Beloved comedy manager/producer passes away

By | September 24, 2008 at 11:38 am | No comments

Chuckle Monkey this morning reported that comedy manager and producer Marty Fischer died late Monday night after sustaining a massive heart attack. Ken Pringle, head of Chuckle Monkey has this to say about Fischer: Marty didn’t have that “behind the scenes” comedy...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Chad Daniels

By | September 24, 2008 at 10:45 am | No comments

What would happen if hack joke topics were taken to task? Let’s ask comedian Chad Daniels. Check it...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jon Fisch

By | September 23, 2008 at 11:00 am | No comments

New York comedian Jon Fisch touts the benefits of having majored in psychology. Plus, sex charts are fun! Check it...

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Eugene Mirman waxes political, again

By | September 22, 2008 at 5:40 pm | No comments

New York Magazine is continuing their every-day discussions up until the Nov. 4 election. They recently ran another transcript of a conversation between comedian Eugene Mirman and Eli Attie, former writer for Al Gore and The West Wing. They wonder about the rapid news cycles,...

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Historic Seattle Comedy Underground reopens

By | September 22, 2008 at 4:38 pm | No comments

Clog! announced today the long awaited re-opening of the historic Seattle Comedy Underground. Closed initially four months ago for renovations and seismic retrofitting, the Underground’s new location will be just short distance away from where it first opened 27 years...

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NY Comedy Fest readies 26 shows, adds Sherri Shepherd

By | September 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm | No comments

In honor of the New York Comedy Festival’s fifth anniversary, organizers are producing a record 26 shows this year, including the return of the “New York’s Funniest Stand-Up” Contest. Sherri Shepherd, one of The Views’ co-hosts has also been recently added to the...

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Free taping: witness the Awkward Kings of Comedy

By | September 22, 2008 at 1:24 pm | No comments

The Awkward Kings of Comedy is a new stand-up performance documentary starring four alternative African-American comics, showcasing a category of black comedians rarely witnessed: the nerd group. Awkward comedians Victor Varnado, Hannibal Buress, Eric André, and Baron Vaughn...

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Monday stand-up video: Steve Hofstetter

By | September 22, 2008 at 10:30 am | No comments

Occassional Punchline Magazine guest blogger and all-around solid comic, Steve Hofstetter made his late night network premiere on Craig Ferguson’s show last week. Check it...

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The Boston Comedy Festival steams on, one more night to go

By | September 20, 2008 at 4:26 pm | No comments

Last night of semi-finals were Friday at the BCF, which has had me and dozens of other comics making nightly trips to the Hard Rock for five consecutive nights. That should be illegal. In the first contest, Rob O’Reilly and Mario DiGiorgio advanced. And, for all the...

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