Will John Mayer take his stand-up to TV?

By | January 14, 2009 at 2:45 pm | No comments

You may know that John Mayer has been dabbling in stand-up comedy for the last few years. Having become best friends with comedian Sherrod Small (pictured here with Mayer) of Best Week Ever fame and hence welcomed to New York’s famed Comedy Cellar on occasion,...

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Kevin James blames stand-up comedy for his weight

By | January 14, 2009 at 2:41 pm | No comments

This is a new one: in a recent interview with the New York Post, comedian/actor Kevin James blames his weight problem on stand-up comedy. Well, not comedy per se, but the lifestyle that goes along with it. “I wasn’t always a big guy,” James said. “Stand-up...

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Christian Finnegan, Marc Maron raise bucks for pups

By | January 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm | No comments

Punchline Magazine’s comedian friend and occasional guest blogger Lord Carrett is producing another one of his ultra-excellent animal rescue fundraising shows. It’s going down at the Metropolitan Room in New York this Saturday, Jan. 17 at 9:30 pm. There’s a $25 cover,...

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Must see: Lewis Black’s TV spots for Aruba

By | January 14, 2009 at 11:08 am | No comments

I’m not what you’d consider well-traveled. But I did go to Aruba on my honeymoon three years ago. Having gone to the Jersey Shore all my life for vacation, seeing blue water and white beaches for me was like a Southern Cali resident’s first snow. Now that...

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Chris Rock will pen new book

By | January 13, 2009 at 9:06 pm | No comments

Chris Rock will write an as-yet-untitled book full of  “comedic observations,” Grand Central Publishing announced today. It will be Rock’s second crack at publishing; he first released Rock This! — mostly a compilation of his stage bits — in 1997,...

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Comedy Central goes HD, time to rejoice er something

By | January 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm | No comments

Well it’s about time, Comedy Central! You know, the other day I was thinking. Some of my favorite stand-up specials are Comedy Central productions: Zach Galifianakis’ Comedy Central Presents, Demetri Martin’s hour-long special, Person, Greg Giraldo’s two...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jesse Joyce

By | January 13, 2009 at 11:19 am | No comments

No one said committing suicide was easy. Comedian Jesse Joyce relates a real-life harrowing tale to prove that point. Check it...

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Lisa Lampanelli not scared to make fun of Barack Obama

By | January 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm | No comments

President Elect Barack Obama has thus far gone unscathed in the comedy world. Lisa Lampinelli is eager to turn that around in her upcoming appearance at the South Beach Comedy Festival this month in Miami and her soon to air HBO special, Long Live the Queen on Jan 31. Lampenelli...

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Comedy Central Stand-up Showdown update: The Ladies of the Top 20

By | January 12, 2009 at 3:45 pm | No comments

Let’s face it, the Stand-Up Showdown is a sausage fest. The deep honor of being part of the Top 20 - and thus having your half-hour special re-aired during the Stand-Up Showdown Marathon - has mostly always gone to the guys. Yet, every year there seems to be a few ladies...

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