Laugh Factory owner wants government to bail out comedy

By | April 6, 2009 at 12:16 pm | No comments

The owner of The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles is asking President Obama to send some bail out money his way.  Jamie Masada has started an online petition asking the government to give him $700,000 to fund a national comedy tour. “We thought if we could get 1/10,000th of 1...

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From the archives: Video interview with Frank Caliendo

By | April 6, 2009 at 10:51 am | No comments

Every once in a while, we like to remind our readers we have a vast collection of stellar interviews -- both video and traditional -- in our archives. Go here to check out all those features. For now, we wanted to roll out our Tight Five interview with Frank Caliendo from a few...

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Louis CK confirms location of new comedy special

By | April 4, 2009 at 10:21 am | No comments

It was announced this week that Louis CK will be taping his third one hour special Louis CK: Hilarious at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee on April 18. Show times are 8:00 and 10:30 PM and tickets are on sale now through the Pabst Theater box office. Punchline Magazine interviewed...

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Friday stand-video: Jessi Campbell

By | April 3, 2009 at 12:33 pm | No comments

One of the most adorable things about kids is that they’re so honest, right? You know what one of the worst things about kids are? They’re so honest. Comedian Jessi Campbell explains. Check it...

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New software helps comics tighten their acts

By | April 2, 2009 at 3:07 pm | No comments

Are you a beginner comic looking to get to the next level? Or maybe you’re a veteran looking to tighten your act. Or maybe you’re just a comedy nerd. Unfortunately, it’s hard to adjust you’re material based on anything resembling cold, hard stats. It’s not like...

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Jon Lovitz on his new beach-themed comedy club

By | April 2, 2009 at 2:29 pm | No comments

ETOnline just ran an exculsive story on the latest comedy club to open - a three story, 400 seat, beach-themed club operated by owner Jon Lovitz. Working alongside Frank Kelly, manager of the Irvine Improv, Lovitz decided on the bright, fun atmosphere because he felt the dark...

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Interview: Robert Buscemi, named best stand-up in Chicago

By | April 2, 2009 at 11:05 am | No comments

For the last few years, comedian Robert Buscemi has spent most of his time honing his stand-up comedy in one of the country’s major hubs for said artistic expression. The Chicago scene has embraced the man and all of  his odd musings onstage. In fact, the Chicago Reader...

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Thursday stand-up video: Robert Kelly

By | April 2, 2009 at 10:38 am | No comments

Comedian Robert Kelly loves his wife. He just doesn’t want to tell her every five seconds, and for good reason. Check it...

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Third season for Flight of the Conchords still possible

By | April 1, 2009 at 5:12 pm | No comments

Despite what the musical duo members were saying in September of last year about possibly wrapping up HBO’s Flight of the Conchords after two seasons, it seems there’s still hope for a third. But the UK’s Broadcast Now is telling a different story: But when...

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