Punchline Magazine’s dispatch from Kilkenny’s Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, part 1

By | June 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm | No comments

KILKENNY, Ireland -- In terms of physical comedy, I can’t imagine Albuquerque’s Pajama Men get upstaged too often. But the abiding memory of the first gig I saw at this year’s Carlsberg Cat Laughs Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland, was of homegrown trio Des Bishop, Jason Byrne...

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Cameron Esposito: Grab Them Aghast

By | June 2, 2010 at 9:08 pm | One comment

Cameron Esposito hasn’t had a Comedy Central special and she doesn’t frequent the hip indie New York City comedy clubs, but this art-house comic has some unique talent that’s made her a favorite among hometown Chicago audiences. Her raspy, excitable delivery is clean and...

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Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Hader more join Conan at Radio City

By | June 2, 2010 at 2:13 pm | One comment

Tonight, Conan O'Brien will conclude his two-night live engagement in his former hometown of New York City at the famous Radio City Music Hall. Last night, however, marked the first time the late night show host ever performed on stage at the giant venue. And, as expected, Coco...

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John Pinette: Show Me The Buffet (10th anniversary edition)

By | May 28, 2010 at 8:14 am | One comment

Some might say if you’ve been to one buffet you’ve been to them all. Don’t tell that to John Pinette whose first CD, Show Me The Buffet from Uproar! Entertainment is back. And this time around it’s got crisper sound quality and is completely uncensored. Favorite clips...

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Tom Segura: Thrilled

By | May 26, 2010 at 10:47 am | 6 comments

Do not be deceived by the white suit Tom Segura wears on the cover of Thrilled: This comic is one dark dude. But he’s light enough, endearing enough and downright wacky enough to mock Mexicans, midgets, men and women without sounding like a fulminating Tea Party candidate or a...

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Dave and Jay Tell You Things: A simple, simply funny web series returns

By | May 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm | No comments

I have done the impossible! That’s right, I have folded a fitted sheet! How is that possible? Well, it’s all thanks to the professional help of comedians Dave Siegel and Jay Larson from Dave And Jay Tell You Things. Dave And Jay Tell You Things -- returning June 7 -- is...

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Alec Baldwin proves funny and familiar on Saturday Night Live

By | May 18, 2010 at 9:10 am | No comments

Watching the season finale of Saturday Night Live felt a lot like lunch the day after Thanksgiving… slapping together a bunch of odds and ends, reheating leftovers, adding a few new ingredients to turn that same turkey into a turkey salad sandwich. I’m by no means saying it...

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As expected, Betty White rules on Saturday Night Live

By | May 10, 2010 at 10:17 am | No comments

Everything old was golden again for this week’s historic Saturday Night Live. Anticipation for host Betty White was sky-high. The hype, for a lesser star, could have meant disaster for the show. As you’ll see, the writers took the easy way out. The lines they wrote weren’t...

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Joe Rogan: Talking Monkeys in Space

By | April 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm | No comments

A loopy hour-long lecture with hilarious punch lines describes Talking Monkeys in Space, the latest CD from the always voluble and volcanic Joe Rogan. Consider this release from Comedy Central Records, Comedy 303, a master class in creative joke writing from Rogan, whose...

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