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Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes, but more accurate — Aug. 1 – Aug. 7

Star-A-Scopes: Like horoscopes, but more accurate — Aug. 1 – Aug. 7

By | August 1, 2011 at 9:49 am | No comments

Aries: Adam Sandler is going to offer you a lead role in his new movie. Turn it down. I still want the time back I spent watching the trailer for Grown Ups. And, you’re not going crazy, Rob Schneider really has been following you. He’s hoping to piggyback his way onto the...

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Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs; yep, he still hates Dane Cook and Jay Leno

Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs; yep, he still hates Dane Cook and Jay Leno

By | July 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm | 3 comments

MONTREAL – Andy Kindler is a force; perhaps even The Force of which that nut Obi-Wan was always flapping his old man space gums about. Watching him perform… well, I hesitate to use the exhausting phrase “comedian’s comedian,” for fear of riddling this recap with...

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Comedian Moshe Kasher’s book is going to be amazing

Comedian Moshe Kasher’s book is going to be amazing

By | July 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm | One comment

When we (then, Punchline Magazine) named rising comedian Moshe Kasher a comic to watch in 2009, we weren't foolin' around. We knew a few things. First, we knew the dude was funny onstage; he comes at you with a wholly unique hostile-meets-damaged delivery. It's fucking...

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Five movies that will restore your faith in romantic comedies

Five movies that will restore your faith in romantic comedies

By | July 21, 2011 at 11:41 pm | One comment

If you've happened to catch even just the trailers for most romantic comedies, let's say, in the last decade, you've probably soured on the entire genre. Even now, as studios childishly duke it out by having their versions of the "anti-romantic comedy" (No Strings Attached,...

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Laughspin analysis: When is it ok to laugh at dark comedy?

Laughspin analysis: When is it ok to laugh at dark comedy?

By | July 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm | 3 comments

While it's great that comedians are getting appreciated on America's Got Talent, hearing Piers Morgan call J. Chris Newberg's peformance "startlingly inappropriate" and Sharon Osbourne comment that his song was "just so, so wrong" is more than slightly obtuse (see video below)....

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Mila Kunis on the cover of GQ’s Comedy Issue: a step forward or back for women in comedy?

Mila Kunis on the cover of GQ’s Comedy Issue: a step forward or back for women in comedy?

By | July 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm | 6 comments

For their fourth annual Comedy Issue, mens's interest mag GQ has chosen actress Mila Kunis as their cover woman. It's newsworthy, I suppose, since she's not a dude; the likes of Zach Galifianakis, Seth Rogen, Tracy Morgan and Paul Rudd have graced the comedy-themed issue in...

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Adam Sandler’s “Jack & Jill” and why we’re all doomed

Adam Sandler’s “Jack & Jill” and why we’re all doomed

By | July 12, 2011 at 8:32 am | One comment

A high profile Television producer once told me about his industry, "It's show business, not show art." While that's true, there are, as with everything in this business, shades of grey. In the case of comedies at your local multiplex this summer, it's clearly all about the...

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Jon Stewart would make an excellent roast candidate, don’t you think?

By | July 8, 2011 at 4:06 pm | 10 comments

A few days ago Comedy Central unleashed the announcement that Charlie Sheen will be roasted in September and there has been plenty of buzz since. I recently posted about how roasts need more class, (i.e. roasting the ones we love), one can't help but think of who should be...

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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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