Joe Rogan hits Ohio for his new one-hour special

By | February 19, 2009 at 1:12 pm | No comments

Comedian Joe Rogan will film his second hour-long special of his career in Columbus, OH on March 5. Filming will be done during two shows — 7 and 10 pm — at the Southern Theatre. Rogan’s first hour comedy special, Joe Rogan Live for Showtime, was released in...

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Thursday stand-up video: Tyrone Hawkins

By | February 19, 2009 at 12:43 pm | No comments

Comedian Tyrone Hawkins doesn’t mind calling chat lines, but he knows not to expect much from the people he meets there. Check it...

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Win a copy of Bill Maher’s ‘Religulous’

By | February 19, 2009 at 1:36 am | No comments

We’re giving away five copies of Bill Maher’s newly-released documentary, Religulous. And you can snag yourself a copy. Here’s what you do. Take a photo of you enjoying Punchline Magazine (get creative if the mood hits you) and send it to...

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A.D. Miles hired as Jimmy Fallon’s head writer

By | February 18, 2009 at 5:46 pm | No comments

Comedian A.D. Miles has been hired as the head writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The Comedy Central mainstay is charged with creating the show’s comedic tone, working closely with Fallon and executive producer Lorne Michaels. Late Night premieres March 2 on NBC. To get...

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Rodney Winfield funeral services tonight and tomorrow

By | February 18, 2009 at 4:44 pm | No comments

Rodney Winfield, comedy legend and native to St. Louis, died Monday,February 9. A funeral service will be held today at the Ronald L. Jones Funeral Home. Winfield, who was originally discovered by Richard Pryor, began recording comedy albums for Stax Record after being honorably...

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Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter return to Comedy Central

By | February 18, 2009 at 2:16 pm | No comments

Comedy Central announced today that they have picked up a series starring comedians Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter. The show, Michael and Michael Have Issues is set to premiere in July. The show features the pair “as the hosts of their own fictitious sketch show....

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10 things that ruin stand-up comedy shows

By | February 18, 2009 at 1:12 pm | No comments

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’ve been to a stand-up comedy show recently. Maybe you even had a stellar time at said show. When we have a good experience at a show, we sometimes take for granted all the physical prep and planning producers do to make a night...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Eugene Mirman

By | February 18, 2009 at 7:03 am | One comment

In a new installment of our video series A Tight Five, we sit down with alt-comedy master Eugene Mirman. It's a big year for the Russian born comic. Last week, his book The Will To Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life was released. He can be seen for the second year in the new season...

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UK comedian smashes fan’s cell phone

By | February 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm | No comments

The UK’s Independent just ran a story on a British stand-up’s brush with the law. The comedian Lee Hurst, was performing a show last Fall in Guildford, Surrey, UK, when he spotted an audience member with his cell phone out, seemingly taping him. The comedian approached that...

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