Marc Maron: Heartbreaking Comedy

By | October 8, 2007 at 10:46 am | No comments

How do you turn frayed emotion and freshly splayed wounds into something brilliantly funny? Ask veteran stand-up comedian Marc Maron. Inherent in most great comedy, and in most great art of all kinds, is tragedy and heartbreak. Even the most optimistic stand-ups find a way to...

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Kyle Cease: A Familiar Face

By | October 8, 2007 at 10:43 am | No comments

He's only 30, but stand-up comedian Kyle Cease already has a Comedy Central album and half-hour special under his belt. Now, the LA-based comic will be seen this week on the same network in his first hour-long special Weirder, Blacker, Dimpler. No doubt, you've seen stand-up...

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Jeff Allen: Jeff Allen Live: Happy Wife, Happy Life Revisited

By | October 2, 2007 at 10:57 am | No comments

Jeff Allen was a comedian before he was a born-again Christian. So he seems to understand that when he's  onstage, he's not preaching. Like any other comic, he's just trying to give people his point of view. What he presents on the  Jeff Allen Live: Happy Wife, Happy Life...

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Michael Ian Black: Comedy’s Snark King

By | October 1, 2007 at 10:40 am | One comment

Sure, he's known for dishing the kind of dry humor that makes you suspect he's kinda sorta fucking with you, but when you get right down to it, he's just a really funny guy who's decided to take a stab at stand-up. And is actually good at it. You know Michael Ian...

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Steven Wright: I Still Have a Pony

By | September 17, 2007 at 10:38 am | No comments

Back in July, when  Esquire's Jeff Miller was asking the question, "Will the Next Dane Cook Please Stand Up?" he took a shot at Steven Wright. One of his candidates was Demetri Martin, a fine comic in his own right who keeps getting better. In his bullet-point list asking...

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Vanessa Hollingshead: Unconditionally funny

By | September 17, 2007 at 10:22 am | One comment

By Daniel Petrino Through her darkest and most triumphant times, veteran stand-up comedian Vanessa Hollingshead could always find stability in comedy If you watch comedian Vanessa Hollingshead perform, you'll quickly discover her off-color comedy comes, in part, from two...

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The New York Underground Comedy Festival: The NYUCF gets its wings

By | September 17, 2007 at 10:18 am | No comments

The former little festival that could proves it's here to stay-- and invites the rest of the world to watch The fifth annual New York Underground Comedy Festival is almost underway, taking place this year from Sept. 27 to Oct. 8th. And, according festival organizers,...

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Greg Fitzsimmons: A total poser… literally

By | September 10, 2007 at 10:13 am | No comments

When Punchline Magazine visited Chicago's Edge Comedy Club on its opening weekend, we found veteran comic Greg Fitzsimmons more than happy to take some time from his set to strike some poses. Words and Photos by Alana Grelyak alana@punchlinemagazine.com Chicago's a city...

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Comedy Death-Ray: Various Artists

By | September 4, 2007 at 10:35 am | No comments

As with any art compilation -- whether it's a book of landscape paintings, a CD of jazz standards or a double-live album collection of some of LA's best known and under-the-radar comics -- there's  going to be, at best, some disposable samples and, at worst, so much collateral...

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