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Comedian looking to establish a credible stand-up comedy scene in Lebanon

By | March 24, 2008 at 8:25 am | No comments

Lebanese comedian Nemr Abou Nassar has given himself a monumental task: creating a well-respected stand-up comedy scene in his country. Nassar is part of a small but growing comedy circuit in the tiny nation, bordered by Syria, Israel and the Mediterranean Sea. According to...

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Stand-up comedy book to become film: Carlin, Martin, Pryor featured

By | March 22, 2008 at 4:41 am | No comments

Oscar-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler bought the rights to the recently published Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America and is planning to produce a documentary version of the book. Comedy legends George Carlin, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor and more will...

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NYC Underground Comedy Festival is more about quality, not quantity, in 2008

By | March 21, 2008 at 12:25 pm | No comments

Organizers of this year’s New York City Underground Comedy Festival announced today their intentions to scale back the amount of festival shows and up the quality of the participating comedians. “We still want to present new, quality faces to the industry...

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PunchlineMagazine.com hot shows of the week: March 22 – March 27

By | March 21, 2008 at 7:41 am | No comments

Kevin Pollak: 3/22 - Hilarities - Cleveland, OH Auggie Smith: 3/22 - Funny Bone - Springfield, Ill Paul Mooney: 3/23 - Carolines - NYC, NY Drew Hastings: 3/23 - Cracker’s - Indianapolis, IN Ian Bagg: 3/26 - Improv - Washington, DC Bob Goldthwait: 3/27 - Tommy T’s -...

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Friday stand-up video: Matt Braunger

By | March 21, 2008 at 4:11 am | No comments

Comedian Matt Braunger is finally speaking up about one of our country’s biggest problems: owls. Check it...

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It’s Danny Lobell Show Friday: God’s Pottery, more!

By | March 21, 2008 at 3:50 am | No comments

Today on The Danny Lobell Show 1-4 p.m. ESTS at comicalradio.com and cringehumor.com: God’s Pottery, Stand Up! Records founder Dan Schlissel and more. Be sure to tune in early to hear the Punchline Magazine Weekly Wrap Up. For now, check out Doug Stanhope’s pre...

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Thursday Stand-up video: Bonnie McFarlane

By | March 20, 2008 at 1:50 am | No comments

Comedian Bonnie McFarlane has jumped on the baby bandwagon. Check it...

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Mike Birbiglia: Trailer for ‘Stanley Cuba’

By | March 19, 2008 at 10:10 am | No comments

From the official movie site: The project was conceived not only as a parody of Kubrick’s life and work, but also an investigation into parody itself. Intellectual property lawyers attempt to put photography student Stanley Cuba under contract to the shadowy Guggenvich...

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Janeane Garofalo readies new stand-up DVD

By | March 19, 2008 at 4:52 am | No comments

Comedian Janeane Garofalo will film a new stand-up comedy DVD this Spring in Seattle, WA, though an exact date has not yet been set. “It’ll be contingent on my 24 schedule, Garofalo tells Punchline Magazine. “We start filming again...

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