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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 | 13 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...


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...


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