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Sarah Silverman Program screens two episodes of new season at live Q&A session

By | January 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_5975" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Sarah Silverman, Steve Agee, Laura Silverman last night at Largo in Los Angeles."][/caption] After over a full year off the air, the Sarah Silverman Program returns to Comedy Central next month, and the...

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Tony Clifton: Andy Kaufman’s spirit carries on

By | December 7, 2009 at 10:21 am | One comment

In the late 1970s, the late legendary comedian Andy Kaufman met and befriended Las Vegas lounge act Tony Clifton-- or so the story goes. Shortly after that, however, we all learned that Andy was Tony... maybe. Either way, Tony's back in the spotlight just in time for the...

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George Carlin: The comedy legend’s daughter talks to Punchline Magazine about his ‘Last Words’

By | November 18, 2009 at 10:28 am | No comments

After decades of setting the bar for stand-up comedy, George Carlin displayed a rare bit of bad timing by dying last year, just as we needed him most. In a career that included over two dozen comedy records, 14 HBO hour specials and three books, it’s remarkable to think how...

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Alan Zweibel talks Saturday Night Live, Larry Sanders and Garry Shandling

By | November 2, 2009 at 11:12 am | No comments

In four decades of comedy writing, Alan Zweibel’s work has provided an enormous range of good answers to the constantly shifting cultural question of “What’s funny?” From the mainstream to the bizarrely experimental, Zweibel has written a number of plays, novels,...

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Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal + The Color Purple?

By | June 30, 2009 at 10:55 am | No comments

Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal bowed for about a minute and a half in appropriate mock theatricality as they took the stage together for a rare co-headlining show at Boston's Wilbur Theatre on June 27. The Flight of the Conchords co-stars didn’t fill the 1,200 seat venue,...

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Wrap-up: Janeane Garofalo, Rob Riggle, Eugene Mirman at AltCom

By | May 11, 2009 at 8:56 am | 2 comments

Opening the second AltCom show on Friday night in Somerville -- that's in the Greater Boston area -- Eugene Mirman skewered the debate over what’s “alternative” perfectly as he read from a manifesto strictly defining the rules of alternative. The list included items like...

Posted in: Features

Dom Irrera: Comedy’s reinvention story

By | February 4, 2009 at 3:33 pm | One comment

At 61, widely-respected stand-up veteran Dom Irrera hasn't lost an ounce of his comedic relevancy. In fact, younger comedy fans are checking him out more than ever. So what's Dom's secret? “So he says ‘My wife's a pain in the ass. She's always busting my friggin' agates....

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Andrew Dice Clay Right Now: Live Blogging The Diceman

By | January 17, 2009 at 11:04 pm | No comments

10:17 PM: Dice enters, in a leather jacket, to a partial standing ovation (he’s completely standing though). He taps the mic and reaches into his jacket for…cigarettes. The crowd applauds wildly. His first words, after two minutes of tapping it: “Test.”...

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Interview: Nick DiPaolo, Gary Gulman, Joe List headline Comics for a Cure benefit

By | January 7, 2009 at 11:13 am | No comments

Occasionally, you come across the kind of warmth and sincerity in the comedy community that can touch the heart (or place the heart should be) of even the most hardened cynic. Tracy Harding has no real links to the world of comedy or activism, but last year, after learning about...

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