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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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Friday stand-up video: Andy Ritchie

By | January 23, 2009 at 11:59 am | No comments

The only soap opera comedian Andy Ritchie ever liked was the one gangsta rappers started among themselves. Check it...

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Last Comic Standing’s Jim Tavare to record DVD

By | January 22, 2009 at 4:06 pm | No comments

You may remember British comedian Jim Tavare as one of the finalists from the most recent season of Last Comic Standing. He was the real tall, bald dude who told one-liners while playing the double bass. In the end, he and the other finalists could not beat winner Iliza...

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Spotted: Jeffrey Ross at D.C. mall on Inauguration Day

By | January 22, 2009 at 3:00 pm | No comments

Ok, he wasn’t spotted by me but someone saw Jeffrey Ross at a mall in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration...

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Thursday stand-up video: Pete Dominick

By | January 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm | No comments

Are you ready to have your mind blown? Comedian Pete Dominick will blow it. Ready, set,… Check it...

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