Mike Epps introduces promotional Facebook application

By | November 18, 2009 at 5:08 pm | No comments

Mike Epps has introduced a neat little Facebook widget for fans to share and experience bits from his newest DVD Under Rated & Never Faded. The application has some interactive features that allow fans to watch clips, read his Twitter feed, purchase the DVD from iTunes or...

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George Carlin: The comedy legend’s daughter talks to Punchline Magazine about his ‘Last Words’

By | November 18, 2009 at 10:28 am | No comments

After decades of setting the bar for stand-up comedy, George Carlin displayed a rare bit of bad timing by dying last year, just as we needed him most. In a career that included over two dozen comedy records, 14 HBO hour specials and three books, it’s remarkable to think how...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

By | November 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm | No comments

This is a bit of a departure from our usual stand-up clip, but I thought it was too fun not to share. Here is Zach Galifianakis on his web series Between Two Ferns with Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien, and Andy Dick. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis from Between Two...

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Oprah looking for the next comedy sensation

By | November 17, 2009 at 3:28 pm | 3 comments

Being touched by the hand of Oprah is no small thing; in fact, it's not too far removed from clutching the hem of Christ's robe. And now, the queen of the bookstore is turning her attention to the world of stand-up comedy, in the hopes of discovering comedy's next big...

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TBS stand-up comedy series premieres Thursday

By | November 17, 2009 at 9:41 am | No comments

There’s about to be a lot more stand-up on cable TV, and it isn’t relegated to HBO or Comedy Central. Starting Nov. 19 , TBS will air The Very Funny Show, a series consisting of stand-up sets featuring headlining comics from around the country. The show will be hosted by...

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Friday stand-up video: Mike Baldwin

By | November 13, 2009 at 3:01 pm | 3 comments

I had the honor to help judge one of the MANY rounds of the Seattle International Comedy Competition last night and was wholly impressed by the 16 talented comics who turned out. Among them though, only Mike Baldwin (who went on to take first in the final five for the night)...

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Patton Oswalt proves storytelling prowess at NY Comedy Festival

By | November 13, 2009 at 12:17 pm | No comments

Have you ever seen one of those comics who tells really long stories, that might have been funny when they happened, but don’t really go anywhere onstage? Those people should see Patton Oswalt. Over the years, the short (look how tiny he looks in that not-so-great pic to the...

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Comedy Matters with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and more

By | November 13, 2009 at 10:21 am | No comments

TRIBUTE TO MARJORIE GURIAN This column will be kind of a double column due to the sudden passing of my beloved Mom, Marjorie Gurian, right at the time my last column was due. It just kind of rocked me, and brought home the concept that all we have is today. [caption...

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Thursday stand-up video: Chris Porter

By | November 12, 2009 at 6:00 pm | No comments

Finally, somebody who agrees that Red Bull and alcohol should never be mixed together. Check the clip below of Chris Porter at Skyline Comedy...

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