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Indie comedy show turns into film; Gaffigan, Maron, Garofalo show support

By | February 8, 2011 at 5:09 pm | One comment

If I’m a sucker for one kind of movie, it’s the comedy documentary. Sadly, it’s not the most common genre, but a new trailer has just been released for a film that will please any comedy nerd. Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!, by Liam McEneaney and Victor Varnado,...

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Robert Smigel turns 51 today; our love for him turns infinity, or something

By | February 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm | No comments

Robert Smigel, the creator and man behind (or partially inside) Triumph the Insult Comic Dog as well as the creator of TV Funhouse and so much more, turns 51 today. To celebrate we're employing the power of embedding; below is one of our fave Triumph dispatches. If you don't...

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In case you're not sick of watching Super Bowl ads…

By | February 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm | One comment

...here are two that aired last night, featuring a total of three stand-up comedy icons: Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr and Richard Lewis. By the way, Punchline Magazine proudly uses GoDaddy.com. Snickers is a "sometimes" food,...

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Julian McCullough, Sean O'Connor endure "feats of strength" in new Atom.com video

By | February 7, 2011 at 11:34 am | No comments

If you haven't checked out comedians Sean McCullough and Sean O'Connor's new Atom.com series Sean and Julian, let me submit that you should be checking it out. Their third episode "Feats of Strength" recently posted and it doesn't fail to deliver some quality laughs. In it,...

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Dana Carvey gives SNL the old school treatment, and a few laughs along the way

By | February 7, 2011 at 10:24 am | One comment

Watching Saturday Night Live this week felt like introducing your mature, good-natured adult friends to that crazy cool old college buddy that you reminisce about all the time. At first, it was great, with the show spotlighting the biggest and best marks host Dana Carvey left on...

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Ricky Gervais was a David Bowie-like pop star; let’s watch!

By | February 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm | One comment

Before Ricky Gervais was making waves with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, he was fronting a 80s British New Wave group, Salon recently pointed out. Seriously. The group, called Seona Dancing, enjoyed some modest success across the pond before breaking up in...

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Stephen Colbert auctioning off painting of himself for DonorsChoose.org

By | February 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm | No comments

Need some fine art to grace your living room? Or, alternatively, a painting featuring the piercing gaze of America’s greatest American? Stephen Colbert is auctioning off one of his infamous portraits through Phillips de Pury and Company. And Portrait 5, Stephen(s) doesn’t...

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Conan O'Brien will guest on Jimmy Pardo's "Never Not Funny"

By | February 4, 2011 at 11:08 am | One comment

This coming Tuesday is a big day for podcasting. The one and only Conan O'Brien will play the rare role of guest on a talk show-- on comedian Jimmy Pardo's Never Not Funny, to be exact. This will be Conan's second appearance on the show-- he was on in late 2009. Now, some of...

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A $1 million UCB comedy prank goes up in flames

By | February 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm | No comments

Craig Rowin asked for one simple thing: One million dollars. Not $5,000. Not $100,000., but one million dollars. "Not for anything specific. I just think it would be awesome," says the UCB sketch actor in his first of three request videos. Rowin gained notoriety after calling...

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