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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Kathy Griffin will roast Joan Rivers, promises ‘verbal pap smear’

By | July 7, 2009 at 9:05 am | No comments

It's a match made in bitchy comedy heaven. Comedy Central has announced that Emmy and Grammy nominated Kathy Griffin - she of the D list - will serve as Roastmaster for Comedy Central's Roast of Joan Rivers, premiering Aug. 9. Here's what Griffin said about her upcoming dream...

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Erik Rivera to team up with Urban Latino Radio

By | July 7, 2009 at 9:00 am | No comments

UrbanLatinoRadio.fm is launching Hooked on E!, hosted by stand-up comic Erik Rivera, a regular at The Comedy Cellar and Caroline’s on Broadway. The show will focus on all things Latino including talents, trends and products. The radio program will combine traditional radio...

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Monday stand-up video: Andi Smith

By | July 6, 2009 at 11:26 am | No comments

We strive to not play favorites here but every few months we can't help but share a clip from our friend Andi Smith. She's hilarious and seeing as how Sarah Palin just resigned, this bit about Alaska being awesome is remarkably on...

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Friday stand-up video: Paul F. Tompkins

By | July 3, 2009 at 9:00 am | No comments

My Grandma died about a month or so ago, and I got a "last visit" with her a couple days before she passed. During this visit, my Grandma told me that because of my non-existing relationship with my mom, she changed her view on Christianity. That is to say that I had been a bad...

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Thursday stand-up video: Dartanion London

By | July 2, 2009 at 9:02 am | One comment

Seattle native, Dartanion London discusses how uncool it is to get into peak physical condition by use of Wii...

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