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Punchline Magazine analysis: What exactly is a ‘solo sketch show?’

By | April 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm | No comments

Stand up, sketch, and improv traditionally represent the three main forms of live comedy. Over the last few years, however, there have been derivations of the three forms into shows focused on storytelling or the comic playing multiple characters. Then, there’s the...

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Why you should go to Bridgetown Comedy Festival

By | April 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm | 4 comments

Back in December, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland was voted by Punchline Magazine's readers as the Best Comedy Festival even though it's only in its third year. Heavily featuring stand-up comedy, which the organizers agreed when they founded it, was experiencing a...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: Celebs need to stop doing stand-up comedy

By | April 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm | 11 comments

[caption id="attachment_20609" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Ron Artest: Comedian?"][/caption] Yesterday, Los Angeles Lakers forward very briefly announced that he's delving into the world of live comedy. Whether he's jealous of Shaquille O'Neal's comedy tour or...

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Andy Kaufman’s alter ego Tony Clifton releases concert film; watch the trailer

By | April 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm | No comments

Andy Kaufman's hilarious, but notorious alter-ego, sleazy lounge singer opener Tony Clifton is back with his very own concert film. Tony Clifton: Live on the Sunset Strip filmed last May at the world famous Comedy Store that was both shocked and amazed as audiences first were...

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Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, more star in new UCB movie; watch the trailer

By | April 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm | No comments

The Upright Citizens Brigade, aka the UCB, are now releasing a movie! Created and Directed by one of the founding members of the UCB, Matt Walsh, High Road, the heavily improvised action-road-stoner comedy really is, as one YouTube user commented, "..like a UCB fan's wet...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: the rise of comedian on comedian programming

By | April 4, 2011 at 11:11 am | 4 comments

Late last week, HBO dropped a teaser for their new behind-the-curtain comedy special, Talking Funny (see video below) which features such astronomically big names as Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais simply sitting in a room chatting about their...

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Rise of Rebecca Black explained through video starring Jerry Minor

By | March 31, 2011 at 12:32 pm | No comments

With the literal overnight success of singer Rebecca Black, you might wonder who is behind her seemingly meteoric rise, as even Miley Cyrus has recently commented, "It should be harder to be an artist. You shouldn't just be able to put a song on YouTube and go on...

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