NY Comedy Fest readies 26 shows, adds Sherri Shepherd

By | September 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm | No comments

In honor of the New York Comedy Festival’s fifth anniversary, organizers are producing a record 26 shows this year, including the return of the “New York’s Funniest Stand-Up” Contest. Sherri Shepherd, one of The Views’ co-hosts has also been recently added to the...

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Free taping: witness the Awkward Kings of Comedy

By | September 22, 2008 at 1:24 pm | No comments

The Awkward Kings of Comedy is a new stand-up performance documentary starring four alternative African-American comics, showcasing a category of black comedians rarely witnessed: the nerd group. Awkward comedians Victor Varnado, Hannibal Buress, Eric André, and Baron Vaughn...

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Monday stand-up video: Steve Hofstetter

By | September 22, 2008 at 10:30 am | No comments

Occassional Punchline Magazine guest blogger and all-around solid comic, Steve Hofstetter made his late night network premiere on Craig Ferguson’s show last week. Check it...

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The Boston Comedy Festival steams on, one more night to go

By | September 20, 2008 at 4:26 pm | No comments

Last night of semi-finals were Friday at the BCF, which has had me and dozens of other comics making nightly trips to the Hard Rock for five consecutive nights. That should be illegal. In the first contest, Rob O’Reilly and Mario DiGiorgio advanced. And, for all the...

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Video: Spaceballs, the animated series comes to G4 this weekend

By | September 19, 2008 at 4:58 pm | No comments

We all know the movie Spaceballs. But did you know that cable channel G4 is launching an animated series based on the cult classic? Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs: The Animated Series premieres this Sunday at 5pm EST. Mel Brooks, Daphne Zuniga and Joan Rivers reprise their roles...

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Eugene Mirman waxes political in New York Magazine

By | September 19, 2008 at 3:43 pm | No comments

NYmag.com yesterday published a stellar conversation transcript between Eugene Mirman and New York Times political reporter, Patrick Healy. The topics of discussion? Sarah Palin, John McCain, Barack Obama and Bette Midler. E.M.: I think Obama picking Biden is very responsible....

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More things that happened at the Boston Comedy Festival

By | September 19, 2008 at 1:10 pm | No comments

Alright, so, admittedly, I haven’t been the most diligent of bloggers as far as the Boston Comedy Festival goes. Or went. (See: my promise to cover it as it unfolded for evidence of failure and Sean McCarthy’s essential blog for the way I might’ve done it if I had even the...

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Punchline Magazine celebrates three years online w/ Greg Giraldo, Robert Kelly, Christian Finnegan and more!

By | September 19, 2008 at 10:16 am | No comments

Get your tickets now, folks, before the show sells out. Greg Giraldo, Robert Kelly, Christian Finnegan, Laurie Kilmartin, Pete Dominick and host Ray Ellin brings you a night of stellar comedy. The show is co-sponsored by The Onion and DailyComedy.com. The first 75 people there,...

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Friday stand-up video: Russ Meneve

By | September 19, 2008 at 9:51 am | No comments

Russ Meneve is one of the most underrated comics in America. Check out a few moments of Meneve at Gotham Comedy Club during a taping of LateNet with Ray...

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