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Laughter yoga hits the States

By | December 18, 2008 at 11:55 am | No comments

In the wake of the country’s dour economic situation, a growing number of people have been turning to a fairly new form of mental/physical exercise: laughter yoga. Studies have long shown that laughter has many physical benefits in addition to mental ones. Laughter yoga...

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Tracy Morgan, John Mulaney, Nick Kroll team up for movie

By | December 17, 2008 at 1:07 pm | No comments

Comedian Tracy Morgan will star in a new movie penned by up and coming stand-up comedians John Mulaney and Nick Kroll. The movie, Roommates will center around those famous Nigerian e-mail scams. According to MTV.com: The comedy is centered around [those] scams — the ones...

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George Wallace, Sinbad celebrate MLK day

By | December 16, 2008 at 1:29 pm | No comments

As a celebration of Martin Luther King Day and the upcoming Obama inauguration, the Tom Joyner Morning Show on BlackAmericaWeb.com is welcoming some special comedian guests. Starting yesterday through this Friday, December 19, the TJMS will be reviewing the best and worst of...

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Punchline Magazine presents the 10 best comedy albums of 2008

By | December 16, 2008 at 11:54 am | 10 comments

We're excited to announce Punchline Magazine's top 10 stand-up comedy albums as well as the one, most exciting up and coming stand-up comedian we think you should pay attention to in 2009. This list has nothing to do with record sales. This list simply represents the collective...

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Marc Maron’s “Scorching the Earth” tickets now on sale

By | December 15, 2008 at 2:01 pm | No comments

We’re very proud to announce that Punchline Magazine will be producing Marc Maron’s new show, Scorching the Earth on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 10 pm in New York City. It’s the first time Maron will be performing this piece in its entirety. Below is a description of the...

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Old Mencia/Rogan fight inspires law professors’ study

By | December 15, 2008 at 1:34 pm | No comments

Remember that video from a few years back (see below) where Joe Rogan confronts Carlos Mencia about stealing material from other comedians? Well, the much publicized confrontation raised questions about intellectual property laws in the relatively unprotected realm of stand up...

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Monday stand-up video: John Roy

By | December 15, 2008 at 11:53 am | No comments

The way comedian John Roy sees it, rappers have really lost the thug lifestyle. Check it...

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Friday stand-up video: Macio

By | December 12, 2008 at 12:53 pm | No comments

Comedian Macio sheds some light on Italian culture. Hint: food is a big part of it. Check it...

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Jim Norton to pop the Viper Room’s comedy cherry

By | December 11, 2008 at 6:04 pm | No comments

Even if you don’t live in Los Angeles, you’ve no doubt heard of the Viper Room. Its been a famous Hollywood hotspot for years, having been co-owned by Johnny Depp until 2004 and the place where the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Sean Penn would hang out regularly in...

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