Features

Video interview: A Tight Five with Lisa Landry

By | July 23, 2008 at 2:35 pm | No comments

In our fourth episode of our weekly video interview series, A Tight Five, filmed at Comix in New York City, Punchline Magazine editor in chief Dylan Gadino chats with comedian Lisa Landry. You've seen her all over Comedy Central, she's got a new album, Put Your Keys in the...

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Doug Williams: Standing up for comedy

By | July 23, 2008 at 9:07 am | 7 comments

With the success of the third season of Starz' First Amendment Stand-up, produced by Martin Lawrence, show host and veteran comedian Doug Williams is on the verge of a career breakthrough. For the past eight years, the country has been steeped in military quagmires, a flailing...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Pat Dixon

By | July 22, 2008 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Joining a cult may seem like bad idea… until you learn about all the perks. Comedian Pat Dixon lets you in on a secret. Check it...

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Comedy club owner wants to fine Jesse Jackson for using n-word

By | July 22, 2008 at 1:27 pm | No comments

When Michael Richards caused a national stir by using the N-word at his LA’s Laugh FActory, club owner James Masada joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson in condemning the incident. Masada instituted a $50 fine for any time the word was used on his stage. Now that Jackson has...

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Chris Rock returns to HBO with new stand-up special

By | July 22, 2008 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Chris Rock will return to HBO with a new stand-up special this year. The 90-minute show, Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger will premiere Sept. 27 and will feature live footage from performances in South Africa, New York and London. From BlackVoices.com: I wanted to do the type of...

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Monday stand-up video: Jessi Campbell

By | July 22, 2008 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Comedian Jessi Campbell has an odd, but effective way to deal with hand dryer hogs at pubic bathrooms. Check it...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jeremy Essig

By | July 18, 2008 at 10:50 am | No comments

Comedian Jeremy Essig’s love of tasty chicken dishes forced him into a world he wasn’t quite ready for. Check it...

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German comic shatters Chris Rock record

By | July 18, 2008 at 10:50 am | No comments

German comedian Mario Barth shattered Chris Rock’s comedy show attendance record he set in July: Rock played for 15,900 people in London. On Saturday, however, Barth performed for 70,000 comedy fans at Berlin Olympic Stadium. The funny thing about Barth, is that he’s...

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Stand-up DVD production to increase + Jeff Dunham for the holidays

By | July 18, 2008 at 10:45 am | No comments

Image Entertainment, a major production/distribution company, has just made a deal to increase their support and promotion of comedy. They’re reaffirming their relationship with comedy producers Levity Productions, to distribute up to seven additional titles of their projects...

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