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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Comedian Ron White may face charges for smoking on stage

By | May 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm | 17 comments

Grammy-nominated comedian Ron White recently played a two-night, sold out stint in Bismarck, ND. Show number 2 featured a distinguished guest: a plain clothes policeman. Police were responding to a letter sent by an audience member of White’s first Bismarck show complaining...

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Tuesday stand-up video: David James

By | May 5, 2009 at 6:06 am | No comments

The economy is bad and David James has fallen upon a new sign that indicates just how bad the times have become. Enjoy this Rooftop Comedy clip shot at Cap City Comedy...

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John Oliver, Joel McHale, Chevy Chase in new NBC show

By | May 4, 2009 at 5:50 pm | No comments

In February, it was reported that comedian Joel McHale was starring in an NBC pilot called Community. Now, it seems it's happening for real. And the best part is that it looks like John Oliver and Chevy Chase are part of the cast. Check out the video...

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Marc Maron: Final Engagement

By | May 4, 2009 at 2:31 pm | No comments

(Editor's note: While this item is in our review section, what follows is the liner notes for Marc Maron's new album, Final Engagement, which I wrote. If I had written a proper review of the album it wouldn't have looked much different than this. I wrote this in March while I...

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Christian Finnegan: Home is where the comedy is

By | May 4, 2009 at 8:18 am | No comments

All photos by KEVIN DUFFY. Listen. We know you come to Punchline Magazine for the best, in-depth interviews with stand-up comedians. We totally understand. But every once in a while, we get the urge to invade a well-known comedian’s home, tell him to strip down to his...

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