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Patrice O’Neal: Ready to challenge the mainstream

By | February 17, 2011 at 6:15 pm | 2 comments

There are few comedians more divisive than Patrice O'Neal. In fact, the only reason he hasn't ruffled more liberal feathers than he already has, is due to his lack of widespread mainstream exposure. But that's about to change with his first hour-long special Elephant in the Room for Comedy Central-- premiering Saturday at 10 pm EST. Things are about to get better, or more...

Jim Breuer, Pete Correale become "Podcast Masters"; should you listen?

By | February 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 6 comments

It's been a busy week, folks, what with all the watching and listening to comedy I do. Now, none of you may be asking, "What else do you do with your life?" Well, glad you didn't ask. I'm a husband. I'm also a father to a two-year-old son; let's call him "Thundercock," a name I just stole from a Christian Finnegan joke. So why am I telling you all this? Well, it's more...

Greg Giraldo Fund For Children Living in Families with Addiction established

By | February 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm | No comments

Just two days before a group of incredible comedians are set to perform at the Beacon theater in New York in honor of the late Greg Giraldo and to help raise funds for his three children, Giraldo's wife MaryAnn and the National Youth Recovery Foundation announced a new initiative to help children and siblings deal with the effects of addiction. Giraldo died from the more...

Greg Giraldo family benefit presale begins tomorrow

By | December 15, 2010 at 7:47 pm | One comment

As we reported earlier this week, there will be an all-star comedy show at the Beacon Theater in New York on Feb. 9 to benefit the family of Greg Giraldo. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday. However, we just confirmed that there will be a presale beginning tomorrow. You need to go to this link and use the promo code HECOMEDY. The show starts at 8 pm more...

Reader question: Has the HBO hour comedy special lost its prestige?

By | December 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_16873" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The HBO hour comedy special is still a goal for most comedians, but its no doubt lost some of its prestige over the years."][/caption] You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on our pages. It links up to our page on Formspring, wherein you can ask a question and I’ll more...

The 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2010

By | December 6, 2010 at 10:30 am | 14 comments

We're quite excited to post this-- our annual list and guide to Punchline Magazine's favorite comedy albums of the year. A few notes before we get started: First, a lot of comedy releases these days are produced as television specials first, then released as albums, DVDs or both. So that begs the question: What makes a release eligible for the album list and what makes a more...

Comedy Matters with Patrice Oneal, Nick Cannon and more

By | November 29, 2010 at 10:24 am | No comments

Comic Strip Talent Branches Out Ray Ellin hosts lots of shows at The Strip and that in itself is a great talent. Hosting a show is so difficult because you have to have a lot of material, and you have to be likable, and Ray excels at both. I wasn’t surprised to see that he was tapped as the host of Radio Chick Leslie Gold’s live stage version of The Gong Show at more...

Comedian friends joke about Greg Giraldo's death at roast

By | November 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm | 14 comments

Last night, the folks of Cringe Humor hosted a roast of comedian Jim Florentine at Comix in New York, the proceeds of which benefited Greg Giraldo’s three sons (Donate here). And while most comedians on the deius – Jim Norton, the Reverend Bob Levy, Don Jamieson were a few – hurled crass but loving insults toward Florentine and the other comics onstage throughout more...

Greg Giraldo dies at 44, management confirms

By | September 29, 2010 at 6:19 pm | 4 comments

Comedian Greg Giraldo has died at the age of 44, representatives from his management company, The Collective in Beverly Hills, have officially confirmed to Punchline Magazine. A scheduled comedy event in LA tonight, meant to showcase some of The Collective's other clients, has been canceled. The management company has this to say: As you may know, Greg Giraldo was a more...

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