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Greg Giraldo family benefit presale begins tomorrow

By | December 15, 2010 at 7:47 pm | One comment

As we reported earlier this week, there will be an all-star comedy show at the Beacon Theater in New York on Feb. 9 to benefit the family of Greg Giraldo. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday. However, we just confirmed that there will be a presale beginning...

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Greg Giraldo benefit planned; Dave Attell, Lewis Black, Jim Norton set to perform

By | December 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm | 2 comments

Since Greg Giraldo's untimely passing in September,  friends and the comedy community have shown great support-- especially toward the comedian's family (his three young sons) and his ex-wife Mary Ann. And now, this Saturday, tickets will go on sale for perhaps the biggest...

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Reader question: Has the HBO hour comedy special lost its prestige?

By | December 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_16873" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The HBO hour comedy special is still a goal for most comedians, but its no doubt lost some of its prestige over the years."][/caption] You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on...

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Jim Gaffigan plays Israel; we analyze the hell out of it

By | April 6, 2010 at 2:12 pm | 2 comments

It's common wisdom that some of the best comedians are outsiders, standing at the fringe of society lobbing critiques inward. But it's also common wisdom that white, tall, blond, Catholics are not outsiders, at least not in America, at least for another year or two. In fact...

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Dave Attell to host porn awards

By | January 6, 2010 at 10:21 am | One comment

Every year the AVN Awards celebrate the work of movers and shakers (and squirters!) of the adult industry. This year’s ceremony will be like no other, with veteran stand-up comedian Dave Attell acting as the host – along with adult video stars Kirsten Price and Kayden...

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From the archives… Dave Attell: Captain Comedy

By | October 27, 2008 at 3:18 am | No comments

(originally printed on PunchlineMagazine.com Dec. 3, 2007) By the name of his new HBO special, Captain Miserable, you'd think veteran stand-up comedian Dave Attell has a few bones to pick with life. But it's just that he thinks the dark side of existence is funny. Turns out,...

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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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Ben Bailey: Riding high in the Cash Cab

By | May 5, 2008 at 1:35 am | No comments

Beep, beep! Get out of Ben Bailey's way. He's speeding toward the top, but the red-hot veteran comedian stops long enough to open up to Punchline Magazine Compared to, say, Chris Rock and Dane Cook -- whose celebrity wattage even eclipses the spotlight that illuminates both...

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Dave Attell: Captain Comedy

By | December 3, 2007 at 11:14 am | No comments

By the name of his new HBO special, Captain Miserable, you'd think veteran stand-up comedian Dave Attell has a few bones to pick with life. But it's just that he thinks the dark side of existence is funny. Turns out, he's right. Photos By Heidi Kikel Just as there is such a...

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