Wednesday stand-up video: Mike Dehu

By | June 10, 2009 at 8:39 am | No comments

Mike Dehu talks about phone calls from ex-flames and being treated differently because he's a New Yorker. Hidden House November 14,...

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Matt Kirshen: I Guess We’ll Never Know

By | June 9, 2009 at 10:33 am | No comments

There are many stand-up comics who are funny, but not exactly made-for-TV. Some comics have the likability for television, but might be a bit lacking in terms of quality humor. Few possess both traits. Enter Matt Kirshen, the 29-year-old comic who looks 16 (“I can go...

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Tonight: Bill Burr becomes first comedian on Conan’s “Late Show”

By | June 8, 2009 at 10:38 am | 2 comments

The reviews for Conan O'Brien's first few shows at the helm of The Tonight Show have been fairly positive. However, only time will tell if Conan's version of the late night monster will go down as one of the most relevant and influential shows in television history. Either way,...

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Anthony Jeselnik: Comedy with a side of evil

By | June 8, 2009 at 9:22 am | No comments

Having found himself on best up and coming comedian lists as well as in a staff writing position for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Anthony Jeselnik is quickly becoming the comic to watch in 2009. “How soon after Patrick Swayze dies do you think Whoopi Goldberg will wait...

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From the archives… Zach Galifianakis: He Tells a Joke. He Moves On.

By | June 5, 2009 at 11:00 am | No comments

(This story was originally published on Punchline Magazine in March, 2007) By Benjamin Cake In the past decade, stand-up comedian Zach Galifianakis has been inching forward with good jokes and bad movies (we won't get started on the television shows). With the release of his...

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Live review: Demetri Martin

By | June 4, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 3 comments

Sticking a modern, Comedy Central-reared comedian with the “quirky” label has become something of an ironic cliche. In the case of Demetri Martin, however, cliche is the last description that could ever be comfortably affixed. Performing on May 15 sans opening act at the...

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Bill Cosby admits to plagiarizing George Carlin

By | June 3, 2009 at 2:03 pm | No comments

During Bill Cosby's latest appearance on Late Show with David Letterman, the legendary comedian admits to stealing a portion of fellow legend George Carlin's routine and "racing him out of the theater at night in an ongoing fevered competition," according to the Huffington Post....

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Kyle Grooms

By | June 3, 2009 at 9:09 am | No comments

On this week's episode of A Tight Five, we sit down with comedian Kyle Grooms to chat about what drove him to do an Obama impression onstage, Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima's big hairy hands, his new album and much more. A Tight Five is a production of Punchline...

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Adam Sandler rules out a return to stand-up comedy

By | June 2, 2009 at 8:14 am | One comment

Adam Sandler fans everywhere have been wondering the same thing: will his portrayal of a stand-up comic in his new upcoming Judd Apatow flick lead to a return to the medium that first got him noticed? Unfortunately, it seems we’ll have no such luck. The bearer of bad news was...

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