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Sneak peak: Ricky Gervais uses buddy Karl once again to get laughs on new show

By | August 26, 2010 at 10:34 am | No comments

Fresh off a string of recent career successes, Ricky Gervais is looking to keep his winning streak going with a new show on UK channel Sky1. In a doc-comedy (did we just coin a new genre here?) called An Idiot Abroad, Gervais and buddy Stephen Merchant have schemed to drop their...

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Michael Ian Black defends Obama, blasts Tea Party slander during stand-up set

By | August 23, 2010 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments

In case you haven't heard already, Michael Ian Black is a stallion. And if you sneak up behind him, chances are you'll be kicked. Hard. In the teeth. And balls. Case in point: Black's Saturday night tirade on a stand-up stage in Columbus, Ohio. After the subject of Obama was...

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Margaret Cho: the Punchline Magazine interview

By | August 23, 2010 at 10:10 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_7665" align="alignleft" width="275" caption="photo by Austin Young"][/caption] When Eddie Murphy first crooned of a lady fair whose primary ambitions lay within the realm of “partying all the time,” he may just as well have been speaking of Margaret...

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Exclusive outtakes from the David Hasselhoff roast

By | August 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm | No comments

The year 2010 is probably destined to go down in astrological history as the year of the Hoff. And hell, it's not a bad sign to be born under. Hoffs are by nature dynamic, multi-faceted, able to communicate with inanimate objects, lush in chest hair, and sport that certain rogue...

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New Michael Ian Black web series to debut in November

By | August 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm | No comments

On Nov. 15, Backwash, a new web series starring Michael Ian Black and a myriad of others, will premier on Crackle.com. I've watched the trailer twice and still can't figure out what the fuck it's about, but it has MIB rocking some vintage Kid Rock-ian pimp threads, so I'm...

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The little comedy documentary that could

By | August 11, 2010 at 7:36 am | One comment

How does one relatively unknown comedian rise above the pack? And what does his story of struggle have to do with the rest of the stand-up comedy world? Salty Language, Peppered Morals, the little comedy documentary that could, tries to get some answers. The film’s title...

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Portion of Margaret Cho tour proceeds will go to charity

By | August 6, 2010 at 3:13 pm | No comments

Here at the old Punchline Magazine printing press, we've been doing a lot of reporting (read: drooling over) on Margaret Cho and her forthcoming musical comedy tour; undertaken, naturally, in support of her forthcoming musical comedy album, Cho Dependent. The album springs...

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Margaret Cho’s ‘Cho Dependent’ available for pre-order now

By | August 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm | No comments

The day we've all been waiting for is finally here, fellow Cho-heads. ...okay, well, that day is actually Aug. 24, when Margaret's debut musical comedy album, Cho Dependent, hits stores, shelves, and the Internets like an American hitting the buffet at Any Restaurant, USA. But...

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Janeane Garofalo in talks to join cast of Criminal Minds spin-off

By | June 28, 2010 at 8:57 pm | No comments

Looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of Queen Janeane soon. Not that we're complaining – frankly, we can't get enough of this hilarious, highly-sarcastic mic-swinger. And now, sources over at Entertainment Weekly inform us that Ms. Garofalo is in close negotiations to join...

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