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Robert Kelly: Cringe comedy with a side of sensitive

By | April 1, 2008 at 6:05 am | 5 comments

Just the Tip isn't just the name of comedian Robert Kelly's new Comedy Central album; it's also where the former Tourgasm star's career is headed. Ok, and it's a reference to one of his dick jokes. But there's a lot more to this tough Boston native. Robert Kelly is a bit...

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How the war in Iraq and my son, the Marine, uknowingly urged me into stand-up comedy

By | March 31, 2008 at 8:07 am | No comments

I can’t complain. Life has been pretty good to me. I’ve done everything I ever wanted to do including working as a Hollywood stuntman and performing stand-up comedy. At a very young age I had heard about someone who interviewed people at a...

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Janeane Garofalo: Liberally speaking

By | March 25, 2008 at 4:35 pm | No comments

For more than two decades, comedian Janeane Garofalo has made us think as much as she has made us laugh. Thankfully, 2008 will see our favorite funny socio-political critic film a new stand-up DVD and continue touring the nation's finer comedy friendly venues: she's at Comix in...

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From the Punchline Magazine archives: The Root of all Evil's Lewis Black

By | March 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm | No comments

He may be pissed off, but Lewis Black has his reasons. Punchline Magazine spent some time with the future stand-up comedy legend to see what makes him tick and ticked. In the process, we found a softer side of the surly man in black. (Originally published on...

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Tommy Tiernan: Ireland's ambassador of comedy

By | March 10, 2008 at 3:56 am | One comment

With the release of his new CD/DVD, Something Mental and the premiere of his hour-long special on Comedy Central, Irish comedian superstar Tommy Tiernan makes a major dent in Stateside comedy this month. With palms up, Tommy Tiernan curls his fingers into fist formation and...

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Jon Reep: More Wilco, less Toby Keith

By | March 3, 2008 at 3:53 am | 2 comments

Last Comic Standing winner Jon Reep has made a name for himself as the high-energy, lovable hillbilly from North Carolina. But as you'll soon discover, the comedian embraces all collars, not just the blue kind. Though his name is not exactly household yet, you've no doubt...

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Robert Schimmel: Comedy's best medicine

By | February 25, 2008 at 5:02 am | 2 comments

Veteran comedian Robert Schimmel knows a lot about loss. But it's because of that, he now knows exactly how to live. In his new memoir, Cancer on Five Dollars a Day, the cringe-worthy comic (one of Comedy Central's Top 100 stand-ups of all time), lets us tag along on a very...

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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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