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Artie Lange checks into rehab

By | August 6, 2008 at 2:41 pm | No comments

Comedian and Howard Stern Show radio sidekick Artie Lange has checked into rehab for drug and alcohol abuse. The 40-year-old admitted himself into an intensive outpatient rehabilitation program over the weekend, his spokesperson confirmed. Lange has previously struggled with...

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Burmese comic faces two years in prison for speaking out against government

By | August 6, 2008 at 1:12 pm | No comments

Comedy is about making people laugh, of course but is also many times about speaking your mind– on and off stage. That’s the way it works in the States anyway. In southeast Asian country Myanmar (aka Burma), however, speaking your mind gets you a far different...

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Doug Stanhope protests Edinburgh’s comedy festivals; willing to play 16-hour show for 14 grand

By | August 6, 2008 at 12:05 pm | No comments

For decades now, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland has been one of the biggest, most important stand-up comedy events in the world. As the name suggests, it’s not an event that has ever necessarily made a habit of cow-towing to the biggest, most mainstream-minded...

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George Carlin’s ashes dispersed

By | August 6, 2008 at 10:10 am | No comments

Members of George Carlin’s family spread the comedian’s ashes over spots in New York City and New Hampshire late last month, the Associated Press reports. After spreading ashes in front of some New York City comedy clubs daughter Kelly Carlin-McCall, and older brother,...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Bengt Washburn

By | August 6, 2008 at 7:07 am | No comments

Comedian Brengt Wasburn tells you all you need to know about growing up Mormon. Check it...

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Video: Flight of the Conchords’ Jermaine Clement’s starring movie role

By | August 5, 2008 at 10:03 pm | No comments

From the fine folks at UK’s Chortle comes this clip of Jermaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame, who snagged a deal to star in a cult comedy motion picture called Gentleman Broncos. Jared Hess, the nutbag behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, is directing the flick...

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Video preview: ‘South Park’ season 11 out Aug. 12

By | August 5, 2008 at 8:14 pm | No comments

Dear, Team PunchlineMagazine.com: South Park’s complete season 11 is out Aug 12, on DVD and Hi-Def pubic insert chips. For now, Take a stroll down memory lane and watch this very, um, memorable clip from said season that you probably remember. Ah, memories. Stay tuned....

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Orthodox Jewish comic takes stand-up off-Broadway

By | August 5, 2008 at 3:48 pm | No comments

Chris Campbell was born from Italian and Irish-Catholic parents in Philadelphia and is now a stand-up comedian. There’ s nothing too unusual about that. Except, years after being a drug and alcohol-addicted Philadelphia area Catholic school teen, way, he became Yisrael...

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Russell Peters lands Showtime gig

By | August 5, 2008 at 12:09 pm | No comments

Comedian Russell Peters will make his debut on Showtime next month with his own stand-up special, followed by a series showcasing comics from around the world. Peters’ latest special, Red, White and Brown, was taped at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden during the...

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