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Review: Don Jamieson’s “Live and Hilarious”

By | May 19, 2011 at 1:14 pm | No comments

Seven tracks into Don Jamieson’s raucous and obscene stand-up album, Live and Hilarious, there’s an unfortunately timed bit called, “Obama, Osama, Airport Security,” in which Jamieson asserts that Obama isn’t doing enough to find OBL and end the war on terror. The...

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Michael Showalter: The accidental comedian?

By | February 22, 2011 at 9:47 pm | No comments

When I was 17, it was a very good year. George W. Bush hadn’t yet had the opportunity to drive the country into massive collapse, and a friend of my brother’s introduced me to a wonderfully affecting offbeat comedy called Wet Hot American Summer – a film I loved and...

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Tammy Pescatelli: A ballsy comedy broad

By | January 24, 2011 at 9:00 am | No comments

Tammy will be performing at Carolines in NYC from Feb 3. - Feb 6. Tickets here. Once upon a time, in a comedy club far, far away (or very close by, if you happen to share neighborhood zoning permits with the Comedy Store in LA), Tammy Pescatelli had a dream about escaping...

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Ass-kickin’ Amy Schumer is on the rise

By | January 20, 2011 at 8:20 am | No comments

At this stage in her career, it’s not at all difficult for any outlying individuals to reach this conclusion: Amy Schumer – comedian, actress, all-around awesome babe to the nth power – is poised to steal the “hardest working legs in showbiz” moniker from under the...

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Who Wants to Date a Comedian to premiere next fall

By | December 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm | 5 comments

[caption id="attachment_16648" align="alignright" width="150" caption="is Byron Allen a genius or just insane?"][/caption] Dating comedians. We've all dreamed of it - hell, some of us have even dared to tread those murky and mysterious waters. (And for our effort, we've emerged...

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Mad Men’s Jon Hamm guests on Jimmy Pardo’s “Never Not Funny”

By | October 13, 2010 at 4:36 pm | No comments

Emmy-nominated actor Jon Hamm, better known to most cocktail and cigarette enthusiasts as TV's Don Draper, will return as a guest on Jimmy Pardo's popular podcast, Never Not Funny. Before his skirt-chasing, perpetual dick-itude stint on Mad Men, Hamm appeared as a frequent...

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Sandra Bernhard: Our favorite button pusher

By | September 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm | No comments

Comedy icon Sandra Bernhard headlines Rooftop Comedy's Out Loud Comedy and Arts Festival -- running Oct. 7 - 10 -- in San Francisco. In in an interview with Punchline Magazine, the versatile force of nature tells all! Sandra Bernhard – actress, comedian, musican, pusher of...

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Featured review: Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time

By | September 27, 2010 at 11:24 am | One comment

Love him or loathe him, it’s hard to undermine the brilliant business savvy of one Nick Swardson. As an all-star comedian with a finger in nearly every piece of the industry pie (yes, I’d like to hope he’ll take that vaguely sexual syntax and run with it to the most...

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Nick Swardson’s Comedy Central series to hit iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Playstation

By | September 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm | No comments

If you're anything like us (and if you're reading this right now, well duh, you obviously are), your britches are itching for the premiere of the new Nick Swardson Comedy Central sketch series, Pretend Time. The morning after the debut on Oct. 12, while you're nursing your...

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