Opinion

Punchline Magazine analysis: Celebs need to stop doing stand-up comedy

By | April 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm | 11 comments

[caption id="attachment_20609" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Ron Artest: Comedian?"][/caption] Yesterday, Los Angeles Lakers forward very briefly announced that he's delving into the world of live comedy. Whether he's jealous of Shaquille O'Neal's comedy tour or...

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If Alec Baldwin leaves, its best that 30 Rock just ends

By | April 6, 2011 at 11:30 pm | No comments

Last night, at a fundraising gala for something-that-I-have-never-heard-of-because-I’m-not-fancy, Alec Baldwin was given an award to thank him for his dedication to the art and culture of NYC. Prior to his acceptance speech, he told reporters that the 2011-2012 season of 30...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: the rise of comedian on comedian programming

By | April 4, 2011 at 11:11 am | 4 comments

Late last week, HBO dropped a teaser for their new behind-the-curtain comedy special, Talking Funny (see video below) which features such astronomically big names as Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais simply sitting in a room chatting about their...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: Jim Gaffigan is more subversive than you think

By | March 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm | 23 comments

When you think of a comic who really speaks the truth, who really tells it like it is, when you think about a subversive comedian, who do you envision— leftist folks like David Cross or Janeane Garofalo; maybe libertarian Doug Stanhope? You know who you probably don’t...

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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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