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Marc Maron: Heartbreaking Comedy

By | October 8, 2007 at 10:46 am | No comments

How do you turn frayed emotion and freshly splayed wounds into something brilliantly funny? Ask veteran stand-up comedian Marc Maron. Inherent in most great comedy, and in most great art of all kinds, is tragedy and heartbreak. Even the most optimistic stand-ups find a way to...

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Kyle Cease: A Familiar Face

By | October 8, 2007 at 10:43 am | No comments

He's only 30, but stand-up comedian Kyle Cease already has a Comedy Central album and half-hour special under his belt. Now, the LA-based comic will be seen this week on the same network in his first hour-long special Weirder, Blacker, Dimpler. No doubt, you've seen stand-up...

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Michael Ian Black: Comedy’s Snark King

By | October 1, 2007 at 10:40 am | One comment

Sure, he's known for dishing the kind of dry humor that makes you suspect he's kinda sorta fucking with you, but when you get right down to it, he's just a really funny guy who's decided to take a stab at stand-up. And is actually good at it. You know Michael Ian...

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Vanessa Hollingshead: Unconditionally funny

By | September 17, 2007 at 10:22 am | One comment

By Daniel Petrino Through her darkest and most triumphant times, veteran stand-up comedian Vanessa Hollingshead could always find stability in comedy If you watch comedian Vanessa Hollingshead perform, you'll quickly discover her off-color comedy comes, in part, from two...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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