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Comedy Matters with Colin Quinn, T.J. Miller and more!

By | September 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm | No comments

Long Story Short Not Long Enough Lest my headline be misleading, Long Story Short would be too short no matter how long it was. I LOVE Colin Quinn. Not in a Biblical way, but in the way you love someone who embodies the kind of talent you would aspire to have if you could. I’ve been a fan and friend of Colin’s for many years, and his newest one –man show which more...


Can you say one country's comedians are 'better' than another country's comedians?

By | April 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm | 5 comments

In what I can only describe as one of the most pointless and ill-conceived analyses on the subject of comedy, Troy Media yesterday, in a pair of op-eds (“American Comedians Can’t Hold a Candle to their Canadian Counterparts” and “Why Americans Love Canadian Comedians”) makes the point that Canadian comedians are better than American comedians. “Better”— as more...


Giraldo, Ansari, DeGeneres to headline TBS' Just For Laughs festival

By | March 24, 2010 at 10:23 am | One comment

"Very Funny" Festival: Just For Laughs presented by TBS is returning to Chicago this June for its second annual event. Boasting heavy hitters like Greg Giraldo, Aziz Ansari, Jim Norton, Ellen DeGeneres, Cedric The Entertainer, Denis Leary, and Russell Peters, the festival will be held over five nights at 12 different venues. Along with stand-up performances, several more...


The 10 best stand-up comedy DVDs of 2009

By | December 21, 2009 at 10:14 am | 2 comments

For the past few years, the release of stand-up CDs and DVDs seems to be more popular than ever. Sometimes a production company will release just a CD or just a DVD-- sometimes they're packaged together. The DVDs listed below fall under one of the last two categories. And although we, at Punchline Magazine, are bigger fans of the plain comedy album, sometimes, we admit, more...


Jay Leno promises more stand-up comedy

By | August 21, 2009 at 10:45 am | No comments

The Jay Leno Show will be an hour loaded with stand-up, rather than multiple celebrity guests. The late-night host is expected to deliver eight to twelve minutes of straight stand-up every night in his monologue. As reported, Leno will also be employing some top stand-up comics--including Jim Norton and D.L. Hughley--as correspondents who will be doing pre-taped more...


Are we too easily offended by crass jokes?

By | July 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm | No comments

A few weeks ago Larry Muhammed, a Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) writer got in touch with me to see if I would answer a few questions about comedy, more specifically if people just couldn't take a crass joke these days. The final article took a slightly different turn, focusing on the movie Bruno and the like. So sadly I had nothing to do with the article. But, I more...


Comedy Matters with Gabriel Iglesias, Colin Quinn, Jessica Biel

By | June 22, 2009 at 9:43 am | One comment

SEARCHING FOR JERRY SEINFELD As many of you know, I’ve spent the better part of the last year, working with Comic Strip owner Richie Tienken on a book about the history of the club that launched the careers of superstars like Chris Rock, Larry Miller, George Wallace, Lewis Black, Paul Reiser and Jerry Seinfeld— to name just a few. We’re aiming for the book to come more...


Alexandro, Kilmartin, Durst, Cummins kick off Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival

By | June 12, 2009 at 1:24 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_984" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Ted Alexandro"][/caption] ASPEN, CO – The second annual Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival kicked off last night in strong form, with a show featuring Ted Alexandro, Laurie Kilmartin, Will Durst and Dan Cummins. Of this group, the younger Spokane, Washington-based Cummins had the most to prove, as he more...


Anthony Jeselnik: Comedy with a side of evil

By | June 8, 2009 at 9:22 am | No comments

Having found himself on best up and coming comedian lists as well as in a staff writing position for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Anthony Jeselnik is quickly becoming the comic to watch in 2009. “How soon after Patrick Swayze dies do you think Whoopi Goldberg will wait before she calls up Demi Moore just to fuck with her,” may be seen as a shocking question and more...


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