Reviews

New Kevin Pollak web series Vamped Out lacks laughs

By | April 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments

Kevin Pollak’s new web series Vamped Out premiered this week on Babelgum. But for someone who was named one of the top 100 comedians of all time by Comedy Central, this faux documentary about a real life vampire certainly lacks any jokes. The documentary focuses on Alowisus...

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Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Podcast hits home

By | April 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm | No comments

Comedy nerd is a term that has been used to describe me. I don't know if that's a fair assessment but I do love comedy. Watching it, talking about it, writing it - I even love just listening to other people talk about it. I feel like it's safe to assume that most the readers...

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Simon King: Unfamous Comedian

By | April 13, 2010 at 10:13 am | 4 comments

Dear java junkies and caffeinds of all kinds: To survive that, oh, one minute when Starbucks closes to clean the coffee machines and drag the bulging moneybags to the bank, may we suggest you mainline the adrenaline teeming from Unfamous Comedian, the Robin Williamsian–wild...

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Tina Fey was a welcome change to SNL, but episode still suffered

By | April 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm | One comment

When Tina Fey was announced as the upcoming host of SNL, my gut reaction was simply “YES!” After all, when a talented member of the cast – and in this case an amazing writer, too – returns, it’s an event. So, hope immediately went sky high for really crisp writing and...

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Punchline Magazine’s dispataches from Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival, part 4

By | April 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm | No comments

I was thrilled to learn that singer Ali McGregor was hosting her own late night variety show and even more thrilled when my husband Christian [Finnegan] was booked to perform on it. Back when Comix was still brand new (as though 3.5 years makes it old!) I produced a music show...

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Punchline Magazine’s dispataches from Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival, part 3

By | April 9, 2010 at 10:11 am | No comments

One of my first nights at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival I attended David O’Doherty “David O’Doh-party” at the Forum Theatre, a grand space with Grecian statues and a sky blue ceiling in the entry and hallways. It is meant to serve as a theater so the stage...

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Jim Gaffigan plays Israel; we analyze the hell out of it

By | April 6, 2010 at 2:12 pm | 2 comments

It's common wisdom that some of the best comedians are outsiders, standing at the fringe of society lobbing critiques inward. But it's also common wisdom that white, tall, blond, Catholics are not outsiders, at least not in America, at least for another year or two. In fact...

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Punchline Magazine’s dispataches from Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival, part 2

By | April 4, 2010 at 6:48 am | No comments

On our first full day in Melbourne, my husband Christian Finnegan and fellow comedian Nick Thune made an appearance on the radio where they ran into Aussie hunk Ash Williams. “How is it being the ‘God of Thunder’?” Christian asked. Ash simply smiled, the joke seemingly...

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Punchline Magazine’s dispatch from Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival, part 1

By | April 3, 2010 at 12:24 pm | No comments

Hello, Punchline Magazine Readers! My name is Kambri Crews, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the New York comedy nightclub Comix. I'm in Melbourne, Australia for the International Comedy Festival where there are hundreds of amazing comedians performing,...

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