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Friday comedy link carnage from Punchline Magazine

By | August 8, 2008 at 10:08 am | No comments

We here at Punchline Magazine pride ourselves in getting you, dear readers, the most diverse stand-up comedy news throughout the week. But we get lazy on Fridays; and so do you. So each Friday starting today — Friday — we’re going to unleash unto you Punchline...

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Friday stand-up video: Geoff Tate

By | August 8, 2008 at 9:28 am | No comments

Comedian Geoff Tate has nothing against gay marriage– so long as it doesn’t fuck with his commute. Check it...

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Video: Paul F. Tompkins in ‘Private Fireman’

By | August 7, 2008 at 3:01 pm | No comments

Directed by Bob Odenkirk, comedian Paul F. Tompkins is Private Fireman! Private Fireman directed by Bob OdenkirkUploaded by...

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New York Comedy Festival tickets on sale: Louis CK, Katt Williams, Sarah Silverman, Brian Regan slated

By | August 7, 2008 at 1:50 pm | No comments

Tickets for the fifth annual New York Comedy Festival went on sale today. Just yesterday, festival organizers released the official lineup, which includes: Sarah Silverman, Katt Williams, Frank Caliendo, Brian Regan, Louis CK, Carlos Mencia, Joel McHale, Tracy Morgan and more....

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17-year-old Pakistani comic not afraid to call his audience ‘cunts’

By | August 7, 2008 at 1:09 pm | No comments

It seems our fascination with teen entertainers is crossing over to stand-up comedy. Especially in Scotland where 17-year-old Pakistani comedian Ahir Shah is playing the Edinburgh Fringe Festival through Aug. 25, along with 27-year-old comic Alex Maple in a show dubbed One Boy....

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Thursday stand-up video: Dave Waite

By | August 7, 2008 at 10:23 am | No comments

Comedian Dave Waite never wanted to knock dicks in the dirt, despite constant encouragement from Rockin’ Ron. Check it...

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Video: Maria Bamford’s secrets to success

By | August 6, 2008 at 3:56 pm | No comments

Caught this today from our friends at ChuckleDumper and just had to share. In a series of shorts called The Opener, comedian Jim Tews seeks advice from established comics. In this episode, Maria Bamford imparts her secrets to...

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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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