Interviews

Punchline Magazine's Streamy Awards red carpet report (VIDEO)

By | April 15, 2010 at 7:54 am | No comments

About two weeks ago, we mentioned that the Streamy Awards -- the Oscar's of the Web world, for lack of a better description -- were being hosted by Human Giant's Paul Scheer and were going down April 11 in Los Angeles. Well, the awards came and went. But we were there on the...

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Jim Gaffigan plays Israel; we analyze the hell out of it

By | April 6, 2010 at 2:12 pm | 2 comments

It's common wisdom that some of the best comedians are outsiders, standing at the fringe of society lobbing critiques inward. But it's also common wisdom that white, tall, blond, Catholics are not outsiders, at least not in America, at least for another year or two. In fact...

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Mike Birbiglia returns to New York for headlining dates, writing book; so let's catch up

By | April 6, 2010 at 10:25 am | No comments

This weekend, the tireless and incredibly versatile Mike Birbiglia returns home for a weekend -- Thurs - Sunday -- of six headlining shows at Carolines, a venue that played a large role in his early success. We thought now would be an excellent time to catch up with Birbigs,...

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Interview: Michael Ian Black book turns into stage production

By | March 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 4 comments

The other night as I was walking through the Union Square area of Manhattan, something caught my attention; it was a poster advertising a theater production based on Michael Ian Black’s 2008 collection of essays My Custom Van. Read our review of the book here. I was surprised...

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UCB founders Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts talk about their new Spike comedy, ‘Players’

By | March 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm | No comments

Matt Walsh, co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade and actor in films such as The Hangover and the brilliant UCB Comedy Central series, is returning once again to television with the new half hour comedy "Players", debuting tomorrow at 10:30 pm EST on Spike. The show...

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Interview: Tammy Pescatelli, winner of Comedy Central's Stand-up Showdown

By | February 2, 2010 at 10:23 am | 3 comments

A month of comedy fans furiously voting for their favorite stand-up comedians to place in the Top 20 of Comedy Central's Stand-up Showdown has come to an end. The highest ranked comics had their Comedy Central Presents specials aired throughout Sunday as a prize. But only one...

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Comedian Kim Coles to host award show for non-slobs

By | December 15, 2009 at 12:28 pm | No comments

Do you know that there’s an organization that celebrates organization? Neither did I, until I heard about the Fifth Annual Los Angeles Organizing  Awards. It's being held on January 30 by the LA chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-LA). If you...

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Gabriel Rutledge on Live at Gotham this week

By | November 9, 2009 at 5:00 pm | One comment

Gabriel Rutledge is a stand-up comic from my town who is set to make his first nationwide television appearance. Rutledge taped an episode of Comedy Central's Live at Gotham this summer and will air nationwide this week on Nov 13. After abandoning a mediocre career in pizza...

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Alan Zweibel talks Saturday Night Live, Larry Sanders and Garry Shandling

By | November 2, 2009 at 11:12 am | No comments

In four decades of comedy writing, Alan Zweibel’s work has provided an enormous range of good answers to the constantly shifting cultural question of “What’s funny?” From the mainstream to the bizarrely experimental, Zweibel has written a number of plays, novels,...

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