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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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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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