From the archives… Greg Giraldo: Born to Mock

By | June 3, 2008 at 8:54 am | No comments

(Originally published Dec. 2005) Comedy saved him from the clutches of corporate law. Now, who's going to save the world from Greg Giraldo? Moments before Greg Giraldo arrives on the New York City set of his show, the producers fill no fewer than seven stage monitors with a...

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The Olympia Project: Starting a stand-up scene in my hometown

By | June 3, 2008 at 8:53 am | No comments

After reading a friend’s series of motivational blogs over the last few days, I’ve found myself pondering the idea of really working toward starting a comedy scene in my hometown of Olympia, WA. I’m inviting all of you to join me on this path of comedic...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Sung Hee Park

By | June 3, 2008 at 1:17 am | No comments

Comedian Sung Hee Park looks an awful lot like that Suzanne Whang of HGTV’s House Hunters. You got us. We’re just being cute. It is her, silly geese. Did you know that she’s a stand-up comic, boys and...

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Chris Rock talks about South Africa’s violence

By | June 2, 2008 at 10:46 am | No comments

As Chris Rock was doing some press for his South African leg of his “No Apologies” tour today, the veteran comedian, who just recently set UK attendance records for a comedy show, opined about the country’s recent attacks on...

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Jim Beam takes a shot at comedy with Summer of Tears

By | June 2, 2008 at 4:22 am | No comments

Everybody knows guys who think they’re pretty funny after a taste… With this in mind, the folks at Jim Beam have decided to try something different this year: associate their brand with talented people who actually are quite funny. This year,...

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Stand-up video of the day: Matt Kirshen

By | June 2, 2008 at 4:09 am | No comments

Comedian Matt Kirshen doesn’t buy the idea that this generation of children are the most unhealthy ever. He takes a look at history to prove his point. Check it...

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Punchline Magazine on Twitter

By | June 2, 2008 at 3:34 am | No comments

You can now follow Punchline Magazine’s updates on Twitter. We can be found here: http://twitter.com/punchlinemag. Some of you may be asking, what is twitter? Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected...

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Adam Sandler to star in stand-up comedian flick

By | June 1, 2008 at 5:02 am | No comments

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan star Adam Sandler will team up with producer Judd Apatow to film a new comedy whose plot is centered around stand-up comedians. Details are sparse as of now. Actor Seth Rogan spilled the beans on the red carpet at Friday’s screening of...

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Aspen National College Comedy Competition Finals

By | May 31, 2008 at 6:24 pm | No comments

ASPEN, CO — The finals of Rooftop’s college competition just wrapped (it’s about 7:45 pm here). So here’s some quick thoughts. I was lucky enough to judge two of the semi-final rounds in New York City some many weeks ago. I have to say, I didn’t...

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