Aisha Tyler scores talk show pilot for ABC

By | May 8, 2009 at 10:25 am | No comments

Comedian Aisha Tyler, who recently premiered her one hour Comedy Central special Aisha Tyler Is Lit: Live at the Fillmore, has snagged herself the opportunity to become the next big network talk show host. The veteran comedian, on tour now, will shoot a pilot for The Aisha...

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Friday stand-up video: Mark Silverman

By | May 8, 2009 at 6:05 am | No comments

Seeing as how Mother’s Day is this weekend, why not enjoy a beautiful song just for moms by Mark...

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Comedy Matters with Artie Lange, Jay Mohr, Jim Gaffigan, more

By | May 7, 2009 at 11:59 pm | One comment

Artie Lange: The Ultimate “Mensch” Yes, Artie Lange is funny, but he’s also a great guy. Another great guy is Chris Mazzilli from Gotham Comedy Club, who never saw a charity he didn’t like, or support. Chris donates his club for charity the way some people offer you a...

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Boston politician opens comedy club

By | May 7, 2009 at 12:46 pm | No comments

Boston City Councilor John Tobin has started a new stand-up comedy club, Tommy’s Comedy Lounge. The Lounge held its grand opening last Saturday, playing to a packed crowd at the Charles Playhouse in the Theatre District. The evening got off to a rocky start, with security...

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Todd Barry launches tour, talks about the Swiffer

By | May 7, 2009 at 11:01 am | No comments

Todd Barry might be coming to a city near you this month. You know how I know? I totally saw the tour dates on his site. Also, I chatted with the man via Skype the other day and talked about it. I recorded that conversation; then I whittled it down to what you see below....

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NYC show focuses on doucheless comedy

By | May 7, 2009 at 10:34 am | No comments

Brendan McLaughlin here. I’m a comic and Punchline Magazine writer breaking the fourth wall to plug a show I’m co-producing/co-hosting in New York City. It’s called “We’re Nice People: A Night of Doucheless Comedy,” and I run it with my friend and fellow comic...

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Comedian Mindy Kaling, of The Office, signs deal with NBC

By | May 6, 2009 at 12:24 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedian Mindy Kaling — best known, these days, as Kelly Kapoor on The Office — has signed a huge deal with NBC, wherein she will continue to star in and write for The Office as well as develop a new comedy, in which she would star. The deal lasts for two...

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Atlanta comedy club says smaller is better

By | May 6, 2009 at 11:33 am | 5 comments

One’s sense of humor is a personal thing— even more personal than one’s sense of style or taste in music, or food. That’s why seeing a live stand-up show is often an intimate experience; in a good room the comedian is never too far from the folks in the back row. But in...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Ben San Del

By | May 6, 2009 at 6:54 am | No comments

In the face of the pending worldwide swine flu pandemic, a helpful hand washing PSA is just what we all need. Enter, stand-up comic Ben San...

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