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Video interview: A Tight Five with Mike Birbiglia

By | July 2, 2008 at 2:03 am | No comments

We are extremely excited to give you this news, Punchline Magazine readers. We have teamed up with our friends at RooftopComedy and Comix comedy club in New York City to bring you a weekly interview series called A Tight Five. Each week Punchline Magazine editor in chief Dylan...

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George Carlin (1937-2008): Rest in Peace

By | June 23, 2008 at 7:01 am | No comments

UPDATED: 8:45 pm EST George Carlin died at about 6 pm last night in Los Angeles. He was the first comic I ever became obsessed with. I will miss him. My heart goes out to his family and friends. No doubt, their loss is much greater than my own. Rest in Peace, George. Thank you...

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Bo Burnham: Barely legal comedy

By | June 23, 2008 at 1:08 am | 4 comments

A year ago, not-yet-legal Bo Burnham was just a scrawny kid from the suburbs who had a knack for writing funny songs. But now, millions of YouTube views and a record deal with Comedy Central have made the kid a star. If you spend a lot of time on YouTube, chances are you've...

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Bill Bellamy: Diversifying a portfolio of comedy

By | June 16, 2008 at 3:27 am | No comments

Veteran comedian Bill Bellamy has made a profitable habit of continually reinventing himself over the last two decades. But the Last Comic Standing host has never let go of stand-up. Bill Bellamy is the Madonna of stand-up comedy. Hear us out. Like the Material Girl, the...

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Dan Levy: One minute is all he needs

By | June 16, 2008 at 1:54 am | 2 comments

At 27, Dan Levy is one of the country's fastest-rising stand-up comedians. With two movies about to pop and a daily one-minute talk show on College Humor, summer '08 is looking damn sunny for the bespectacled lad from Connecticut. Dan Levy, the host of the College Humor Live...

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Book excerpt: Chelsea Handler's 'Are You There, Vodka? It's me, Chelsea'

By | June 10, 2008 at 2:50 am | 10 comments

Stand-up comedian and television host Chelsea Handler recently released her second book, Are you there, Vodka? It's me, Chelsea. Below is a full chapter from said book. Enjoy! BLACKLISTED -- By Chelsea Handler I was nine years old and walking myself to school one morning when...

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Bill Engvall: The family guy

By | June 9, 2008 at 7:45 am | No comments

Comedian Bill Engvall is bringing family back to comedy. The proof is in the blue collar comic's stand-up and on The Bill Engvall Show; the second season premieres on TBS this Thursday. On his sitcom, The Bill Engvall Show, debuting its second season on June 12 on TBS, stand-up...

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From the archives… Greg Giraldo: Born to Mock

By | June 3, 2008 at 8:54 am | No comments

(Originally published Dec. 2005) Comedy saved him from the clutches of corporate law. Now, who's going to save the world from Greg Giraldo? Moments before Greg Giraldo arrives on the New York City set of his show, the producers fill no fewer than seven stage monitors with a...

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Maysoon Zayid: Comedian without borders

By | May 26, 2008 at 1:52 am | One comment

Comedian Maysoon Zayid knows no borders. Onstage, her jokes find their way into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, her traditional Palestinian father and the facts that she's Muslim, has cerebral palsy and is still a virgin in her early 30s. Offstage, she spends time in the West...

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