Interviews

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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Three questions with comedian Sam Morril, winner of the Laughing Skull Comedy Fest competition

By | April 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm | 3 comments

If you haven't read out our recap of Atlanta's Laughing Skull Comedy Festival that went down last week, go here. During our time there, we chatted with a few comics, one of which was winner of the marquee event of the fest-- the four-night stand-up competition: Sam Morril. The...

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Judah Friedlander video: "I turned down so many sitcom auditions"

By | March 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm | No comments

Comedy journalist and Punchline Magazine contributor Jeffrey Gurian has been hard at work interviewing comedian subjects for his book, a history of the famous Comic Strip Live comedy club in New York City. He's already banked more than 25 interviews, including chats with Jerry...

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Natasha Leggero's exclusive video interview with Punchline Magazine

By | March 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm | No comments

Recently, comedian Natasha Leggero had a spike in popularity after becoming the first woman nutbag Charlie Sheen responded to on Twitter. Natasha, in her typical scathingly sarcastic tone, tweeted "Charlie Sheen is our Egypt" and Sheen replied, "I'll take it." Forbes decided...

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Video interview: Lisa Landry at Laugh Fest

By | March 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm | One comment

Earlier today over a nice little brunch provided by the Laugh Fest folks, I chatted with comedian Lisa Landry, who landed on our Top 10 Comedy Albums list in 2008. She's just released a brand-spanking new live DVD, called Brazillionaire. I'm not going to give away the punch line...

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