REVIEW: Henny Youngman’s Take My Album…Please!

By | January 11, 2008 at 11:24 am | No comments

Take My Album…Please! (Varèse Vintage) revives the late Henny Youngman (hey, death isn’t a career impediment; just ask Elvis or Tupac), not to mention the silliness and artistry of the maligned one-liner. Youngman — who...

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The Boston Globe waxes all list-like on the top comedy albums of 2007

By | January 11, 2008 at 7:42 am | No comments

We all love a good list. And here at PunchlineMagazine.com, we love a list running down the 10 best comedy albums of 2007. And although we’ve yet to post our very own list, I was heartened to see that a publication as respected as The Boston Globe waited 11 days...

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Lavell Crawford: Huge man; huge laughs

By | January 7, 2008 at 11:45 am | No comments

Mainstream television viewers may know the corpulent comedian from last season's Last Comic Standing on NBC. But this 18-year comedy veteran is no overnight success. With his sights on Hollywood and a new Comedy Central special airing on Feb. 22, Lavell Crawford is about to take...

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Michael Showalter: Sandwiches & Cats

By | January 6, 2008 at 5:57 pm | One comment

On Sandwiches & Cats, The State alum Michael Showalter, so often part of an ensemble, takes to the stage all by himself. He brings some of what his fans will expect (random, bizarro studio-recorded sketch and improv) and some of what they won't (straight-up old-school...

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Hello world!

By | January 4, 2008 at 8:45 am | No comments

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start...

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Happy New Year from Punchline Magazine

By | December 22, 2007 at 11:28 am | One comment

It's that time of year again, faithful PunchlineMagazine.com readers. It's time to re-evaluate our lives and make some changes. Or at least type them out in resolution form, show the world and then do nothing to make those promises a reality. This year, as a nod to all...

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The Danny Lobell Show: Comedy Radio's Motley Crue

By | December 10, 2007 at 11:23 am | No comments

For the past five years, New York City comedian Danny Lobell and the staff at The Danny Lobell Show have been hitting the airwaves with bizarre banter and comedian interviews. But will 2008 turn the lights on for the up-and-coming radio team? By Dylan P. Gadino I Photos by...

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Dave Attell: Captain Comedy

By | December 3, 2007 at 11:14 am | No comments

By the name of his new HBO special, Captain Miserable, you'd think veteran stand-up comedian Dave Attell has a few bones to pick with life. But it's just that he thinks the dark side of existence is funny. Turns out, he's right. Photos By Heidi Kikel Just as there is such a...

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The Sklar Brothers: Sklar Maps

By | November 25, 2007 at 10:46 am | No comments

On Sklar Maps, a new CD from Aspecialthing Records, the tag-team of Randy and Jason Sklar wrestles with, among other things, this critical pop-cultural question: What sort of birdbrain adman thinks he can help sell Kentucky Fried Chicken using the melody to "Sweet Home...

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