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Tony Clifton’s ‘Live on the Sunset Strip': Punchline Magazine reviews the rough cut

By | April 18, 2011 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments

Fans and co-conspirators alike crammed into the Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles last week for a sneak preview of an early cut of Tony Clifton: Live on the Sunset Strip. The documentary captures the highs, lows, and on-stage vagina shavings of Tony Clifton’s four-night...

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Kevin Smith is not a comedian, but he’ll give you the George Carlin treatment on Oct. 23

By | October 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm | No comments

For Kevin Smith, his upcoming EPIX performance special, Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40, is both a happy accident and a culmination of many of his recent, high profile battles with cyber antagonists and Southwest Airlines (he was kicked off a flight for being too large; see video...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News

Louis C.K.: Escape to reality

By | June 28, 2010 at 11:38 am | One comment

Louis C.K. gets a second shot at being a television star, as his FX series Louie premieres tomorrow. Regardless of ratings, however, the veteran performer has long ago locked up his position as one of the most important comedians of our time. Here's why. As sharp a comedian...

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Joe DeRosa: The Depression Auction

By | June 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm | No comments

In The Depression Auction, Joe DeRosa mixes outrage – a solid stand-up staple – with something much less common but more interesting, an attempt at maturity. He doesn’t let anyone off the hook, including himself. Rare is the comic who makes himself relate to George W. Bush...

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Interview: ‘I Am Comic’ director Jordan Brady

By | June 11, 2010 at 11:51 am | No comments

If it were possible to apply the themes of a documentary as heartbreaking and inspiring as King of Kong (2007's geeky video game players documentary) to a profession as drug-ridden as stand-up comedy, I Am Comic just about pulls it off. Former stand-up Jordan Brady mixes...

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Tony Clifton spotted outside bondage-themed night club

By | May 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm | 5 comments

I spotted Tony Clifton nightclubbing outside of Voyeur in West Hollywood, late Friday night before  he began his string of shows at The Comedy Store, which started last night. He promised that much when I interviewed him a few days ago. He told me: "We’re going out Friday...

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Tony Clifton returns, whether you like it or not

By | May 14, 2010 at 7:51 am | No comments

My previous run-ins with Tony Clifton have been well documented, but I can’t help but be excited by the news that the venerable lounge lizard has once again emerged from (what I assume is) a haze of hookers and booze for a four-night stand at the famous Comedy Store in...

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Bobby Slayton: The comedy pitbull never rests

By | March 4, 2010 at 9:20 am | One comment

Long overdue, the legendary Bobby Slayton will premiere his first hour long cable comedy special and DVD. Born to be Bobby finds the pitbull sharper and more venomous than ever. For nearly thirty years, Bobby Slayton’s X-rated fearlessness has made him the quintessential...

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Steve Agee: Comedian for all seasons

By | February 2, 2010 at 12:56 am | No comments

Just days away from the premiere of the third season of the Sarah Silverman Program, Steve Agee -- one half of the most dynamic gay couple on television -- gets deep about reality television, Twitter and his dramatic shift in the popular Comedy Central series. Steve Agee is...

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