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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Catch Janeane Garofalo on the season premiere of Criminal Minds

By | February 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_18434" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Janeane Garofalo as profiler Beth Griffith"][/caption] Way back in June of last year, we reported that Janeane Garofalo was likely to be cast as a full-time member of a new Criminal Minds spinoff. Well, she...

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Ted Alexandro is prepping new album, gives a taste on Letterman

By | February 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm | 2 comments

Every time I catch Ted Alexandro live, the dude seems to be better than the last time I saw him. Throughout the years, Ted's material has gotten bit more dark, thoughtful and as a result all-around funnier and satisfying. It was a treat to see him last week at the Beacon Theater...

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The Set List: Punchline’s weekly comedy news wrap-up, Feb. 14, 2011

By | February 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm | One comment

A comedy fan's Valentine's Day would be incomplete without a nicely packaged comedy news wrap-up. Right? Right. That's why we're gifting you with a new episode of The Set List, our weekly video series, wherein comedian Justin Schlegel lets you know what and who is going on in...

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CMT and Rooftop Comedy team up for Next Big Comic contest

By | February 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm | No comments

It’s voting time, America. CMT – yes, the country music channel – has partnered with Rooftop Comedy for CMT’s “Next Big Comic” competition for the second year, and they’ve narrowed the pool of comedians down to eight finalists. Check out and vote on the...

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Michael Showalter gives us Project Top Chef Model on

By | February 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm | No comments

With so many competition-based reality shows on TV these days, it’s impossible to watch them all. Enter Project Top Chef Model. This video, produced by Michael Showalter, combines and parodies pretty much every competition show that Bravo has, and the contestants – played...

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Did Russell Brand play it too safe on Saturday Night Live?

By | February 14, 2011 at 9:42 am | No comments

If you’ve caught Russell Brand’s stand-up on this side of the pond, you know the “I’m more famous in England” disclaimer that he applies to most American crowds is really buildup for explaining his odd hairstyle. But, perhaps because he had so many hats and wigs to don...

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