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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Rodney Carrington: Ten gallon comedy

By | November 12, 2007 at 11:03 am | No comments

Comedian Rodney Carrington has a pair of gold albums, a hilarious new book and thousands of adoring fans-- not to mention a movie-writing partner in Toby Keith. But at the end of the day, the Texas native is just a down-home, simple dude that wants to make you laugh. Beer,...

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Henny Youngman: Take My Album — Please!

By | November 11, 2007 at 7:57 am | No comments

Take My Album -- Please ! (Varese 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 loved to work, maybe even lived to work until dying...

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Dane Cook: Rough Around the Edges: Live from Madison Square Garden

By | November 5, 2007 at 5:55 pm | No comments

Since Dane Cook began enjoying the success of his sophomore album, 2005's double platinum-selling Retaliation, comedy fans have hit many a message board with anti-Dane sentiments while more than a few critics have filled many column inches expounding on what a hack the...

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Paul Mooney: 100% flammable

By | November 5, 2007 at 10:58 am | No comments

Punchline Magazine's Noah Gardenswartz ignites the combustible writer and comedian, who will soon spread his fiery gospel on his Showtime special: Jesus Is Black, So Was Cleopatra-- Know Your History. To many older comedy fans, Paul Mooney is the guy who wrote for Richard...

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Tim and Eric: Awesome Interview, Great Job!

By | November 5, 2007 at 10:55 am | No comments

With nary a traditional premise or punch line in sight, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have amassed and amazingly strong cult fanbase. Now with the second season of their Adult Swim sketch show Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! set to premiere and a brand new live talk...

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Brian Regan: Ten Years of 'Brian Regan Live'

By | October 22, 2007 at 10:50 am | No comments

In an interview with veteran comedian Brian Regan, Punchline Magazine takes a look back on his first album-- 10 years after its original release. What's your favorite bit on Brian Regan Live? Click around and tell us! For years, entertainment publications have enjoyed the...

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Nick Swardson: Party

By | October 16, 2007 at 10:41 am | No comments

You'd be hard-pressed to find a stand-up comedian -- a good one, anyway -- that doesn't drop at least a little bit of sadness, anger or some form of edge into his act. It just seems part of the package; well-adjusted, incredibly happy people most times make bad comics. And it's...

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