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Mike DeStefano to debut one-man show “Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy”

By | January 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm | One comment

They say that a difficult, tumultuous life is prime fuel for comedy. If that’s the case, then Mike DeStefano has more than enough to last a lifetime. Drawing on a rough past that includes drug addiction, the loss of his wife, and an HIV diagnosis, DeStefano will move from his successful venture on NBC’s Last Comic Standing to a new one man show called Drugs, Disease more...


Gwyneth Paltrow and bad habits detract from an otherwise fun Saturday Night Live

By | January 17, 2011 at 10:39 am | No comments

This week’s Saturday Night Live spanned the (occasional) good, (mostly) bad and (sometimes even) ugly of poking fun at all forms of entertainment. The show began with a throwaway Cold Open led by Greta Van Sustern (Kristen Wiig) introducing a panel of Fox News regulars attempting civility, only to be tripped up by James Carville (Bill Hader). Next came a paltry more...


Comedy Matters with Robert Kelly, Anthony Jeselnik, more

By | January 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm | One comment

Strip Action On any given night you never know who you’ll see at The Comic Strip. One night recently we got the word that Kevin Hart would be stopping by, and as soon as people found out, the club was sold out. And that was on a Monday night. Then again, Kevin has about 300,000 followers on Twitter. One tweet from Kevin and you better have a club that seats more...


Tammy Pescatelli brings reality show A Stand Up Mother to WEtv; it’s preview time!

By | January 12, 2011 at 10:40 am | One comment

I'm always floored by the demanding schedules my favorite comedians undertake for their craft. Traveling, performing, schmoozing, promoting; it’s grueling work for anyone. A new reality show may shed some light on what that lifestyle is really like. Tammy Pescatelli, a two-time contestant on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, stars in a new series on WEtv called A Stand Up more...


Jim Carrey owns the stage on Saturday Night Live

By | January 10, 2011 at 10:53 am | No comments

Whether he was actually as positive as he claimed sarcastically or just positively into it, host Jim Carrey brought some serious energy to SNL this week. Introducing not just episode one of 2011, but “the very first show of the last year of our existence,” he owned the stage, but shared the love, working the crowd (not cast plants) during his opening monologue in a more...


As promised, Larry King attempts stand-up comedy (VIDEO)

By | December 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm | 5 comments

Last night on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno probed Larry King about his rumored plans to embark on a stand-up comedy tour. After minimal coaxing, the newly-retired broadcaster got up to do a few bits. He stressed that his normal act consists of storytelling. Since time was limited, he decided to forego his usual format and just do a couple stock jokes that everyone has heard more...


Saturday Night Live delivers a few gifts before Christmas

By | December 20, 2010 at 3:53 pm | No comments

‘Twas the week before Christmas… and the folks at Saturday Night Live delivered some decent presents for this week’s holiday show. They also delivered a few socks ‘n’ underwear- caliber duds. The funny thing is, they seemed to wrap most of them the same. That is to say, impressions were the core of this week’s show, which largely consisted of trotting out as more...


Saturday Night Live delivers laughs despite emphasis on Paul McCartney’s presence

By | December 13, 2010 at 11:09 am | No comments

Host Paul Rudd’s monologue on this week's Saturday Night Live was a bit of a self-fulfilling prophesy. Of course, when a Beatle is in the studio, you’ve got no delusions that you’re the center of attention. And if you’re a cast member, you probably feel you’re even lower on that food chain. And thankfully, the reality of guest musician Paul McCartney’s more...


Whitney Cummings strikes third TV deal, set to roast the Jersey Shore on MTV

By | December 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm | No comments

It would be difficult trying to prove that any one comedian in 2010 has made strides as big as Whitney Cummings. In the last 12 months, she's gone from a relatively unknown talent (in the mainstream, in the mainstream!) to one of the most sought after comedians. We're saying all this because the 28-year-old confirmed to Punchline Magazine that she's signed a pilot deal more...


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