Bob and Tom: Ambassadors of Comedy

By | September 4, 2007 at 10:08 am | No comments

For nearly a quarter of a century, Midwest radio gods Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold have been pushing some of the greatest (but underexposed) comedians into the spotlight. With a new Comedy Central special, DVD and massive tour set to launch, the duo has just given comedy fans...

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Mike Birbiglia: Stand-up comedy's next future legend

By | September 1, 2007 at 10:37 am | No comments

With the release of his new Comedy Central offering, My Secret Public Journal Live, comedian Mike Birbiglia proves he's no longer an up-and-comer. Punchline Magazine tells you why, at the age of 29, this New York City comic is his generation's best. When I interviewed Mike...

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Todd Barry: Quiet Confidence

By | August 27, 2007 at 9:59 am | No comments

Comedian Todd Barry doesn't need to yell to get his points across. His jokes serve him just fine, thank you. By Dylan P. Gadino Veteran stand-up comedian Todd Barry has a habit of slowly seeping into comedy fans' subconscious. Maybe it's his trademark voice. You know the one:...

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Bob Saget: That Ain't Right

By | August 21, 2007 at 10:34 am | One comment

If someone told you that stand-up comedy was something Bob Saget just kind of fell into after his "King of Family-friendly Television "reign ran its course, you wouldn't be surprised, correct? Even after watching his HBO special That Ain't Right (premiering Aug. 25; in stores...

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John Heffron: Walking the line

By | August 13, 2007 at 9:52 am | No comments

Comedian John Heffron, season-two winner of Last Comic Standing, isn't resting on his laurels. He's navigating the waters of Internet comedy, psychoanalyzing hecklers, and, whether he likes it or not, cranking out new material as quick as his active mind will allow. By Noah...

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Pablo Francisco: Voices of a new comedy generation

By | August 13, 2007 at 9:48 am | No comments

With a new DVD about to go international and thousands of fans across the country hanging on his every word – and voice(s) – stand-up comedian Pablo Francisco is living large. He’s got the hot tub to prove it. Interview...

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Andi Smith: "I hope Paris Hilton dies"

By | August 6, 2007 at 9:50 am | No comments

Sometimes this crazy world doesn't make much sense -- war, disease, St. Louis-based stand-up comedian Andi Smith being voted off this season of Last Comic Standing. Fret not, sweet babies. Punchline Magazine is here to sing you a lullaby and help make sense of it all.* by...

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John Pinette: Making Lite of Myself

By | July 31, 2007 at 10:31 am | No comments

There's no doubting John Pinette's ability to hook an audience. He always packs the house at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, and he's as popular on the club circuit as any working comic. He's gotten more out of making fun of his girth than just about any comic -- ...

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Tom Papa: Our (Comedy) Hero

By | July 30, 2007 at 9:40 am | No comments

Having joined artistic forces with Rob Zombie, veteran stand-up comedian and longtime Jerry Seinfeld road warrior, Tom Papa enters the world of El Superbeasto and comes out ready to battle evil...sort of. By Dylan P. Gadino Comedian Tom Papa is not your typical hero. He's not...

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