Judi Brown-Marmel: The force behind many laughs

By | August 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm | 3 comments

If you’ve spent any quality time here on Punchline Magazine, you’ll know that we pride ourselves on giving you the latest interviews with the biggest names and up and comers in stand-up comedy. But every once in awhile, we also like to introduce you to some of the...

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It's about fucking time: Greg Giraldo's one hour special premieres Sunday

By | August 12, 2009 at 10:22 am | One comment

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm sure, many times on Punchline Magazine. Greg Giraldo is one of the best comedians working today. Personally, he constantly floats around in my top three, along with Marc Maron and Brian Regan. Well, Giraldo has FINALLY -- after two...

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Anton Shuford chosen as Philly’s Phunniest Person

By | August 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm | No comments

Beating out 153 other comedians, Anton Shuford won the 2009 Philly's Phunniest Person competition. In the original post, Comic Vs. Audience pointed out that Shuford is normally a story telling comic with 20-25 minutes of stage time at his disposal. With just around six minutes,...

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Monday stand-up video: Greg Behrendt

By | August 10, 2009 at 12:21 pm | No comments

During a Myspace Secret Stand-Up at Wiseguys Comedy Cafe in Utah, Greg Behrendt addresses the serious issues of comedy. Like when you think you are going to fart, but in fact crap your pants. High brow humor! Greg Behrendt - Secret...

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Doug Benson: Unbalanced Load

By | August 10, 2009 at 12:17 pm | No comments

Doug Benson doesn’t use vastly different building blocks than other comedians to create his jokes; he just plays with them better. You can’t help but applaud his 100-percent-natural mischievous delivery or laugh at a guy who’s having as much fun as Benson is onstage. But...

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Comedy becomes more viable work option in recession

By | August 10, 2009 at 10:47 am | 2 comments

It seems that during this recession there has been an increased number of amateurs in entering the world of stand-up comedy. With high unemployment rates  and therefore less financial risk for some, more and more wannabe comics are choosing to enter the fray. "If you're...

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Jim Norton, DL Hughley to join cast of new Leno show

By | August 6, 2009 at 4:01 pm | No comments

Can Jay Leno’s new primetime comedy/talk show rescue NBC from ruin? Who knows. But one thing is certain: comedy will be the priority, with a slightly diminished focus on the talk. NBC has announced that The Jay Leno Show, set to air at 10PM 5 days a week, will feature a cast...

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Woman is first to earn stand-up comedy degree

By | August 6, 2009 at 11:41 am | 3 comments

Hannah George has become the first woman to graduate with a degree in stand-up comedy. George studied at Southampton Solent University in the South of England, the only university in the world to offer a degree in stand-up. The three-year-old program covers the history of...

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Chris Rock documentary will hit theaters

By | August 5, 2009 at 3:34 pm | One comment

Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment have acquired the rights to Chris Rock’s new comedic film, Good Hair a documentary that examines hair culture in the black community. The comedian travels all over the country—and even to India—to explore the ways in which...

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