Opinion

In what setting is a comedy album best recorded?

By | May 12, 2011 at 5:38 pm | 3 comments

Though recording a comedy album of any kind is largely just a matter of capturing spoken word, the sound quality of the laughter is something to consider. Last night I (along with more than 100 others) was lucky enough to watch Patton Oswalt run through the new special he's...

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Larry King says performing stand-up comedy is "orgasmic"; also "it's not brain surgery"

By | May 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm | 8 comments

In what will probably go down as one of the all-time creepiest statements about the art of stand-up comedy, former talk show host turned-comedian Larry King has described the act of performing comedy onstage as "orgasmic." When writer R. Scott Reedy asks King, "How does it feel...

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Sarah Silverman is brilliant in dramatic turn on "The Good Wife"

By | May 11, 2011 at 12:19 pm | One comment

Last night, Sarah Silverman guest starred on an episode of The Good Wife, a drama that stars Julianna Margulies. When the announcement was made back in March about Silverman's upcoming appearance, I obviously thought the comedian would be inserted into the storyline for some...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: Is it ever OK to heckle a comedian?

By | May 11, 2011 at 11:28 am | 4 comments

The implicit agreement when you go to a live comedy show -- whether it's stand-up, sketch, or improv -- is that you are there to be entertained and hopefully you do some laughing. Thus, the dynamic of a comedy show should be: the audience sits and listens and the comedian or...

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First impressions on JerrySeinfeld.com; simplicity is key

By | May 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm | One comment

If you happen to see a show and see a comedian that you really like (or really hate), odds are you'll visit their website. What you'll find is pretty much the same: news, their best clips of them performing, merchandise (if they're big enough to have any), blog and links to...

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Funniest Bin Laden tweets from last night; Ted Alexandro wins Twitter

By | May 2, 2011 at 9:29 am | 33 comments

As you all know, President Barack Obama announced last night that a U.S. agent has killed Osama Bin Laden. While some people were out celebrating in the streets, stand-up comedians were coming up with the perfect tweet. Here are our favorites from the night: @NateBargatze: It...

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Punchline Magazine anaylsis: What makes a stand-up comedian?

By | April 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm | 4 comments

What does it exactly take to call yourself a "stand-up comedian?" Is after you take the stage for the first time and kill amongst your friends? Or after you bomb terribly? Do you have to go up night in and night out performing anywhere from clubs and theatres to the corners of...

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LA comedy represents in Portland; a SoCal perspective on the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

By | April 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm | 2 comments

As the fourth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland came to a close yesterday, some of the best, brightest, and most original in comedy were put on display to uproarious, standing room only crowds. This is especially true for the LA comedy scene. Looking at the list of...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: the comedy podcast goes postmodern

By | April 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm | No comments

Due to the recent surge in popularity, It was only a matter of time, but now it's official: the comedy podcast has gone postmodern. Yesterday, via the Plop List, a wonderful hub of everything related to comedy podcasts, the arrival of Succotash- The Comedy Podcast Podcast was...

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