Jonathan Katz: Professional Humorist

By | January 30, 2007 at 7:35 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedian Jonathan Katz is not a doctor, but he played one on Comedy Central for six seasons. Now the wise and witty Dr. Katz has left his couch long enough to record his debut album. By John Delery For the price of admission and two drinks, audiences at comedy clubs...

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Greg Proops: Joke Book

By | January 30, 2007 at 9:55 am | No comments

By Jonathan Wexler Though he's most renowned for his time on the hit improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? stand-up comedian Greg Proops proves with his new album Joke Book that, given time to think about his lines, he's even funnier. Joke Book is 65 minutes of completely...

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Matt Wohlfarth (aka Buzz Nutley): The ABC's of Stand-up Comedy

By | January 25, 2007 at 9:47 am | No comments

By Jonathan Wexler Matt Wohlfarth's ABC's of Stand-Up Comedy is a must-read for any touring comedian not yet world-famous. In just under 100, this e-book (found here) covers everything from how to write jokes and perform sets to finding clean bathrooms -- and does it...

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Maria Bamford: How to Win!

By | January 23, 2007 at 9:53 am | No comments

Mom, Dad and bad bosses remain in Maria Bamford's crosshairs. But on How to Win!, her new CD, the mild and crazy comedian hunts bigger game, too. Instead of harpooning her victims, though, Bamford, a mannerly Minnesotan, uses biting sarcasm to attack the pomposity, inequity and...

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Sarah Silverman: Born to Offend

By | January 22, 2007 at 8:00 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman has made a career of being hilariously offensive on stage. Now with her new Comedy Central show, The Sarah Silverman Program, she’s turning the traditional scripted comedy on its ear… in part, by pooping her...

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Jim Norton: Comedy's Lovable Degenerate

By | January 15, 2007 at 6:51 pm | No comments

A true bastion of free speech, stand-up comedian Jim Norton -- the man on Opie and Anthony's third mic -- knows his way around a groan inducing joke-- not to mention the "casual encounters" section on Craig's List. Photos by Heidi Kikel for Punchline Magazine When we arrive...

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Josh Blue: Comedy Afflicted

By | January 8, 2007 at 6:37 pm | One comment

Punchline Magazine presents the year’s greatest stand-up underdog story: After his Last Comic Standing victory, the wise-beyond-his years comedian releases his first live concert film, is booked into next summer and preps for a lifetime in the laugh...

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D.C. Benny: On the Rocks: Semi-factual fiction

By | December 12, 2006 at 6:34 pm | No comments

He always took the train home right before the holidays. Same jacked-up ass-rape fares but less people. The train was nice because he could think and drink; more of the second but enough of the first. When he got to his hometown he did his family time....

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Lord Carrett: Of Human Bondage

By | December 10, 2006 at 2:04 pm | No comments

I'm new to Manhattan, and the first Christmas in a new city is always strange. My first Christmas in Los Angeles, my finances wouldn't allow me to head home for the holidays, and by the time Christmas Eve rolled around I was “over" Christmas. I decided to have the least...

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