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Punchline Magazine analysis: Jim Gaffigan is more subversive than you think

By | March 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm | 23 comments

When you think of a comic who really speaks the truth, who really tells it like it is, when you think about a subversive comedian, who do you envision— leftist folks like David Cross or Janeane Garofalo; maybe libertarian Doug Stanhope? You know who you probably don’t...

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Dane Cook chats with Marc Maron: A study on first impressions and the 'real' self

By | July 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm | 16 comments

I just listened to Marc Maron's incredibly enlightening Dane Cook interview from this week’s episode of WTF with Marc Maron. It got me thinking about my own experiences getting into comedy under the shadow of Cook. Shortly after I started doing stand-up, I was talking shit...

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Jim Gaffigan plays Israel; we analyze the hell out of it

By | April 6, 2010 at 2:12 pm | 2 comments

It's common wisdom that some of the best comedians are outsiders, standing at the fringe of society lobbing critiques inward. But it's also common wisdom that white, tall, blond, Catholics are not outsiders, at least not in America, at least for another year or two. In fact...

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What if… Pandora Internet radio had a comedy section?

By | December 22, 2009 at 11:12 am | 2 comments

I can’t tell you how much I love Pandora. For the uninitiated, Pandora is a music service in which you identify a song or artist that you like and then Pandora will create a radio station based on elements found in that song or artist’s oeuvre. You then get to give those...

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