Features

The New York Underground Comedy Festival: The NYUCF gets its wings

By | September 17, 2007 at 10:18 am | No comments

The former little festival that could proves it's here to stay-- and invites the rest of the world to watch The fifth annual New York Underground Comedy Festival is almost underway, taking place this year from Sept. 27 to Oct. 8th. And, according festival organizers,...

Posted in: Features

Greg Fitzsimmons: A total poser… literally

By | September 10, 2007 at 10:13 am | No comments

When Punchline Magazine visited Chicago's Edge Comedy Club on its opening weekend, we found veteran comic Greg Fitzsimmons more than happy to take some time from his set to strike some poses. Words and Photos by Alana Grelyak alana@punchlinemagazine.com Chicago's a city...

Posted in: Features

Bob and Tom: Ambassadors of Comedy

By | September 4, 2007 at 10:08 am | No comments

For nearly a quarter of a century, Midwest radio gods Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold have been pushing some of the greatest (but underexposed) comedians into the spotlight. With a new Comedy Central special, DVD and massive tour set to launch, the duo has just given comedy fans...

Posted in: Features

Mike Birbiglia: Stand-up comedy's next future legend

By | September 1, 2007 at 10:37 am | No comments

With the release of his new Comedy Central offering, My Secret Public Journal Live, comedian Mike Birbiglia proves he's no longer an up-and-comer. Punchline Magazine tells you why, at the age of 29, this New York City comic is his generation's best. When I interviewed Mike...

Posted in: Features

Todd Barry: Quiet Confidence

By | August 27, 2007 at 9:59 am | No comments

Comedian Todd Barry doesn't need to yell to get his points across. His jokes serve him just fine, thank you. By Dylan P. Gadino Veteran stand-up comedian Todd Barry has a habit of slowly seeping into comedy fans' subconscious. Maybe it's his trademark voice. You know the one:...

Posted in: Features

John Heffron: Walking the line

By | August 13, 2007 at 9:52 am | No comments

Comedian John Heffron, season-two winner of Last Comic Standing, isn't resting on his laurels. He's navigating the waters of Internet comedy, psychoanalyzing hecklers, and, whether he likes it or not, cranking out new material as quick as his active mind will allow. By Noah...

Posted in: Features

Pablo Francisco: Voices of a new comedy generation

By | August 13, 2007 at 9:48 am | No comments

With a new DVD about to go international and thousands of fans across the country hanging on his every word – and voice(s) – stand-up comedian Pablo Francisco is living large. He’s got the hot tub to prove it. Interview...

Posted in: Features

Andi Smith: "I hope Paris Hilton dies"

By | August 6, 2007 at 9:50 am | No comments

Sometimes this crazy world doesn't make much sense -- war, disease, St. Louis-based stand-up comedian Andi Smith being voted off this season of Last Comic Standing. Fret not, sweet babies. Punchline Magazine is here to sing you a lullaby and help make sense of it all.* by...

Posted in: Features

Tom Papa: Our (Comedy) Hero

By | July 30, 2007 at 9:40 am | No comments

Having joined artistic forces with Rob Zombie, veteran stand-up comedian and longtime Jerry Seinfeld road warrior, Tom Papa enters the world of El Superbeasto and comes out ready to battle evil...sort of. By Dylan P. Gadino Comedian Tom Papa is not your typical hero. He's not...

Posted in: Features