Monday stand-up video: Masha Tivyan

By | June 29, 2009 at 12:11 pm | No comments

Masha Tivyan can not only pull off a solid set at Comix in NY, but also an excellent looking green frilly...

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Jimmy Pardo: Classic comedy done right

By | June 29, 2009 at 12:01 pm | One comment

Veteran stand-up, trailblazing podcaster and brand new warm-up comedian for the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Pardo is going to make you laugh-- one way or another. Jimmy Pardo was once a young kid from Chicago who dreamed of becoming the next Johnny Carson. Today,...

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Various Artists: Comedy by the Numbers

By | June 25, 2009 at 5:03 pm | No comments

If comedy were a science, then maybe the Albert Einstein would have changed his name to Albert Brooks and been an ingenious funnyman instead of a brilliant physicist! (Or maybe he would have combined both professions and still invented the atomic bomb — a devastating weapon...

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David Brenner celebrates 40 years in comedy

By | June 25, 2009 at 4:26 pm | No comments

Veteran comedian David Brenner is celebrating his 40th year in comedy with a national stand-up tour. “Leave ‘Em Laughing” features some of Brenner’s greatest jokes and routines from over the years. “I’m including everything from birth up to five minutes ago,” he...

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Comedians featured in Twitter book

By | June 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments

[caption id="attachment_1170" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Eugene Mirman"][/caption] It's no secret that Twitter really has been taken over by the country's best comedians. So this new Twitter development doesn't come as much of a surprise. I recently got my hands on...

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Martin Lawrence lines up TV projects

By | June 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm | No comments

Martin Lawrence is flocking to TV, or are TV execs flocking to Martin Lawrence? Regardless of the syntax, the venerable stand-up vet's production company, Runteldat, is lining up a number of television projects for the fall '09 season, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Paul F. Tompkins

By | June 24, 2009 at 9:48 am | No comments

This week on A Tight Five, I sit down with one of the industry's most respected performers, Paul F. Tompkins. Our discussion goes everywhere from me issuing Paul an official apology on behalf of Punchline Magazine, why he's such a snappy dresser and what his story-telling style...

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Comedy Matters with Gabriel Iglesias, Colin Quinn, Jessica Biel

By | June 22, 2009 at 9:43 am | One comment

SEARCHING FOR JERRY SEINFELD As many of you know, I’ve spent the better part of the last year, working with Comic Strip owner Richie Tienken on a book about the history of the club that launched the careers of superstars like Chris Rock, Larry Miller, George Wallace, Lewis...

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Punchline Magazine wins best comedy publication award

By | June 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm | No comments

While in Aspen covering the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival last week, I had the pleasure of accepting the award for Best Online Comedy Industry Publication. It was the second year in a row Punchline Magazine has won that honor. The award is voted on by the more than 3,000...

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