Opinion

Reader question: Has the HBO hour comedy special lost its prestige?

By | December 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_16873" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The HBO hour comedy special is still a goal for most comedians, but its no doubt lost some of its prestige over the years."][/caption] You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on...

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Reader question: What is a comedian's ultimate career goal?

By | December 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm | 2 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 I’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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Grammy committee once again proves they don't give a shit about comedy

By | December 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm | 12 comments

Ah, yes. It's that time of year again when the mainstream entertainment industry reminds us just how much they don't give a shit about the world of stand-up comedy by doling out Grammy nominations to some of the least deserving -- but wildly popular -- artists. It's also the...

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Reader question: Does comedy always have to be funny?

By | November 29, 2010 at 11:10 am | 3 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 I'll answer it! You can also ask us a question through our Tumblr page, which is here. Some of those sessions will end up here...

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Lewis Black chats about his new book + an informal review of I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas

By | November 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm | No comments

Last night, as part of the New York Comedy Festival, Lewis Black sat down with fellow author Bill Scheft to discuss Lew's newest tome I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas at Barnes and Noble in Union Square. Check out a pair of photos below. [caption id="attachment_16117"...

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Ask us a question about comedy

By | October 28, 2010 at 1:02 pm | One comment

Hey, Punchline Magazine readers. Glad you're here. For the last few weeks, I've been enjoying answering some of your comedy-related questions on our Formspring page. You may have noticed. You may not have. If you're unsure as to what Formspring is, it's basically a social...

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Fill your Thanksgiving turkey with Marc Maron's apricot and walnut stuffing; also, with panic and dread

By | October 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm | One comment

Hey, Marc Maron fans: Remember the Angry Chef—that delightful recurring segment from Air America’s experimental live online chat show Break Room Live? It was great, wasn’t it? For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s the deal. In between Maron...

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Comedian Rob Delaney bares his soul, talks suicide, depression and laughter

By | October 20, 2010 at 11:58 pm | No comments

Vice magazine is currently running its “Larfs Issue,” which for those of you with proper kinds of grammar, means it’s all comedy. This month the publication, available in select cities in print and for free online, features humor articles and articles about humor from Bob...

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A word about Greg Giraldo

By | September 26, 2010 at 7:09 pm | 12 comments

Chances are that by now you've read a lot of Internet chatter about Greg Giraldo. I've been reading the same things since this morning. I've purposely held off on posting anything because, I honestly think it's a private matter. However, I also honestly believe there's a certain...

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