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The threat is real: Larry King announces stand-up comedy dates

By | February 23, 2011 at 10:31 am | No comments

As you know, Larry King retired from his always-awkward, but for some reason well-respected chat show on CNN, Larry King Live, after 25 years at the helm. A month before that, we told you about Larry King's possible plans (threats?) to attempt a turn in stand-up comedy and in...

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The Set List: Punchline’s weekly comedy news wrap-up, Feb. 21, 2011

By | February 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm | No comments

It's time for The Set List-- our weekly video series, wherein comedian Justin Schlegel lets you know what and who is going on in the world of comedy. This week, we talk about Tim Allen's new TV gig, Daniel Tosh, The Comedy Award nominees and much more. Check it...

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Dane Cook provides levity on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

By | February 21, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 3 comments

As a show about home remodeling, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition can be an unexpected tearjerker. At least, I’ll admit – begrudgingly – to getting a little misty eyed if I happen to catch a particularly moving episode. But the show does offer moments of levity. In last...

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Portlandia recap: “Blunderbuss”

By | February 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm | 3 comments

Portlandia, the deft and very funny sketch comedy brainchild of SNL-er Fred Armisen and former Sleater-Kinney member, Carrie Brownstein, smells like a combination of a dusty bookshop and a strong organic espresso. It wears combat boots, bathes only when necessary, and eats...

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30 Rock recap: It’s Never Too Late For Now

By | February 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments

What does every self-respecting career woman with a love for sandwiches do when she breaks up with Matt Damon? She buys a fannypack and gives up on any hope for a romantic future. This week’s 30 Rock highlighted just that event in our dear Liz Lemon’s life. After breaking...

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Community recap: “Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking”

By | February 18, 2011 at 11:00 am | No comments

This week, Community bequeaths more of its sticky goodness all over us. So let's get to it! Episode: "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking" We open slightly disoriented. What's with the weird lighting, the strange camera angles...? Oh, we're in Abed's documentary. Okay,...

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Patrice O'Neal's "Elephant in the Room" debuts Saturday, let's watch a Web-exclusive

By | February 17, 2011 at 11:54 am | No comments

This is a long-time coming, comedy fans. Patrice O'Neal will finally debut his own one-hour comedy special on Comedy Central this Saturday at 10 pm EST. I've already seen it and it doesn't disappoint-- unless you hate Patrice O'Neal or any comic who talks about incredibly...

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Laura Prepon will play Chelsea Handler + first look at “After Lately”

By | February 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm | One comment

In January, we told you folks about one of Chelsea Handler’s many projects, a pilot for NBC inspired by her own exploits from her 20s as told in Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. And the ball’s started rolling on the casting front for that show: Laura Prepon, most...

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Do you want to hear Marc Maron say, "Aww…C'mon, Gallagher" over and over?

By | February 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm | 4 comments

It’s not my intention to beat a dead horse, but I just can’t stop re-listening to the Marc Maron – Gallagher interview. Yes, the one wherein the latter comedian storms out of Maron’s Portland hotel room where the interview was being recorded. Now, as I’ve written...

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