Bill Cosby to be awarded the Mark Twain humor prize

By | April 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm | No comments

Some of comedy’s biggest names will be gathered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Oct as Bill Cosby is awarded the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Cosby, 71, has nine certified gold comedy albums and six that went platinum recording...

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Wanda Sykes heading to Fox for late-night gig

By | April 1, 2009 at 12:09 pm | No comments

To fill the void left by the recently canceled MadTV, Fox has signed veteran stand-up Wanda Sykes to host a late-night chat show. Expected to premiere in the fall, the show reportedly would better resemble Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time than a traditional network variety...

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Bill Cosby to receive Mark Twain prize in humor

By | April 1, 2009 at 11:57 am | No comments

Legendary comedian Bill Cosby will be the next honoree of the Mark Twain humor prize, given by the John Kennedy Center for Performing Arts each year. Cosby will be the 12th recipient of the award, which was bestowed upon George Carlin last year. The 71-year-old comedian – who...

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Paul Mecurio updates Abbott and Costello for the modern age of baseball

By | March 31, 2009 at 1:50 pm | No comments

On a recent visit to the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show, comedian Paul Mecurio — a show regular — premiered his updated version of legendary comedy team Abbott and Costello’s famous baseball-themed sketch, “Who’s on First.” To give it...

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Column: Comedy Matters with Tony Rock, Dean Edwards, more

By | March 31, 2009 at 11:45 am | No comments

Tony Rock Rocks The Strip Chris Rock didn’t get all the talent in the family of seven brothers and one sister. A whole lot of it was saved for his brother Tony, the star of The Tony Rock Project on myNetworkTV, also known as MyNet. Tony spends a lot of his time in LA, but he...

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Monday stand-up video: Gary Gulman

By | March 30, 2009 at 11:13 am | No comments

Comedian Gary Gulman offers some helpful hints on how to girlfriend-proof your computer. Bonus: he waxes on the usefulness of the...

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Hell gig story: Comedian pays his dues on the court

By | March 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm | No comments

If you’re reading this here on Punchline Magazine, you probably have a better than average understanding of how the stand-up comedy world works. You know there is really no such thing as an overnight success. You know that it takes stand-up comedians years – even decades –...

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Friday stand-up video: Auggie Smith

By | March 27, 2009 at 10:49 am | 2 comments

We get the feeling that comedian Auggie Smith isn’t a huge fan of exposing children to constant stimuli. Check it...

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Demetri Martin is in an Ang Lee film; and here is the trailer

By | March 26, 2009 at 5:05 pm | No comments

Guess this counts as one more Important Thing in comedian Demetri Martin’s life: the trailer from Taking Woodstock, the Ang Lee film about the monumental ’60s rock concert. In Lee’s first American movie since Brokeback Mountain, Martin plays Elliot Tiber, a small-time...

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