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Steve Hofstetter: Who Books That?

By | March 19, 2007 at 8:20 pm | No comments

By Steve Hofstetter I grew up in New York City, and not in the way that people from Connecticut did. I lived a few blocks from a subway and fewer blocks from a project. We moved when I was in high school and, as the crow flies, my new bedroom window was less than 30 feet from a...

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Tom Shillue: Comic belief

By | March 19, 2007 at 7:19 am | One comment

Busy everyman comedian Tom Shillue is more than confident in his ability -- he's Overconfident, the apt title of his new CD. So exactly what stokes the jokes in this husband, father, comedian (and admitted dork)? By John Delery It's lunchtime on W. 14th and 9th in New...

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Harland Williams: Communes with Comedy

By | March 12, 2007 at 6:43 pm | One comment

You've quoted his quirky characters from some of Hollywood's most memorable comedies, but comedian Harland Williams is more than a urine chugging cop. He enjoys long walks in the forest, painting at home and writing children's books. Seriously. Over the past two decades Harland...

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Ralphie May: Real Comedy

By | February 7, 2007 at 7:52 pm | One comment

Stand-up comedian Ralphie May might not have the traditional good looks or chiseled abs that translate to mass appeal. So where, then, does this Last Comic Standing star get off appealing to the masses? By Noah Gardenswartz The truth is not something stand-up comedian...

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Jonathan Katz: Professional Humorist

By | January 30, 2007 at 7:35 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedian Jonathan Katz is not a doctor, but he played one on Comedy Central for six seasons. Now the wise and witty Dr. Katz has left his couch long enough to record his debut album. By John Delery For the price of admission and two drinks, audiences at comedy clubs...

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Sarah Silverman: Born to Offend

By | January 22, 2007 at 8:00 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman has made a career of being hilariously offensive on stage. Now with her new Comedy Central show, The Sarah Silverman Program, she’s turning the traditional scripted comedy on its ear… in part, by pooping her...

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Jim Norton: Comedy's Lovable Degenerate

By | January 15, 2007 at 6:51 pm | No comments

A true bastion of free speech, stand-up comedian Jim Norton -- the man on Opie and Anthony's third mic -- knows his way around a groan inducing joke-- not to mention the "casual encounters" section on Craig's List. Photos by Heidi Kikel for Punchline Magazine When we arrive...

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Josh Blue: Comedy Afflicted

By | January 8, 2007 at 6:37 pm | One comment

Punchline Magazine presents the year’s greatest stand-up underdog story: After his Last Comic Standing victory, the wise-beyond-his years comedian releases his first live concert film, is booked into next summer and preps for a lifetime in the laugh...

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D.C. Benny: On the Rocks: Semi-factual fiction

By | December 12, 2006 at 6:34 pm | No comments

He always took the train home right before the holidays. Same jacked-up ass-rape fares but less people. The train was nice because he could think and drink; more of the second but enough of the first. When he got to his hometown he did his family time....

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