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Italian comic insults Pope; risks being jailed for five years

By | September 12, 2008 at 12:02 pm | No comments

Italian comedian Sabina Guzzanti may be put on trial in Rome for insulting the Pope, according to London’s Guardian newspaper. Guzzanti, known for her take-offs of the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, risks being jailed for up to five years due to a speech she...

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Friday stand-up video: Cy Amundson

By | September 12, 2008 at 10:37 am | No comments

Some people just always need to be the center of attention. But with life getting more and more extreme how do you grab everyone’s gaze away from world chaos? Comedian Cy Amundson fills us...

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Ron White arrested on marijuana possession

By | September 11, 2008 at 2:46 pm | No comments

Ron “Tater Salad” White was arrested in Vero Beach, Fla., on Wednesday on possession of marijuana. According to officials, an anonymous caller tipped them off that a plane arriving at the Vero Beach airport carried a passenger in possession of illegal drugs. Police...

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Boston stand-up vet Steve Sweeney to be honored at city’s comedy fest

By | September 11, 2008 at 12:05 pm | No comments

The 9th annual Boston Comedy Festival kicks off this Sunday with a new annual tradition.The Festival features seven days of shows from some rising stars in stand-up, culminating with a Finals where the top 8 comics will compete for a $10,000 prize. But this year, the Festival...

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Video: J. Chris Newberg wants to give Jennifer Aniston a baby

By | September 10, 2008 at 2:37 pm | No comments

In a Comedy.com original, musical comedian J. Chris Newberg offers some options to the baby-hungry Jennifer Aniston. Check it...

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Barack Obama stabs at comedy to get votes

By | September 10, 2008 at 12:26 pm | No comments

With the GOP hitting him harder than ever, it’s time for Barack Obama to get tougher. His strategy? Comedy. At least that’s how it seemed at a recent town hall meeting in Michigan. Obama garnered laughs from the crowd with a number of cutting remarks about John McCain and...

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Comedian Al Franken wins Democratic primary

By | September 10, 2008 at 12:03 pm | No comments

We’re one step closer to having a comedian in the U.S. Senate, with SNL alum Al Franken winning the Democratic Senate primary in Minnesota. Franken easily won the seven-way competition, earning nearly 70 percent of the vote. The comedian will now face incumbent Republican...

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Video: Hire a comedian to do your dirty work

By | September 9, 2008 at 4:06 pm | No comments

In Comedy.com’s original series, Comedy 911, a pro comedian is hired to do the things you don’t want to do. Get it? Good. Check comedian Mike Bridenstine in...

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Last chance to win Mitch Hedberg’s new album, out today

By | September 9, 2008 at 3:29 pm | No comments

If you haven’t submitted a haiku about Mitch Hedberg yet in an effort to win his new album, Do You Believe in Gosh? — just cam out today — do it now. Here are the full rules. Send your entry to contest@punchlinemagazine.com. Read Punchline Magazine’s...

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