Features

Greg Proops: Politics unusual

By | February 18, 2008 at 8:11 am | 5 comments

There are few minds in stand-up comedy more complex than Greg Proops'. Sometimes it's a goofy place from where big words are expelled in the name of quick laughs. At other moments -- now more than ever -- a snarled path of incisive and wholly hilarious sociopolitical...

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A Valentine’s from Punchline Magazine

By | February 14, 2008 at 11:42 am | No comments

Attention, men! V-Day is here, and not even the strongest body armor can protect you unless you engage the enemy today armed with at least a dozen roses and a Rosie O’Donnell–size box of chocolates. A general in the battle of the sexes,...

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Punchline Magazine guest blog: Nick Di Paolo says "sportstainment" needs to meet its end

By | February 11, 2008 at 12:02 am | No comments

He's given Pamela Anderson a verbal beating on Comedy Central and he's sparred with fellow quick-wit comedians on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. On stage -- as well as on a new Internet radio show -- he constantly challenges the status quo. Now, comedian Nick Ni Paolo treats...

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Mike Birbiglia: What he should've said …

By | February 5, 2008 at 10:21 am | No comments

Days before his hour-long Comedy Central special premieres (Feb. 9 at midnight), Punchline Magazine checked in with quickly rising comedy star Mike Birbiglia.   Do you have any viewing party plans? I'm going to my girlfriend's friend's wedding, so no. Actually, we might...

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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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