Wrap-up: Janeane Garofalo, Rob Riggle, Eugene Mirman at AltCom

By | May 11, 2009 at 8:56 am | 2 comments

Opening the second AltCom show on Friday night in Somerville -- that's in the Greater Boston area -- Eugene Mirman skewered the debate over what’s “alternative” perfectly as he read from a manifesto strictly defining the rules of alternative. The list included items like...

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Just because: Uncut Robert Kelly interview

By | May 9, 2009 at 10:49 pm | One comment

If you're here on Punchline Magazine, you may know about our web series, A Tight Five, wherein I interview well-known comedians onstage at Comix comedy club in New York City. Robert Kelly was one of our early victims. Below is the completely uncut version of the interview. There...

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Comedian video interviews for the weekend

By | May 8, 2009 at 3:51 pm | No comments

Happy Friday, comedy fans. We thought we’d utilize embeddable code technology today and roll out a few past episodes of our video interview series A Tight Five. We’ve been taking a break from posting new episodes but we promise you that we’ve been shooting. We...

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Classic Steven Wright album to be reissued

By | May 8, 2009 at 3:02 pm | No comments

Steven Wright’s classic album I Have A Pony will be reissued in a deluxe anniversary edition. The Grammy-winning, 1985 album cemented Wright’s place in history as a master of dry, one liners and a true comic original. The album will be released by Reprise Records on May 12...

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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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