Interviews

Steve Martin: I don't have a reason to do stand-up comedy

By | October 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm | No comments

Ed. note: This interview is reprinted with permission from rooftopcomedy.com. I remember watching Steve Martin’s Wild and Crazy Guy on a crinkly VHS tape, while sitting on my parent’s bedroom floor. I was just a little fat kid at the time. My parents were at work, as they...

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Elizabeth Beckwith: Putting the ‘functional’ in ‘dysfunctional childhood’

By | September 24, 2009 at 11:38 am | No comments

The natural kinship between comedy and therapy is almost always acknowledged, but never directly explored by either comedians or the fans who fund treatment for their neuroses. Enter Elizabeth Beckwith, a long-time vet of the stand-up stage who, on Oct. 6, will release her first...

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Video interview: Andi Smith

By | September 2, 2009 at 11:52 am | One comment

In this freshly edited interview -- shot during this summer's Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival -- I get to talking with comedian Andi Smith about her two seasons on Last Comic Standing, her creepy male fans and how she earns extra cash working on porn sites. Be sure to pick up...

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Steve Mazan: Comedian’s David Letterman dream comes true

By | September 1, 2009 at 12:56 pm | 13 comments

Not even cancer can stop comedian Steve Mazan from achieving his goal of appearing on the Late Show With David Letterman. Where does time go is the one question that even Alex Trebek, sometimes more condescending know-it-all than Jeopardy! answer man, can’t explain. Not...

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Hasan Minhaj: Giving comedy the college try

By | August 24, 2009 at 2:51 pm | 4 comments

At just 23 years old, Hasan Minhaj is clearly ahead of the comedy curve. Only two years removed from graduating UC-Davis — where he founded the stand-up/sketch comedy group Gridiron Gang — Hasan is starting to make a name for himself on the national stage. Last year, he...

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Judi Brown-Marmel: The force behind many laughs

By | August 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm | 3 comments

If you’ve spent any quality time here on Punchline Magazine, you’ll know that we pride ourselves on giving you the latest interviews with the biggest names and up and comers in stand-up comedy. But every once in awhile, we also like to introduce you to some of the...

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