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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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Will Ricky Gervais appear on the U.S. version of The Office?

By | January 15, 2010 at 3:05 pm | One comment

[caption id="attachment_5964" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Gervais as Office character David Brent"][/caption] Although nothing's 100 percent certain, reports are a float that Ricky Gervais is planning to reprise his iconic David Brent role for the U.S. version of...

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Louis C.K. shows his hatred for hecklers in I Am Comic

By | January 14, 2010 at 5:43 pm | No comments

All comics hate a heckler, but no one’s every articulated their hatred quite as perfectly as the world’s most articulate comic. In this clip -- from the documentary I Am Comic by Jordan Brady -- Louis C.K. expounds on his disdain for people who won’t shut up during his...

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Eddie Izzard wants to produce outdoor comedy festival

By | January 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments

Eddie Izzard, always the man with the plan (even if that plan does include knee-high fishnets), is thinking of setting up his own comedy festival. Crafted in the manner of the millions of musical festivals that dot the cultural landscape, this idea was perpetuated by Izzard's...

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Dana Carvey plans new sketch series for Fox

By | January 12, 2010 at 10:30 am | One comment

In the midst of all this NBC late night controversy, a sketch veteran and one-time front-runner for Letterman’s 12:30 time slot is getting back in the TV game. Variety reports that Dana Carvey, one of Saturday Night Live’s greatest impressionists and star of the underrated...

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Ricky Gervais will play Wembley

By | January 11, 2010 at 2:04 pm | No comments

Ricky Gervais's star continues to grow, and the huge man behind the huge laughs will appropriately make a huge pit-stop on his current stand-up tour: Wembley Arena, reports Chortle, the UK's leading sourcing of comedy news. At a capacity of 12,500, these April 26 and 27 shows...

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Saturday Night Live’s new season begins slowly with few highlights

By | January 11, 2010 at 10:58 am | No comments

Happy New Year! It’s a brand new decade and Saturday Night Live is back. But don’t get your hopes up too high. Winter break, it seems, did little to inspire the show’s writers. Let’s face it, when you’ve got a former basketball star with no acting range as your first...

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Jay Leno addresses cancellation rumors

By | January 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm | One comment

On tonight's episode of The Jay Leno Show, viewers will see the man himself addressing the rumors of the show's cancellation that ran rampant today online. "I don't think there's any truth to the rumor," Jay says, jokingly adding that "NBC only cancels you when you're in first...

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Carlos Mencia and Cedric sign sitcom deals with ABC

By | January 6, 2010 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments

Comedians Carlos Mencia and Cedric the Entertainer have inked sitcom deals with the ABC network. Mr. Mencia’s show will center on a his life in a large immigrant family. Mr. The Entertainer’s show will focus on his character, a retired baseball player working as a radio...

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