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Bo Burnham, Anthony Jeselnik represent U.S. comics well at Dublin fest

By | July 27, 2010 at 12:44 pm | No comments

DUBLIN -- The final two days of Dublin’s Comedy Carnival offer a chance to catch seven gigs and over 20 comedians. Myself, I also got the opportunity to speak to sometime Demetri Martin collaborator and support act David O’Doherty (if you ever get the chance to catch Martin...

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Natasha Leggero, Reggie Watts, more Americans impress at Dublin comedy fest

By | July 24, 2010 at 9:03 am | 3 comments

DUBLIN -- With circus tent venues and stiltwalkers milling around the beautiful Iveagh Gardens, Dublin’s Carlsberg Comedy Carnival, four days of stand-up in the heart of the Irish capital, attracts a host of top American comics alongside their Irish and British...

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Five UK comedians you need to know about

By | July 1, 2010 at 7:59 am | No comments

Like the headline suggests, we at Punchline Magazine thought it was time to let you know about a handful of UK-based comedians you should keep your eyes on-- the ones who aren't Russell Brand, Ricky Gervais or Eddie Izzard, the dudes you already know about it. To that end, we...

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Punchline Magazine’s dispatch from Kilkenny’s Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, part 2

By | June 6, 2010 at 11:04 am | No comments

KILKENNY, Ireland -- A hectic few days at Kilkenny, where I’ve interviewed eight comics and seen 33 of their sets – including a six hour run of gigs back to back on Saturday night, jogging from pub to theatre, to nightclub, to hotel conference room and back to pub –...

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Punchline Magazine’s dispatch from Kilkenny’s Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, part 1

By | June 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm | No comments

KILKENNY, Ireland -- In terms of physical comedy, I can’t imagine Albuquerque’s Pajama Men get upstaged too often. But the abiding memory of the first gig I saw at this year’s Carlsberg Cat Laughs Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland, was of homegrown trio Des Bishop, Jason Byrne...

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Bill Hicks: Behind the previously unreleased interview

By | March 31, 2010 at 10:04 am | No comments

Just this week, the audio of a never before heard interview with Bill Hicks was released online as part of the British comedy podcast Doubling Up. Co-host of the show and comedian Nick Doody conducted the interview in 1992; the legendary Hicks would die in 1994. And not only did...

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