Reviews

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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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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