Monday stand-up video: Maria Bamford

By | February 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm | No comments

In honor of Presidents Day our friends at RooftopComedy splashed their front page with Prez-related videos. In honor of them doing that in honor of President’s Day, we’re embedding one of said videos. That video — it’s of Maria Bamford! — is below....

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Kamikaze comedy is hilarious

By | February 16, 2009 at 3:32 pm | No comments

The peeps at Comedy.com recently launched an original series called Kamikaze Comedy. No, it’s not when a stand-up pilots a plane and deliberately crashes into strategic targets (like an IHOP) so as to take out the enemy and thus martyr himself. Although that would be...

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Some reflections on the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival

By | February 16, 2009 at 1:51 pm | No comments

Before I say anything about the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival I should disclaim that Punchline Magazine was a partner in the festival. In fact, I spoke on a panel about stand-up and technology on Saturday. The stand-up portion of the festival is over. But the improv...

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Demetri Martin scores biggest Comedy Central premiere since Chappelle

By | February 14, 2009 at 11:58 am | No comments

Based on the amount of press Demetri Martin has gotten over the last few weeks and the seemingly endless placement of electronic advertising for his show, Important Things with Demetri Martin, it comes as no surprise that the oddball comic’s show premiere on Wednesday set...

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Christopher Titus’ Love is Evol premieres tomorrow

By | February 13, 2009 at 11:25 am | No comments

What more can we say about Christopher Titus that we haven’t already said in the past few years online. We interviewed the veteran comic in 2007, reviewed the CD version of Norman Rockwell is Bleeding last year and now we got to check out his brand new special, Love is...

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Dennis Miller to unleash all seven of his comedy specials

By | February 12, 2009 at 6:21 pm | No comments

Since Barack Obama won the presidency, some in the stand-up comedy bizz or covering the stand-up comedy bizz have been fretting about a time where comedians just can’t lean on their generic hatred for George W. Bush for a quick punch line. But we’ll all be OK....

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British comedian outs Prince Harry as kinda racist

By | February 12, 2009 at 1:40 pm | No comments

Well-respected British stand-up Stephen K. Amos, a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival recently confirmed what most of us already knew– Prince Harry is kinda racist. Remember his HILARIOUS Nazi Halloween costume? Anyway, it turns out Amos performed at Harry’s...

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Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Kevin James to star in summer flick

By | February 12, 2009 at 12:59 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedy giants Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade are all in talks to be in a movie together, Variety reports. Rob Schneider is also in talks to join the cast of the as-of-yet unnamed flick which Sandler will direct. Variety reports that the “the...

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Aisha Tyler chooses her favorite viral videos

By | February 12, 2009 at 11:42 am | No comments

Our friends at Comedy.com snagged comedian Aisha Tyler a few days ago to be their guest editor. We think it was a little convenient, however, that she scored this dream gig just a few weeks before her brand, spanking new Comedy Central special which premieres Feb. 21; The DVD,...

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