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Logo to debut drag queen comedy special

By | January 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm | No comments

Q: What's better than a man onstage, telling funny jokes? A: A man onstage, telling funny jokes.... in heels! Here's another thing we bet you didn't know: January is national drag history month. In honor of this monumental occasion, the gay-oriented cable channel Logo is...

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Paula Poundstone to host Art Directors Guild awards

By | January 21, 2010 at 2:30 pm | No comments

It’s not exactly the Oscars gig, but the always entertaining Paula Poundstone will be center stage when she hosts the Art Directors Guild 14th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 13 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Young Frankenstein star Gene...

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Steve Harvey named new host of Family Feud

By | January 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm | 6 comments

Steve Harvey –one of The Original Kings of Comedy, the star of The Steve Harvey Show, Me and the Boys, and the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show– will be taking over as the host of Family Feud this coming fall. For the next four seasons of the show, Harvey...

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Reno 911! duo sell pilot to NBC

By | January 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm | No comments

So maybe NBC doesn't suck as bad as we all thought. On Tuesday, it was announced that Peacock Network (now thoroughly plucked, it seems) would be picking up a pilot written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, the co-creators and writers of the now-canceled Reno...

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Jeff Dunham named highest grossing comedian on tour in 2009

By | January 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm | One comment

Pollstar magazine has just named comedian/ventrioloquist Jeff Dunham as the top grossing touring comedian of 2009 in its recent Top Tours ranking. His ticket sales added up to a whopping $34.6 million, more than doubling the numbers that gave him the same top ranking in 2008....

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Denis Leary, Jay Leno, Steven Wright alma mater starts stand-up comedy class

By | January 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm | No comments

With alumni like Jay Leno, Denis Leary and (dropout) David Cross and Steven Wright Emerson College in Boston has gained a reputation as natural breeding ground for young comics. In the past, comedically-driven students have always gone for it on their own time, but starting next...

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Monday stand-up video: Sarah Silverman acknowledges Martin Luther King

By | January 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm | No comments

Happy Martin Luther King Day, folks. From her 2005 Jesus is Magic special, here is Sarah Silverman honoring Martin Luther King-- as only she...

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Sigourney Weaver proves her star power on Saturday Night Live

By | January 18, 2010 at 11:53 am | No comments

Sigourney Weaver was the undisputed star of this week’s Saturday Night Live, and it’s not simply because she was the host. From the moment she took the stage for her monologue until she waved goodnight during the all-cast round-up, Weaver really dug in and owned her...

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Punchline Magazine live Tweeting Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais

By | January 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm | 4 comments

Just wanted to drop a quick note letting you all know that we'll be providing running commentary during the Golden Globes tonight at 8 pm EST on NBC. Specifically Aparna Nancherla, DC-based comedian, who has one of our most favorite Twitter feeds, will be tweeting. So, be sure...

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