Interviews

Punchline Magazine interview: Sandra Bernhard talks new album, Roseanne, Kathy Griffin

By | June 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm | No comments

In a new, exclusive interview with Punchline Magazine, comedy icon Sandra Bernhard talks about her new live album (out June 7) the fact that she is not in any feud with Kathy Griffin (despite reports) and about her time on Roseanne Barr's now classic, game-changing sitcom. "I...

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Exclusive: Comedians Bill Burr, Robert Kelly, Joe DeRosa talk about their new film, “Cheat”

By | June 2, 2011 at 12:19 pm | No comments

"We've all lived the life. We're not proud of it. We're not ashamed of it. We're just presenting it," Bill Burr tells me during a recent chat I had with him, Robert Kelly and Joe DeRosa about their new short film, Cheat, which debuted at the TriBeCa Film Festival recently. He...

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Watch HuffPo Comedy’s sweet Bob’s Burgers interview

By | May 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm | One comment

The newest addition to Fox’s animated series dynasty, Bob’s Burgers, made a splash when it debuted earlier this year. Since the show has been picked up for a second season, we can continue enjoying the Belcher family’s shenanigans every week. The show’s success is...

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Listen to Trey Parker and Matt Stone's "Book of Mormon" interview from NPR

By | May 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm | No comments

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone sat down with Fresh Air's Terry Gross this morning on NPR to chat about theire mega-successful Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. In the 43-minute interview, the pair cover a lot of ground, talking to Gross about their real-life...

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Exclusive: Mitch Hedberg’s wife Lynn Shawcroft on the new website, Mitch’s legacy and their time together

By | May 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_23033" align="aligncenter" width="398" caption="photo by Brandon Mikolaski"][/caption] With his unfortunate passing in 2005, Mitch Hedberg has gained almost a legendary status in the comedy world. His jokes are quoted constantly and the influence of his...

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Video: Rob Riggle talks Obama, Daily Show, being manly and more!

By | May 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm | No comments

Listen, I know we just posted an in-depth interview with Rob Riggle yesterday and here I am posting yet another Rob Riggle item. But you know what? I don't give a shit. If this becomes the unofficial Rob Riggle Week at Punchline Magazine, so be it. I like the guy. I think he's...

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Video: Comedian Hari Kondabolu is told, "go back to America"

By | May 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm | One comment

I know from speaking with lots and lots of comedians over the last six years or so (jealous?) that doing local press to promote their road shows is not at the top of the list of things they enjoy. But I just watched comedian Hari Kondabolu's appearance from this morning on...

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T-shirt company launches comedian t-shirt line for charity; Maria Bamford kicks it off

By | May 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm | One comment

One of the best things about comedy is that it builds community. There’s something about watching a comic, whether you’re in the comfort of your own home or in a club surrounded by a few friends and many strangers, that connects us. Shared laughter builds bridges,...

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Exclusive audio interview with comedian Guy Earle, fined $15,000 for 'homophobic' insults

By | April 24, 2011 at 2:08 am | 28 comments

A four year-long legal case centered around a stand-up comedian hurling bigoted insults from stage toward a lesbian couple came to a head on April 20. Guy Earle, the comic in question, was ordered to pay accuser Lorna Pardy $15,000 in damages she allegedly sustained in May 2007...

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