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Exclusive: Mitch Hedberg’s wife Lynn Shawcroft on the new website, Mitch’s legacy and their time together

By | May 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_23033" align="aligncenter" width="398" caption="photo by Brandon Mikolaski"][/caption] With his unfortunate passing in 2005, Mitch Hedberg has gained almost a legendary status in the comedy world. His jokes are quoted constantly and the influence of his...

Posted in: Interviews, News

In what setting is a comedy album best recorded?

By | May 12, 2011 at 5:38 pm | 3 comments

Though recording a comedy album of any kind is largely just a matter of capturing spoken word, the sound quality of the laughter is something to consider. Last night I (along with more than 100 others) was lucky enough to watch Patton Oswalt run through the new special he's...

Posted in: News, Opinion

Punchline Magazine analysis: Is it ever OK to heckle a comedian?

By | May 11, 2011 at 11:28 am | 4 comments

The implicit agreement when you go to a live comedy show -- whether it's stand-up, sketch, or improv -- is that you are there to be entertained and hopefully you do some laughing. Thus, the dynamic of a comedy show should be: the audience sits and listens and the comedian or...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News, Opinion

Video: Jason Nash, Jen Kirkman, Brody Stevens get inspired by Liam Neeson’s “Taken”

By | May 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm | No comments

Sure, you probably enjoy watching Taken with Liam Neeson and yelling at your TV while Neeson dispatches a group of bad guys. In fact, that's probably how people seem watch Taken. Comedian Jason Nash, as part of his musical duo Limo Driver (w/ Peter Bumgarner), has made this...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

Interview with Rob Riggle, ultimate Renaissance comedy machine

Interview with Rob Riggle, ultimate Renaissance comedy machine

By | May 9, 2011 at 12:40 pm | No comments

Comedian Rob Riggle is everywhere. He's on the big screen, the small screen, and stages across America, and now, on a webseries produced by AXE Shower Gel and Comedy Central Digital, hosting the AXE Dirtcathalon. Punchline Magazine got a chance to catch up with Riggle and his...

Posted in: Features

First impressions on JerrySeinfeld.com; simplicity is key

By | May 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm | One comment

If you happen to see a show and see a comedian that you really like (or really hate), odds are you'll visit their website. What you'll find is pretty much the same: news, their best clips of them performing, merchandise (if they're big enough to have any), blog and links to...

Posted in: News, Opinion

“Comedy Garage” film proves the power of indie comedy

By | May 5, 2011 at 2:08 pm | 5 comments

Comedy in a garage; it's the perfect illustration of that classic line from Field of Dreams, "If you build it, they will come." The documentary The Comedy Garage by Logan Leistikow (who also lives at the Comedy Garage) gives a perfect snapshot of underground comedy and how live...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

Paul Provenza and friends bring improvised stand-up comedy to Montreal, Edinburgh

By | May 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm | No comments

Improvised stand-up? Have you ever heard of such a thing? Or, maybe you think you've seen that go down when some stand-up has nowhere to go with their material. Actually, a new live show produced by comedians Troy Conrad and Paul Provenza, Set List, further refines the idea of...

Posted in: News

Exclusive first review of “High Road,” Matt Walsh’s directorial debut

By | May 2, 2011 at 9:05 pm | 2 comments

Simply put, High Road is hilarious. The audience adored the film at its world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival on Friday, and showed their appreciation with frequent swells of laughter. There's been plenty of speculation and Internet buzz about the Matt...

Posted in: Reviews, TV/Movies

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