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‘State’ alums Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter do D.C.

By | February 11, 2008 at 5:00 am | No comments

A holy house of worship, erected to provide God’s chosen people with prayer and enlightenment, does not immediately seem like an appropriate venue for dick and doody jokes. But then again, maybe Washington, DC’s Sixth & I Historic Synagogue...

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Comedy at the Edge giveaway: the rest of our winners

By | February 8, 2008 at 8:54 am | No comments

Well, it didn’t take long for our readers to send in photos of themselves enjoying Punchline Magazine in order to win a free copy of Richard Zoglin’s book, Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America. All five copies of the...

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‘Lost’ star may return to stand-up comedy

By | February 8, 2008 at 7:53 am | No comments

Jorge Garcia, that big dude who plays Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes on Lost, kinda almost, sort of, in a way, implied that he might return to his roots as a stand-up comic. It was something I did because it was great showcase yourself as both a performer and a writer. But I...

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You go, Nebraska!

By | February 7, 2008 at 1:12 pm | No comments

Quick with the digi-cam, is Cody Hustak from Omaha, NE. He just won himself a copy of Richard Zoglin’s new book Comedy at the Edge. There’s more to go around. But hurry. Email a photo of you enjoying Punchline Magazine...

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Thursday stand-up videos: Preview of Mike Birbiglia’s hour special, premiering Saturday

By | February 7, 2008 at 10:57 am | No comments

Greetings, readers. Enjoy a pair of clips from Mike Birbiglia’s hour special, What I Should’ve Said was Nothing, premiering this Saturday at midnight on Comedy Central. When you’re done with the videos, check out our new interview with...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Karen Rontowski

By | February 6, 2008 at 11:29 am | No comments

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Damn hippies in Vermont are electing stand-up comics to the House

By | February 6, 2008 at 8:33 am | No comments

Leave it to the open-minded, tree hugging, syrup sugaring, Patagonia-wearing bunch of “we don’t want to bomb Iraq and force our piggy way of life on the mid east” residents of Vermont to elect a gay stand-up comic to their house of...

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No bleeping: Jeff Dunham puppet says ‘god damn it’ on TV

By | February 5, 2008 at 3:44 pm | No comments

A fellow comedy fan noticed something unusual during the re-airing of Jeff Dunham’s one hour special on January 27. At one point in the act, one of Dunham’s puppets uttered the phrase, “God damn it.” Worse things could be said, I’m sure. The...

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Thursday stand-up video: Maria Bamford

By | January 31, 2008 at 7:48 am | No comments

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