TV/Movies

Gervais to Golden Globe attendees: you’re in for a verbal lashing

By | December 10, 2009 at 5:36 pm | No comments

Ricky Gervais is on a roll, and the Golden Globes are only the next on the series of stopping points for the rising star. Given what we already know about Mr. Original Office, it should probably come as a surprise to no one that he plans to treat his upcoming gig as host of the...

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Best of Spike Jones on DVD Dec. 12

By | December 4, 2009 at 6:26 pm | No comments

On Dec. 12, The Best of Spike Jones, a best-of compilation of The Spike Jones Show, will be released on a three-DVD box set from Infinity Entertainment Group. For those unfamiliar with Spike Jones (not Spike Jonze, who is quite different), Jones was the exalted “Master of...

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Comedy Central’s Hot List with Aziz Ansari, Kumail Nanjiani and more on Sunday, watch previews

By | December 4, 2009 at 1:25 pm | No comments

This Sunday at 10 pm EST, Comedy Central is it's stand-up comedy special Comedy Central's Hot List, featuring killer sets from nine of today’s hottest young comedians. In the meantime, you can preview clips from each comedian on Comedy Central’s Hot List website. The special...

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Jon Glaser blogs second season of Adult Swim’s ‘Delocated’

By | December 3, 2009 at 5:32 pm | No comments

Are you one of the many comedy nerds eagerly awaiting Season two of Delocated on Adult Swim? Or are you one of the remaining plain nerds who don't know anything about the series, wherein Jon Glaser (pictured) plays a man in the Witness Protection Program who moves his family to...

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Preview the new David Cross, Will Arnett Series

By | December 3, 2009 at 4:05 pm | No comments

You know that whispered-about David Cross series? The one that was shot in the UK, and reunites the acid-tongued funnyman with his former Arrested Development co-star Will Arnett? You can watch it now! In this very hilarious clip from The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd...

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Eugene Mirman, Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal and more join Fox animated show

By | December 1, 2009 at 6:51 pm | No comments

Sick of watching the same Family Guy re-runs over and over? Me neither. But there is a promising new option under way for fans of animated hilarity. Fox is getting ready to air Bob’s Burgers, an animated comedy from Loren Bouchard and Jim Dauterive, the minds behind Dr. Katz...

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Jessi Klein livens up Saturday Night Live’s writers room

By | December 1, 2009 at 3:41 pm | One comment

Here at Punchline Magazine, we have an insatiable crush on Jessi Klein. And who can blame us? She's smart, funny (nay, hilarious!), and sexy in that girl-nerdy way that everyone and their Aunt Ester's pet goldfish loves to love. That's why we're unbelievably stoked to hear...

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Doug Stanhope to join BBC news show

By | November 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm | No comments

Sick of the bloated yes-man quality of 21st century news reporting? Leave it to England to stir the pot. Starting in January, irreverent comedy extraordinaire Doug Stanhope will join BBC 4’s Newswipe. The show, hosted by journalist and comedian Charlie Brooker, will allow...

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Comedy Central locks down John Oliver stand-up comedy series

By | November 19, 2009 at 11:26 am | No comments

Remember a few weeks ago when we reported on a series of stand-up tapings being hosted by John Oliver? You’re about to see the fruits of those tapings, and then some. Comedy Central has ordered six one-hour episodes of the series, which is appropriately titled John Oliver’s...

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