Wall Street types turn to stand-up comedy

By | December 30, 2008 at 11:24 am | No comments

It turns out this economic downturn has done more than just put people out of jobs. According to a recent New York Times article by Hannah Seligson, the huge amount of job loss in the financial sector has caused people to go for it in the realm of arts and entertainment. The...

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Punchline Magazine presents the five best comedy DVDs of 2008

By | December 29, 2008 at 1:03 am | No comments

And you thought we were done with lists this year. By now, you've probably seen our picks for the 10 best stand-up comedy albums of 2008. But sometimes comedians just release a DVD without a CD companion; or maybe their DVD is more noteworthy than their audio version of the same...

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Tracy Morgan named “Man of the Year”

By | December 26, 2008 at 1:48 pm | No comments

An African-American group, Jack and Jill of America, has named comedian Tracy Morgan as their Man of the Year. According to their official site, the group “is a family organization that provides cultural, social, civic and recreational activities that stimulate and expand...

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Mayor declares Amman stand-up comedy festival to be annual event

By | December 23, 2008 at 6:49 pm | No comments

This morning I was reading Al Bawaba - as I do everyday- and was pleased to read that the Amman Stand-up Comedy Festival will now be an annual event. The announcement came from Mayor Omar Maani after its first debut ever in the Middle East. The Greater Amman Municipality adopted...

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Spotted: Carrot Top at Penn Station, NYC

By | December 23, 2008 at 4:29 pm | No comments

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Punchline Magazine presents the ‘Comedy Central’s Stand-up Showdown’ madness contest!

By | December 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm | No comments

Comedy Central’s Stand-up Showdown 2009 has begun. My fantasy football team was a bust this year and March Madness is a long time coming, so we have come up with a new contest. Punchline Magazine presents The “Comedy Central’s Stand-up Showdown” Madness!...

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ManiaTV launches new talk show, ‘Barbequay with Jonah Ray’

By | December 22, 2008 at 5:50 pm | No comments

Jonah Ray will star in ManiaTV’s new web talk show, Barbequay with Jonah Ray. Created by writer Mason Steinberg (Crank Yankers, Andy Milonakis Show) and comic Jonah Ray, the talk show will set itself apart from other similar formats by throwing a party for each of special...

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Steven Wright inducted into Hall, a city’s comedy history celebrated

By | December 22, 2008 at 2:30 pm | 3 comments

Comedian Fran Solomita said it best during his set last Monday night: “How perfect it is that Steven Wright is the first inductee into a Hall of Fame that doesn’t physically exist.” In fact, Wright was the unanimous choice to be honored at the inaugural Boston Comedy Hall...

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Monday stand-up video: Dave Waite

By | December 22, 2008 at 11:45 am | No comments

Comedian Dave Waite has some sombering news: jeans day at work is complete bullshit. Check it...

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