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Women in Comedy Festival: the Punchline Magazine recap

By | April 1, 2010 at 5:17 pm | One comment

[caption id="attachment_9116" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Comedian and co-producer of the fest Maria Ciampa"][/caption] Last weekend the Women in Comedy Festival went down in Boston. Comedian Aparna Nancherla was invited to perform. We invited her to report back to...

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Myq Kaplan: Vegan Mind Meld

By | March 30, 2010 at 7:54 pm | One comment

An amalgam of mischief, sarcasm and brains, Myq Kaplan puts the “smart” in smart-ass. Proof, you demand! Just listen to Vegan Mind Meld, his astute, fun and oh so funny new CD from the label Live at Comix (in affiliation with BSeenMedia). On this release, available on April...

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Inside the George Carlin tribute, featuring Louis C.K., Kevin Smith, Ben Stiller, more

By | March 29, 2010 at 10:41 am | 2 comments

Hundreds show up to the New York Public Library to honor the legendary George Carlin. His daughter Kelly and his co-author Tony Hendra, along with a handful of famous friends remind us why we miss George so much. [caption id="attachment_8910" align="aligncenter" width="450"...

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Maria Bamford: Plan B

By | March 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm | No comments

Invisible sentries flank most comedians it seems, guarding them from revealing all of their personality to the audience. Watching Maria Bamford, on the other hand, is like witnessing a full-body scan: She bares her busy brain and every pore and insecurity in Plan B, the DVD,...

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Jude Law solid, but parody commercials outshine him on latest SNL

By | March 15, 2010 at 10:24 am | One comment

The writers seemed to make a greater effort this week to write for the show host, Jude Law. This fine actor took on a variety of roles (a 1960s Russian ballet master, a sauve Spanish murderer, himself) and he pulled each off perfectly. But in a week when the strongest...

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Shane Mauss: Jokes to Make My Parents Proud

By | March 10, 2010 at 11:35 pm | One comment

Sometimes, being juvenile can be a good thing. While often associated with being crass, on the other hand, when done right, there can be a childlike charm that proves good-natured and simultaneously devious. Shane Mauss is all of those things. On Jokes to Make My Parents Proud...

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Saturday Night Live disappoints, despite the brilliance of Zach Galifiakanis

By | March 8, 2010 at 10:24 am | One comment

The difference between the single funniest monologue I’ve ever seen on Saturday Night Live and pretty much the rest of the show this week? Night and day. Leave it to Zach Galifianakis to be his twisted self, but to find a way to make it palatable for Middle America. He...

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Dream team of SNL presidents turns up on Funny or Die

By | March 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm | One comment

It’s the interior of the White House, the president’s bedroom. It’s night. Gerald Ford stumbles in. He’s befuddled. He prat falls onto a table. “Live from New York…” But this is no Saturday Night Live sketch. History has come alive on Funny or Die in an exclusive,...

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Jennifer Lopez and the ladies impress with laughs on latest Saturday Night Live

By | March 1, 2010 at 11:39 am | One comment

Let’s hear it for the girls! First we got Jennifer Lopez pulling double-duty as guest and musical host of this week’s episode. But to top that, we also got a strong showing by female cast members Kristen Wiig, Nasim Pedrad, Jenny Slate and Abby Elliott throughout the show!...

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