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John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show

By | January 6, 2010 at 10:18 pm | No comments

People planning to watch John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show may want to reserve their own sofas to assure getting a good seat to this comedy-show equivalent of an all-star game. The lineups for the series, which premieres Friday at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central, are teeming with...

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Will Jerry Seinfeld replace Conan O’Brien on Tonight Show?

By | December 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm | 58 comments

The good people of PunchlineMagazine.com do not traffic in rumors. That said, we are not above relaying trumors: speculation that sure sounds real. So we will pass along this scuttlebutt from PopEater: An NBC spokesperson denies it, but TV sources say executives at the...

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NBC announces debut date for Seinfeld’s ‘Marriage Ref’

By | December 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm | One comment

Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman…and entertainers, athletes and comedians, beginning on March 14, when Marriage Ref premieres on NBC. Tom Papa will host the new series from Jerry Seinfield. On it, a panel of showbiz and sports celebs will give advice...

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Louis CK’s ‘Hilarious’ will be first stand-up concert film at Sundance

By | December 3, 2009 at 7:08 pm | 2 comments

For Louis C.K., 2010 may turn out to be merely an extension of 2009. The in-demand comic, was recently seen on the big screen in The Invention of Lying and on the small screen in a recurring role on Parks and Recreation, will premiere his stand-up concert film, Louis C.K.:...

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Maria Bamford stars in new Target ads, watch ‘em here

By | November 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm | 8 comments

“March Madness” is on Prozac compared to the insanity of Black Friday, the starting line of the hysterical holiday- shopping season. In a series of pre-Christmas commercials for Target, our fave manic comic, Maria Bamford, gets us thinking in, well, present tense. Check out...

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Greg Proops: Elsewhere

By | October 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm | No comments

The Great White Snark, Greg Proops, seizes pop culture in his jaw and punctures suck-up politicans, effed-up celebs and clueless civilians on Elsewhere, his furiously funny new CD from A Special Thing Records. Sit back from your CD player when listening to avoid being sprayed...

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Dwight York: Quickies

By | September 14, 2009 at 4:33 pm | One comment

Jokes come in all sizes; sometimes the smaller, the better. Dwight York proves that on Quickies, his barrage of bawdy and balmy humor. If he were being paid by the joke or laugh, either way he would bankrupt his record company, Stand Up! Records: This CD, one of the most...

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Steve Mazan: Comedian’s David Letterman dream comes true

By | September 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm | 13 comments

Not even cancer can stop comedian Steve Mazan from achieving his goal of appearing on the Late Show With David Letterman. Where does time go is the one question that even Alex Trebek, sometimes more condescending know-it-all than Jeopardy! answer man, can’t explain. Not...

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Kathy Griffin petitions to win Oprah’s acceptance

By | August 21, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 30 comments

Anointment from the Poprah through her monthly book club can turn civilian writers into celebrity authors overnight. So comedian and tormented D-lister Kathy Griffin is using the power of the petition to try to persuade Her Eminence, Oprah Winfrey, to bestow the literary...

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