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CNN explores comedians’ popularity on Twitter

By | May 13, 2009 at 11:56 am | No comments

If you’re a comedian and you’re not on Twitter, you’re doing something wrong. That seems to have become the case in the past year, anyway. The latest social networking craze, with its 140 character or less status update format, has become a quick way for comics to connect...

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Jeff Dunham’s “Achmed” routine reaches milestone

By | May 13, 2009 at 10:37 am | 7 comments

The just-released “100 Million Views Club” rated Jeff Dunham’s famous “Achmed the Dead Terrorist” routine as the fourth-most watched Internet video of all-time, with over 196 million worldwide views. Dunham’s routine is the only stand-up comedy clip in the Top 10 and...

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Jeff Dunham’s “Achmed” routine reaches milestone

By | May 13, 2009 at 10:37 am | No comments

The just-released “100 Million Views Club” rated Jeff Dunham’s famous “Achmed the Dead Terrorist” routine as the fourth-most watched Internet video of all-time, with over 196 million worldwide views. Dunham’s routine is the only stand-up comedy clip in the Top 10 and...

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Aziz Ansari rages war on IMAX

By | May 12, 2009 at 12:25 pm | One comment

Last night, Aziz Ansari (stand-up comic, actor, awesome dude) visited a theater near him to catch the new Star Trek movie. Imagine his frustration after dropping the extra $5 for the IMAX experience only to find that the screen is not gigantic or amazing in any way. Instead, he...

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How did we miss Larry the Cable Guy pitching for NutriSystem?

By | May 11, 2009 at 10:26 pm | No comments

It happened last year? He lost 50 pounds? He did a commercial with friggin’ Dan Marino. It’s a strange world,...

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Monday stand-up video: Geoff LaFleur

By | May 11, 2009 at 11:39 am | No comments

With all the hype surrounding the new Star Trek movie, I thought it would be awesome to share a hilarious trekky clip for the day. While I couldn’t find one to suit my needs, I did find this great clip from Geoff LaFleur about using the Coinstar machine - which you have to...

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Just because: Uncut Robert Kelly interview

By | May 9, 2009 at 10:49 pm | One comment

If you're here on Punchline Magazine, you may know about our web series, A Tight Five, wherein I interview well-known comedians onstage at Comix comedy club in New York City. Robert Kelly was one of our early victims. Below is the completely uncut version of the interview. There...

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Comedian video interviews for the weekend

By | May 8, 2009 at 3:51 pm | No comments

Happy Friday, comedy fans. We thought we’d utilize embeddable code technology today and roll out a few past episodes of our video interview series A Tight Five. We’ve been taking a break from posting new episodes but we promise you that we’ve been shooting. We...

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Classic Steven Wright album to be reissued

By | May 8, 2009 at 3:02 pm | No comments

Steven Wright’s classic album I Have A Pony will be reissued in a deluxe anniversary edition. The Grammy-winning, 1985 album cemented Wright’s place in history as a master of dry, one liners and a true comic original. The album will be released by Reprise Records on May 12...

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