James P. Connolly: The Master Plan

By | September 12, 2006 at 8:36 am | No comments

With a smooth delivery emphasized by a voice that's one part game-show announcer and one part movie-phone guy, James P. Connolly's comedy is captivating. On The Master Plan, the stand-up veteran of Comedy Central, HBO, VH1 and every major comedy festival in North America, loads...

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Steve Trevino: That's How Daddy Does It

By | September 7, 2006 at 12:08 pm | No comments

It's not offensive that Steve Trevino calls women “fucking bitches" or spends more time than necessary time talking about how insane they are -- by now, even casual stand-up fans are numb to crass put-downs. It's more that there's little art to the way in which Trevino does...

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Norm Macdonald: Ridiculous

By | September 5, 2006 at 8:34 am | No comments

In the past year, there's been a great flux of comedic output: new cable shows, recently launched broadband shows and channels, live-performance CDs and stand-up- comedy-concert DVDs abound. So it's no wonder that without regular appearances on late-night television or on a...

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Eugene Mirman: The Strange Days of…

By | September 2, 2006 at 8:55 am | One comment

Rising from from a hip, close-knit scene in New York City, Russian-born Eugene Mirman is twisting traditional stand-up comedy into something incredibly odd. And no one's safe... not robots, not Star Trek and certainly not Richard Dreyfuss. By Caroline...

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Opie and Anthony: Speading the Virus

By | August 27, 2006 at 8:50 am | No comments

What happens when you inject some rock 'n' roll into stand-up comedy? Read on. Hours – and I do mean many, many hours – before the doors opened Saturday, August 26 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ thousands of people...

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Aries Spears: Sketching up with Aries Spears

By | July 15, 2006 at 8:34 am | No comments

Known for his work on MadTV, the tireless stand-up comic has re-entered the game of sketch comedy. But this time Damon Wayans is involved and the censors are far, far away. By Dylan P. Gadino The sidewalks and streets of midtown Manhattan are getting abused by driving...

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Tourgasm: Interview Part 2

By | July 10, 2006 at 8:38 am | No comments

Dane Cook’s new HBO series is redefining the way we look at stand-up comedy while changing the careers of four comics. Punchline Magazine checks in with the stars of Tourgasm in the conclusion of our two-part interview Interview by Dylan P. Gadino When we...

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Kyle Cease: One Dimple

By | July 4, 2006 at 8:24 am | No comments

Working off the idea that it's easy to find comfort in familiar settings, Kyle Cease has found a winning formula for comedy: Gain your audience's trust quickly by letting them know you're one of them, then, make your buddies laugh. Throughout his Comedy Central album, One...

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Tourgasm: Interview Part 1

By | July 3, 2006 at 8:47 am | No comments

Dane Cook’s new HBO series is redefining the way we look at stand-up comedy while changing the careers of four comics. Punchline Magazine checks in with the stars of Tourgasm and finds there’s always time to gild a lily. Interview by Dylan P....

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