Writer’s Guild of America – awards in comedy

By | February 11, 2008 at 3:11 pm | No comments

The WGA held its annual Writer’s Guild of America Awards last week at the prestigious weekend general membership meeting in Los Angeles, CA. While award categories range from Original Screenplay to Television Graphic Animation, lets face it, we really only care about the...

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Monday stand-up video: Nick Thune

By | February 11, 2008 at 8:17 am | No comments

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‘State’ alums Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter do D.C.

By | February 11, 2008 at 5:00 am | No comments

A holy house of worship, erected to provide God’s chosen people with prayer and enlightenment, does not immediately seem like an appropriate venue for dick and doody jokes. But then again, maybe Washington, DC’s Sixth & I Historic Synagogue...

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Punchline Magazine guest blog: Nick Di Paolo says "sportstainment" needs to meet its end

By | February 11, 2008 at 12:02 am | No comments

He's given Pamela Anderson a verbal beating on Comedy Central and he's sparred with fellow quick-wit comedians on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. On stage -- as well as on a new Internet radio show -- he constantly challenges the status quo. Now, comedian Nick Ni Paolo treats...

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Punchline Magazine's Hot Shows: June 25–July 1

By | February 8, 2008 at 11:14 am | No comments

Ted Alexandro: 6/25 - Gotham Comedy Club - New York City, NY Patrice O'Neal: 6/25 - DC Improv - Washington, DC Chris Fairbanks: 6/25 - Laughing Skull Lounge - Atlanta, GA Jackie Kashian: 6/25 - Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle - Detroit, MI Jamie Lissow: 6/26 - Baltimore Comedy...

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Comedy at the Edge giveaway: the rest of our winners

By | February 8, 2008 at 8:54 am | No comments

Well, it didn’t take long for our readers to send in photos of themselves enjoying Punchline Magazine in order to win a free copy of Richard Zoglin’s book, Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America. All five copies of the...

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‘Lost’ star may return to stand-up comedy

By | February 8, 2008 at 7:53 am | No comments

Jorge Garcia, that big dude who plays Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes on Lost, kinda almost, sort of, in a way, implied that he might return to his roots as a stand-up comic. It was something I did because it was great showcase yourself as both a performer and a writer. But I...

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Brian Dykstra: The Jesus Factor

By | February 7, 2008 at 2:17 pm | No comments

Brian Dykstra uses outrage and humor like a blowtorch and kindling to ignite the slow fuse that burns for 90 mesmerizing minutes in his equally frightening and enlightening comic monologue, The Jesus Factor. Part comedian, beat poet, preacher and history teacher, Dykstra starts...

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You go, Nebraska!

By | February 7, 2008 at 1:12 pm | No comments

Quick with the digi-cam, is Cody Hustak from Omaha, NE. He just won himself a copy of Richard Zoglin’s new book Comedy at the Edge. There’s more to go around. But hurry. Email a photo of you enjoying Punchline Magazine...

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