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Friday stand-up video: Patrice O’Neal

By | January 25, 2008 at 8:34 am | No comments

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Send us your pics: Nick Swardson edition

By | January 24, 2008 at 10:57 am | No comments

Punchline Magazine reader Janel, from California, sent us this gem of her and comedian Nick Swardson. “It was taken when Nick came to perform at a free show at UC-Riverside, Janel says. “I bugged him for this awesome photo right before he took...

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ComedySpace Thursday: Bill Cosby

By | January 24, 2008 at 7:14 am | No comments

Take a break today and enjoy one of the best pieces of stand-up in history. For more videos, check out Punchline Magazine’s ComedySpace at:...

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Comedy Central to release ‘The Best of Comedy Central Presents’

By | January 22, 2008 at 2:51 pm | No comments

Comedy Central will release The Best of Comedy Central Presents: Uncensored Feb 5. The DVD will include CCP’s from Brian Regan, Jim Gaffigan, Dane Cook, Lewis Black, Carlos Mencia, Demetri Martin and Jeff Dunham. The collection will be available in stores...

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Dan Cummins: Comedy rising

By | January 21, 2008 at 11:42 am | 2 comments

What happens when a former psychology major with little direction -- but with a wicked imagination -- gets nudged onto a comedy stage? Seven years later, with high-profile Comedy Central gigs and national headlining shows booked into summer, the answer for stand-up comedian Dan...

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The 5th Annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival: Comedy with a Purpose

By | January 14, 2008 at 11:33 am | 2 comments

By Daniel Petrino With its largest roster yet and a week's worth of killer shows scheduled, this formerly one-time-only event has turned into one of the most anticipated yearly comedy showcases. PunchlineMagazine.com talks to festival co-founder and comedian Dean...

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Vanessa Hollingshead: Unconditionally funny

By | September 17, 2007 at 10:22 am | One comment

By Daniel Petrino Through her darkest and most triumphant times, veteran stand-up comedian Vanessa Hollingshead could always find stability in comedy If you watch comedian Vanessa Hollingshead perform, you'll quickly discover her off-color comedy comes, in part, from two...

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Paul Mecurio: How I Single-handedly Stopped a Train and Lived

By | June 18, 2007 at 8:48 am | No comments

Superman may have been more powerful than a locomotive, but the Man of Steel never did what I did last week -- single-handedly stop Amtrak. How did I pull off this act of heroism? Was I like that mythical woman everyone always talks about who lifted a car off her son, saving...

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Taking Stock: Tolerated Joke Theft

By | April 30, 2007 at 7:45 am | One comment

Joke stealing has been getting a lot of attention lately, due to the battle between Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia. Joke theft is always going to exist, for the simple reason that stealing jokes is a lot easier than writing them. But there's a brand of purloined punch line that...

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