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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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Brian Regan: ‘The Epitome of Hyperbole’ in stores today and I get sappy about it

By | September 9, 2008 at 1:06 pm | No comments

Brian Regan’s second hour-long Comedy Central special The Epitome of Hyperbole is out today. While it premiered on the network three days ago, this is your chance to snag the full performance without those nasty commercials– not to mention bonus material that...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Andi Smith

By | September 9, 2008 at 10:39 am | No comments

Comedian Andi Smith proves that sometimes billboards on the side of the road can tell you much more about your life than you would’ve thought. Check it...

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Pastor does stand-up comedy at night

By | September 8, 2008 at 5:21 pm | No comments

Mark Fitter was recently hired as the new lead pastor at California’s Capistrano Valley Church. But he faces tougher crowds with his night job as stand-up comic. Fitter was born Jewish. His family converted to Christianity when he was still a kid living in St. Louis, the...

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