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The Whitest Kids U’ Know: Sketch gone wild

By | February 4, 2008 at 10:18 am | 2 comments

  So you thought the first season of The Whitest Kids U' Know was a bit, um, strange? Can you imagine what those five twisted minds could conjure if their series was uncensored and uncut? Imagine no longer; this month, IFC brings you the fucked up reality. To call The...

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The Divine Comedian: Jay C. (the only forgotten Son?) addresses his Daddy issues

By | January 29, 2008 at 12:02 pm | No comments

By John Delery I Illustration By Matt DeAngelis Shortly before trotting onstage, the Divine Comedian stops rehearsing His set and inspects His pecs in the dressing-room mirror. Look at You. You're a God. Or you would be by now if Dad Almighty would finally retire to North...

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Richard Zoglin: Comedy at the Edge

By | January 29, 2008 at 11:54 am | No comments

As George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Steve Martin were making names for themselves, they were also building a sturdy foundation for stand-up comedy. In a new book, Comedy at the Edge, Time magazine editor Richard Zoglin honors perhaps the most important generation of stand-up...

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Pete Dominick: Comedy's utility player

By | January 21, 2008 at 11:50 am | No comments

He spends his days at Sirius radio, his nights at The Colbert Report and New York City's comedy clubs and his weekends headlining across the nation or opening for the legendary Artie Lange. For comedian Pete Dominick, there's no rest for the funny. Photos By Kevin...

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Dan Cummins: Comedy rising

By | January 21, 2008 at 11:42 am | 2 comments

What happens when a former psychology major with little direction -- but with a wicked imagination -- gets nudged onto a comedy stage? Seven years later, with high-profile Comedy Central gigs and national headlining shows booked into summer, the answer for stand-up comedian Dan...

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Steve Byrne: Byrne Center

By | January 14, 2008 at 11:39 am | No comments

With his very own one-hour Comedy Central special in the can, a major national comedy tour at full steam and a movie to shoot -- not to mention a rabid fan base -- comedian Steve (or Steben to his mom) Byrne is poised to become the breakthrough comedy star of 2008. On the...

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The 5th Annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival: Comedy with a Purpose

By | January 14, 2008 at 11:33 am | 2 comments

By Daniel Petrino With its largest roster yet and a week's worth of killer shows scheduled, this formerly one-time-only event has turned into one of the most anticipated yearly comedy showcases. PunchlineMagazine.com talks to festival co-founder and comedian Dean...

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Lavell Crawford: Huge man; huge laughs

By | January 7, 2008 at 11:45 am | No comments

Mainstream television viewers may know the corpulent comedian from last season's Last Comic Standing on NBC. But this 18-year comedy veteran is no overnight success. With his sights on Hollywood and a new Comedy Central special airing on Feb. 22, Lavell Crawford is about to take...

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Happy New Year from Punchline Magazine

By | December 22, 2007 at 11:28 am | One comment

It's that time of year again, faithful PunchlineMagazine.com readers. It's time to re-evaluate our lives and make some changes. Or at least type them out in resolution form, show the world and then do nothing to make those promises a reality. This year, as a nod to all...

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