Opinion

Brody Stevens’ Twitter feed has become a must-follow for comedy nerds; but is the comic losing it?

Brody Stevens’ Twitter feed has become a must-follow for comedy nerds; but is the comic losing it?

By | August 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm | 4 comments

Many times, the most frustrating thing about a comedian can be trying to figure out when or if said comedian is joking or not. While Andy Kaufman based most of his career on challenging audiences and their expectations, irony and sarcasm can easily be lost on the public. They...

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Why Doug Stanhope shouldn’t have to apologize for his Sarah Palin bit

Why Doug Stanhope shouldn’t have to apologize for his Sarah Palin bit

By | August 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm | 12 comments

The Down's Syndrome Association in the UK is not happy with comedian Doug Stanhope. They’re also more than a little upset with the BBC. Here’s the deal: On Aug. 4, Stanhope was a guest on host Richard Bacon’s popular Radio 5 Live BBC radio show. At one point, Bacon says...

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Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes but more accurate — Aug. 8 – 14

Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes but more accurate — Aug. 8 – 14

By | August 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm | No comments

Aries: Hey, you know how you like whistling that solo from that Scorpion’s song, “Winds of Change?” This week I want you to work on never doing that again. It’s really fucking annoying. Your lucky element is Paladium. Taurus: This week I want you to fly like an eagle....

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Rory Scovel successfully does stand-up in total darkness, accompanied by live music

Rory Scovel successfully does stand-up in total darkness, accompanied by live music

By | August 3, 2011 at 11:42 am | 2 comments

When performing comedy in front of a live audience, it's strongly recommended that the stage be lit. If specifically performing stand-up, it's also recommended that indie rock music not be playing during the performance. Given how obvious those two observations are, going...

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“30 Rock” will go on without Alec Baldwin, says Lorne Michaels; but, should it?

“30 Rock” will go on without Alec Baldwin, says Lorne Michaels; but, should it?

By | August 2, 2011 at 9:26 am | 2 comments

Remember a while back when Alec Baldwin was all “Show’s over!” in regard to 30 Rock’s next season? He hasn’t commented on the series’ longevity in recent days, but executive producer and Saturday Night Live godfather Lorne Michaels has. And all I have to say is… uh...

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GQ lists the most stylish comedians of all time; and Greg Proops is not on the list

GQ lists the most stylish comedians of all time; and Greg Proops is not on the list

By | August 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm | No comments

Today, GQ released yet-another comedy-related feature online. I say "another" because you can see their official Comedy Issue on stands now; the cover subject is none other than a half naked Mila Kunis, Makes sense, right? Eh. You can read more of my thoughts on that...

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Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes, but more accurate — Aug. 1 – Aug. 7

Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes, but more accurate — Aug. 1 – Aug. 7

By | August 1, 2011 at 9:49 am | No comments

Aries: Adam Sandler is going to offer you a lead role in his new movie. Turn it down. I still want the time back I spent watching the trailer for Grown Ups. And, you’re not going crazy, Rob Schneider really has been following you. He’s hoping to piggyback his way onto the...

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Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs; yep, he still hates Dane Cook and Jay Leno

Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs; yep, he still hates Dane Cook and Jay Leno

By | July 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm | 3 comments

MONTREAL – Andy Kindler is a force; perhaps even The Force of which that nut Obi-Wan was always flapping his old man space gums about. Watching him perform… well, I hesitate to use the exhausting phrase “comedian’s comedian,” for fear of riddling this recap with...

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Comedian Moshe Kasher’s book is going to be amazing

Comedian Moshe Kasher’s book is going to be amazing

By | July 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm | One comment

When we (then, Punchline Magazine) named rising comedian Moshe Kasher a comic to watch in 2009, we weren't foolin' around. We knew a few things. First, we knew the dude was funny onstage; he comes at you with a wholly unique hostile-meets-damaged delivery. It's fucking...

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