The legendary Lenny Bruce returns

By | June 11, 2008 at 4:01 am | No comments

Lenny Bruce’s foul-mouthed, in-your-face comedy was too much for a lot of audiences in the ’60s, but an appearance in Sydney in 1962 marked an especially cold reception for the comedian. After his opening night set was deemed obscene and blasphemous by the Sydney...

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Do not molest Tig Notaro!

By | June 10, 2008 at 2:15 pm | No comments

If she has to, comedian Tig Notaro will hang a sign just so you get the point. Check it...

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Video/Interview: We talk to a duck puppet with loose morals

By | June 10, 2008 at 4:01 am | No comments

Sometimes here at Punchline Magazine we need to take a break from chatting with stand-up comics. You know how they could be—all interesting and funny and artistic. Sometimes, we just need to air out and talk to a real scumbag… and maybe a puppet....

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Book excerpt: Chelsea Handler's 'Are You There, Vodka? It's me, Chelsea'

By | June 10, 2008 at 2:50 am | 10 comments

Stand-up comedian and television host Chelsea Handler recently released her second book, Are you there, Vodka? It's me, Chelsea. Below is a full chapter from said book. Enjoy! BLACKLISTED -- By Chelsea Handler I was nine years old and walking myself to school one morning when...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Roger Hailes

By | June 10, 2008 at 1:30 am | One comment

Comedian Roger Hailes has a lot of time on his hands to dissect words. Lucky for him, he’s good at it. Check it...

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Full episodes of Daily Show, Colbert Report now on Hulu

By | June 9, 2008 at 10:08 pm | No comments

In a shocking move, Comedy Central’s parent company Viacom announced that it is offering full episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report on, the popular video site that currently boasts a roster that includes The Family Guy, Saturday Night...

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Comedy Central to produce Bobby Lee pilot

By | June 9, 2008 at 9:08 am | No comments

Comedy Central will produce a show pilot centered around stand-up comedian Bobby Lee, best known for his gender-bender sketch characters on MadTV. The narrative sitcom will be based on Lee’s character trying to deal with a multicultural world. The project does not have a...

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Comedians looking out for number one… and each other

By | June 9, 2008 at 8:37 am | No comments

Not that comedians are selfish (self-involved maybe), but an upcoming comedy show is in the works that will raise money not for tsunami victims or battered women, but for comedians. “This is long overdue” says Budd Friedman, founder of...

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Comedy show to benefit tornado victims

By | June 9, 2008 at 8:23 am | No comments

Denver club, Comedy Works will be hosting a special show to benefit the victims of the recent tornadoes that passed through Windsor, Colorado in Weld County. Many homes and businesses were badly damaged. The show will take place on Wednesday, July 9, with 100 percent of the...

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