Ray Ellin: On the Go!

By | May 10, 2006 at 11:49 am | No comments

Throughout his career in stand-up, Ray Ellin has always sought new challenges. Now, after producing and directing documentary The Latin Legends of Comedy, the Boston bred comedian is about to see his efforts pay off big time. By Dylan P. Gadino As more than 200 people spill...

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Lewis Black: Black Attack!

By | May 10, 2006 at 7:24 am | No comments

He may be pissed off but Lewis Black has his reasons. Punchline Magazine spent some time with the future stand-up comedy legend to see what makes him tick – and ticked. In the process, we found a softer side of the surly man in black. Planted in a red,...

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Tom Rhodes: Live in Paris

By | May 5, 2006 at 8:08 am | No comments

Armed with a stoner-meets-intellectual vibe, Tom Rhodes is an enigmatic character for sure. On one hand, he maintains an alluring contempo-hippie mystique. From his stand-up material, you can tell he goes with the flow; you can tell he's in love with life and with people and...

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Eugene Mirman: En Garde, Society!

By | May 2, 2006 at 12:31 pm | No comments

If there's really such a thing as alternative stand-up comedy, then New York City comic Eugene Mirman is pretty damn close to the forefront of that scene. It's not that he blows paint from his ass between bits or babbles nonsensically to form a stream of hip faux jokes just cool...

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The Friars' Club Private Joke File

By | May 1, 2006 at 12:05 pm | No comments

Reviewed by Keith Hernandez Edited by Barry Dougherty with a forward by Lewis Black Lewis Black thinks they help you travel through time; Richard Belzer believes they date back to Cleopatra's Egyptians. Whatever their proper use or origin, one thing's for certain: Dirty...

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Russ Meneve: Stray Doggie Style

By | April 20, 2006 at 12:27 pm | No comments

Delivering concise jokes, at times with an air of faux misogyny, it's as if there’s an understated, snarky frat boy inside Russ Meneve. Joke by joke, bit by bit, he lets the little sneak out, constantly minding himself, however, never allowing his act to topple...

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Maria Bamford: Can't Stop the Voices

By | February 25, 2006 at 12:38 pm | No comments

“Quirky" doesn't even begin to explain Bamford's approach to stand-up comedy. She's so much more than that. Just ask one of her personalities. By John Delery If Maria Bamford ever needs extra cash fast -- say, to help gas up the Comedians of Comedy tour van --...

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Greg Warren: Fresh Face

By | February 7, 2006 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments

Interview by Jessica Agi Greg Warren is a stand-up comic who’s been on the rise for the last decade. He’s currently part of the Friends of the Bob & Tom Radio Show Comedy Tour with Mike Birbiglia, Henry Phillips, Mike MacRae and Auggie...

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Ron White: Let Him Tell You a Story

By | February 7, 2006 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments

On the heels of a wildly successful new CD, this Blue Collar comic is set to unleash a DVD, a book and an animated series. It seems this Tater Salad is far from spoiling. Six years ago, Ron White was a Dumpster dweller. At least he was the day he realized he had thrown out --...

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