magazine, of course), announced that it would be teaming up with Country Music TV to search for America's next comic superstar. Through the website comic.cmt.com, the two media powerhouses have...

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Robin Williams loses $6 million lawsuit

By | February 4, 2010 at 5:39 pm | No comments

Not too long ago, Robin Williams filed suit against Gold Circle Films, over what he contended was a breached contract for the Kevin Smith-directed Cop Out, in theaters later this month and starring Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis. Today, however, TMZ reports that the powers that...

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Flight of the Conchords co-creator directing next Muppet movie

By | February 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm | No comments

James Bobin, co-creator of HBO's much-missed hit series, Flight of the Conchords, is attached to direct Disney's next Muppet movie, according to one source. The film, written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller (of Forgetting Sarah Marshall fame) was Bobin's choice over...

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Comedian explains why she organized Amanda Knox comedy show fundraiser

By | February 1, 2010 at 3:04 pm | 1,217 comments

[caption id="attachment_6630" align="aligncenter" width="401" caption="Comedian Renee Perrault organized a comedy benefit for convicted murderer Amanda Knox, whom many people feel was not given a fair trial."][/caption] Last week, Punchline Magazine posted a news post on about...

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Comedy fundraiser held for convicted Amanda Knox

By | January 28, 2010 at 12:51 pm | 64 comments

All over the US, vigils and rallies of support continue to be held in honor of Amanda Knox, the 22-year-old Seattle student who was, on Dec. 4, convicted of the first degree murder of her British flatmate, Meredith Kercher, while the two were studying abroad in Perugia,...

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Patton Oswalt, Tim and Eric, and Bob Odenkirk to appear in wine documentary

By | January 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm | No comments

Here's a most unusual matching for you: Patton Oswalt, Tim (Heidecker) and Eric (Wareheim), Bob Odenkirk, and... Maynard James Keenan?! Yes, you read that right: four of this generation's biggests comedy stars (and Gen X, in Odenkirk's case) will appear alongside each other in a...

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Michael Ian Black weighs in on Conan O’Brien situation

By | January 25, 2010 at 11:44 am | 4 comments

While some members of Team Coco are undoubtedly going to be out for the blood of Black, comedian/professional pitchman Michael Ian Black does raise some pretty decent (and certainly thought-provoking) questions with his blog post on the whole late night debacle. Taking a...

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Logo to debut drag queen comedy special

By | January 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm | No comments

Q: What's better than a man onstage, telling funny jokes? A: A man onstage, telling funny jokes.... in heels! Here's another thing we bet you didn't know: January is national drag history month. In honor of this monumental occasion, the gay-oriented cable channel Logo is...

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