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Man found guilty after twittering joke bomb threat; comedians question freedom of speech

By | April 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Paul Chambers was found guilty for sending a menacing communication, as reported by BBC News, for tweeting a joking bomb threat, "Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You've got a week... otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!" This test of the limits of freedom of speech...

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Punchline Magazine’s 10 favorite marijuana-related video comedy bits

By | April 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm | 2 comments

Tomorrow is April 20. (It's today if you're reading this on Wednesday). For those who don't smoke marijuana on a regular basis, it's just Wednesday. For pot heads worldwide, however, 4/20 is the biggest day of the year; it's the day when stoners get more stoned than usual or at...

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Celebrate Bill Hicks Day with a new Facebook profile photo

By | February 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm | No comments

Seventeen years ago tomorrow, the world lost an incisive and darkly hilarious comedian: Bill Hicks. In his memory, the Bill Hicks Movie Facebook page is encouraging fans to change their profile picture to one of a few icons they’ve provided, and to tweet old Hicks jokes,...

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Bill Hicks: Behind the previously unreleased interview

By | March 31, 2010 at 10:04 am | No comments

Just this week, the audio of a never before heard interview with Bill Hicks was released online as part of the British comedy podcast Doubling Up. Co-host of the show and comedian Nick Doody conducted the interview in 1992; the legendary Hicks would die in 1994. And not only did...

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Bill Hicks documentary starts screening tomorrow at SXSW

By | March 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm | No comments

Anyone heading to Austin tomorrow this year’s South By Southwest festival? If so, this flick is definitely a must: American: The Bill Hicks Story. This documentary covers the life and career of the infamously brilliant and subversive comic who died way before his time. It’s...

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Doug Stanhope: “I’m Happy as Shit.”

By | November 30, 2009 at 10:02 am | No comments

photo by Chris Saunders Doug Stanhope's newly released album From Across the Street is exactly what you'd expect-- that is, if you're a sick and twisted human being. How many comics today could get away with comparing themselves to the 9/11 hijackers? How many could...

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Jimmy Dore: Waging war on stupidity

By | July 30, 2008 at 3:46 am | No comments

In this time of national turmoil, political fear and uncertainty – laughing yet? –emerges a voice of reason, of strength and of hope. Not Obama, you silly geese. Even better: Citizen Jimmy – comedian Jimmy Dore – premieres his one-hour Comedy Central special this week....

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Audio fun: Comedians deal with the audience

By | May 19, 2008 at 1:34 am | 4 comments

At the most basic level, a stand-up comedian's job is to make his or her audience laugh. So what happens when the audience acts out, making the comic's job as difficult as possible. Listen up to find out. If you're reading this, there's a good chance you've been to your share...

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