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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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The Danny Lobell Show: Comedy Radio's Motley Crue

By | December 10, 2007 at 11:23 am | No comments

For the past five years, New York City comedian Danny Lobell and the staff at The Danny Lobell Show have been hitting the airwaves with bizarre banter and comedian interviews. But will 2008 turn the lights on for the up-and-coming radio team? By Dylan P. Gadino I Photos by...

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Dave Attell: Captain Comedy

By | December 3, 2007 at 11:14 am | No comments

By the name of his new HBO special, Captain Miserable, you'd think veteran stand-up comedian Dave Attell has a few bones to pick with life. But it's just that he thinks the dark side of existence is funny. Turns out, he's right. Photos By Heidi Kikel Just as there is such a...

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Rodney Carrington: Ten gallon comedy

By | November 12, 2007 at 11:03 am | No comments

Comedian Rodney Carrington has a pair of gold albums, a hilarious new book and thousands of adoring fans-- not to mention a movie-writing partner in Toby Keith. But at the end of the day, the Texas native is just a down-home, simple dude that wants to make you laugh. Beer,...

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Paul Mooney: 100% flammable

By | November 5, 2007 at 10:58 am | No comments

Punchline Magazine's Noah Gardenswartz ignites the combustible writer and comedian, who will soon spread his fiery gospel on his Showtime special: Jesus Is Black, So Was Cleopatra-- Know Your History. To many older comedy fans, Paul Mooney is the guy who wrote for Richard...

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Tim and Eric: Awesome Interview, Great Job!

By | November 5, 2007 at 10:55 am | No comments

With nary a traditional premise or punch line in sight, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have amassed and amazingly strong cult fanbase. Now with the second season of their Adult Swim sketch show Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! set to premiere and a brand new live talk...

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