Opinion

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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Man found guilty after twittering joke bomb threat; comedians question freedom of speech

By | April 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Paul Chambers was found guilty for sending a menacing communication, as reported by BBC News, for tweeting a joking bomb threat, "Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You've got a week... otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!" This test of the limits of freedom of speech...

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How Charlie Sheen sort of stole a little bit of Norm Macdonald’s Twitter thunder

By | April 19, 2011 at 11:28 am | One comment

Last week, Charlie Sheen recovered from another disastrous performance to "two standing ovations" at New York's Radio Music Hall.. The same week, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald premiered on Comedy Central following an hour long special from Macdonald a few weeks ago; the new...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: What exactly is a ‘solo sketch show?’

By | April 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm | No comments

Stand up, sketch, and improv traditionally represent the three main forms of live comedy. Over the last few years, however, there have been derivations of the three forms into shows focused on storytelling or the comic playing multiple characters. Then, there’s the...

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New woman-focused comedy site Comediva is worth your time

By | April 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm | 7 comments

[caption id="attachment_20850" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="The women (and one other) of Comediva. And, no, that's not Winona Ryder on the left."][/caption] We all know that women have it hard in comedy. Shit, it’s hard to be a woman in a lot of places. And I...

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Why you should go to Bridgetown Comedy Festival

By | April 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm | 4 comments

Back in December, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland was voted by Punchline Magazine's readers as the Best Comedy Festival even though it's only in its third year. Heavily featuring stand-up comedy, which the organizers agreed when they founded it, was experiencing a...

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