Comedian Christian Finnegan to host MI6 gaming conference

By | March 31, 2008 at 5:13 pm | No comments

Some comedians get to host the AVN porn awards (see Jim Norton) and then some get to host “the world’s largest video game marketing conference.” Christian Finnegan has the latter job, as he will play host and performer at the third...

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Kelsey Grammer, Ben Stiller, Maroon 5, more added to Comedy Central’s autism benefit show

By | March 31, 2008 at 8:54 am | No comments

Kelsey Grammer, Ben Stiller, Maroon 5 and The Roots have been added to the lineup of Comedy Central’s live event, Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concernt for Autism Education, organizers announced today. The show will be aired live on Comedy Central...

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How the war in Iraq and my son, the Marine, uknowingly urged me into stand-up comedy

By | March 31, 2008 at 8:07 am | No comments

I can’t complain. Life has been pretty good to me. I’ve done everything I ever wanted to do including working as a Hollywood stuntman and performing stand-up comedy. At a very young age I had heard about someone who interviewed people at a...

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Monday stand-up video: Paul F. Tompkins

By | March 31, 2008 at 4:01 am | No comments

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins has nothing against new dads. He’s just a bit bored by the same old speech. Check it...

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Sneak Peak: from Robert Kelly’s debut Comedy Central release, ‘Just the Tip’

By | March 28, 2008 at 5:35 pm | No comments

Comedy Central will release Robert Kelly’s album, Just the Tip on April 8. But for you, fine Punchline Magazine readers, we’ve rolled out this special sneak peak. Listen to Kelly warn you about the dangers of getting a handy while whacked out on painkillers. powered...

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Response to Variety’s ‘Why standups are sitting out primetime’: How bedraggled can stand-up be?

By | March 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm | No comments

Variety’s Brian Lowry posted a column titled “Why standups are sitting out primetime” last Friday, which partly explored the idea that as of late, comedians have been landing game show host jobs as opposed to sitcom deals. I say...

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Janeane Garofalo: Liberally speaking

By | March 25, 2008 at 4:35 pm | No comments

For more than two decades, comedian Janeane Garofalo has made us think as much as she has made us laugh. Thankfully, 2008 will see our favorite funny socio-political critic film a new stand-up DVD and continue touring the nation's finer comedy friendly venues: she's at Comix in...

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Comedy Central announces Jim Gaffigan’s ‘Sexy Tour’; tickets on sale Friday

By | March 25, 2008 at 5:38 am | No comments

Comedy Central today announced that starting Aug. 15, comedian Jim Gaffigan will embark on a 20-city tour — dubbed “Comedy Central Live Starring Jim Gaffigan: The Sexy Tour” — where he will perform all new material. Gaffigan’s Dec. 6 Austin date...

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Howard Stern + Opie & Anthony = Sirius-XM Merger gets green light

By | March 24, 2008 at 12:25 pm | No comments

The Justice Department approved the merger of Sirius and XM Satellite Radio on Monday, saying the deal was unlikely to hurt competition or consumers. So what does this mean for comedy fans? We’ll have to see. But the thought of Howard Stern & Opie and Anthony in one...

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