Video: Paul Provenza kicks off second season of ‘Live from the Purple Onion’

By | June 9, 2008 at 1:31 am | No comments

Today, goes live with the second season of their stand-up comedy web series, Live From the Purple Onion. In short, the program is a string of some of the best performances from The Purple Onion, a hip comedy room in San Francisco; Zach Galifianakis recorded his...

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Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies

By | June 9, 2008 at 1:02 am | No comments

For comedians who have impressed the masses on television and in movies, it's easy for them to slip quietly away from their roots in stand-up comedy. For many, it turns out that the sweating and the toiling on smoky stages was just a means to an end. And for Dana Carvey the end...

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Video: Jimmy Fallon answers the questions he should’ve been asked about his new gig

By | June 7, 2008 at 12:34 pm | No comments

Comedian Chris Mata plays with the audio from Jimmy Fallon’s press conference on him being named Conan O’Brien’s replacement. Thank you, Chris for asking the questions on a lot of people’s...

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Punchline Magazine’s Hot Comedy Shows: June 7 – June 12

By | June 7, 2008 at 11:41 am | No comments

Joe Matarese: 6/7 - Helium Comedy Club - Philadelphia, PA Louis CK: 6/7 - Comedy Works - Denver, CO Judy Gold: 6/7 - Comix - New York City, NY Jim Breuer: 6/8 - Funny Farm - Atlanta, GA Tig Notaro: 6/10 - Acme Comedy Comedy - Minneapolis, MN Josh Blue: 6/12 - Cap City Comedy...

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See Jeffrey Ross film his Comedy Central special

By | June 6, 2008 at 6:42 pm | No comments

…and maybe even get a close-up look at his digitally enhanced blue...

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Rita Rudner’s got jokes, varicose veins

By | June 6, 2008 at 3:06 am | No comments

Yesterday, veteran stand-up and current Las Vegas staple Rita Rudner was on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. Her new PBS special, Live from Las Vegas has been running on PBS affiliates since May 30 and will continue through June 15, depending on where you live. The longer DVD...

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Friday stand-up video: Bob Biggerstaff

By | June 6, 2008 at 1:22 am | No comments

The new season of Live at Gotham premieres tonight on Comedy Central! But you could check out a clip of comedian Bob Biggerstaff from this season now....

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Last Comic Standing; Season six, episode three: live blog

By | June 5, 2008 at 4:30 pm | No comments

note: to those of you readers (and blogs) who thought the last episode’s live blog was snarky, I apologize. If you look at the tone of the rest of the site, you’ll see that it takes a lot for us to get snarky. So when it happens, we’re not acting. Sometimes we...

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DC Comedy Fest adds screenplay and video contests

By | June 5, 2008 at 8:45 am | No comments

This year the DC Comedy Fest has upped the ante on staying fresh and discovering new talent. For the first time, the festival will feature a Comedy Screenplay/Teleplay Challenge, plus a Comedy Shorts Competition. Screenplay/teleplay finalists will have their work read by a...

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