Paul Mecurio: When comedy and sports collide

By | August 13, 2009 at 2:16 pm | No comments

Comedian Paul Mecurio isn't much of an athlete, but he knows where to find the humor in pro ballers, fighters and beyond. Turns out, you don't have to look too far. The proof is in his new HBO web series Got No Game with Paul Mecurio. As a founding writer for The Daily Show,...

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Greg Giraldo calls Obama out + audio editorial

By | August 13, 2009 at 11:08 am | One comment

Yesterday, I wrote about Greg Giraldo's first ever hour-long special Midlife Vices will premiere this Sunday, Aug. 16 at 10 pm EST on Comedy Central. Having seen an advanced copy of the special last night, I'd like to strongly suggest you plan your weekend around this television...

Posted in: Audio/Video, News, TV/Movies

Cook, Lange, Oswalt, others join New York Comedy Fest

By | August 12, 2009 at 4:58 pm | No comments

It was just announced that Dane Cook, Andy Samberg, Artie Lange, Mike Epps, Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, and Mike Birbiglia have been added to the 2009 New York Comedy Festival lineup. These big names are joining an already impressive list of hitters, including Ricky Gervais, Bill...

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Comedy Central orders more Tosh.0

By | August 12, 2009 at 2:25 pm | No comments

Execs at Comedy Central announced today that Tosh.0 will receive a significant shot in the arm, with additional episodes being ordered. The first six episodes for Daniel Tosh's hilarious topical series are scheduled to begin airing on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10 pm EST. What's more,...

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Judi Brown-Marmel: The force behind many laughs

By | August 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm | 3 comments

If you’ve spent any quality time here on Punchline Magazine, you’ll know that we pride ourselves on giving you the latest interviews with the biggest names and up and comers in stand-up comedy. But every once in awhile, we also like to introduce you to some of the...

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It's about fucking time: Greg Giraldo's one hour special premieres Sunday

By | August 12, 2009 at 10:22 am | One comment

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm sure, many times on Punchline Magazine. Greg Giraldo is one of the best comedians working today. Personally, he constantly floats around in my top three, along with Marc Maron and Brian Regan. Well, Giraldo has FINALLY -- after two...

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Anton Shuford chosen as Philly’s Phunniest Person

By | August 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm | No comments

Beating out 153 other comedians, Anton Shuford won the 2009 Philly's Phunniest Person competition. In the original post, Comic Vs. Audience pointed out that Shuford is normally a story telling comic with 20-25 minutes of stage time at his disposal. With just around six minutes,...

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Monday stand-up video: Greg Behrendt

By | August 10, 2009 at 12:21 pm | No comments

During a Myspace Secret Stand-Up at Wiseguys Comedy Cafe in Utah, Greg Behrendt addresses the serious issues of comedy. Like when you think you are going to fart, but in fact crap your pants. High brow humor! Greg Behrendt - Secret...

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Doug Benson: Unbalanced Load

By | August 10, 2009 at 12:17 pm | No comments

Doug Benson doesn’t use vastly different building blocks than other comedians to create his jokes; he just plays with them better. You can’t help but applaud his 100-percent-natural mischievous delivery or laugh at a guy who’s having as much fun as Benson is onstage. But...

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