Maysoon Zayid: Comedian without borders

By | May 26, 2008 at 1:52 am | One comment

Comedian Maysoon Zayid knows no borders. Onstage, her jokes find their way into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, her traditional Palestinian father and the facts that she's Muslim, has cerebral palsy and is still a virgin in her early 30s. Offstage, she spends time in the West...

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Lewis Black: Me of Little Faith

By | May 26, 2008 at 1:04 am | 2 comments

By Jonathan Wexler While Lewis Black's second book,  Me of Little Faith, is no doubt funny, the Comedy Central favorite and veteran comedian's collection of essays delve into highly philosophical territory, constantly exploring the author's spiritual evolution and ultimately...

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Punchline Magazine’s Hot Shows: May 23 – May 29

By | May 23, 2008 at 8:45 am | No comments

Jimmy Dore: 5/23 - Comedy Connection - Boston, MA Patrice O’Neal: 5/24 - Improv - Ft. Lauderdale, FL Jake Johanssen: 5/25 - Gotham Comedy Club - New York City, NY Doug Benson: 5/28 - Comedy Works - Denver, CO Dov Davidoff and Jamie Kilstein: 5/28 - Punchline Comedy...

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Stand-up video of the day: Bryan Gutmann

By | May 23, 2008 at 6:23 am | No comments

Austin-based comedian Bryan Gutmann has a hard time believing that people have a hard time believing I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter isn’t butter. Check out his newly-uploaded vid from ComedySpace. Remember, comics: create a profile and start uploading; you can...

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Chris Rock to set comedy record tonight

By | May 23, 2008 at 6:10 am | No comments

Chris Rock is set to break a stand-up comedy record tonight in London by having the largest comedy audience ever in the UK. Rock is set to perform in front of 15,000 fans at the 02 arena. British comic Lee Evans has the current record – 10,108 –...

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Last Comic Standing; 10:58 pm

By | May 22, 2008 at 6:58 pm | No comments

And the Tempe Semi-Finalists are: Marcus (yuk); Phil Palisoul (ok); Adam Hunter (nicely done). Until next week, folks. Thanks for...

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Last Comic Standing; 10:42 pm

By | May 22, 2008 at 6:46 pm | No comments

Robert Mac is silly but not in a good way. Chantel Rae jokes, “I love being a girl. It’s so much fun. I never have to pay for drinks. But there is a downside. We always have to pay for the pregnancy tests.” Very sassy! Josh McDermitt did a joke about making...

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Last Comic Standing; 10:33 pm

By | May 22, 2008 at 6:35 pm | No comments

Rob Little’s set was pretty solid. Though we may be biased as we’re familiar with his work from the old Interwebs. Who is Bellamy’s blonde co-host? Why is she...

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Last Comic Standing; 10:24 pm

By | May 22, 2008 at 6:28 pm | No comments

We’re in Tempe, AZ. Kathy Najimy and Fred Willard are the guest judges. This we like. Both know a lot about being funny, though we were a bit surprised by Willard’s positive reaction to the tatted up, former wrestler guy’s impressions. It’s amazing that...

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