Interviews

Conan show opener Jimmy Pardo on last night's premiere: I got goosebumps

By | November 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm | One comment

Last night 4.2 million people tuned in to see the premiere of Conan on TBS. But before actress Lea Michele or actor Seth Rogen could take to the guest spots and before those at home could bask in the orange glow of the bearded one, the studio audience -- 250 strong -- needed to...

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Marc Maron live Tweets Ken Mehlman experience; gives Punchline Magazine some thoughts

By | September 20, 2010 at 1:49 pm | 5 comments

“Live tweeting” by comedians and other celebrities is not uncommon. Louis C.K., for example, just gained some attention by drunkenly live tweeting some pretty raunchy things about Sarah Palin. And, now, thanks to Marc Maron we have the latest noteworthy installment of this...

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Comedian Steve Hofstetter launches Animated Revolution; Ted Alexandro becomes a pirate

By | September 20, 2010 at 11:07 am | No comments

It’s funny. When Comedy Central tried to roll out the series Shorties Watchin' Shorties in 2004 wherein live stand-up comedy bits were put to animation, it lasted only nine episodes. Perhaps the network was too ahead of the curve? Because it seems more and more comedians are...

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Interview: Irish powerhouse Tommy Tiernan hits New York this weekend

By | September 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm | No comments

Tommy Tiernan is one of the UK's most successful comedians. Sadly, he doesn't make it over to the good (bad?) old USA nearly enough. But, there's great news for a small portion of the country: he'll be in New York City at Comix this weekend. He'll be doing two show each on...

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Judd Apatow talks comedy nerdness on WTF with Marc Maron

By | September 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm | No comments

Another booking coup for our favorite podcast: this week on WTF with Marc Maron, the comedian turned podcast king interviews writer/director Judd Apatow. In this special two-part interview, the second of which just went live online, Marc and Judd cover a range of topics,...

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Philly Improv Theater scouts a new space

By | August 31, 2010 at 12:05 pm | No comments

Since 2005, The Philly Improv Theater has served not only as the only longform improv training center in Philadelphia, but as the area’s strongest source of off-beat comedy shows. It’s grown into a full-blown comedy hub, fostering a comedy community comprised of its a huge...

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Margaret Cho: Ex-boyfriend bludgeoned wife to death, so I wrote a song about it

By | August 18, 2010 at 5:06 pm | No comments

Margaret Cho, as you may well know, has a musical comedy album, Cho Dependent, coming out this coming Tuesday. And yes! Of course we've interviewed her and of course you'll see the full exclusive chat right here on Punchline Magazine. But we first wanted to give you a wee...

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Exclusive video interview with comedian Ryan Singer

By | August 18, 2010 at 11:18 am | No comments

Like I say in this here video interview with comedian Ryan Singer, one of the best things about listening to so much comedy every year is that rare "comedy find." That's when you've never heard of a comedian but then you see or hear an album from said comedian, and are...

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Exclusive video: Todd Barry airport interview

By | July 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | One comment

MONTREAL -- Our coverage of the Just For Laughs comedy is almost done. But That didn't stop me from shoving my camera in Todd Barry's face at the airport here. He was kind enough to chat a bit about his fest experiences and his upcoming dates. Check out toddbarry.com for the...

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