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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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Jimmy Fallon warms up for late night

By | December 11, 2008 at 3:35 pm | No comments

In anticipation of taking over as the host of NBC’s Late Night on March 2, Jimmy Fallon has started warming up audiences with nightly video blogs. There have been two so far, the first of which showed him giving a quick tour of his studio and unveiling his house band – The...

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We get it… comedians hate Carlos Mencia

By | December 11, 2008 at 3:01 pm | No comments

Since the inception of Punchline Magazine three years ago, I’ve made a point to keep the tone of the site positive. From what I hear from our readers, it’s something they appreciate. That’s not to say there haven’t been a few reviews that have landed more on the negative...

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Thursday stand-up video: Nikki Glaser

By | December 11, 2008 at 12:22 pm | No comments

It’s always funny to hear a comedian talk shit about their family. It’s even funnier when their family is in the crowd. In this clip, Nikki Glaser regales her audience with a not-so-flattering story about her aunt. Check it...

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Jerry Lewis to receive an Oscar

By | December 11, 2008 at 12:15 pm | No comments

It was announced today that Jerry Lewis will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at next year’s Oscar ceremony in honor of his tireless work on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Jerry is a legendary comedian who has not only brought laughter to...

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Report: Tommy Davidson hosts NESN Comedy All-Stars

By | December 10, 2008 at 4:38 pm | No comments

If you don’t live in New England, you’ve probably never heard of NESN, the local channel covering Red Sox and Bruins games. But, if you do live in New England, and you’re addicted to sports, you probably spend a lot of time glued to NESN, at least during...

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