Comedian Cain Lopez passes away

By | July 9, 2009 at 8:20 pm | 25 comments

It was announced today that Latino comic, Cain Lopez has passed away.  While details have not yet been released, according to Lopez' Myspace profile, in 2003  he was diagnosed with jaw cancer. After 14 hours of surgery, 2 weeks in intensive care, and six weeks of radiation...

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Will Seinfeld’s new TV ad campaign work this time?

By | July 9, 2009 at 5:25 pm | One comment

Looks like Jerry Seinfeld is stepping into the spotlight again, but it's not what you think. Rather than a series about nothing, Seinfeld's new deal is definitely about something: a minuscule Australian building society, that is. Chortle reports that for the next two years, the...

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Comic uses unconventional venues to start comedy movement

By | July 9, 2009 at 4:04 pm | 2 comments

When stand-up comic, Chris Fox first started out in Greensboro, NC, comedy venues were hard to come find. Taking a lesson right out of the Comedians of Comedy handbook, Fox and his comedy pals started hosting their own comedy events in partnership with local punk bands. "It's a...

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ABC plans new primetime stand-up comedy show

By | July 9, 2009 at 11:34 am | No comments

ABC is in the process of developing a new reality competition show, The Fast & The Funniest, where comedians will have to be "funny on the fly."   The show will feature a group of stand-ups as they race across the country competing in challenges and performances.  The...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Johnny Pemberton

By | July 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm | No comments

This comic was highly recommended to me and for good reason. Here is a clip of Johnny Pemberton sharing about his distaste toward...

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A week at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, a lifetime of stand-up lessons

By | July 8, 2009 at 12:04 pm | 6 comments

I started this journal four days ago when I signed up for an intensive traveled to the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Los Angeles for the Kyle Cease Comedy Boot Camp. I hoped to not only learn more about the comedy industry and how to focus my comedy writing in the direction I want,...

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Video Interview: A Tight Five with Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter

By | July 8, 2009 at 10:06 am | No comments

This is a first. Never before had we spoken to two comedians at one time on an episode of A Tight Five. But somehow we pulled it off. Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter sat down with Punchline Magazine's own Dylan Gadino to chat about their new  show, Michael and Michael...

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Jeff Dunham hits Forbes Power 100 list

By | July 7, 2009 at 2:21 pm | No comments

For maybe the first time ever, a puppet has reached Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Well, a puppet master, to be precise. As America's top-ranking force in the world of ventriloquist-based comedy, Jeff Dunham's considerable influence as an entertainer is beginning to hold sway with...

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Mike Birbiglia releases second animation short

By | July 7, 2009 at 11:57 am | No comments

Just this morning, Mike Birbiglia released his second animated short - "Porno for Parents." It's fun to see a favorite bit played out in animation form. The scene of his parents holed up in the bathroom with his mom on the phone crying and his dad armed with a shotgun added...

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