Opinion

Punchline Mag analysis: Comedians shouldn’t let Twitter affect their real-life act

By | July 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm | One comment

Yesterday, Lisa Cohen, founder of WitStream, the aggregating comedy ticker site, issued this advice to all people who try to be funny on Twitter: Stop sucking Favstar's dick. The suggestion was the headline of an editorial that makes this keen observation: comedians who depend...

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Advice to funny tweeters: stop sucking Favstar’s dick

By | July 6, 2011 at 4:47 pm | 10 comments

By Lisa Cohen founder of Witstream.com I’m glad the internet has made it so easy for people to express themselves. Self-expression is, as a rule, a good thing for humanity. Unfortunately the tantalizing power to respond immediately with a slap (or a suck up) has been handed...

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Punchline Mag analysis: Are comedians now destined to apologize forever?

By | July 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm | 9 comments

George Carlin famously said, "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." Most that read that quote don't realize there is a horrific dark side to that quote. Often when crossing the line, as a comedian, you can go to a...

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Punchline Mag analysis: Late night stand-up comedy spots not the career changer they used to be

By | June 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments

Late night talk shows used to be the break every comedian wanted. Five minutes on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson or the Late Show with David Letterman could catapult you from working comic to household name. And though it's nearly impossible to find a comedian who would...

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Dan Cummins: Star-A-Scopes– like horoscopes, but more accurate, June 20-26

Dan Cummins: Star-A-Scopes– like horoscopes, but more accurate, June 20-26

By | June 21, 2011 at 3:41 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_9732" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Dan Cummins"][/caption] It's time Punchline Magazine provides a valuable service to its readers-- beyond, of course, offering you the latest in comedy news and interviews. So, obviously, that means we're...

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Dave Chappelle has our attention, but does he want it that way?

By | June 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm | No comments

Yesterday, the comedy world had its hopes raised and then quickly dashed. There was rumor, started by iPad publication The Daily that Dave Chappelle was thinking about creating another show-- perhaps for an Internet outlet like Hulu or Netflix. But that idea was squashed by...

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Dan Cummins: Star-A-Scopes– like horoscopes, but more accurate, June 13-19

By | June 13, 2011 at 7:17 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_9732" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Dan Cummins"][/caption] It's time Punchline Magazine provides a valuable service to its readers-- beyond, of course, offering you the latest in comedy news and interviews. So, obviously, that means we're...

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Alec Baldwin says what no one wants to hear about the Anthony Weiner scandal

By | June 9, 2011 at 5:09 pm | No comments

Comedy star and 30 Rock veteran Alec Baldwin posted an opinion piece on today’s Huffington Post about the scandal that never seems to die known as “Weinergate.” For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past two weeks, Rep. Anthony Weiner, a member of the...

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Did Zach Galifianakis really give away ‘Hangover Part III’ plot to Rolling Stone?

By | June 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm | No comments

In a supposedly revealing, interview with Rolling Stone, Zach Galifianakis, supposedly leaks the details to the next installment of The Hangover mega comedy franchise. Supposedly, his character Alan is stuck in a mental institution and the Wolf Pack attempts to break him...

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