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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Funny things we missed: Sara Benincasa’s Anne Hathaway onset freak out

By | March 26, 2009 at 4:14 pm | No comments

Surely you remember all those weeks ago when that audio surfaced of Christian Bale freaking out onset of Terminator: Salvation wherein he kinda gets angry at the director of photography. You also probably remember the many subsequent audio and video parodies as well as quippy...

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Mike Birbiglia makes a dramatic entrance at UCB

By | March 26, 2009 at 4:00 pm | No comments

New York comedian John Loftin, who was in attendance at last night’s Totally J/K show (a monthly event wherein big cheese comics perform) at the UCB, sent us (upon our request) this wee story about Mike Birbiglia’s headlining set. Birbiglia was booked to headline...

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Caroline Rhea plays host in stand-up comedy films

By | March 26, 2009 at 11:12 am | No comments

New York City is arguably – that is, barely arguably – the home of the best stand-up comedy in the country. But let’s face it. Most obsessed comedy fans from across this nation cannot afford to pay $1,700 a month in rent for a 300-square foot studio apartment in Manhattan...

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Owen Benjamin, Kirk Fox in new CBS.com web series

By | March 25, 2009 at 4:11 pm | No comments

Stand-up comics Kirk Fox and Owen Benjamin star as Darryl Downing and Chance Stevens in the new CBS.com web series, Heckle U. The 10 episode run focuses on two men who are considered to be the greatest sports hecklers in the nation. I’ve watched the first episode and have...

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Flight of the Conchords movie in the works?

By | March 25, 2009 at 1:48 pm | No comments

Rhys Darby, the force of hilarious nature who plays Murray the manager in Flight of the Conchords, recently revealed discussions of taking their operation to the big screen. “James Bobin likes the idea of doing a film… But, when you make a film it’s got to be,...

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Demetri Martin and Kyle Cease sketch similarity

By | March 25, 2009 at 1:13 pm | No comments

A YouTube user named Videoman1982 forwarded me a small comparison video of two strikingly similar comedy bits. The first is a sketch released online in Feb of 2008 from Kyle Cease titled The Wannabe 1970’s Game Show Host Going Pee. The second clip is from Demetri...

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