‘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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Thursday stand-up videos: Preview of Mike Birbiglia’s hour special, premiering Saturday

By | February 7, 2008 at 10:57 am | No comments

Greetings, readers. Enjoy a pair of clips from Mike Birbiglia’s hour special, What I Should’ve Said was Nothing, premiering this Saturday at midnight on Comedy Central. When you’re done with the videos, check out our new interview with...

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Comedy Clubs and Venues

By | February 6, 2008 at 12:50 pm | No comments

State by State ALABAMA Comedy Club Stardome - Birmingham - www.stardome.com/index2.cfm ARIZONA Improv - Tempe - www.improv.com The Comedy Spot - Scottsdale - www.thecomedyspot.net Laffs Comedy Caffe - Tucson -...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Karen Rontowski

By | February 6, 2008 at 11:29 am | No comments

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Damn hippies in Vermont are electing stand-up comics to the House

By | February 6, 2008 at 8:33 am | No comments

Leave it to the open-minded, tree hugging, syrup sugaring, Patagonia-wearing bunch of “we don’t want to bomb Iraq and force our piggy way of life on the mid east” residents of Vermont to elect a gay stand-up comic to their house of...

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No bleeping: Jeff Dunham puppet says ‘god damn it’ on TV

By | February 5, 2008 at 3:44 pm | No comments

A fellow comedy fan noticed something unusual during the re-airing of Jeff Dunham’s one hour special on January 27. At one point in the act, one of Dunham’s puppets uttered the phrase, “God damn it.” Worse things could be said, I’m sure. The...

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Mike Birbiglia: What he should've said …

By | February 5, 2008 at 10:21 am | No comments

Days before his hour-long Comedy Central special premieres (Feb. 9 at midnight), Punchline Magazine checked in with quickly rising comedy star Mike Birbiglia.   Do you have any viewing party plans? I'm going to my girlfriend's friend's wedding, so no. Actually, we might...

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