Natasha Leggero and Wild Willy: live TV taping at Chicago’s Lakeshore Theater

By | January 15, 2008 at 4:38 pm | No comments

Chicago’s Lakeshore Theater will be the host of a live TV taping on Friday, Jan. 18 at both 8 and 10pm. The headlining stand-up event, “Biker vs Babe” will star the original biker comic Wild Willy Parsons (Last Comic Standing) and Natasha Leggero (The Tonight...

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Tickets on sale Jan. 18: Comedy benefit feat. Louis CK, Dave Attell, Jim Norton, Artie Lange and more

By | January 15, 2008 at 3:49 pm | No comments

An amazingly stellar list of contemporary comedy greats will come together on March 5 in New York City to raise awareness and money for treatment and research of spinal meningitis. Louis C.K., Dave Attell, Jim Norton, Artie Lange, Greg Fitzsimmons, Nick Di Paolo and Kevin...

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New on ComedySpace: Don’t play with your food

By | January 15, 2008 at 5:09 am | No comments

For more videos like this or to create your own profile on Punchline Magazine’s ComedySpace, check it out...

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Steve Byrne: Byrne Center

By | January 14, 2008 at 11:39 am | No comments

With his very own one-hour Comedy Central special in the can, a major national comedy tour at full steam and a movie to shoot -- not to mention a rabid fan base -- comedian Steve (or Steben to his mom) Byrne is poised to become the breakthrough comedy star of 2008. On the...

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The 5th Annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival: Comedy with a Purpose

By | January 14, 2008 at 11:33 am | 2 comments

By Daniel Petrino With its largest roster yet and a week's worth of killer shows scheduled, this formerly one-time-only event has turned into one of the most anticipated yearly comedy showcases. PunchlineMagazine.com talks to festival co-founder and comedian Dean...

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REVIEW: Henny Youngman’s Take My Album…Please!

By | January 11, 2008 at 11:24 am | No comments

Take My Album…Please! (Varèse Vintage) revives the late Henny Youngman (hey, death isn’t a career impediment; just ask Elvis or Tupac), not to mention the silliness and artistry of the maligned one-liner. Youngman — who...

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The Boston Globe waxes all list-like on the top comedy albums of 2007

By | January 11, 2008 at 7:42 am | No comments

We all love a good list. And here at PunchlineMagazine.com, we love a list running down the 10 best comedy albums of 2007. And although we’ve yet to post our very own list, I was heartened to see that a publication as respected as The Boston Globe waited 11 days...

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Lavell Crawford: Huge man; huge laughs

By | January 7, 2008 at 11:45 am | No comments

Mainstream television viewers may know the corpulent comedian from last season's Last Comic Standing on NBC. But this 18-year comedy veteran is no overnight success. With his sights on Hollywood and a new Comedy Central special airing on Feb. 22, Lavell Crawford is about to take...

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Michael Showalter: Sandwiches & Cats

By | January 6, 2008 at 5:57 pm | One comment

On Sandwiches & Cats, The State alum Michael Showalter, so often part of an ensemble, takes to the stage all by himself. He brings some of what his fans will expect (random, bizarro studio-recorded sketch and improv) and some of what they won't (straight-up old-school...

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