Opinion

Six rules to being a good stand-up comedy audience

By | March 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_19790" align="alignright" width="150" caption="W. Kamau Bell"][/caption] A bad stand-up comedian can be pretty unpleasant, but even worse is a bad stand-up comedy audience. I'm sure many of us have had the experience of sitting near some special few who...

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Community recap: Intro to Political Science

By | February 25, 2011 at 11:21 am | 3 comments

Episode: "Intro to Political Science" This week, we’re thankfully back in the Greendale study lounge, free from the bedridden clutches of Pierce the Puppeteer. He’s fresh out of rehab (where he got a look at Tom Sizemore’s junk and HILARIOUSLY dubbed him Tom Sizeless),...

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Inaugural LaughFest boasts Birbiglia, Cosby, Cho; will benefit cancer patients

By | February 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm | 2 comments

Grand Rapids, Michigan isn't exactly the first place you think of when you're mentally running down the nation's biggest stand-up comedy cities (you guys don't do that?). So, when I first heard a few months ago about a new comedy festival Gilda's LaughFest taking place in the...

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Video: Daniel Tosh poops sitting backwards

By | February 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm | 4 comments

I'm just going to come out and say it. I'm not as huge a fan of Tosh.0 as it seems most comedy consumers are. I like it! I like it! Don't yell at me. I think it's a good show. Since its debut two years ago, however, I've had a hard time separating what I knew about Tosh's...

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Jim Breuer, Pete Correale become "Podcast Masters"; should you listen?

By | February 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 6 comments

It's been a busy week, folks, what with all the watching and listening to comedy I do. Now, none of you may be asking, "What else do you do with your life?" Well, glad you didn't ask. I'm a husband. I'm also a father to a two-year-old son; let's call him "Thundercock," a name...

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Steve Harvey: I want to make $250 million a year

By | February 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm | 2 comments

There's no denying that ever since he made his mostly-mainstream splash in 2000's stand-up concert film The Original Kings of Comedy, Steve Harvey has become an entertainment industry giant. He's written books -- he's a New York Times Bestseller -- had an incredibly successful...

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Reader question: How do you leave a soul-crushing job to pursue a career in comedy?

By | January 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm | No comments

You may have noticed that we've been answering some comedy-related reader questions in this here space. Most of these questions come to us via Punchline's Formspring page; some of them come from our Tumblr. The one we're rolling out for you today, however, comes from our friend...

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This Golden Globes ad with Ricky Gervais is absurd

By | January 14, 2011 at 11:54 am | No comments

Listen. We're as happy as any comedy fan that Ricky Gervais is hosting the Golden Globes-- if for no other reason than it's nice to see great comedians getting high-profile, high paying gigs. But really, Golden Globes peeps: this ad is completely absurd. And we're pretty sure...

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My five favorite comedy albums and specials of all time

By | December 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm | 5 comments

You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on our pages. It links up to our page on Formspring, wherein you can ask a question and we'll answer it! You can also ask us a question through our Tumblr page. Some of those sessions will end up here on our...

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