Joke Stealing Wars ‘08: Ralphie May vs. Ron White, a Punchline Magazine investigation

By | May 14, 2008 at 4:50 am | No comments

As we were perusing some preview clips of Comedy Central’s new season of Live at Gotham, we noticed something a bit familiar in one of Ralphie May’s taglines; we thought that maybe it was enough for us to start a new joke stealing war! Yay! First off, here’s...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Jim Norton

By | May 14, 2008 at 3:34 am | No comments

Jim Norton has his doubts about his friend’s advice on how to deal with a charging bear. He’s got his own ideas, and they involve caressing the animal’s junk. Check it...

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Alternative Comedy Festival hits Boston; will Beantown ever laugh the same?

By | May 13, 2008 at 4:57 am | No comments

Check out exclusive photos of AltCom by Rob Turbovsky here. What the hell is alternative comedy? That seemed to be the question posed by AltCom -- that is the Alternative Comedy Festival in Boston, or near Boston, really -- or at least the question I posed to festival...

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Boston’s Alternative Comedy Festival in photos

By | May 13, 2008 at 4:26 am | No comments

The first Alternative Comedy Festival (AltCom) was held at the Somerville Theatre outside of Boston on May 9 and 10. The fest featured Patton Oswalt, Eugene Mirman, Jim Jeffries, Morgan Murphy, Emo Philips, Toddy Barry and more. Enjoy some images. All photos by Rob Turbovsky...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Jessi Klein

By | May 13, 2008 at 3:44 am | No comments

Comedian Jessi Klein has a way to deal with inspirational e-mail messages. Check it...

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Chicago’s independent comedy scene in serious trouble

By | May 12, 2008 at 12:29 pm | No comments

In the entertainment industry, Chicago is known for its thriving stand-up comedy scene and maybe more importantly its long traditions of pumping out the country’s best sketch and improv performers— not to mention its huge indie music culture....

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Fate of Mike Birbiglia’s CBS pilot should be known by Wednesday

By | May 12, 2008 at 8:01 am | No comments

Whether CBS officially picks up comedian Mike Birbiglia’s untitled sitcom pilot will be announced no later than Wednesay, Variety reports. As we’ve been reporting, The show will be based around Birbiglia’s periodically e-mailed blog...

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Pete Correale, Kevin Brennan, Chuck Nice, more at Punchline Magazine show at Comic Strip Live

By | May 12, 2008 at 6:12 am | No comments

If you’re in or around New York City, get thee to the world famous Comic Strip Live this Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Punchline Magazine will be on hand sponsoring a stellar night of comedy and giving some stuff away. Here’s the lineup: Pete Correale Kevin Brennan Dan...

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Denver’s Wrist Deep Productions grows its stand-up comedy reach

By | May 12, 2008 at 4:42 am | No comments

A few weeks ago, we let you guys know about a forward-thinking Denver-based stand-up comedy collective called Wrist Deep Productions. They’ve been producing shows at galleries and dive bars for the last four years, bolstering the city’s stand-up...

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