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Watch Louis C.K.’s tribute to George Carlin: “I can be like George”

Watch Louis C.K.’s tribute to George Carlin: “I can be like George”

By | September 6, 2011 at 10:21 am | No comments

In March of last year, I was lucky enough to be sitting in the second row of a George Carlin tribute produced by the New York Public Library. I was surrounded by the likes of Steve Martin, Ben Stiller (and his parents) as well as Richard Pryor's daughter Rain and Lenny Bruce's...

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Petition to name New York street after George Carlin circulated online

Petition to name New York street after George Carlin circulated online

By | September 5, 2011 at 7:33 am | 11 comments

In less than six hours online, a petition encouraging the city of New York to rename part of West 121st Street in honor of late comedian George Carlin has garnered nearly 1,000 signatures. "We the legions of fans, admirers and fans of George Carlin believe that a street should...

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The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

By | August 4, 2011 at 1:29 pm | 9 comments

As anyone in show business can attest to, the entertainment industry can be horribly cutthroat and demoralizing. Everyone has to pay their dues, do their time, and otherwise work their way from relatively uninspiring, embarrassing, or generically shitty roles and jobs. Of...

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GQ lists the most stylish comedians of all time; and Greg Proops is not on the list

GQ lists the most stylish comedians of all time; and Greg Proops is not on the list

By | August 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm | No comments

Today, GQ released yet-another comedy-related feature online. I say "another" because you can see their official Comedy Issue on stands now; the cover subject is none other than a half naked Mila Kunis, Makes sense, right? Eh. You can read more of my thoughts on that...

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“A Carlin Home Companion” brings the comedy legend back to life at Just For Laughs

“A Carlin Home Companion” brings the comedy legend back to life at Just For Laughs

By | July 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments

MONTREAL -- Garrison Keillor may not have deigned to perform a monologue of “The Seven Dirty Words” in a surprise guest appearance, but A Carlin Home Companion – forgive me, NPR – didn’t require any public broadcasting credentials to classify as a best of the fest...

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PBS special will feature Jerry Seinfeld, Carol Burnett, George Lopez, Lisa Lampanelli and more

PBS special will feature Jerry Seinfeld, Carol Burnett, George Lopez, Lisa Lampanelli and more

By | July 21, 2011 at 11:38 am | No comments

Mary Tyler Moore is set to host a PBS tribute to The Ed Sullivan Show entitled Ed Sullivan’s Comedy Legends. The retrospective airs on Aug. 6 and will feature Ed Sullivan veterans such as Carol Burnett, Rich Little, Jackie Mason, Anne Meara, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers and Jerry...

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Punchline Mag analysis: Are comedians now destined to apologize forever?

By | July 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm | 9 comments

George Carlin famously said, "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." Most that read that quote don't realize there is a horrific dark side to that quote. Often when crossing the line, as a comedian, you can go to a...

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Comedy kibbles and bits: morning links about funny shit

By | April 19, 2011 at 10:20 am | No comments

Good morning, comedy news wanters. You may have noticed that from time to time, I've been collecting some links and throwing them at you some mornings. Why am I doing this, you might be asking. Well, sometimes we, at Punchline Magazine, need to get you comedy-related info that...

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George Carlin gets autotuned; what do you think?

By | March 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm | 4 comments

Autotuning speeches, interviews, and generally anything not already a song has become a fairly standard practice online. Just search on YouTube for “autotune” and you’ll find way too many videos that amp up old, decidedly non-musical content. With all the autotuned...

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