Interview: New comedy radio show helps to heal

By | December 18, 2008 at 1:18 pm | No comments

Nearly 10 years ago, from her hospital bed, Saranne Rothberg came up with the idea for the ComedyCures Foundation. She had stage IV cancer. But she was a big believer in the power of comedy and laughter in the coping/healing process. It was an idea she stumbled upon after...

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Mike Birbiglia’s ‘Sleepwalk with Me’ off-Broadway run extended

By | December 18, 2008 at 1:09 pm | No comments

Originally scheduled to end Jan. 18, Mike Birbiglia’s one-man show Sleepwalk with Me will now extend through March of next year, reports. The Nathan Lane presented-show, which opened Nov. 11 at the Bleecker Street Theatre, explores Birbiglia’s...

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Laughter yoga hits the States

By | December 18, 2008 at 11:55 am | No comments

In the wake of the country’s dour economic situation, a growing number of people have been turning to a fairly new form of mental/physical exercise: laughter yoga. Studies have long shown that laughter has many physical benefits in addition to mental ones. Laughter yoga...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Jeff Dunham

By | December 17, 2008 at 3:28 pm | 8 comments

In an exciting new installment of A Tight Five, Punchline Magazine editor Dylan Gadino sits down with comedian and mega-popular ventriloquist Jeff Dunham. Walter, his go-to wooden friend also joins in. Is Dunham more damaged than regular comics? What drew him into playing with...

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Tracy Morgan, John Mulaney, Nick Kroll team up for movie

By | December 17, 2008 at 1:07 pm | No comments

Comedian Tracy Morgan will star in a new movie penned by up and coming stand-up comedians John Mulaney and Nick Kroll. The movie, Roommates will center around those famous Nigerian e-mail scams. According to The comedy is centered around [those] scams — the ones...

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George Wallace, Sinbad celebrate MLK day

By | December 16, 2008 at 1:29 pm | No comments

As a celebration of Martin Luther King Day and the upcoming Obama inauguration, the Tom Joyner Morning Show on is welcoming some special comedian guests. Starting yesterday through this Friday, December 19, the TJMS will be reviewing the best and worst of...

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Punchline Magazine presents the 10 best comedy albums of 2008

By | December 16, 2008 at 11:54 am | 10 comments

We're excited to announce Punchline Magazine's top 10 stand-up comedy albums as well as the one, most exciting up and coming stand-up comedian we think you should pay attention to in 2009. This list has nothing to do with record sales. This list simply represents the collective...

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Marc Maron’s “Scorching the Earth” tickets now on sale

By | December 15, 2008 at 2:01 pm | No comments

We’re very proud to announce that Punchline Magazine will be producing Marc Maron’s new show, Scorching the Earth on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 10 pm in New York City. It’s the first time Maron will be performing this piece in its entirety. Below is a description of the...

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Old Mencia/Rogan fight inspires law professors’ study

By | December 15, 2008 at 1:34 pm | No comments

Remember that video from a few years back (see below) where Joe Rogan confronts Carlos Mencia about stealing material from other comedians? Well, the much publicized confrontation raised questions about intellectual property laws in the relatively unprotected realm of stand up...

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