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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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Lee Camp: Chaos For The Weary

By | February 23, 2011 at 11:40 pm | No comments

As perceptive and profane and profound as Lee Camp can be, he really does not represent a generation of new comic as much as the regeneration of an old one: George Carlin. Lucky him! Lucky us! His antic and intensely interesting new CD from Stand Up! Records, Chaos for the...

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Featured review: Jim Norton– Despicable

By | February 14, 2011 at 11:39 am | No comments

Release date: March 8 In case you don’t know, Jim Norton is what George Carlin would have been had Carlin not been such a sweet and sensitive guy. On his aptly-titled third album Despicable – over half of the track titles (“Penguins are Assholes,” “Ron...

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My five favorite comedy albums and specials of all time

By | December 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm | 5 comments

You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on our pages. It links up to our page on Formspring, wherein you can ask a question and we'll answer it! You can also ask us a question through our Tumblr page. Some of those sessions will end up here on our...

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Glenn Wool: Let Your Hands Go

By | August 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm | 6 comments

While anyone can point out hypocrisy, and maybe even get a laugh, it takes a special kind of mind to mix the sardonic with the silly, the way Glenn Wool does on his album, Let Your Hands Go (Stand-Up! Records.) Wool doesn’t just touch on heavy topics, but rather dives, full...

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