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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Paula Poundstone: The mother of all comedians

By | July 23, 2007 at 9:54 am | No comments

Unlike most comics, who leave wake-up calls for dinnertime, Paula Poundstone typically rises before the son -- and the daughters, too, for that matter. She needs every precious second to do her "real job -- raising two lively teenage girls (Toshia, 16, and Allie, 13) and an...

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Tom Green: Spinning a New Web of Comedy

By | July 23, 2007 at 9:34 am | No comments

Three years after MTV dropped his show, Tom Green --with backing from ManiaTV -- installed a half-million-dollar broadcast studio in his living room. Hundreds of thousands of Tom Green fans now clamor each night not for their remotes, but instead for their keyboards and...

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Doug Stanhope: Out of Darkness Comes Comedy

By | July 16, 2007 at 9:31 am | No comments

Comedian Doug Stanhope knows a thing or two about hard living and hard truths. But are the masses ready for his scathing brand of stand-up comedy? We'll see who's still standing after his new Showtime special, No Refunds premieres next month. by Dylan P. Gadino I photos below...

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