Opinion

Just For Laughs: Andy Kindler nails NBC, Jay Leno, George Lopez, more

By | July 17, 2010 at 11:32 am | 6 comments

MONTREAL -- Though every year Andy Kindler tries to convince a room filled with a few hundred comedians and industry folks at the Just For Laughs comedy festival that he’s devastatingly underappreciated, clearly the man is loved. No other comedian would be afforded the time...

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Sit tight for coverage of the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal

By | July 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_1721" align="alignright" width="221" caption="Victor, the Just For Laughs official mascot"][/caption] MONTREAL -- Hey, comedy fans. I just arrived in this great city to check out the 2010 installment of Just For Laughs, the longest running comedy...

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Doug Stanhope blasts Kyle Cease and many other comedy teachers; is he right?

By | July 12, 2010 at 7:01 pm | 21 comments

When road warrior comedian Doug Stanhope speaks, there’s never any question about what he really means. Case in point, a new blog post on Stanhope’s website outlining his thoughts on stand-up comedy classes, and the people who run them. He has articulate, unkind words for...

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Dane Cook chats with Marc Maron: A study on first impressions and the 'real' self

By | July 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm | 16 comments

I just listened to Marc Maron's incredibly enlightening Dane Cook interview from this week’s episode of WTF with Marc Maron. It got me thinking about my own experiences getting into comedy under the shadow of Cook. Shortly after I started doing stand-up, I was talking shit...

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Michael Ian Black gets paid to Tweet; you have a problem with that?

By | June 30, 2010 at 10:55 am | 5 comments

Those of you who follow Michael Ian Black on Twitter may have noticed recently that some of his Tweets seem to be less funny and more like… advertisements. That’s because they are. The longtime comedian has embraced the advertising dollar. And, when you have more than 1.5...

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Did Last Comic Standing comedian steal a joke from an actress? Watch the videos.

By | June 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm | 10 comments

Stealing a joke is a serious crime in the stand-up community. And these days, with the onslaught of social media, it’s easy to get caught doing it. And now the latest accusations of thievery are based around Last Comic Standing. Last week comedian Jason Weems made it to the...

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Comedian Joe DeRosa shares secrets of seduction on Atom.com video

By | June 25, 2010 at 11:33 am | No comments

Just this week, comedian Joe DeRosa released his debut album, The Depression Auction, on Comedy Central Records. At this point it's available digitally only. I know some of Comedy Central's digital-only releases have gone on to be released traditionally with packaging (if the...

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Punchline Magazine gets sneak peek inside Louie C.K.’s new FX show

By | June 23, 2010 at 10:53 am | One comment

[caption id="attachment_12314" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Louis C.K. arrives at Carolines in New York for the premiere party for his FX show "Louie.""][/caption] On Monday night, Louis CK walked the red carpet at Carolines with many of his co-stars in...

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Tosh.0 returns to Comedy Central tomorrow; celebrate with a sneak peek

By | June 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm | No comments

Bulletin! Comedy Central's Tosh.0 is kicks of its summer season tomorrow at 10:30 p.m. EST. For those unfamiliar with the show -- who are you? -- it is like America’s Funniest Home Videos, except the show is actually funny. Comedian Daniel Tosh, hosts serving you the...

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