Rooftop Comedy, CMT on the hunt for next star comedian

By | February 10, 2010 at 10:17 am | No comments

Rooftop Comedy, everybody's favorite comedy juggernaut (well, next to Punchline Magazine, of course), announced that it would be teaming up with Country Music TV to search for America's next comic superstar. Through the website comic.cmt.com, the two media powerhouses have...

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Ashton Kutcher unimpressive on SNL, but still plenty of laughs

By | February 8, 2010 at 11:40 am | No comments

Given how engaged and engaging Ashton Kutcher was prior to this week’s Saturday Night Live – hosting a series of live behind-the-scenes videos on Ustream – it was fair, I think, to assume that his fourth time hosting the show would inspire words like “edgy” and...

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Mo’Nique to host Shaquille O’Neal Comedy Jam for Showtime

By | February 5, 2010 at 5:29 pm | No comments

In the midst of her Oscar buzz for the movie Precious, actress/comedian Mo’Nique has signed on to host "Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All-Star Comedy Jam,” a comedy special set to air on Showtime. It’s being presented by Codeblack Entertainment, Shaq Entertainment and AEG...

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Robin Williams loses $6 million lawsuit

By | February 4, 2010 at 5:39 pm | No comments

Not too long ago, Robin Williams filed suit against Gold Circle Films, over what he contended was a breached contract for the Kevin Smith-directed Cop Out, in theaters later this month and starring Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis. Today, however, TMZ reports that the powers that...

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Daily Show’s Rob Riggle scores pilot deal with CBS

By | February 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm | One comment

Looks as if another Daily Show With Jon Stewart alum, former correspondent Rob Riggle, may graduate to prime time. CBS has greenlit the pilot for Team Spitz, an ensemble comedy about a pompous high school football coach (Riggle), according to the Hollywood Reporter. Tackling...

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Isaac Witty: Zero Balance

By | February 3, 2010 at 9:37 pm | No comments

With a name like Isaac Witty, you’d have, no, you’d better be funny, especially when telling not one, not two, but three consecutive cell phone jokes, the 21st century equivalent of the 20th century stand-up standby: the airline-food lament. It sounds like an improbable way...

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10 years of Blue Collar Comedy to be documented on CMT

By | February 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm | No comments

America’s favorite stand-up com-hicks, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy (hilarious guys and bright businessmen laughing all the way to the ATM) will reunite to reminisce about 10 years of their comedy phenomenon, the Blue Collar Tour, on two TV specials...

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Eugene Mirman to host South By Southwest awards ceremony

By | February 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm | No comments

Guess what: there’s an award show coming up that doesn’t sound lame. The super smart/wacky comedian Eugene Mirman has signed on to host the 2010 South By Southwest Film Awards on March 16, 2010. Should be a good time! In the meantime, check out this video Mirman created...

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Punchline Magazine presents An Evening with Myq Kaplan, comic to watch in 2010

By | February 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm | One comment

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE Comedian Myq Kaplan has entered 2010 after having one of the most exciting years of his career-- a career that has become one to watch in the national comedy scene. We're incredibly proud to be producing An Evening with Myq Kaplan.While he's busy...

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