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Video: Katt Williams gets animated

By | January 27, 2009 at 12:24 pm | No comments

Sometimes when stand-up comedy fans get bored and happen to have animation skills, they’ll create an animation around a favorite comedy bit. We’ve studied this. We know it’s true. Turns out there’s some animators out there that like Katt Williams. Lucky...

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Jim Norton and Artie Lange in concert, together for the first time

By | January 27, 2009 at 12:13 pm | No comments

We just got word that Jim Norton and Artie Lange will, for the first time, perform in concert together. It’s going down at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA (outside of Philly) on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 8 pm. Doors are at 7pm. Get your tickets at livenation.com. Tickets...

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Video: Patton Oswalt interviewed about “Big Fan”

By | January 26, 2009 at 6:06 pm | No comments

In his to-be-released movie Big Fan, Patton Oswalt plays a crazed New York Giants fan who ends up getting beat up by his favorite player. It would’ve been awesome if Patton was allowed to beat up this interviewer. No, it wouldn’t. That’s not right....

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Obama targeted in 769 jokes last year

By | January 26, 2009 at 5:06 pm | No comments

A lot has been written about how stand-up comedians and late-night television would, in 2009, handle political humor—what with Barack Obama in the White House. We’ve already gotten a taste of how the liberal-leaning Daily Show might treat Obama. They’re targeting him for...

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Prison comedy classes cause controversy

By | January 26, 2009 at 3:05 pm | No comments

Are stand-up classes an acceptable program for prison inmates? Not according to British Justice Secretary Jack Straw. According to a recent article in the UK’s The Independent, the politician has drawn harsh criticism for shutting down a series of programs designed to...

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Kyle Cease crowned king of comedy in Stand-up Showdown

By | January 26, 2009 at 1:40 pm | No comments

It was a comedic battle of David vs. Goliath this month in Comedy Central’s Stand-up Showdown. Rising from the depths of 15th place to 1st in less than two weeks, Kyle Cease and his extremely devoted fan base brought down Jeff Dunham and his inanimate suitcase...

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Yoram Bauman, the stand-up economist

By | January 26, 2009 at 11:31 am | No comments

Yoram Bauman has had a profile in Time magazine, a segment on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and a post on The New York Times Economix blog. He is an economics professor at the University of Washington and also the self-proclaimed “World’s First Stand-up...

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Follow our ‘Stand-up Showdown’ live Twitter event

By | January 23, 2009 at 9:40 pm | No comments

Comedy Central will be airing the Stand-Up Showdown marathon this Sunday at noon. To commemorate the event - or at least give us something to do while we watch CC Presents re-runs until the winner is revealed - Punchline Magazine will be Live Tweeting throughout the marathon. If...

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Zach Galifianakis and Joaquin Phoenix have similar beards

By | January 23, 2009 at 5:43 pm | No comments

We have pictures to prove it. See? They’re right under these words: These beards remind us of that episode of Cheers where all the guys grow bushy face ornaments and compete to see which beard is best through a series of Carla Tortelli-approved tests. Thanks to YouTube, we...

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