Features

Silverman, Kimmel not each other’s main squeezes anymore

By | July 15, 2008 at 12:46 am | No comments

After five years together, Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel have broken up. We suppose comedy nerds across the country can now fantasize about Silverman without that fantasy being interrupted by an angry Kimmel. We had our staff body language expert decode the photo to the...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jeremy Essig

By | July 15, 2008 at 12:20 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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‘Reality Bites Back’ contestant, Kyle Cease answers some questions

By | July 14, 2008 at 4:44 am | No comments

We all know that reality TV shows are not real. They’re elaborate productions with scripts and story lines and cast with non-actors who are usually competing for a prize. When Comedy Central does reality TV however, it’s usually really not real. When I first heard of...

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Stand-up comedy around the world: a glance at China’s and Africa’s scenes

By | July 14, 2008 at 4:00 am | No comments

I’m in China for a few weeks, visiting a few different cities. Checking in on the computer early one morning, I decided to dial up comedycentral.com. No luck. Little did I know, the Chinese government blocked Comedy Central’s site last month, deeming it unsuitable for their...

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Just For Laughs: Montreal's comedy fest in its 26th year

By | July 14, 2008 at 1:00 am | No comments

Just For Laughs in Montreal is where every comedian aspires to perform and where every comedy fan enjoys the fruit of those comics' labor. Last week began the English-speaking portion of Just For Laughs in Montreal, the largest and longest running comedy festival in the world....

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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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