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Simon Cowell asks 13-year-old comic to audition for America’s Got Talent

By | April 16, 2009 at 2:59 pm | No comments

He’s been making local headlines since he began down a path in stand-up comedy at age nine. Now 13, Trevor Hattabaugh of Boise, ID is poised to go national, reports KTVB. Simon Cowell, creator and executive producer of NBC’s updated Star Search-esque America’s Got Talent personally invited Hattabaugh to Los Angeles to audition for the show on April 29. more...


Seinfeld producing new reality show

By | February 26, 2009 at 4:56 pm | No comments

Jerry Seinfeld is creating and executive producing a new reality show for NBC. The show will be called “The Marriage Ref,” and according to the show’s press release, will “feature opinionated celebrities, comedians and sports stars who will candidly comment, judge and offer different strategies for real-life couples in the midst of a classic marital [...] more...


A.D. Miles hired as Jimmy Fallon’s head writer

By | February 18, 2009 at 5:46 pm | No comments

Comedian A.D. Miles has been hired as the head writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The Comedy Central mainstay is charged with creating the show’s comedic tone, working closely with Fallon and executive producer Lorne Michaels. Late Night premieres March 2 on NBC. To get a taste of Miles’ sense of humor, check out outtake more...


Punchline Magazine presents the 10 best comedy albums of 2008

By | December 16, 2008 at 11:54 am | 10 comments

We're excited to announce Punchline Magazine's top 10 stand-up comedy albums as well as the one, most exciting up and coming stand-up comedian we think you should pay attention to in 2009. This list has nothing to do with record sales. This list simply represents the collective opinions of Punchline Magazine's editors. Enjoy. #10 - TOM McCAFFREY, Lou Diamond more...


Jimmy Fallon warms up for late night

By | December 11, 2008 at 3:35 pm | No comments

In anticipation of taking over as the host of NBC’s Late Night on March 2, Jimmy Fallon has started warming up audiences with nightly video blogs. There have been two so far, the first of which showed him giving a quick tour of his studio and unveiling his house band – The Roots. The videos give [...] more...


Video: Racist South African comedian does a tight minute of stand-up

By | November 13, 2008 at 3:26 pm | No comments

Ok, so the truth is this: the comedian in the below video is our good friend Danny Lobell of the Danny Lobell Show (comicalradio.com). He’s of the opinion that NBC’s yearly Stand-up For Diversity comedy competition is antithetical to what it allegedly stands for. He created a character named Meltin. The opinions expressed by Danny more...


Column: Comedy Matters w/ Jim Gaffigan, John Mulaney, more

By | November 3, 2008 at 3:53 am | 3 comments

Once a year, the legendary Friars’ Club holds a  major celebrity roast to raise money for charity. This year they roasted Today show host Matt Lauer; Al Roker was the roast master and Mark Krantz produced the event, as usual. I was part of the writing team, under the leadership of master comedy writer Larry Amoros. Other roasters not usually known for telling jokes more...


Be a part of comedy history, get thee to Christian Finnegan’s DVD taping

By | October 17, 2008 at 11:52 am | No comments

Are you a fan of Christian Finnegan from Best Week Ever, Chappelle’s Show, MSNBC and your finer cities’ comedy stages? Do you like doing things for free? Then check out Finnegan’s two free show tapings at The Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia on Oct. 25 at 7:30 and/or 10 pm. The tapings will [...] more...


Jimmy Dore: Waging war on stupidity

By | July 30, 2008 at 3:46 am | No comments

In this time of national turmoil, political fear and uncertainty – laughing yet? –emerges a voice of reason, of strength and of hope. Not Obama, you silly geese. Even better: Citizen Jimmy – comedian Jimmy Dore – premieres his one-hour Comedy Central special this week. Watch it— unless you hate America. Our country is firmly planted in the shitter, folks: Gas more...


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