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Second trailer for Matt Walsh’s “High Road” is here

By | April 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments

After the landing of the first trailer for Matt Walsh's highly anticipated improvised movie High Road, people were excited, but a little confused as to what an amazing cast was up to. With a cast boasting the likes of Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Horatio Sanz, Abby Elliot, Zach Woods,...

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Punchline Magazine anaylsis: What makes a stand-up comedian?

By | April 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm | 4 comments

What does it exactly take to call yourself a "stand-up comedian?" Is after you take the stage for the first time and kill amongst your friends? Or after you bomb terribly? Do you have to go up night in and night out performing anywhere from clubs and theatres to the corners of...

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Mitch Hedberg’s official site will re-launch with new content

By | April 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm | No comments

Comedienne Lynn Shawcroft, the late Mitch Hedberg's widow, is relaunching the comedy legend's website MitchHedberg.net with all new never before seen video, art work, news and much more. The launch is scheduled to take place during a live event at the Steve Allen Theater in Los...

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LA comedy represents in Portland; a SoCal perspective on the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

By | April 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm | 2 comments

As the fourth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland came to a close yesterday, some of the best, brightest, and most original in comedy were put on display to uproarious, standing room only crowds. This is especially true for the LA comedy scene. Looking at the list of...

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Matt Walsh: High on improv

By | April 25, 2011 at 9:40 am | No comments

Improvisation in cinema has been tried a few times over history. The films of auteur Robert Altman were noted to use a script as merely a blueprint from which the actors improvised from. As the sophistication of certain audiences has risen, improvisation on screen has become...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: the comedy podcast goes postmodern

By | April 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm | No comments

Due to the recent surge in popularity, It was only a matter of time, but now it's official: the comedy podcast has gone postmodern. Yesterday, via the Plop List, a wonderful hub of everything related to comedy podcasts, the arrival of Succotash- The Comedy Podcast Podcast was...

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Man found guilty after twittering joke bomb threat; comedians question freedom of speech

By | April 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Paul Chambers was found guilty for sending a menacing communication, as reported by BBC News, for tweeting a joking bomb threat, "Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You've got a week... otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!" This test of the limits of freedom of speech...

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Garfunkel and Oates drops “Weed Card” video in honor of 4/20

By | April 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm | 2 comments

After Kristen Schaal's starring role in the National's "Conversation 16" last month, the wait is finally is over for the next hilarious music video that will undoubtedly go viral. The lovely, talented, and hysterical comedy music duo of Garfunkel and Oates dropped their newest...

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How Charlie Sheen sort of stole a little bit of Norm Macdonald’s Twitter thunder

By | April 19, 2011 at 11:28 am | One comment

Last week, Charlie Sheen recovered from another disastrous performance to "two standing ovations" at New York's Radio Music Hall.. The same week, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald premiered on Comedy Central following an hour long special from Macdonald a few weeks ago; the new...

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