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Video interview: A Tight Five with Paul Mecurio

By | July 9, 2008 at 4:53 am | No comments

In our second installment of A Tight Five, Punchline Magazine editor in chief Dylan Gadino chats with comedian Paul Mecurio. Filmed, as always, at Comix comedy club in New York City, Mecurio tells us about the early days of The Daily Show (he's been there since the beginning in...

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Paul Provenza: Not all about the laughs

By | July 7, 2008 at 1:17 am | One comment

Paul Provenza is one of the most well-respected comedians of the last two decades, but there came a point in his career when using comedy to simply make people laugh ceased to become a challenge for him. So The Aristocrats director embarked on a new comedic vision (some of that...

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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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