Eddie Izzard performs set for terrorist attack victim

By | December 31, 2008 at 10:52 pm | No comments

Enormously popular British comedian Eddie Izzard performed a 90-minute stand-up set for a hospitalized victim of November’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. Will Pike had been recovering form his injuries — the 28-year-old broke three of his vertebrae, both his...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Bryan Gutmann

By | December 31, 2008 at 2:17 pm | No comments

Comedian Bryan Gutmann doesn’t have what you’d call a healthy respect for personal trainers. Check it...

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Time Warner cable to cut Comedy Central tonight

By | December 31, 2008 at 11:37 am | No comments

Starting tonight Time Warner and Bright House Networks customers will be losing Comedy Central and 18 other channels from their TV’s. Other channels include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Noggin, Spike and TV Land. Just in time for the new year it appears that the pull is not...

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Marc Maron’s “Scorching the Earth”: Get your tickets

By | December 30, 2008 at 5:27 pm | No comments

This weekend, Punchline Magazine is presenting Marc Maron’s Scorching the Earth in New York, his one man show about lost love, divorce, anger and all that soul-bearing fun stuff! Here are the details: Saturday, Jan. 3 at 10 pm The Green Room at 45 Bleecker (NYC) Advance...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Andi Smith

By | December 30, 2008 at 12:54 pm | No comments

Comedian Andi Smith wasn’t always the positive-thinking, glass-half-full type of gal. Check it...

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Guest blog: Comedian Marla Schulz’s five New Year’s resolutions

By | December 30, 2008 at 12:10 pm | No comments

I Plan To Stay Healthy I have no choice. I can’t afford health care. Every time I visit an “in-network” doctor my claim gets kicked back. The last one was from my gynecologist. I didn’t know having a vagina was considered a “pre-existing condition.“ I Will Save...

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Wall Street types turn to stand-up comedy

By | December 30, 2008 at 11:24 am | No comments

It turns out this economic downturn has done more than just put people out of jobs. According to a recent New York Times article by Hannah Seligson, the huge amount of job loss in the financial sector has caused people to go for it in the realm of arts and entertainment. The...

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Punchline Magazine presents the five best comedy DVDs of 2008

By | December 29, 2008 at 1:03 am | No comments

And you thought we were done with lists this year. By now, you've probably seen our picks for the 10 best stand-up comedy albums of 2008. But sometimes comedians just release a DVD without a CD companion; or maybe their DVD is more noteworthy than their audio version of the same...

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Tracy Morgan named “Man of the Year”

By | December 26, 2008 at 1:48 pm | No comments

An African-American group, Jack and Jill of America, has named comedian Tracy Morgan as their Man of the Year. According to their official site, the group “is a family organization that provides cultural, social, civic and recreational activities that stimulate and expand...

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