New England sports takes a crack at stand-up comedy

By | July 24, 2008 at 12:45 pm | No comments

Tomorrow is the premiere of the New England Sports Network’s new stand-up comedy show, Comedy All-Stars. The show will run every Friday after Red Sox coverage – that’s about 10:30 pm – and will feature some of the country’s better known comics performing onstage at...

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Thursday stand-up video: Jonathan Pace

By | July 24, 2008 at 10:34 am | No comments

Comedian Jonathan Pace introduces you to a new word: “shit-piper.” Do you want to know what it means? We think you do. Check it...

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Is nude stand-up comedy the next big thing?

By | July 23, 2008 at 4:43 pm | No comments

It’s been said that doing standup comedy can feel like being naked on stage.  Well, now there’s a club in NYC that takes this comparison to the next level. The UK’s Telegraph wrote about the People’s Improv Theatre in Chelsea, which offers a weekly Naked Comedy...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Lisa Landry

By | July 23, 2008 at 2:35 pm | No comments

In our fourth episode of our weekly video interview series, A Tight Five, filmed at Comix in New York City, Punchline Magazine editor in chief Dylan Gadino chats with comedian Lisa Landry. You've seen her all over Comedy Central, she's got a new album, Put Your Keys in the...

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Boston Comedy Festival: Celebrating Laughs – Past, Present and Future

By | July 23, 2008 at 11:12 am | No comments

Earlier this year, The Roots performed on The Daily Show. Capping off an especially hilarious 20 minutes of mid-Democratic Primary satire, the band’s three primary members unleashed a rockin’ version of “The Star Spangled Banner” and then proceeded to smash...

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Louis CK crosses the Pond – with a little help from his friend

By | July 23, 2008 at 11:08 am | No comments

Louis CK has just landed an endorsement that’s allowing him to finally break through to British audiences: and endorsement from Ricky Gervais. According to the British actor/comedian, CK is “The funniest stand-up working America.” The two have been mutual admirers of each...

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Doug Williams: Standing up for comedy

By | July 23, 2008 at 9:07 am | 7 comments

With the success of the third season of Starz' First Amendment Stand-up, produced by Martin Lawrence, show host and veteran comedian Doug Williams is on the verge of a career breakthrough. For the past eight years, the country has been steeped in military quagmires, a flailing...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Pat Dixon

By | July 22, 2008 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Joining a cult may seem like bad idea… until you learn about all the perks. Comedian Pat Dixon lets you in on a secret. Check it...

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Chris Rock returns to HBO with new stand-up special

By | July 22, 2008 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Chris Rock will return to HBO with a new stand-up special this year. The 90-minute show, Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger will premiere Sept. 27 and will feature live footage from performances in South Africa, New York and London. From I wanted to do the type of...

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