Joe Rogan: Mt. Rogan Erupts

By | September 25, 2006 at 5:31 pm | One comment

Coming to a city near you, stand-up comic Joe Rogan headlines the Maxim/Bud Light Real Men of Comedy Tour. But before he hit the road, the former Fear Factor host hit Punchline Magazine... with theories and hard truths. By John Delery Like the inventive but usually defective...

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Demetri Martin: These Are Jokes

By | September 19, 2006 at 9:31 am | No comments

It's clear, if not from the name of his album alone then from the amazingly economical language in his bits, that Demetri Martin is a simple, unassuming man concerned with one thing: telling jokes. He's not one to work the crowd or to create segues after punch lines; and he...

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Norm Macdonald: Odd Man Out

By | September 18, 2006 at 9:05 am | No comments

Saturday Night Live alum and stand-up comedy veteran Norm Macdonald is a man unfettered by Hollywood producers and sitcom stooges. He’s a man finally free to corrupt young minds in style. Come and get it, kids! By Dylan P. Gadino Having woken up minutes ago...

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Jimmy Carr and Lucy Greeves: Only Joking: What's so Funny about Making People Laugh?

By | September 14, 2006 at 8:19 am | No comments

Known to American audiences as the sarcastic British host of Comedy Central's game show Distraction, Jimmy Carr -- a man who takes great joy in seeing contestants urinate on command, getting body-slammed by wrestlers and having cinder blocks smashed on their chests -- doesn't...

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James P. Connolly: The Master Plan

By | September 12, 2006 at 8:36 am | No comments

With a smooth delivery emphasized by a voice that's one part game-show announcer and one part movie-phone guy, James P. Connolly's comedy is captivating. On The Master Plan, the stand-up veteran of Comedy Central, HBO, VH1 and every major comedy festival in North America, loads...

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Steve Trevino: That's How Daddy Does It

By | September 7, 2006 at 12:08 pm | No comments

It's not offensive that Steve Trevino calls women “fucking bitches" or spends more time than necessary time talking about how insane they are -- by now, even casual stand-up fans are numb to crass put-downs. It's more that there's little art to the way in which Trevino does...

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Norm Macdonald: Ridiculous

By | September 5, 2006 at 8:34 am | No comments

In the past year, there's been a great flux of comedic output: new cable shows, recently launched broadband shows and channels, live-performance CDs and stand-up- comedy-concert DVDs abound. So it's no wonder that without regular appearances on late-night television or on a...

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Eugene Mirman: The Strange Days of…

By | September 2, 2006 at 8:55 am | One comment

Rising from from a hip, close-knit scene in New York City, Russian-born Eugene Mirman is twisting traditional stand-up comedy into something incredibly odd. And no one's safe... not robots, not Star Trek and certainly not Richard Dreyfuss. By Caroline...

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Opie and Anthony: Speading the Virus

By | August 27, 2006 at 8:50 am | No comments

What happens when you inject some rock 'n' roll into stand-up comedy? Read on. Hours – and I do mean many, many hours – before the doors opened Saturday, August 26 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ thousands of people...

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